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Euroleague Preview & Tips – Round 3 – 17/10/2019

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CSKA – Khimki

Two undefeated Moscow rivals square off in another EuroLeague edition of the Leningradka derby, as CSKA hosts Khimki in their first head-to-head clash this season. CSKA has started its EuroLeague title defense with a pair of double-digit victories, and will be intent on keeping up that trend. Khimki has opened EuroLeague action with two wins only for the second time ever, but now goes on the road for the first time this season.

Being the early part of the season, where new players on a team are still getting accustomed, CSKA excellent downtown shooting has worked well in its favor. CSKA has made (29) and attempted (65) more triples than any other team in the competition, and its third-highest 44.6% accuracy has allowed the defending champs to win comfortably in the first two rounds. When an offensively talented team such as CSKA is shooting this well, it is really hard to beat.

Kostas Koufos is still out with foot injury.

Khimki loves to play up-tempo basketball, and certainly has the offensive talent and athleticism to rival any opponent. However, to beat CSKA away from home, Khimki will need to cut down on its turnovers (12.0 per game), choose better long-range shots (32.2% for three-pointers), and – most importantly – make sure it controls its defensive glass. Only one team has allowed more offensive rebounds (15.0 per game) than Khimki so far this season.

Chris Kramer, Egor Vialtsev, Petr Gubanov, Timofey Mozgov and Stefan Jovic are still sidelined with injuries.

basketball prediction Tip: 2 (+6.5) at 1.90 with bet365
(Price correct at 17/10/2019, 09:50 CET, could have changed)

Zalgiris – Real Madrid

Zalgiris will be in search of its first win of the season when it welcomes Real Madrid in what will once again be a packed Zalgirio Arena on Thursday. Zalgiris will not only try to win its first game of the season but to also beat Real on its home floor for the first time since 2014 in what has been a pretty one-sided rivalry between them. Real is undefeated, with two wins by a total of 5 points. The visitors will try to open the season with a 3-0 record for the third year in a row.

With its 15.0 turnovers per game, Zalgiris will clearly have to take better care of the ball against a team such as Real which uses those giveaways to run transition for easy baskets. Zalgiris will aim to continue creating second-chance opportunities, as it leads the league with 16.0 offensive rebounds per game. Those offensive rebounds, coupled with fewer turnovers, would allow Zalgiris to control and slow the tempo of the game to its liking.

Having come out victorious of the two close calls at home, Real hits the road for the first time this EuroLeague season hoping to continue what has worked so far. Real has been moving and sharing the ball well, ranking third with 20.5 assists per game, and shooting threes with 41.8% accuracy. Real has also used its impressive experience to finish the games strong, and that is something every coach would like to see his teams do.

basketball prediction Tip: Under 159.5 at 1.90 with bet365
(Price correct at 17/10/2019, 09:50 CET, could have changed)

Fenerbahce – Baskonia

Two EuroLeague powerhouses meet again for the 28th time since the competition started in 2000, making this a classic showdown in the competition. Nando De Colo has been Fenerbahce’s top scorer until now (20.5 ppg.), followed by Derrick Williams (9.5) and Ali Muhammed (8.5). Toko Shengelia (15.5), Pierria Henry (10.0) and Luca Vildoza (10.0) have been Baskonia’s main guns so far.

Fenerbahce has a core of players who have worked together really well for years, led by Kostas Sloukas, Ali Muhammed, Gigi Datome, Nikola Kalinic and Jan Vesely. The hosts need to stop Youssoupha Fall and Michael Eric down low but have enough big guys – with Vesely, Ahmet Duverioglu and Vladimir Stimac – to do so. Fenerbahce will seek to improve its two-point shooting percentage through better ball circulation. Sloukas and Muhammed will have a critical role in order to do that.

Joffrey Lauvergne and Egehan Arna are in the process of recovering from their respective injuries.

Baskonia is last in three-point shooting accuracy despite having some specialists like Matt Janning, Patricio Garino and Vildoza. Having better numbers from downtown will create more space for Shengelia, Fall and Eric to play around the baskets. Baskonia relies on Vildoza and Henry to set the right game tempo, especially when Fall, a potential difference-maker, is on the court.

