Alba vs Zenit. Club from St. Petersburg will destroy the outsider of the competition?

The Euroleague is rapidly approaching the final round of the regular championship, the teams have to squeeze the last juice out of themselves to achieve the optimal result. Alba almost said goodbye to the hopes of being in the playoffs of the competition. She is 15th in the standings with seven wins and 16 losses. It is for this reason that the team gave up and loses in almost every match.

Zenit, on the contrary, is having a very successful season and is counting on getting into the Final Four. At the moment, he takes fourth place in the standings, looks very convincing. True, recently the team began to stumble too often. On February 10, a face-to-face confrontation between these rivals will take place.

Our Expert Predictions & Analysis on Alba vs Zenit


Alba won only one of the last six matches, and is unlikely to be able to get out of the protracted crisis. It is noteworthy that the only victory came in the battle with the representative of Russia - UNICS (81:53). In that match, all the stars came together - the team played simply amazing both in defense and in attack. But to put a successful game on stream did not work. Literally in the next match, the team burned out from CSKA - 72:91. He already realized that it makes no sense to try hard in the Euroleague, it is almost impossible to improve the standings and break into the playoffs. Therefore, the main bet is on the national championship. It is there that the leaders give their last strength, so in the upcoming match, key basketball players may not get much playing time.


Zenit is trying its best to stay in the TOP-4 according to the results of the regular draw of the competition. There is a clear understanding that the team is clinging to the opportunity to have home court advantage in the playoffs. She burned herself too much last year, when she seriously ruffled the nerves of Barcelona, but she could not bring the matter to a sensational relegation of the “blue garnet”. True, the last match ended in defeat, but there they had to confront the leader of the Euroleague - Real Madrid. On the road, it was not possible to form a special resistance - 64:85. But for ambitious basketball players, this should be just a flick on the nose, a reason to start up and demonstrate a qualitatively different level of play.

Alba vs Zenit

History of the confrontation

Up to this point, the teams have crossed paths five times in the Euroleague. It is noteworthy that the minimum advantage on the side of Zenit is three wins. And right now, his successful streak in full-time confrontation continues. Alba sent two victories to her piggy bank at the start of this rivalry. The last face-to-face fight happened in November 2021, when the opponents met each other on the floor of the Sibur Arena in St. Petersburg. The game ended with a confident victory for the hosts of the site with a score of 75:66.

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The bookmaker considers Alba a "dark horse" and gives her not so many chances for final success. It is offered to bet on the victory of the hosts of the parquet with a coefficient of 3.005. Zenit continues to stay in the lead, looks like the favorite of the confrontation. You can play a potential away victory with a coefficient of 1.44. The base total of this fight was set at around 153 points scored. To bet on its penetration, as well as on the reverse option, they give with a coefficient of 1.91. Install the 1xbet app and place a bet on the favorite!

Game Totals Prediction

Alba has recently frankly lowered her hands and looks helpless, she can’t cope with the problems that have piled up. Stability and confidence are not enough, there is no mutual understanding among basketball players. Even home parquet stopped helping the German team achieve optimal results. But Zenit looks very decent - the match with Real Madrid can be put out of the brackets. Otherwise, the club from St. Petersburg is superior to the upcoming opponent. We predict that the meeting will end with a confident victory for the team from Russia with a handicap of (-5.5) points.

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