CSKA vs Zenit. Another derby between two capitals in the VTB League

CSKA and Zenit will meet on March 25 in the second round of the VTB United League Winners Stage of the 2023/24 season. The match will take place on the floor of the Megasport Arena sports complex in Moscow.

Our Expert Predictions & Analysis on CSKA vs Zenit


The club is traditionally considered the basketball power of Russia. This was the case at the beginning of this tournament season. The Muscovites finished first in the regular season. They had 22 wins in 26 championship matches.

Later in the Winners' Stage, the “red-blues” lost a little. Now they have fallen back to second position in the overall standings of the round (24/8). Zenit and Lokomotiv, coming next, are three successes behind. The Kazan team, leading the table, is one positive result ahead of the Muscovites. In principle, everything is not bad, but there is something to strive for.

In the last match of the championship, CSKA basketball players lost at home to Yenisei. If we are looking for something good in this match, then in the capital’s squad we must definitely highlight: Amat M’Bye, who scored 16 points in the fight, and Melo Trimble, who scored 13 points into the opponent’s ring.


The St. Petersburg team finished the regular season of the current VTB League season in fourth place. They had 17 wins and nine losses. Normal schedule. They then managed to move up to third position in the Winners' Stage. Now they have 21 wins and ten misfires. It will be difficult to rise higher, since CSKA is ahead of the St. Petersburg team here by three successes, but here we need to defend our position, because the “railroad workers” from Kuban are very close in the overall standings (21/10).

In their last match in the championship, Zenit lost to UNICS, which is now at the top of the table, at the very end of the match. It’s a shame, but the “blue-white-sky blues” looked decent in that match. Special words of praise in their composition deserve: Thomas Ertel (double-double of 22 points and ten assists), Vince Huntier (16 points in attack), Boyan Dubljevic (15 points in the opponent’s basket and five rebounds), as well as Georgiy Zhbanov ( eight points and five collected balls on the board).

CSKA vs Zenit

History of the confrontation

The teams have already met three times in the VTB United League 2023/24. At first it happened twice in the regular season of the tournament. Here, luck was on the side of the “red-blues” (80:76 on the road and 104:89 at home in overtime after 82:82). The teams then competed in the first round of the current round of the competition. Here the St. Petersburg team achieved success (81:71). In the last ten meetings of the pair – 7:3 with positive results in favor of the Muscovites.

Odds from download 1xbet

Bookmakers are ready to offer 1.8 for Win 1. The odds for Win 2 are equal to 2. Bets on Total Under (159) are multiplied by 1.9. If you break through this point cutoff, then your bank can also be increased by 1.9 times. The odds for a handicap of 1(-1.5) is 1.9. If you take a handicap of 2 (-1.5) in 1xbet, you can multiply your money by 2.12. Install the 1xbet app and place a bet on the favorite!

Game Totals Prediction

A meeting of large teams that are currently not in the best shape. A fight for results is expected, not sparkling basketball to the delight of the public. This is a confusing fight in terms of the outcome. In such a match, there is a great temptation to bet on the total under (159) for 1.9.

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