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Crvena Zvezda – Fenerbahce

Crvena Zvezda hosts Fenerbahce in its season opener in what is expected to be a packed Stark Arena on Thursday night. Both teams will try to avoid dropping to 0-2 after their respective comeback attempts fell short on the road in the opening round. Zvezda suffered an 87-82 defeat at the hands of Panathinaikos OPAP Athens, while a depleted Fenerbahce battled hard but lost 81-77 against Real Madrid.

Zvezda needs to enter the game with high energy. Fenerbahce might be short-handed under the rims, too, and if Zvezda can use that and get control of the boards that could open up a lot of things for the hosts. It would not only help Zvezda set its own pace for the game, but give it opportunities to run in transition, something this team likes to do. It could also get the fans engaged and with considering the energy from the stands, the team should try to run on the break early and often.

Big man Ognjen Kuzmic is the only sidelined player against Fenerbahce.

Defense has been the forte of Fenerbahce ever since Coach Obradovic took over at the helm and the team will need a solid performance on that end in this one, too. Historically, Fenerbahce has never allowed Zvezda more than 75 points in any of their eight head-to-head games in the competition since 2015, and it the same recipe in this road game once again could do wonders for Nando De Colo, Kostas Sloukas and company.

Big man Jan Vesely just started practicing with the group, but he travelled to Belgrade. Joffrey Lauvergne stayed in Istanbul to recover from injury.

basketball prediction Tip: 2/2 at HT/FT at 1.80 with bet365
(Price correct at 10/10/2019, 10:30 CET, could have changed)

CSKA Moscow v Bayern Munich

The champs welcome Bayern for their home opener on Thursday in a showdown between Round 1 winners. CSKA got big games from a pair of newcomers, Mike James and Darrun Hilliard, in a road win at Valencia Basket. Bayern rode Vladimir Lucic and Nihad Dedovic to a victory over AX Armani Exchange Milan. This will be the fifth meeting ever between the clubs and CSKA has won all four to date.

CSKA’s offensive efficiency was off the charts in its opener; the team shot 17 for 31 (54.8%) on both two-pointers and three-pointers. Such balance between two- and three-point attempts with such astounding accuracy will keep defenses on their heels. CSKA was also strong on the defensive glass (29 boards compared to 9 offensive rebounds for its opponent). That mix should put CSKA in pole position at home.

Much attention was paid to how Bayern upgraded its frontline over the summer, but in Round 1 it was the perimeter players who got the job done. The starting guards and swingman totaled 46 points and their back-ups added 18 more (though small forward Paul Zipser did play a few minutes at the ‘4’). If Maodo Lo, Nihad Dedovic and Vladimir Lucic can have a repeat presence against CSKA, Bayern will be in a good position, especially with the knowledge that the likes of Greg Monroe, Danilo Barthel and co. won’t be kept down for long.

Amazing stat: CSKA has hosted Bayern twice for the Euroleague. The final score in both games (2014 and 2019) was 77-70.

basketball prediction Tip: 2 (+9.5) at 1.90 with bet365
(Price correct at 10/10/2019, 10:30 CET, could have changed)

Villeurbanne – Panathinaikos

Two teams that got their campaigns off on the right foot clash for the first time ever in EuroLeague action. ASVEL made a triumphant return to the competition after a decade away with an 82-63 win over Olympiacos Piraeus last week and now welcomes another Greek powerhouse to its Astroballe. Panathinaikos had a winning start to the season by holding off Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade 87-82 at home in the opening round.

Under head coach Zvezdan Mitrovic, dating back to last season, ASVEL has been a defensive force that battles on the boards and takes care of the ball. The same was true in Round 1, when ASVEL was the only team that had less than 10 turnovers (9) while allowing just 63 points, the second-fewest in Round 1. The team will need all that discipline on both ends of the floor once again against Panathinaikos.

Theo Maledon, with injury, and Adreian Payne, who is ill, will not be available against Panathinaikos.