Luca Vildoza (shoulder) and Nikolas Stauskas (knee) are doubtful against Fenerbahce.

basketball prediction Tip: 2 (+8.5) at 1.90 with bet365
(Price correct at 17/10/2019, 09:50 CET, could have changed)

Maccabi – Crvena Zvezda

Two teams representing basketball-crazy countries meet at Menora Mivtachim Arena. Maccabi looks for its first win in its home opener, which adds more anticipation to this showdown. Scottie Wilbekin (15.5 ppg.), Omri Casspi (13.0) and Elijah Bryant (12.5) have led Maccabi so far. James Gist (16.5) is Zvezda’s top scorer, followed by Stratos Perperoglou (13.0) and Billy Baron (9.0).

The battle in the paint will be critical in this game, as both teams have deep, strong frontcourts. Tarik Black and Othello Hunter need to stay out of foul trouble and power the boards, while Quincy Acy will have use his quickness against Gist, one of the most experienced power forwards in the competition. With Casspi back in action, Maccabi has another good option at both forward spots.

Zvezda needs to keep powering the offensive glass, looking for second-chance opportunities to raise its two-point shooting percentage. Gist is ranked second with 6 offensive rebounds per game, but needs more help from Mouhammad Faye and Michael Ojo. The guests look to Dejan Davidovac, Derrick Brown and Perperoglou to provide versatility, especially if Maccabi opts to switch on defense. Baron and Ognjen Dobric will be counted on provide the fireworks from downtown.

basketball prediction Tip: 1 & Both Teams Over 80 points at 4.20 with bet365
(Price correct at 17/10/2019, 09:50 CET, could have changed)

Bayern v Villeurbanne

FC Bayern Munich will be going for its second win of the season as it welcomes undefeated LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne. Bayern will try to bounce back on its home floor after going down against the defending champions CSKA Moscow last week, while ASVEL will try to take its home-floor mojo to Munich. This will be the first road game for ASVEL this season, after hosting – and beating – Panathinaikos OPAP Athens and Olympiacos Piraeus.

So far this season, Bayern has faced the top two offensive teams from a year ago, AX Armani Exchange Milan and CSKA Moscow. Its defense has held them to 44.3% two-point shooting – second-best in the competition – and a very stingy 28.6% from three-point distance. Bayern will need its frontcourt to maintain its strong inside play on defense, and keep ASVEL’s big men in check.

ASVEL has been relying on its defense and its ability to control the rebounds, and will need to excel in both again. ASVEL is ranked fourth after two weeks with 13.5 offensive boards per game, while Bayern is at the bottom with 8.0 per contest. Getting those extra possessions, but also forcing the opponents to put extra bodies to protect their own glass and hindering their transition, could be of big importance to ASVEL.

basketball prediction Tip: 1 (-8.5) at 1.90 with bet365
(Price correct at 17/10/2019, 09:50 CET, could have changed)

Panathinaikos – Milano

Two teams with nine EuroLeague crowns between them meet in a classic showdown. Panathinaikos is undefeated at home and Milan looks for its first road win. DeShaun Thomas (20 ppg., 8.5 rpg.), Nick Calathes (17.5 ppg., 7.5 apg.) and Jimmer Fredette (14.5 ppg.) have been Panathinaikos’s leaders until now. Sergio Rodriguez (15.5 ppg.) is Milan’s top scorer until now, followed by Luis Scola (14.0) and Vladimir Micov (13.0).

Stopping Rodriguez will be critical for the Greens. With Shelvin Mack and Nemanja Nedovic sidelined, Milan runs its offense through him. Calathes and Tyrese Rice must be ready to play hard on defense against Rodriguez and Michael Roll. Thomas needs more help around the baskets, and players like Ian Vougioukas and Georgios Papagiannis will be called on provide it. Getting Fredette involved and finding good shots for him guarantees instant offense, too.

Ian Vougioukas did not practice due to illness and he is expected to miss the game.

It all starts with defensive rebounds for Milan, so Kaleb Tarczewski, Jeff Brooks and Paul Biligha will be ready to power the glass and send Rodriguez into transition. Milan will opt often for a half-court offense in which Scola and Micov play big roles. If Milan is able to control the game pace and only run the floor when it has a clear advantage, it will compete pretty well in a tough court like OAKA.

