News

VTB United League. Avtodor – Zenit. Preview

22 January 2022
VTB United League. Avtodor – Zenit. Preview

In the next game of the VTB League regular season Zenit will fight against second-ranked Avtodor in Saratov.

Head-to-head in the VTB United League – 15:5 in favor of the Zenit.

Avtodor strengths in VTB United League

Points
13.3 – Kenny Cheri (Canada, guard, 180 cm)

Rebounds
5.6 – Grant Jarrett (USA, forward, 208 cm)

Assists
4.1 – Kenny Cheri (Canada, guard, 180 cm)

Steals
1.2 – Kenny Cheri (Canada, guard, 180 cm)

Zenit strengths in the VTB United League

Points
15.8 – Billy Baron (USA, guard, 188 cm)

Rebounds
5.3 – Alex Poythress (USA, forward, 208 cm)

Assists
4.5 – Mateusz Ponitka (Poland, forward, 198 cm)

Steals
0.9 – Jordan Loyd (USA, defender, 193 cm)

Quote

BC Zenit Head Coach Xavier Pascual:

We are facing BC Avtodor, one team that really plays well this season with great results. They won the game vs Us at Sibur Arena, where we didn’t have the performance that we should. If we want to win in Saratov we must play really well offensively and defensively.

About the opponent

Avtodor was founded in 1960
Club colors: black and white
Achievements: Silver medalist of the Russian Championship (1993/94, 1996/97, 1997/98, 1998/99), Bronze medalist of the Russian Championship (1995/96), Semifinalist of the European Cup (1997/98), Superleague A Champion (1996/99) 97, 1997/98), Champion of Superleague B (2008/09), Champion of Superleague (2013/14), Bronze medalist of Superleague (2012/13).
Arena: Kristall Sports Palace (5500 spectators)
President: Vladimir Rodionov
Official website: avtodor.ru