Lokomotiv-Kuban vs Nizhny Novgorod. Who will be able to extend their successful streak?

The regular draw of the VTB United League is almost over, but some teams remain tournament motivated. Lokomotiv-Kuban gained momentum only towards the end of this stage of the competition, failing its start. But the turning point with the mass departure of legionnaires only had a positive effect on him. The team began to win as stably and confidently as possible, competently spent a long calendar period.

Nizhny Novgorod is trying to get to the playoffs in the best mood and condition. He won two matches in a row and is not going to stop there. The team will definitely try to take the chance to extend the successful streak. On April 12, the rivals will clash with each other in a face-to-face match.

Our Expert Predictions & Analysis on Lokomotiv-Kuban vs Nizhny Novgorod


Lokomotiv Kuban have won four of their last five matches. He is in an elevated emotional state. The only defeat for this calendar period happened in a meeting with Zenit (75:91). The team had an amazing quality March. Fans suddenly believed in basketball players and began to steadily fill the fan sector, increased their support. The last fight went to the treasury of Krasnodar, they managed to beat PARM with a score of 101:74.

It is noteworthy that the team will no longer be able to rise higher than the fourth place, but this is not a lack of tournament motivation. The fact is that the pursuers are literally stepping on their heels and running out. Therefore, the team will definitely enter the floor in a good mood, trying to calmly send the victory to their piggy bank.

Nizhny Novgorod

Nizhny Novgorod has won two matches in a row and is in high spirits. First, he defeated Astana (69:49), and then dealt with the Tsmoki-Minsk club (95:53). The team will try to do everything to continue this successful series. In addition, we managed to get away from the eighth position in the standings. The team definitely does not want to fight CSKA Moscow in the first round of the playoffs. And now it is morally necessary to prepare for the battle with Zenit or UNICS. And the upcoming fight will be an excellent test of strength, an indicator of readiness for serious challenges. The main attention will be focused on the trio of leaders: Astapkovich - Khvostov - Kulagin. They are distinguished by excellent mutual understanding, great synergy on the site

Lokomotiv-Kuban vs Nizhny Novgorod

History of the confrontation

Opponents up to this point only 19 times met each other in the framework of various tournaments. The most serious advantage is on the side of the Lokomotiv Kuban club, which turned out to be stronger 13 times. Nizhny Novgorod responded to this with only six victories. The last full-time match between these rivals took place on December 18, 2021. The fiery spectacle took place on the floor of the Nagorny stadium in Nizhny Novgorod. And the meeting ended with a labor victory for the hosts of the site with a score of 108:104. The best player of that meeting was McCollum, who scored 25 points, made seven rebounds and one assist.

Game Totals Prediction

Lokomotiv Kuban looks just great, has excellent chances to reach the playoffs in optimal condition, to catch its peak. Then any opponent in the first round should not cause any particular difficulties. It is for this reason that the team will invest in every match at the finish line of the regular season. She can use her favorite tactics, rely on a powerful starting onslaught. Nizhny Novgorod will try to resist in the first minutes. Then there will be a real opportunity to cling to the final victory. We predict that the rivals will please with their performance and jointly break through the base total. Install the 1xbet app and place a bet on the favorite!

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