Shelvin Mack and Nemanja Nedovic are sidelined.

basketball prediction Tip: Over 155.5 at 1.90 with bet365
(Price correct at 17/10/2019, 09:50 CET, could have changed)

 

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Wednesday 20/10/2021

Barcelona – Dynamo Kiev

Barcelona: Stegen; Roberto, Piqué, Lenglet, Alba; De Jong, Busquets, Gavi; Ansu, Depay, Dest
Out: Braithwaite (knee), Araujo (hamstring), Eric García (suspended), Dembélé (fitness), Pedri (muscle)

Dynamo Kyiv: Bushchan; Kędziora, Zabarnyi, Syrota, Mykolenko; Sydorchuk, Shaparenko; Tsygankov, Buyalskiy, De Pena; Vitinho
Out: Besedin (knee), Kulach (heart)
Doubtful: Burda (fitness)

Football bullet Tip: G/G & Over 2.5 at 2.20 – bet365

Benfica – Bayern

Benfica: Vlachodimos; Veríssimo, Otamendi, Verthongen; Diogo Gonçalves, Weigl, João Mário, Grimaldo; Darwin, Yaremchuk, Rafa Silva
Out: Lázaro (thigh), Gilberto (muscle), Seferović (knee)
Misses next match if booked: Rafa Silva, Weigl

Bayern: Neuer; Pavard, Süle, Upamecano, Hernández; Kimmich, Sabitzer; Gnabry, Müller, Sané; Lewandowski
Out: Ulreich (knee), Davies (thigh), Goretzka (cold)

Football bullet Tip: BTTS (GG) at 1.57 – bet365

Young Boys – Villareal

Paris: Donnarumma; Hakimi, Marquinhos, Kimpembe, Nuno Mendes; Wijnaldum/Herrera, Verratti, Gueye; Messi, Mbappé, Icardi/Draxler
Out: Di María (suspended), Neymar (adductors), Ramos (calf), Paredes (thigh)
Doubtful: Navas (hip), Icardi (personal)

Leipzig: Gulácsi; Klostermann, Simakan, Orban, Gvardiol; Haidara, Kampl; Nkunku, Forsberg, Szoboszlai; Poulsen
Out: Saracchi (knee), Halstenberg (knee), Brobbey (thigh), Dani Olmo (thigh)

Football bullet Tip: X at 3.60 – bet365

Man Utd – Atalanta

Man. United: De Gea; Dalot, Lindelöf, Maguire, Shaw; McTominay, Fred, Bruno; Ronaldo, Greenwood, Rashford
Out: Varane (groin)
Doubtful: Diallo (thigh), Martial (unspecified), Cavani (fatigue)

Atalanta: Musso; Lovato, Palomino, Demiral,; Zappacosta, Freuler, De Roon, Mæhle; Pašalić; Malinovskyi, Zapata
Out: Hateboer (foot), Djimsiti (arm), Gosens (thigh), Pessina (thigh), Tolòi (thigh)

Football bullet Tip: 2-3 goals at 2.20 – bet365

Salzburg – Wolfsburg

Salzburg: Köhn; Kristensen, Onguéné, Wöber, Ulmer; Camara; Aaronson, Sučić, Seiwald; Okafor, Adeyemi
Out: Šeško (thigh), Junuzović (heel), Piątkowski (ankle), Solet (knee)
Doubtful: Bernede (calf)
Misses next match if booked: Capaldo

Wolfsburg: Casteels; Mbabu, Lacroix, Brooks, Roussillon; Baku, Arnold; Lukebakio, Philipp, Steffen; Nmecha
Out: Guilavogui (suspended), Białek (knee), Gerhardt (foot), Mehmedi (muscular), Schlager (knee), William (knee)
Misses next match if booked: Lacroix

Football bullet Tip: BTTS (GG) at 1.75bet365

Lille – Sevilla

Lille: Grbić; Zeki Çelik, Tiago Djaló, Fonte, Reinildo; Ikoné, André, Xeka, Bamba; Burak Yılmaz, David
Out: Botman (groin)

Sevilla: Bounou; Navas, Diego Carlos, Rekik, Acuña; Jordán, Fernando, Rakitić; Lamela, Rafa Mir, Ocampos
Out: En-Nesyri (muscular)
Doubtful: Gómez (unspecified), Koundé (unspecified)

