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Zalgiris Kaunas vs Zenit St. Petersburg: Prediction and Betting Tips

18:00, Oct 07 2021
Zalgiris Kaunas vs Zenit St. Petersburg prediction for Thursday’s Euroleague basketball round two clash at Zalgiris Arena in Kaunas. After losing their first match Zalgiris hosts Zenit who won their opening match of the 2021/22 Euroleague campaign. You can follow our free preview prediction and betting tips on this page.

Can home court secure Zalgiris Kaunas their first win 

Zalgiris is one of 11 European clubs to hold long-term licenses with the Euro League. That provides a guaranteed place for the Green-Whites in the regular season for this league. Notably, Zalgiris won the Euroleague once in 1998/99 and the domestic Lithuanian league a record 23 times.

In their first match, coach Martin Schiller’s team lost away to Lyon Villeurbanne by 12 points. Certainly, Schiller expects a much better performance from his team. Especially from the arc of three points as they scored just eight of their 20 attempts. Moreover, having won all four of their domestic games, Zalgiris hope to maintain that form in this match.

Zalgiris Key Stats

  • Zalgiris shot 43% from the field in their first match of the Euroleague
  • The Green-Whites had 14 defensive rebounds in the match against Lyon
  • 45.9% is the average shots made by Zalgiris from the two-point range

After a fine start, Zenit St. Petersburg looking for a second win 

Zenit St. Petersburg was formerly known as Dynamo Moscow and Triumph Lyubertsy. Since 2014, the club relocated to Saint Petersburg and became a section of the Zenit Spots club. Last season, Zenit finished eighth in the regular season and qualified for the final eight. Eventually, Barcelona proved too strong for them as they left the competition in the quarter-finals.

In the four competitive matches played so far by Zenit, they won three and lost one. Incidentally one of the wins came in the first round of the Euroleague against fellow Russians Unics Kazan. It was a very close game, however, Zenit’s players’ experience was the difference as they won by one point.

Zenit Key Stats

  • Zenit shot 44% from the field in their match against Kazan
  • The Three points shots made by Aenit was 8-29
  • Pascual’s team grabbed an impressive total of 36 rebounds

Zalgiris Kaunas vs Zenit St. Petersburg Prediction

Zenit are clear favorites to win this match with odds of 1.64 at Vbet. In fact, the Russians won all last four meetings with the Lithuanian side. Additionally just one of those three matches saw 158 points, while the other three saw under 153.

Recently both teams are having a similar form in Europe and their domestic league. Still, Zenit look the better side, especially with their experienced players and coach.

To conclude, looking at their points scored per match this season, we think the bet over 149.5 total points is achievable. Hence we will back that since the odds are very good as well at Vbet with 1.73.

Zalgiris Kaunas vs Zenit St. Petersburg Betting Tips

Over 149.5 Total Points 1.73 at Vbet

Away Win 1.64 at Vbet

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