CSKA vs Zenit. Will CSKA stop the opponent's American legion?

From the very first rounds the Euroleague set the highest bar and surprises all basketball fans with furious fights. Next in line is the second confrontation between Russian clubs, which has already become principled. CSKA started badly in the draw, but quickly worked on the mistakes and corrected in front of the fans. True, the fight with Anadolu Efes once again emphasized that the main problem of Itoudis's squad has not gone anywhere. Towards the end of the meeting, "CSKA" are able to lose any advantage.

Zenit after two confident away victories looks quite convincing. True, constant flights can negatively affect the condition of basketball players. They have to act as a short bench.

On October 12, the rivals will face off in a fiery battle at the Megasport Arena in Moscow.

Our Expert Predictions & Analysis on CSKA vs Zenit


CSKA drew the right conclusions after the defeat to Olimpia Milano (74:84). There were fears that Milutinov's injury would negatively affect CSKA's ability to fight for rebound under the basket. But in the battle with Anadolu Ephesus, Voigtmann suddenly became the "king of the air". The team began the battle with the Turkish club with inspiration and for three quarters tortured him with spectacular dunks. She even led +11 before the final game segment and was in complete control of the situation. But in the final quarter, the situation nearly spiraled out of control. The rival got close and almost turned the case into overtime, but the leaders of the “red-blue” brought the matter to victory - 100: 96.


Zenit started the current Euroleague very confidently with two major victories. At first the team turned out to be stronger than UNICS - 70:69, and they did it on the road. And then we managed to outplay Zalgiris at a party. The main rate of the head coach is made on the actions of the legionnaires. In the match against the team from Lithuania Loyd shone, who shot 19 points. The actions of the partners were conducted by Ponitka, who issued six assists. All this allowed the club from St. Petersburg to be stronger with a score of 70:64. But right now the team is making a mistake that led to recessions during the previous season. During a series of difficult flights, the coaching staff practically does not rotate the composition, and an enormous burden falls on the shoulders of the leaders.

CSKA vs Zenit

History of the confrontation

The teams have already faced each other 52 times in the vastness of various tournaments and championships. The obvious advantage is on the side of CSKA - CSKA have won 45 victories. Zenit was able to answer this with only seven successful matches. The last face-to-face match fell on the VTB United League Super Cup final. CSKA without any particular problems dealt with the opponent with a score of 81:73. He turned out to be the first owner of this trophy in history. And the best player of the meeting was Cliburn, who flashed with efficiency.

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CSKA traditionally performs well at home, so it looks like the favorite of this confrontation. The hosts offer to place a bet on a possible victory with the odds of 1.27. But Zenit after two difficult trips is considered a "dark horse". His potential triumph is estimated at 3.55. The base total was set at 159.5 points. Its breakout, as well as the opposite variant, is estimated with a coefficient of 1.9. Install the 1xbet app and place a bet on the favorite!

Game Totals Prediction

CSKA in the course of the season is gaining momentum and is starting to look better in terms of attack. The team demonstrates prohibitive performance, the leaders are gradually reaching their peak. “CSKA” within their native walls should completely seize the initiative from the very first minutes and throw themselves into the lead. The team understands very well how important it is to conduct the first half with quality, given the tendency to failed endings. Zenith is gradually starting to get tired, so the leaders will increasingly have to find themselves on the bench. And the reservists are not yet ready to fully replace the legionnaires. We predict that CSKA will win a landslide victory with a handicap of (-6.5) points.

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