Panathinaikos scored 87 points but had just 14 assists compared to 13 turnovers in Round 1. Half of those 14 dishes were served up by the assist-master Nick Calathes. This week the Greens will have to make sure to have good ball movement in order to counter ASVEL’s athleticism, which the hosts have plenty of, both inside and on the perimeter. And there might not be a better player than Calathes to get the job done.

basketball prediction Tip: 2 (-5.5) at 1.90 with bet365
(Price correct at 10/10/2019, 10:30 CET, could have changed)

Real – Maccabi

Real Madrid will look to mark off back-to-back home wins to start the season when it hosts Maccabi on Thursday. Real held off Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul in Round 1 behind big games from Jeffery Taylor and Facu Campazzo. Maccabi will play its second straight road game after falling short last week at Khimki Moscow Region. Tarik Black and Omri Casspi were Maccabi’s top scorers in the loss.

Real was outrebounded 27-31 by a Fenerbahce team that was missing two of its top rebounders (Jan Vesely and Joffrey Lauvergne). No player collected more than 5 boards. Maccabi at full strength will not be as forgiving on the glass. Walter Tavares, Anthony Randolph and Jordan Mickey must be sure to fight for every rebound both to take advantage of second-chance buckets and on defense to fuel the transition game.

Trey Thompkins is the only player not available for coach Pablo Laso.

Maccabi played strong in the paint last week, but was unable to take advantage of good looks from the outside; the team was 4 for 22 on three-pointers (18.2%). The Israeli champs must raise their success rate from downtown to keep up with Real in the Spanish capital.

basketball prediction Tip: Under 167.0 at 1.90 with bet365
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CSKA Moscow – Panathinaikos

  • CSKA holds a 21-16 advantage in the EuroLeague against Panathinaikos.

These Turkish Airlines EuroLeague superpowers meet again. CSKA Moscow (7-5) and Panathinaikos OPAP Athens (3-9) combine for 14 continental crowns. CSKA has won its last two games after losing four of its previous five. Will Clyburn (16.0 ppg.) is its top scorer, followed by Toko Shengelia (15.1 ppg.) and Johannes Voigtmann (11.4 ppg.). Panathinaikos comes off a win that stopped a five-game losing streak. Daryl Macon Jr. (16.4 ppg.), Georgios Papagiannis (8.8 ppg., 7.9 rpg.) and Ioannis Papapetrou (12.1 ppg.) are its pillars this season. This is a rematch of the 2007 and 2009 EuroLeague championship games.

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Fenerbahce – Monaco

  • This is the first official meeting between the two clubs.

Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul hosts AS Monaco on Thursday in a game between two teams coming off Round 12 heartbreakers and looking to end losing streaks. Fenerbahce (3-9) has lost four in a row, including an 84-89 decision at Anadolu Efes Istanbul last week after leading by as many as 12 in the fourth quarter. Marial Shayok scored a personal best 18 points in defeat. Monaco (5-7) has lost its last three games. On Friday, it was felled by French league foe LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne, 84-85, on a desperation three at the buzzer. Paris Lee scored a career-high 20 points in the losing effort. This game marks the first meeting between the sides.

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Zalgiris – Baskonia

  • Baskonia has a 14-10 lead in EuroLeague games against Zalgiris.

Last-placed Zalgiris Kaunas will try to move up in the standings when it hosts Bitci Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz on Thursday evening. Zalgiris (2-10) had won back-to-back games – its first victories of the season – in Rounds 9 and 10 before getting spanked by 23 points in Barcelona last week. Tau Webster had his best game since joining Zalgiris with 13 points and 4 assists in the loss. Baskonia (4-8) has lost six of its last seven games, including a 60-88 drubbing at the hands of Real Madrid last week. Simone Fontecchio showed signs of breaking out of a slump with 14 points and 7 rebounds. The game is the only time this season that Baskonia’s two Lithuanian players, Rokas Giedraitis and Tadas Sedekerskis, will get to play in their homeland.

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Bayern – Villeurbanne

  • The home team has won each of the four games between these two teams.

FC Bayern Munich will seek its third straight home win when it hosts feisty LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne on Thursday. Bayern (5-7) came up short 77-74 last week in Moscow despite 28 points from Darrun Hilliard, but has a winning record at home and knows how important turning Audi Dome into a fortress is for its playoff hopes. ASVEL (7-5) edged AS Monaco on a mid-court heave at the buzzer by William Howard in Round 12 to end a three-game losing streak. Coach TJ Parker’s squad is 3-2 on the road this season. This will be the fifth meeting between the sides; the home team has won the previous four by double digits each time.

