Crvena Zvezda vs Zenit. Will the club from St. Petersburg take advantage of the opponent's bad form?

The 18th round of Euroleague basketball is held on New Year's Eve, so it will present a lot of interesting battles. Crvena Zvezda is not doing the best in the current competition. It affects the fact that the team pays great attention to the Adriatic League. Leaders cannot withstand such a load, they start to fizzle out. But Zenit from St. Petersburg is the best representative of Russia in the international arena. The team won three matches in a row and are in a great emotional state. He has a good chance of gaining a home court advantage in the regular draw. On December 30, the rivals will face off at the Stark Arena in Belgrade

Our Expert Predictions & Analysis on Crvena Zvezda vs Zenit

Crvena Zvezda

Crvena Zvezda feels great in the Adriatic League, but in the Euroleague it is only on the 12th position in the standings. With seven wins and 10 losses, it's pretty hard to count on anything serious. In addition, in the last three matches, the team stumbled twice, which also affected the emotional state.

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The defeat in the last fight turned out to be especially offensive. She lost to Turkish club Anadol Efes with a score of 83:84. Before the final quarter, the basketball players were in the lead and had good chances for the final victory, but lost all the advantage. It is for this reason that dissatisfaction both in the squad and in the coaching staff is only accumulating. There is no confidence that native walls will help the team to qualitatively change the situation.


Zenith has three victories in a row and full self-confidence. Once again, the pattern worked, in which, after a protracted series of defeats, the team literally reincarnates. The leaders are rested and look extremely powerful. At first, the team played confidently matches in France, outplayed ASVEL (71:61) and Monaco (85:74). And in the last fight Maccabi from Tel Aviv could not withstand either - 73:71. Therefore, now the team really wants to keep this winning wave, to continue to act as convincingly. Alex Poytress looks cool, who is gaining the lion's share of points. He makes great use of his advantages - he fights very well under the basket and correctly chooses a position. Experience of playing in the National Basketball Association helps.

Crvena Zvezda vs Zenit

History of the confrontation

Up to this point, organizations have crossed four times with each other in the vastness of the professional scene. It is noteworthy that each of the teams sent two victories to their piggy bank. The last face-to-face match took place in December 2021, most recently. And then the rivals met each other on the floor of the Sibur Arena in St. Petersburg. The victory went to Crvena Zvezda's treasury - 69:58. Affected by the disastrous start from Zenit, who was losing by 14 points already by the long break. And now the team from St. Petersburg will try to take revenge.

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Crvena Zvezda, according to the bookmaker, has a good chance of winning the upcoming match. They offer to place a bet on the potential victory of the home team with odds of 2.01. And Zenith looks like a favorite of the meeting. His possible triumph is given to play with odds of 1.86. The base total of the match was set at around 145.5 points. You can place a bet on breaking it with the odds of 1.92. The opposite option is estimated at 1.95. Install the 1xbet app and place a bet on the favorite!

Game Totals Prediction

Crvena Zvezda has been playing the last matches very badly, cannot boast of stability and self-confidence. She began to lose too often, which unsettles her, very hard on her chances of making her way to the playoffs of the competition. Therefore, even at home, the team is unlikely to feel comfortable. But Zenith is doing in perfect order, he churns out one victory after another. It is very interesting to observe how the leaders of the club from St. Petersburg have changed. We predict that the representative of Russia will hold another cool match and send the victory to his piggy bank.

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