CSKA vs Olimpia Milano. Will the “soldiers” be able to justify themselves for the last defeat?

In the 22nd round of the Euroleague, several fiery confrontations will take place at once, it will be especially interesting to watch the clubs from Russia. CSKA won two matches in a row after the New Year holidays and significantly improved its standings. He went to the sixth position in the table and reduced the backlog from the leading group to a minimum. Now you need to fight for home court advantage in the playoffs of the competition.

Olimpia Milano loses extremely rarely, so they are in fourth place. But the main successes fall on home matches, and the team has only 50% of victories on the road. And in Moscow, the team historically has great difficulties. On January 21, the rivals will clash with each other on the floor of the Megasport Arena in Moscow.

Our Expert Predictions & Analysis on CSKA vs Olimpia Milano


CSKA is gradually starting to focus on the Euroleague, as if saving energy in the VTB United League. This made it possible to improve the situation in the international arena. Firstly, getting into sixth place in the standings really opens up prospects for fighting for the top four. It is felt that the motivation of the "soldiers" rolls over while they are unusually low.

Secondly, gradually comes self-confidence to the leaders. It is especially interesting to watch Grigonis and Milutinov - both basketball players are distinguished by their desire and dedication. The first one just shoots great from a long distance, he significantly increased the attacking potential of the team, and the second one is a top “pillar”, which takes the overwhelming number of balls on the rebound.

Olimpia Milano

Olimpia Milano is one of the most contrasting Euroleague teams at the moment. She goes in the leading group and looks just great. But this is more about performing on the home floor. But away from the Italian club, things are not going so well. In addition, after the New Year, the team is forced to perform in a rather difficult schedule, so there is not always enough time for a break. We have to actively use the rotation, give leaders the opportunity to take a breath. But it is the matches about the "soldiers" for the team that are fundamental. Firstly, the Italian club is coached by Ettore Messina, who led CSKA during his career. Secondly, some basketball players have defended the colors of "red-blue" for a long time.

CSKA vs Olimpia Milano

History of the confrontation

In the history of this fiery rivalry, at the moment there are already 17 head-to-head matches. The obvious advantage is on the side of CSKA Moscow, which turned out to be stronger 11 times. Olimpia Milano was able to answer this with six of her victories. The last meeting was in September 2021. Then the rivals clashed with each other on the floor of the Mediolanum arena in Milan. As a result, the hosts of the site confidently outplayed the opponent with a score of 84:74. And the best basketball player of the match was Sergio Rodriguez, who scored 17 points, made four rebounds and two assists.

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It is curious that in the eyes of the bookmaker CSKA looks like the obvious favorite of this confrontation. You can bet on the possible victory of the Moscow club with a coefficient of 1.36. Olympia Milano looks decent, but they don't really believe in her. Trying to play a potential victory for the guests is given with a coefficient of 3.10. The base total of this fight was set at around 153.5 points. You can bet both on its penetration and on the reverse option with odds of 1.86 and 1.95. Install the 1xbet app and place a bet on the favorite!

Game Totals Prediction

CSKA is gaining momentum, but the loss to Zenit (68:81) in the VTB United League was a little embarrassing. The leaders of the team looked frankly faded and helpless, unable to demonstrate their optimal game. It is for this reason that it will not be easy for them to quickly reboot, to forget about the most offensive slap in the face in a principled confrontation. Olimpia Milano has learned to resist the "soldiers" well. It is for this reason that she won the last three face-to-face meetings in a row. We predict that the Italian club will be able to maintain a head start of +6.5 points.

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