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Real Madrid – Maccabi

  • Real leads the all-time series 38-24 and holds an 18-11 advantage in games this century.

It is the most repeated showdown in European competition. Real Madrid (10-2) and Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv (7-5) face each other for the 63rd time. Real has a 38-24 record against Maccabi and beat the Israeli champion in the 1980 EuroLeague championship game. Maccabi avenged that loss in the 2014 final. Real is on a five-game winning streak. Walter Tavares (12.6 ppg., 7.1 rpg., 1.7 bpg.), Guerschon Yabusele (12.3 ppg., 4.4 rpg.) and Vincent Poirier (7.6 ppg., 6.4 rpg.) are leading the team this season. Scottie Wilbekin (14.8 ppg.), James Nunnally (13.4 ppg.) and Ante Zizic (12.8 ppg.) are Maccabi’s top scorers.

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Crvena Zvezda – Unics Kazan

  • The record between these two clubs is 1-1 from the season 2016-17.

Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade will look to assert its home-court advantage when UNICS Kazan, led by former Zvezda playmaker Lorenzo Brown, comes to the Serbian capital for a Friday night clash. Zvezda (4-7) lost twice on the road in the two-round week, but is 3-1 at home this season. UNICS (6-5) has struggled thus far on the road with just one win in five games. However, Coach Perasovic’s men have won three straight games, including an 85-71 victory over ALBA Berlin on Friday, in which Lorenzo Brown erupted for 21 points and 9 assists to earn MVP of the Round honors. The playmaker made his EuroLeague debut with Zvezda in 2019-20 and this will be his first time back in front of fans since he left.

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Monaco – Villeurbanne

  • This is the first-ever official meeting between the two clubs.

The two giants of French basketball meet on Friday when AS Monaco hosts LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne. These clubs have won every French championship since 2017. Both teams are coming off tough weeks and looking to put an end to their respective slides. Monaco (5-6) has lost its last two games, both times by double-digit margins. However, those games were on the road – in Tel Aviv and Istanbul. Monaco is 4-1 at home this season. ASVEL (6-5) has lost three in a row, including two home games last week by double-digit margins. ASVEL is 2-2 on the road so far this season. This will be the teams’ first meeting on the continental stage since the 1975 Korac Cup.

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Milano – Olympiacos

  • Olympiacos leads 14-7 in games between these sides this century.

AX Armani Exchange Milan will put its perfect home record on the line on Friday against Olympiacos Piraeus, which is winless on the road thus far. Milan (8-3) comes off a tough two-round week in which it lost twice in Russia to fall out of a share of first place. However, it will be comfortable back at Mediolanum Forum, where the team is 6-0 this season – including wins over all three of last season’s other Final Four teams. Olympiacos (7-4) split its games last week, faltering late at Anadolu Efes Istanbul before jumping on Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv early to win at home. The Reds are 0-4 on the road so far this season. These teams have split their last eight meetings and the home team has won the last four.

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Barcelona – Zalgiris

  • Barcelona has dominated this series, holding a 24-5 lead this century, including 5 straight wins in the last games.

Two teams from opposite ends of the standings meet when FC Barcelona hosts Zalgiris Kaunas on Friday. The game will see Coach Sarunas Jasikevicius and players Brandon Davies, Nigel Hayes-Davis and Rokas Jokubaitis face their former team. Barcelona has won three games in a row and is tied for first place with a 9-2 record. Zalgiris is tied for last at 2-9, but won twice last week, besting Panathinaikos OPAP Athens and Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul at home. That said, the Lithuanian champs are winless on the road in six tries this season – and have lost 12 straight road games dating back to last season. Barcelona is 5-0 at home this season and has won the last meetings with Zalgiris.

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CSKA Moscow – Bayern

  • Bayern has won only one of eight games against CSKA this century, but it was their last meeting in Moscow.

