Astana vs. Khimki: the moment of truth for Khimki
Astana vs. Khimki. Prediction for the VTB United League match on February 12, 2021.
One of the two fights will take place on February 12 in Nur-Sultan. We are offering a prediction for the game "Astana" vs. "Khimki".
More than a month ago, "Astana" sensationally outplayed "Lokomotiv-Kuban" (86:82). After the resounding success, the "Tigers" did nothing else to please their fans. Their open failure streak consists of three matches. In the first match in February, Kazakhstani basketball players lost at home to "Enisey" (60:78).
The modest performance of the rivals ensured our prediction of the lower total. Michael Thompson became the most productive among Emil Rajkovic’s players (14 points). With four wins and ten losses, the hosts are in the tenth position.
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This week "Khimki" played an exciting match with the above-mentioned "Lokomotiv". Initially, bookmakers considered the Kubans to be conditional favorites of the duel. Closer to the beginning of the match, the quotes on W1 and W2 got almost equal. "Khimki" played the first half extremely unsuccessfully (37:50).
After the break, Andrey Maltsev's players made up for a lost time. The game could go into overtime at the score of 90:90. "Railwaymen" defender Nigel William-Goss accurately threw 0.5 seconds before the final siren. The "Blue-yellows" suffered their seventh defeat of the season.
"Khimki" has been threatened from below. Moscow Region basketball players are holding the eighth place on their teeth and risk giving it to the ninth "Parma". This week Maltsev's guys demonstrated solidarity and team spirit in the match against "Loko". Alexey Shved led his teammates and scored 27 points. We expect that the main team will come to Nur-Sultan and beat the local "Astana" with a difference of seven points or more.
Our prediction is that Khimki will win with a handicap (-7.5) points with odds of 2.02 on 1xbet.