Football bullet Tip: 2-3 goals at 1.95 – bet365

Chelsea – Malmo

Chelsea: Mendy; Christensen, Thiago Silva, Azpilicueta; James, Kanté, Mount, Jorginho, Chilwell; Werner, Lukaku
Out: Rüdiger (back), Pulišić (ankle)
Doubtful: Ziyech (illness)

Malmö: Dahlin; Larsson, Nielsen, Brorsson; Berget, Rakip, Innocent, Christiansen, Peña; Čolak, Birmančević
Out: Ahmedhodžić (suspended), Lewicki (knee), Beijmo (collarbone), Toivonen (knee), Knudsen (knee), Sejdiu (knee)
Misses next match if booked: Brorsson

Football bullet Tip: 3-0 Correct Score at 5.50 – bet365

Zenit – Juventus

Zenit: Kritsyuk; Sutormin, Barrios, Chistyakov, Lovren, Douglas Santos; Malcom, Kuzyaev, Wendel, Claudinho; Azmoun
Out: Ozdoev (knee)
Doubtful: Rakits’kyy (hamstring)

Juventus: Szczęsny; Danilo, De Ligt, Bonucci, Alex Sandro; Cuadrado, Locatelli, Bentancur, Bernardeschi; Chiesa, Kean
Out: Rabiot (illness), Dybala (thigh)
Doubtful: De Ligt (thigh)

Football bullet Tip: 2 at 2.30 – bet365

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Tuesday 19/10/2021

Club Brugge vs Man City

Club Brugge: Mignolet; Mata, Hendry, Nsoki, Sobol; Vormer, Rits, Vanaken; Sowah, De Ketelaere, Lang
Out: none
Doubtful: none
Misses next match if booked: Éder Balanta

Man. City: Ederson; Walker, Rúben Dias, Laporte, Zinchenko; Gündoğan, Fernandinho, De Bruyne; Gabriel Jesus, Foden, Grealish
Out: Torres (foot), Stones (personal reasons)
Doubtful: Ederson (fitness), Gabriel Jesus (fitness)

Football bullet Tip: 1 & Over 2.5 at 1.86 – bet365

Besiktas – Sporting

Besiktas: Ersin Destanoğlu; Rosier, Welinton, Vida, Rıdvan Yılmaz; Souza, Pjanić, Ghezzal, Alex Teixeira, Larin; Batshuayis
Out: Mehmet Topal (muscle), N’Koudou (ankle)
Doubtful: Hutchinson (muscle)

Sporting: Adán; Inácio, Coates, Feddal; Porro, Palhinha, Matheus, Vinagre; Sarabia, Paulinho, Pote
Out: Tabata (knee)

Football bullet Tip: BTTS (GG) at 1.75 – bet365

PSG – Leipzig

Paris: Donnarumma; Hakimi, Marquinhos, Kimpembe, Nuno Mendes; Wijnaldum/Herrera, Verratti, Gueye; Messi, Mbappé, Icardi/Draxler
Out: Di María (suspended), Neymar (adductors), Ramos (calf), Paredes (thigh)
Doubtful: Navas (hip), Icardi (personal)

Leipzig: Gulácsi; Klostermann, Simakan, Orban, Gvardiol; Haidara, Kampl; Nkunku, Forsberg, Szoboszlai; Poulsen
Out: Saracchi (knee), Halstenberg (knee), Brobbey (thigh), Dani Olmo (thigh)

Football bullet Tip: 2-3 goals at 2.20 – bet365

Porto – Milan

Porto: Diogo Costa; João Mário, Pepe, Marcano, Wendell; Uribe, Sérgio Oliveira, Otávio, Corona; Díaz, Taremi
Out: none
Doubtful: Mbemba (ankle)

AC Milan: Tătărușanu; Kalulu, Tomori, Kjær, Calabria; Bennacer, Tonali; Saelemaekers, Krunic, Leão; Giroud
Out: Kessie (suspended), Florenzi (knee), Maignan (wrist), Rebić (ankle), Brahim Díaz (illness), Theo Hernández (illness), Plizzari (knee), Messias (thigh)

