Zenit vs Samara. Will the St. Petersburg team extend their winning streak?

Samara will visit Zenit on December 7th as part of the regular championship of the VTB United League 2023/24. The match will take place at the Sibur Arena sports complex in St. Petersburg.

Our Expert Predictions & Analysis on Zenit vs Samara


The team did not start the season in the best way, but gradually it gained excellent momentum. Now the St. Petersburg team is already second in the standings. They have four losses in 14 games. Zenit is on a streak of six positive results in a row.

Trent Fraser entered the new symbolic top five of the VTB League. Last week the blue-white-sky blues played two matches. In them, the basketball player averaged 16.5 points, made nine rebounds and made one and a half assists.

In their last game, Zenit beat Uralmash away. In addition to the aforementioned American, the winners also include: Kyle Kuric (15 points in the opponent’s basket) and Bojan Dubljevic (11 points in attack and six rebounds). In general, the team is full of masters of their craft. Here, almost anyone can become a leader.

Ertel is the main star of the team. He is now out due to injury. It’s hard for Zenit without a leader, but it gradually found ways to cope without him. This is noticeable in the club's latest results. Of course, the coaching staff did a very good job here. Pascual is perhaps the most famous coach in the VTB League, and the title of coach is not without reason.


A team with a balance of 7/7 takes eighth place. So far this is below the Winners Stage zone. Although we note that Uralmash, which is included in it, has similar statistics. Samara lost its two most recent matches in the VTB League, and previously it was on a streak of three successes in a row.

In the last match, the Samara team took a strong lead away from Yenisei, which is very good this season. The Krasnoyarsk team defeated the opponent with a score of 103:82. Samara failed to take a single quarter in this battle.

If you look for something positive in this battle, you can come up with one. Samara performed well: Nikola Rebic (21 points), Justin Roberson (14 points in attack and five rebounds), Hayden Dalton (13 points in attack) and Alexander Gudumak (11/5/5). This is the case when individual achievements do not benefit the common cause.

Zenit vs Samara

History of the confrontation

In 2016, the clubs met. It was a national cup match. The St. Petersburg team won it with a score of 81:71. In 2022, the teams crossed paths twice in the VTB League. These battles benefited Zenit (82:70 away and 93:65 at home). The meeting from the first round of the current round of the VTB United League was won by the “blue-white-blues” with a score of 84:76 in Samara.

Odds from download 1xbet

Bookmakers do not see any intrigue in the match. 1xbet considers Zenit to be the clear favorite in the battle. The home team's success only pays 1.11. The victory of the guests in this match is estimated at 6.75. If you take the total less (161.5), then your bank can be increased by 1.82 times. For overcoming this cutoff they give 1.88. The coefficient for handicap 1(-14.5) is 2. Install the 1xbet app and place a bet on the favorite!

Game Totals Prediction

Zenit definitely needs a victory and is not against improving its points difference. The guests will fight, but the strengths of both sides at the moment vary greatly. The home team will defeat their opponent. Here you need to take a handicap of 1 (-14.5) for 2.

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