Lokomotiv Kuban vs CSKA. Will the southerners save a hopeless series?

The tension in the VTB United League semi-final series increases significantly, no one wants to be eliminated one step away from the coveted final confrontation. Lokomotiv Kuban played one match against CSKA and is losing in the series with a score of 1-2. Southerners demonstrate character and the will to win, do not want to go on vacation ahead of time. They moved as actively and aggressively as possible in their native walls, they began to perfectly use shots from the field. The team clearly demonstrated that, if desired, it is able to confuse the opponent, to prevent breathing with high pressure.

The "soldiers" are still in control of the situation, and the last match, in which case, will be played on the home parquet. But the team is unlikely to want to get on the nerves of themselves and the fans. He perfectly understands that the series needs to be closed in the upcoming match. This will save more strength and emotions before the final battle. On May 12, the rivals will once again clash with each other on the floor of the Basket Hall arena in Krasnodar.

Our Expert Predictions & Analysis on Lokomotiv Kuban vs CSKA

Lokomotiv Kuban

Lokomotiv-Kuban finally comes to life and returns to the fight. More recently, it seemed that the team would no longer be able to rectify the situation, would be forced to capitulate dry. But it turned out quite differently, she demonstrated her character and desire to ruffle her opponent's nerves. The team left the first home match with a score of 94:82. Once again, the leaders showed themselves, the attacking line acted just great. She failed a little in the second match of the series, and in the rest she was in no way inferior to the opponent’s attack. Therefore, in the fourth meeting, the bet will be placed precisely on their own activity. "Railroad" are well aware that a formidable opponent in any case should not be given the initiative. On the contrary, it is worth putting pressure and forcing them to make mistakes, completely dominating in all areas of the parquet


CSKA remains the main contender for the championship title, there is no doubt about it. But a defeat can be very hard on the ego of basketball players. Recently, they have gained a very decent pace and churned out only victories. And such a painful setback could take a toll on dressing room morale.

Some leaders believed too much in their own strength. For example, Aleksey Shved is constantly trying to decide the fate of the moment alone, not even looking for partners with a transfer. The same applies to legionnaires, who often start to force things and take risks. One gets the feeling that the available margin of safety only relaxed the players. But an experienced coaching staff should take advantage of the pause to bring their charges in order. There is no doubt that the transformed "soldiers" will take to the floor.

Lokomotiv Kuban vs CSKA

History of the confrontation

Up to this point, the rivals have faced each other 39 times on the open spaces of the professional scene. A huge advantage is on the side of CSKA Moscow, which sent 29 victories to its piggy bank. Another 10 matches ended with the victory of the club Lokomotiv-Kuban. The last full-time duel took place on May 10 and ended with the victory of the southerners with a score of 94:82. This is what made it possible to reduce the colossal gap in the history of this confrontation.

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Lokomotiv-Kuban still does not look like an unconditional favorite, but the coefficient on it has fallen quite strongly. It is offered to place a bet on the potential victory of the hosts for 2.792. CSKA is still considered the undisputed favorite. And they give a bet on his possible victory with a coefficient of 1.49. The base total of the match was set at 161.5 points. You can bet on its penetration with a coefficient of 1.93, and the reverse option is quoted at 1.87. Install the 1xbet app and place a bet on the favorite!

Game Totals Prediction

Lokomotiv-Kuban was able to work on the mistakes and get things off the ground a bit. But it is still too early to say that the series has turned over. Now the team must act with the utmost dedication and desire so that all the efforts of the third match are not in vain. CSKA is still in control of the series and looks as confident as possible. But if another defeat happens, even key basketball players can shake their knees. We predict that the general trend towards increased performance will continue, and the opponents will definitely break through the total of 161.5 points.

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