Runa vs Zenit. New derby of two capitals in the VTB League

On November 27, Moscow Runa will play against St. Petersburg Zenit in a new derby of two capitals in the VTB United League. The meeting will take place on the basketball court of the Dynamo Sports Palace in the main city of Russia.

Our Expert Predictions & Analysis on Runa vs Zenit


The team had a great start to the season in its first VTB United League. It’s worth being happy for her, but there is a “calendar effect” at work here. At the start of the tournament, the Muscovites had no battles with the favorites. They started on November 9th. That day the Vikings beat UNICS (second place in the table today) and it was cool. Then the Muscovites lost to Yenisei (fourth position in the competition), CSKA (championship leader) and Loko (fifth place in the overall standings). Next is Zenit, which is third in the VTB League.

The rune is currently on the seventh line in the final protocol with a balance of 6/5. She has no success in the last three battles, but has a match in hand against her direct competitors. If you get a positive result in it, you will be able to break into the zone of the Winners Stage.

The Vikings lost to the Railwaymen in their last VTB League match by 20 points. A very painful misfire, but there was some good in that fight. Here it is worth highlighting the following basketball players: Nikola Ivanovic (17 points, plus five assists), Ilya Popov and Juven Morgan (both had 13 points in the opponent’s basket), as well as Alexa Radanov (11 points in attack).


The St. Petersburg team skidded at the start of the season, but that is already behind them. They are in great order now. The team is currently in the VTB United League 2023/24 on a streak of four victories in a row. Zenit ranks third in the tournament table with eight wins and four losses. Behind are Enisey, which is behind only in additional indicators, as well as Loko and Samara, which have one less victory to their name. We must hold on. You can't let your competitors get close to you.

The Blue-White-Blues have an excellent squad led by an experienced coach. In the 2022/23 season, the team was left without medals in the VTB United League. Now he intends to correct this injustice. The club is improving in every game.

However, it cannot be said that everything is absolutely perfect for the team. In the last match, Zenit defeated PARI NN with a margin of three points. The opponent has no wins in eight matches in a row, and he was in the game until the final siren.

In that battle, Trent Frazier (24 points and five assists), Vince Hunter (12 points in attack and five rebounds), Bojan Dubljevic (11/9) and Kyle Kuric, who scored 11 points for the opponent, performed well.

The statistics seem to be great on paper, but there is something to complain about. For example, Fraser played almost 38 minutes. He has 24 points, but has trouble shooting (five out of 14 from the field). The situation was smoothed out by free throws (12 out of 15).

Runa vs Zenit

History of the confrontation

The teams will meet on November 27. Previously, they had never had to compete on basketball courts anywhere. Another battle of the teams will take place in the second round of the main round of the current VTB United League. This will happen on January 25 next year in St. Petersburg.

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Game Totals Prediction

The rune will be put back in place. The club is good, but it is too early for it to compete with the favorites of the VTB League. Guests will win the class by doing their work very confidently. The Vikings, who are now morally broken, will not be able to oppose anything to them. We take a handicap of 2 (-8.5) for 1.96.

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