UNICS vs Zenit. Who will be able to take the lead in the VTB United League semi-finals?

UNICS and Zenit have an amazing semi-final series of the VTB United League, which is currently tied 1-1. The Kazan club is especially trying to prove itself, which before the start of the season was hardly considered one of the main favorites of the competition. But he first held a very high-quality regular championship, and then consolidated this with the first round of the playoffs. Now the team will definitely try to break through to the final of the competition, which will already be a huge success.

The team from St. Petersburg plays in a very organized and disciplined manner. The result is one of the best reliability numbers in the league. And on the road, Zenit will try to raise the defense to the absolute, so as not to allow the opponent liberties near his ring. The rivals will face each other on May 11 on the floor of the Basket Hall arena in Kazan.

Our Expert Predictions & Analysis on UNICS vs Zenit


UNICS performed very well on the road. In his position, even one away victory becomes an X factor that can completely turn the situation around. Now for two "homework" you can close the confrontation in your favor. But you need to understand that the number of errors must be minimized. While the team is acting too sweepingly, it allows itself risky moves and non-standard decisions. It was they who summed up in the second meeting, where it was possible to practically sentence the opponent.

Now the series starts anew, but with the advantage of the home ground of the Kazan club. The main task will be victory in the upcoming meeting. It will completely translate the emotional advantage on the side of UNICS. The team will once again try to rely on long-range shots, which are a very formidable weapon in the hands of the Kazan leaders.


Zenit can hardly boast of an ideal emotional state after home matches. Still, an absolutely disastrous first match can hardly be considered an asset. But an experienced coach should qualitatively prepare the squad for guest battles. Now it is very important to find the very defensive manner that will help to completely eliminate the strengths of the opponent.

Another important point is the implementation of your own throws. In the course of previous meetings, the percentage was quite low, which is definitely worth working on. Most likely, one of the determining factors will be the game on the selection. It is she who will allow you to find additional opportunities for throws from under the ring.

UNICS vs Zenit

History of the confrontation

Up to this point, the teams have faced each other 28 times in various tournaments and friendly matches. A slight advantage is on the side of UNICS, which turned out to be stronger 15 times. And Zenit has 13 wins, the team continues its pursuit. The last duel between opponents dates back to May 8. They met each other on the floor of the Sibur Arena in St. Petersburg. And the owners of the site brought the matter to victory with a score of 76:67.

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On the home parquet, and even after the away victory, UNICS is considered the favorite of the confrontation. It is offered to bet on the potential victory of the hosts with a coefficient of 1.54. But Zenith is approaching the upcoming meeting in the status of a dark horse. And they give a bet on the possible victory of the guests with a coefficient of 2.635. The base total of the match was set at around 152.5 points. You can bet on its penetration with a coefficient of 1.89. And the reverse option is estimated at 1.93. Install the 1xbet app and place a bet on the favorite!

Game Totals Prediction

UNICS approached away matches very responsibly and was able to demonstrate very high-quality basketball. He won one fight, which could be the determining factor in this semi-final series. Therefore, the team will try to calmly pick up both home matches and make it to the final of the competition. Now it is very important for the Kazan club to work on defensive actions. Zenith after a disastrous first match still returned to the series. But now you definitely need to win away at least once. Any other alignment will mean a departure, which the team does not want to allow. Therefore, for each match, she will go to the limit of motivation. I predict that the opponents will act very carefully and will not break the total of 152.5 points.

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