Monaco vs Zenit. Which of the rivals will be the first to emerge from the protracted crisis?

The Euroleague has come close to the second round, and still pleases with intrigue and a large number of top-end confrontations. Monaco is in a bad mood, having lost five matches in a row. This pushed the French club back to the 14th position in the standings, so the chances of getting into the playoffs are rapidly fading before our eyes. The team urgently needs to correct the situation before it becomes completely deplorable.

Zenit also gave an unsuccessful streak of three defeats and looks frankly not the best way. A battle on two fronts literally squeezes out the leaders of the team, takes away the last of their strength. On December 17, the rivals will face each other.

Our Expert Predictions & Analysis on Monaco vs Zenit


Monaco has six defeats in the last eight matches, and the failures have spread to the national championship. But it is curious that all meetings follow a similar scenario. At the start of each fight, the team looks convincing enough, does not let the opponent go far, and sometimes even leads.

But after a long break, a key change occurs. The team begins to literally fall apart, looks frankly helpless. It is noticeable that the basketball players leaving the bench simply do not extend the level of the Euroleague. Another crucial point is misunderstanding, since only three basketball players in the lineup represent France. And the rest of the performers have to constantly rely on intuition, there are no especially reliable combinations in the club's arsenal.


Zenit lost three matches in a row, but this is only half the trouble. It should be borne in mind that in all these meetings the team fought with recognized outsiders of the competition. It was felt how offensive each of the defeats turned out, but the slap in the face did not invigorate the basketball players, but only intensified the atmosphere in the squad.

The club from St. Petersburg is not the first time faced with this problem, he systematically begins to feel serious fatigue after several successful matches. The main reason for this lies in the not very long bench, and the main burden in such a situation falls on the shoulders of the leaders. Key players practically do not leave the court and spend an overwhelming amount of time on the floor. But it is frankly impossible to withstand the struggle at such a pace in the Euroleague and in the VTB United League.

Monaco vs Zenit

History of the confrontation

The teams up to this point have never crossed in the vastness of the professional scene. This is due to the fact that the teams constantly performed in different tournaments.

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The owners of the parquet after such a series no longer look like real contenders for victory in this match in the eyes of the 1xbet bookmaker's office. They offer to place a bet on such an outcome with odds of 1.93. Zenit, on the other hand, takes a higher place in the standings, so its potential success is more likely to be assessed. They offer to bet on it with odds of 1.84. The basic total of the upcoming fight was set at 153.5 points. Both its breaking and the “dry” outcome can be played with the same odds - 1.87. Install the 1xbet app and place a bet on the favorite!

Game Totals Prediction

Monaco has been playing the last fights in a frankly awful state and is in a very bad emotional state. The team fell to the very bottom of the tournament table and now has not the best chances of getting into the playoffs of the competition. At home, the team has two defeats in a row, so the native walls are unlikely to be able to help it qualitatively transform. Zenith is also experiencing some pretty serious gaming problems. But it is this duel with an exhausted and exhausted opponent that can become a turning point. There is no doubt that the leaders of the club from St. Petersburg are ready to give their last strength for the sake of victory. We predict that the team from Russia will be stronger and will interrupt their black streak.

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