CSKA vs Nizhny Novgorod. Is it possible to stop the "soldiers" on the way to the title?

Finally, the VTB United League draw is reaching the finish line, the playoff stage is about to start. CSKA is traditionally considered the main favorite of the competition. The team was not stable during the regular season, but at the end it gained momentum and finished it in the first position in the standings. The Moscow "soldiers" will try to get into the next stage of the tournament without any special problems.

Nizhny Novgorod misfires under the curtain of the regular season greatly complicate their position. Now you have to fight with the strongest opponent from the very start of the playoffs, which will be a great test of strength and stamina. On April 22, the rivals will clash with each other on the floor of the Megasport Arena in Moscow.

Our Expert Predictions & Analysis on CSKA vs Nizhny Novgorod


CSKA has won nine matches in a row and is in excellent emotional condition. After being suspended from the Euroleague, the team focused entirely on the VTB United League. She expects to calmly send the title to her piggy bank in order to consider this season successful. The leadership did a very good job to ensure that the legionnaires remained in the squad.

Of course, it was not possible to do without losses. But at the same time, the "soldiers" were able to rally the backbone, which will determine the nature of the game, set the tone for the playoffs. The young players have also shown that they are already ready to take the floor and benefit the team. That is why the team is considered the undisputed favorite of the upcoming playoffs. Frankly speaking, only a huge number of own mistakes can interfere.

Nizhny Novgorod

Nizhny Novgorod lost the last two matches in the regular championship, signing their helplessness. The team frankly badly spends the current season of the competition. Experienced performers do not get younger, so they sag in terms of endurance and speed. And young people still do not always have enough understanding of how exactly it is necessary to act in a given situation. The coaching staff throughout the draw was looking for options to still find their game. And in the playoffs, you need to roll out the best tactics and strategies. Otherwise, the team runs the risk of being eliminated after the first round. There are frankly few chances for a positive outcome, the situation is aggravated by the fact that the upcoming match will be held away. But the team will still try to impose decent resistance on the opponent.

CSKA vs Nizhny Novgorod

History of the confrontation

CSKA and Nizhny Novgorod have managed to play a fairly large number of matches over the long history of rivalry. But for the sake of illustration, it is logical to analyze the last five meetings that were held over the past year. The obvious advantage is on the side of the Moscow “army men”, who sent four fights to their piggy bank. Only once "Nizhny Novgorod" was able to beat a formidable opponent. The last head-to-head match took place in March 2022. CSKA hosted the opponent on the home court and didn't leave him any chances - 80:72. Aleksey Shved was recognized as the best player of that meeting, who scored 26 points, made seven rebounds and gave seven assists.

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CSKA looks like the undisputed favorite of this confrontation. Therefore, the potential victory of the Moscow "soldiers" is offered to be played with a coefficient of 1.04. And Nizhny Novgorod comes to visit in the status of a total underdog. To place a bet on a possible victory of the guests is given with a coefficient of 15. The base total of this meeting was set at around 160.5 points. You can bet on its penetration with a coefficient of 1.92, the reverse option is estimated at 1.9. Install the 1xbet app and place a bet on the favorite!

Game Totals Prediction

CSKA got a terrific move and looks just great. He expects to continue churning out victories, delighting his fans with a quality game. It is no longer necessary to speak on several fronts, which has a positive effect on the physical condition of the leaders. They rested and are ready to demonstrate their optimal level of play. Nizhny Novgorod fell down, which is noticeable to the naked eye. The regular drawing of competitions was too weak. Therefore, the team is unlikely to have high expectations from the playoffs. We predict that CSKA will win a convincing victory with a handicap of (-17.5) points.

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