Preview: Khimki Moscow Region vs. Astana Kazakhstan19 october 2019

Photographer: VTB United League

On Sunday, October 20, 2019 Khimki Moscow Region in Khimki will face Astana Kazakhstan in a VTB United League regular season game. Tip-off at 15:00 msk. Don't miss!


Founded in 2011
Team colors: blue and white
Honors: Kazakhstan National League winner (2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019), Kazakhstan National League silver (2016), Kazakhstan National Cup (2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2017, 2018, 2019), VTB United League 1/4 finals (2015)
Arena: Arena Velotrack (capacity – 9270)
Head coach: Emil Rajkovic
General Manager: Valery Tikhonenko
Official website:

Where to watch

LIVE: Match! Igra (15:10), Match! Strana (replay at 21:10),, VTB United League website
Text online: VTB United League website


Rimas Kurtinaitis, Khimki Moscow Region head coach:

“Astana is a dangerous team, but of course we are determined to win. In my opinion, they have become even stronger compared to last season, at least individually players are definitely stronger. The coach remained the same, and with him the team's playing style. We remember how they fought with us last season, and in general, how they played the whole year. Recently, they played good games against both UNICS and Lokomotiv, which they beat by making a breakthrough in the fourth quarter. Astana does not give up, and we are seriously preparing for the game, which will not be easy”.