UNICS vs Zenit. Prediction for the Russian derby in the Euroleague

On October 1, in the opening match of the Euroleague 2021/22 regular season, UNICS will host Zenit at the Basket-Hall arena in Kazan.

Our Expert Predictions & Analysis on UNICS vs Zenit


Kazan returned to the Euroleague after a long absence. The news is great. But in the summer, the team changed a lot. The head coach left and pulled the leaders of the team with him. Now UNICS is headed by Perasovich. Khovatsky mentor is actively building a team according to his vision, but will he have enough time? The official season has already begun, and something will have to be completed already "in the course of the play." In the summer, UNICS left: Theodor, Morgan, Smith, White, Antipov, Kolesnikov and Sergev. Came: Valiev, Vorontsevich, Zaitsev, Komolov and Thomas. Kazan took third place (out of four possible) in the VTB Super Cup, which took place quite recently, before the start of the official games.


The team is developing in the right way. Yes, St. Petersburg residents have a good budget and this solves many problems. But these conversations should be left aside and immersed purely in the sports components of success. Last season Zenit reached the semi-finals of the VTB United League and the Euroleague quarterfinals, where he caused a lot of problems for Barcelona. Petersburgers are active in the transfer market, in the summer they were signed by: Karasev, Kulagin, Kuzminskas, Loyd, Mickey and Frankamp. Left the camp of "blue-white-blue": Trushkin, Fridzon and Hollins. There is also no official information on KC Rivers, Black and Pangos, who have ended their professional contracts. If the latter cannot be saved, then Pascual's team will lose a lot. But the coach is experienced and, I think, he has options for any development of events. Zenit finished second in the VTB Super Cup in the offseason.

UNICS vs Zenit

History of the confrontation

The most recent battle between the teams took place in the semi-finals of the VTB Super Cup. In it, luck smiled at the basketball players from St. Petersburg (83:76). In VTB League 20/21, the clubs beat each other once in the regular season. UNICS won at home with a score of 59:58. Zenit won their match with a bigger score - 81:64. In the 19/20 season, the clubs also exchanged slaps in the face.

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Bookmakers offer 1.86 for a UNICS win. A positive Zenit score is worth 1.91. The coefficient on TM 155.5 is 1.86. Breaking this ceiling is worth 1.88. For Away (-4.5) it is estimated at 2.43. Download 1xbet to your phone and place a bet on the favorite!

Game Totals Prediction

UNICS was good last season, but in the summer it started a big restructuring and it is not yet clear what will come of this venture. Zenit is consistently powerful. It is the difference in form, teamwork and other similar nuances that will decide the outcome of the meeting in favor of the guests. UNICS will try to keep up the gap throughout the match, so you can bet on TB 155.5. But Petersburgers will not give up theirs and will keep at a comfortable distance from Kazan - F2 (-6.5). In general, the teams will show basketball, which cannot be called the best. There will be a lot of marriage and mistakes. These are the features of the start of our clubs in Europe.

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