Football bullet Tip: X at 3.40 – bet365

Atletico – Liverpool

Atletico: Oblak; Trippier, Felipe, Giménez, Hermoso, Carrasco; Llorente, Koke, Lemar; João Félix, Luis Suárez
Out: Savić (suspended)
Misses next match if booked: Kondogbia

Liverpool: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Robertson; Keïta, Fabinho, Henderson; Salah, Jota, Mané
Out: Elliott (ankle), Thiago (calf)
Doubtful: Jones (groin)

Football bullet Tip: 2-3 goals at 1.95 – bet365

Ajax vs Dortmund

Ajax: Pasveer; Mazraoui, Timber, Martínez, Blind; Álvarez, Klaassen, Gravenberch; Berghuis, Haller, Tadić
Out: Klaiber (knee), Stekelenburg (groin)

Dortmund: Kobel; Meunier, Akanji, Hummels, Schulz; Witsel; Brandt, Bellingham; Reus; Haaland, Malen
Out: Coulibaly (knee), Dahoud (knee), Guerreiro (muscle), Morey (knee), Moukoko (muscle), Reyna (thigh), Schmelzer (knee)

Football bullet Tip: X at 4.00 – bet365

Inter vs Sheriff

Inter: Handanovič; Škriniar, de Vrij, Bastoni; Dunfries, Barella, Brozović, Çalhanoğlu, Perišić; Džeko, Lautaro Martínez
Out: Sensi (knee)

Sheriff: Celeadnic; Fernando Costanza, Arboleda, Dulanto, Cristiano; Addo, Thill; Bruno, Kolovos, Castañeda; Traore
Out: Athanasiadis (illness), Yakhshiboev (undisclosed), Belousov (knee)
Doubtful: Kyabou (undisclosed)
Misses next match if booked: Dulanto

Football bullet Tip: 1 & Over 2.5 at 1.57 – bet365

Shakhtar Donetsk vs Real Madrid

Shakhtar: Pyatov; Dodô, Marlon, Kryvtsov, Ismaily; Maycon, Stepanenko; Tetê, Alan Patrick, Fernando; Pedrinho
Out: Júnior Moraes (knee), Traoré (knee), Konoplyanka (unspecified), Matviyenko (leg)

Real Madrid: Courtois; Nacho, Militão, Alaba, Gutiérrez/Mendy; Valverde, Casemiro, Modrić, Kroos; Benzema, Vinícius
Out: Carvajal (calf), Ceballos (ankle), Bale (muscle strain), Isco (back), Jović (ankle) Hazard (ankle)

Football bullet Tip: X at HT at 2.30 – bet365

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Euroleague basketball predictions The Euroleague is back! May’s winners, Anadolu Efes will try to defend their crown as one of the 18 European teams ready for the biggest club competition in the continent. Enjoy every single game preview of this season’s 34-round regular season and our expert predictions.

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CSKA Moscow – Crvena Zvezda

  • CSKA holds a 9-2 advantage in EuroLeague games against Crvena Zvezda.

CSKA Moscow (2-1) takes on Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade (2-1) in the Russian capital as both teams look for a third consecutive victory. Both won at home in Round 3. CSKA never trailed in its 77-67 triumph against Zenit St Petersburg. Toko Shengelia erupted for a career-high 33 points and had 8 of those during a 16-2 start to the game. He also collected a team-high 8 rebounds. However, Shengelia hurt his shoulder and will not be available on Friday, joining Nikola Milutinov and Marius Grigonis on the injured list. As such, CSKA will depend that much more on Will Clyburn, who had 16 points and 7 boards against Zenit.

Zvezda defeated Zalgiris Kaunas 73-61 at Stark Arena. Nikola Kalinic scored 13 of his team-high 15 points in the second half to pace Zvezda. Ognjen Dobric added 13 points, Luka Mitrovic got 12 points and 7 rebounds and Nate Wolters had 11 points, 6 rebounds and 7 assists for the Serbian powerhouse. CSKA is 15-2 against Zvezda, and 9-0 at home, since their first meeting on January 15, 1970.

basketball prediction Tip: 2 (+11.5) at 1.90 with bet365

Monaco – Barcelona

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

AS Monaco (2-1) takes on FC Barcelona (3-0) at Salle Gaston Medecin in what is an unprecedented event in European basketball history, as these teams have never faced each other before. Monaco comes off its first loss of the season, and first as a EuroLeague team, 94-86 against Real Madrid in the Spanish capital on Wednesday. Mike James led Monaco with 24 points and 10 assists but could not finish the game due to injury. Donta Hall added 12 points while Will Thomas had 11 for the principality powerhouse.

