Astana vs Zenit. Will the club from Kazakhstan be able to stop the giant?

As the VTB United League approaches the playoffs, teams are pushing their limits as they battle to make it to the next round of the competition. Not the best state of affairs in Astana, which takes only ninth place in the standings. Therefore, she can quickly go on early leave if she does not correct the situation at the finish line of the regular championship. One gets the feeling that the team is fully focused on the championship of Kazakhstan.

Zenit is fighting for the title, trying to climb higher. He is well aware that in the playoffs, the advantage of the home court can play a decisive role. Therefore, the team will enter the floor at the limit of motivation, will not play with an opponent in a giveaway. On March 27, the teams will meet each other on the floor of the Saryarka Velodrome arena in Nur-Sultan.

Our Expert Predictions & Analysis on Astana vs Zenit


Astana won two matches of the championship of Kazakhstan in a row. Twice in a row she destroyed the Caspian Aktau (88:41 and 85:41). But in the VTB United League there is no certainty from the word “absolutely”. The team has lost four games in a row. Moreover, she fought not only with the favorites of the competition, but also with direct competitors. Apparently, the team has already come to terms with the fact that they will not play in the next stage, so the basketball players are already on vacation in their thoughts. Therefore, it will be extremely difficult to get together and issue a basketball of a different quality. The coaching staff can let the leaders take a break, then to use them in the national championship. And the bet will be made on young performers from Kazakhstan.


Zenit lost only one match lately, but it hit the emotions very hard. The team lost to CSKA, which allowed the opponent to go to first place in the standings. And the club from St. Petersburg has practically secured the third position. One gets the feeling that it will no longer be possible to rise higher, and fall lower too, since the pursuers look frankly not in the best way. Therefore, the matches at the finish line of the regular season are aimed at finding mutual understanding between the players, finding connections and approaching the playoffs in a great mood. In addition, legionnaires are gradually leaving, which can become a problem. It is necessary to look for hidden reserves for strengthening right now.

Astana vs Zenit

History of the confrontation

The history of this rivalry currently includes 16 head-to-head matches. Quite a solid advantage is on the side of Zenith, which turned out to be stronger 10 times. In six meetings, the final victory went to the treasury of Astana. The last fight between these rivals took place in early October 2021. The match ended with confident victory of Astana with a score of 83:69. Therefore, there is no doubt that Zenith will try to take a convincing revenge.

Game Totals Prediction

Astana has crumbled and looks frankly weak. She focused on playing in the championship of Kazakhstan, so she is unlikely to please her fans with a victory over one of the leaders of the VTB United League. Yes, and Zenith looks much more motivated and charged for victory. Too much I want to use the final matches of the regular season in order to come out on top in the standings. Mathematical chances for such an alignment still exist, so the team will throw all its efforts into achieving the desired result. We predict that Zenit will be stronger than the opponent with a handicap of (-10.5) points. Download 1xbet to your phone and place a bet on the favorite!

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