Preview: Astana Kazakhstan vs. Khimki Moscow Region13 february 2020

On Friday, February 14, 2020 Khimki Moscow Region in Nur-Sultan will face Astana Kazakhstan in a VTB United League regular season game. The game will be played at Zhekpe Zhek Arena. Tip-off at 16:30 msk.


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: Zhekpe Zhek (capacity – 5000)
Head coach: Emil Rajkovic
General Manager: Valery Tikhonenko
Official website:

Where to watch

LIVE: Match! Arena (16:25),, VTB United League website
Text online: VTB United League website


Rimas Kurtinaitis, Khimki Moscow Region head coach:

“We gave Shved and Timma some time to recover, as they spent last games under injections with injuries. The game against Astana is very important for us, but in general, we don't have time to recover. It's good that Kramer and Bertans returned to action. Thomas Robinson will play tomorrow, we will look at him, although, of course, it will be difficult for him, because he only joined us yesterday. Astana is a very dangerous team, especially at home. They have kept their last year's style of play, they have good foreigners, so we are waiting for a difficult game tomorrow”.