Barcelona leads the standings and remains undefeated but needed overtime to down Olympiacos Piraeus 79-78 on Wednesday night. Pierre Oriola was Barcelona’s hero, hitting the go-ahead free throws with 7.6 seconds left. Nikola Mirotic led Barcelona with 22 points. Cory Higgins added 11, while Brandon Davies picked up 10 and Nick Calathes flirted with a triple-double with 9 points, 13 rebounds and 7 assists.

basketball prediction Tip: 1 (+7.5) at 1.90 with bet365

Olympiacos – Zalgiris

  • Olympiacos and Zalgiris are tied at 13-13 in their meetings this century. Zalgiris has won three in a row and seven of the last eight.

Olympiacos Piraeus (2-1) hosts Zalgiris Kaunas (0-3) on Friday for Round 4 in a classic Turkish Airlines EuroLeague showdown in which both teams seek to get one victory from the season’s first double-round week. Olympiacos comes off its first loss, 79-78 in overtime against FC Barcelona. Kostas Sloukas had 14 points, Tyler Dorsey and Sasha Vezenkov both scored 12 for Olympiacos. Zalgiris lost 73-61 at Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade on Wednesday. Josh Nebo paced Zalgiris with 14 points and 10 rebounds and Niels Giffey and Lukas Lekavicius added 11 points apiece.

It should be a very special game for Thomas Walkup, who faces Zalgiris for the first time after three seasons with the club. Zalgiris head coach Jure Zdovc won the 1992-93 EuroLeague title with Limoges CSP in the very same building, Peace and Friendship Stadium. It is a rematch of the 1999 EuroLeague semifinals and the 2018 EuroLeague playoffs. On both occasions, Zalgiris was victorious. The Lithuanian powerhouse is 14-13 against the Reds.

basketball prediction Tip: 2 (+11.0) at 1.90 with bet365

Milano – Efes

  • Milan and Efes have played each other at least twice in each of the past 11 seasons. Efes holds a 20-10 edge in games this century, but Milan swept their series last season.

ALBA Berlin (1-2) welcomes Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz (1-2) to the German capital in a clash of two teams looking to build on their most recent performance. Both ALBA and Baskonia registered their first wins of the season on Tuesday. ALBA scored 57 second-half points to rally from a double-digit deficit and sink visiting Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul 84-70 behind 22 points from Oscar da Silva and 21 points from Maodo Lo.

Baskonia edged Panathinaikos OPAP Athens 81-79 with Rokas Giedraitis and former ALBA forward Simone Fontecchio each scoring 16 points. In head-to-head games, ALBA swept Baskonia last season and the German champs have won three of their last four games, including both games in Berlin over the last two seasons.

basketball prediction Tip: 2 at 2.35 with bet365

Real Madrid – Panathinaikos

  • In their clashes since 2000, Real Madrid holds a 21-10 edge over Panathinaikos and has won 12 in a row.

In a battle of Turkish Airlines EuroLeague powerhouses, Real Madrid (2-1) takes on Panathinaikos OPAP Athens (1-2) on Friday in Round 4. Real is undefeated at home and comes off a hard-fought victory against AS Monaco, 94-86. Guerschon Yabusele led the way with 18 points. Thomas Heurtel followed with 13 points and 7 assists, while Fabien Causeur poured in 12 points. With the game on the line, Rudy Fernandez hit a critical three-pointer that allowed Los Blancos to seal the outcome.

Panathinaikos OPAP Athens (1-2) is looking for its first road victory, which almost came in Round 3 against Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz on Tuesday. Ioannis Papapetrou led Panathinaikos with 22 points but his game-winning three-point try at the buzzer hit short. Daryl Macon added 13 points while Howard Sant-Roos had 9 for the Greens. These teams combine for 16 EuroLeague crowns, which says enough about this game’s tradition and importance.

basketball prediction Tip: 2 (+12.5) at 1.90 with bet365

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