CSKA vs ASVEL. Will the “soldiers” continue to churn out victories?

The Euroleague came out from the New Year holidays and offers basketball fans the most interesting matches. Moscow CSKA is in excellent emotional and functional condition. The team has issued a series of three victories in a row in all competitions, adding from match to match. The leaders have finally recovered from damage, so they are ready to demonstrate the optimal level of play.

ASVEL lost four matches in a row and fell out of the playoff zone, having lost confidence in their abilities. Only in the last match did he finally break his black streak. But one gets the feeling that the only victory in a long time cannot be considered a full-fledged harbinger of a way out of the crisis. On January 14, the rivals will meet each other on the floor of the Megasport Arena in Moscow.

Our Expert Predictions & Analysis on CSKA vs ASVEL


CSKA came out after the New Year in a great mood. First, he confidently slammed Avtodor Saratov with a score of 92:65 in the VTB United League. The team did not experience any particular difficulties, although they actively used rotation players. Many reservists are beginning to gain experience, they look more convincing and more interesting.

And then followed by a crushing victory over Panathinaikos, which, moreover, managed to get on the road. The team dealt with the opponent with a score of 98:74 and looked much more convincing. It is noteworthy that he had already scored 60 points by the big break, and then it was only a matter of technique to bring the matter to victory. "CSKA" did a good job on the attack, they look very interesting and unpredictable in attack.


ASVEL gave the most unpleasant series of four defeats in the Euroleague in a row. And this moment can be decisive in terms of the fight for getting into the playoffs. Of course, the black bar has already been interrupted. The team turned out to be stronger than Fenerbahce with a score of 84:82. But a labored victory is unlikely to be an indicator that the situation is beginning to improve. On the contrary, all recent matches have clearly demonstrated that it is too early for the team to seriously claim the Euroleague title. The line-up lacks depth, there is no one to strengthen the game from the bench. In addition, there is no “joker” who could show off his performance and drag his partners to the next stage of the competition on his shoulders.


History of the confrontation

Up to this point, the teams have crossed paths six times on the professional stage. It is curious that CSKA has no advantage, each of the rivals sent three victories to their piggy bank. The last match between these teams took place in October 2021. Then the opponents met among themselves on the floor of the L'Astrobal arena in Lyon. And the hosts of the site were stronger with a score of 70:68. Therefore, there is no doubt that the "soldiers" will try to take revenge for that unsuccessful match.

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CSKA, without a doubt, is the undisputed favorite of this confrontation. It is offered to bet on the victory of the hosts of the parquet with a coefficient of 1.12. But frankly no one believes in the possible triumph of ASVEL. The guests are given a chance to play a potential victory with a coefficient of 6.87. The base total of the match this time was set at around 158.5 points. You can play both its penetration and the option with a "grassroots" match with a coefficient of 1.94. Install the 1xbet app and place a bet on the favorite!

Game Totals Prediction

CSKA came out too powerfully from the holidays and now looks like a fundamental block, which will be very difficult to put to a standstill. The team is well aware that they have driven themselves into a borderline position in which any misfire can be fatal. Once on the edge of the abyss, basketball players turned on to the maximum and now literally tear apart each opponent. Yes, and ASVEL is now far from being in the best condition. The team loses too often, risks not getting into the playoff zone following the results of the regular championship. It will be almost impossible to impose a worthy resistance to a formidable opponent on the road. We predict that the victory will go to the treasury of the "soldiers" with a solid handicap of (-12) points.

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