CSKA vs Runa. Who is in charge in basketball Moscow?

CSKA and Runa will meet on January 18 in the regular season match of the VTB United League for the 2023/24 season. The Moscow derby will take place on the floor of the Megasport Arena stadium.

Our Expert Predictions & Analysis on CSKA vs Runa


The club has had a very good season, but it is not perfect. The Army team now has 18 wins and three losses. This is the best result in the tournament to date. At the same time, in its last match, CSKA lost to Lokomotiv, which had previously beaten it again, plus the memories of the Muscovites’ misfire with PARMA are fresh.

It turns out that the “red-blues” are the best in the VTB League over the long haul, but at any moment they can do something that doesn’t quite fit into the logic of their dominance in the championship. This does not mean that the army team gave up. This only means that you can fight them. A very significant event is the fact that none of the CSKA basketball players made it into the symbolic top five of the last round.

If you remember the lost match with the “railroad workers”, then not everything was bad in it. The only problem is that the Kuban team that day was very good and that’s all, and in that battle the Muscovites had enough of their own heroes. Here we can highlight: Melo Trimble (23 points and six assists), Amat M'Baya (21 offensive points and nine rebounds), and Tony Jekiri (11 points ahead and six collected goals on the board).


The newcomer to the tournament shows very different results in the VTB League. Sometimes he is good, and sometimes he is not doing very well. For example, now Runa has only one positive result in the last six matches of the tournament. In the overall standings, the Vikings are currently in a modest ninth place. Plus they are being squeezed from behind by competitors. The situation is not very positive and it would be nice to start winning.

In the last match, Runa lost to Yenisei, which is very, very cool in the current VTB League. In this match, the Muscovites performed well: Nikola Ivanovich (20 points, plus seven passes), Kirill Savin (12 points in the opponent’s basket), Ilya Popov (10 points in attack and five rebounds) and Danila Pokhodyaev (10 points).

In some places the Rune works very well, but it is something of a flash. Most likely, the club lacks experience. Well, this is a matter of time and this should be considered the norm. At the same time, unfortunately, we can’t expect anything special from the Vikings this season.

CSKA vs Runa

History of the confrontation

The teams represent the same city, but they don’t know each other well. The clubs held their only general match so far within the framework of the current VTB United League. The game from the first round of the current round of the tournament took place on Viking territory. The Army team took that match with a score of 80:74, giving the opponent only the third quarter (30:22, 16:13, 12:21 and 22:18).

Odds from download 1xbet

Bookmakers have no doubts about CSKA. At 1xbet they are ready to give only 1.09 for the victory of the Army Men. A Vikings win here is considered to be something out of the category of fantasy. Victory 2 costs 7.5. The odds for the total under(165.5) are 1.9. Breaking this points bar is worth exactly the same. If you take handicap 1(-14.5), you can increase your bank by 1.9 times. Install the 1xbet app and place a bet on the favorite!

Game Totals Prediction

CSKA will show their best side after their misfire against Loko. The Army men will play a great match in front of their own crowd and defeat their opponent, who is in a dismal state at the moment. In this case, bet on handicap 1(-14.5) for 1.9.

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