Two teams in the middle of the pack will clash in Round 12’s first game when CSKA Moscow hosts FC Bayern Munich. CSKA (6-5) split its games in the two-round week, finishing it with a 74-80 road win at Bitci Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz in which Johannes Voigtmann and Will Clyburn scored 16 points apiece. Bayern (5-6) won both games last week at home; it bested Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul by 8 points behind 22 points from Vladimir Lucic and then beat Panathinaikos OPAP Athens by 3 with Darrun Hilliard scoring 20. The game will mark Hilliard’s first trip back to Moscow after spending the past two seasons with CSKA. Bayern center Othello Hunter also played two seasons for CSKA in the past and helped the team win the EuroLeague in 2019.

basketball prediction Tip: Over 155.5 at 1.90 with bet365

Fenerbahce – Anadolu Efes

  • The road team has won the last three games in the Istanbul derby. Fenerbahce is 11-5 up in the Euroleague.

The first Istanbul derby of the 2021-22 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague season will take place on Thursday when Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul hosts Anadolu Efes Istanbul. The game catches the two teams in opposite runs of form. While Fenerbahce (3-8) has lost three straight games, Efes (5-6) has reeled off three successive wins. Fenerbahce comes off an 86-75 loss at Zalgiris Kaunas in which Nando De Colo scored 17 points and dished 5 assists. Efes trounced AS Monaco 98-77 on Friday behind 17 points and a career-high 7 assists from Rodrigue Beaubois. The two teams last met in the Turkish League last month when Fenerbahce routed Efes 90-68 at home behind 17 points from Devin Booker. Their last three EuroLeague clashes have gone the way of the visitors, with Efes winning two of those.

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Panathinaikos – Zenit

  • Zenit swept Panathinaikos last season. Panathinaikos did the same a year before that.

Panathinaikos OPAP Athens looks to end a five-game slide when it hosts red-hot Zenit St Petersburg, which has won five in a row. Panathinaikos (2-9) came up short in Germany on Thursday against FC Bayern Munich despite 12 points and 6 assists from Daryl Macon Jr., who has been the Greens’ most dangerous offensive weapon this season. Zenit (8-3) outlasted AX Armani Exchange Milan in Round 11 behind 17 points from Jordan Mickey. Zenit head coach Xavi Pascual returns to the Greek capital, where he spent parts of three seasons as Panathinaikos coach between 2016 and 2018. Last season under Pascual, Zenit defeated Panathinaikos twice by an average margin of victory of 20.5 points.

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ALBA Berlin – Maccabi

  • Maccabi has a 13-1 record in games against ALBA this century.

ALBA Berlin will look to snap a three-game losing streak when the German champs host Israeli champion Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv. ALBA (3-8) is 1-4 at home this season and lost its most recent home game by 27 points to Anadolu Efes Istanbul in Round 9. Maccabi (7-4) had won five in a row before dropping two of its last three. Both of those losses came on the road, where Maccabi is 2-3 this season. Maccabi comes off its worst loss of the season, a 17-point defeat at the hands of Olympiacos Piraeus. ALBA boasts two players who know Maccabi well; swingman Yovel Zoosman spent the past four seasons with the club and point guard Tamir Blatt, whose father David coached Maccabi to the 2014 EuroLeague title, spent the last three seasons with Maccabi’s archrival Hapoel Jerusalem.

basketball prediction Tip: 2 (-4.5) at 1.90 with bet365

Baskonia – Real Madrid

  • Baskonia holds a 7-5 edge over Real in their head-to-head EuroLeague games.

Bitci Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz comes off an eventful week and will now host Spanish League foe Real Madrid in its third straight home game. Baskonia (4-7) made a coaching change last week and it resulted in a Round 10 victory over Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade before it suffered a narrow loss to CSKA Moscow in Round 11. With more time to introduce plans from Coach Never Spahija, Baskonia should be looking more dangerous from game to game. Real (9-2) has won four games in a row and is now tied for first place. Last week Los Blancos bested LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne in France before topping Zvezda at home. These teams met most recently at the end of October in the Spanish League and Real strolled to a 65-83 road win courtesy of Vincent Poirier’s double-double. The same Poirier spent two seasons in Vitoria-Gasteiz and was a member of the All-EuroLeague Team in 2018-19 as a Baskonia player.

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