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Euroleague Tips with Previews – Round 27 – Tuesday

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Fenerbahce – Crvena Zvezda

A game with playoff intensity can be counted on in Istanbul as Fenerbahce looks to break the barrier and climb inside the playoff zone while Zvezda tries to stay pace with the pack and draw closer to eighth place. Fenerbahce snapped a two-game slide last week with a victory at Valencia and now sits in ninth place with the same number of wins as the two teams in front of it in the standings. Zvezda has lost three in a row and is two wins outside of the playoff zone, so it can ill-afford another loss to a direct rival if it is to remain strong in the top-eight chase.

When the Fenerbahce attack is in its groove, the team is at its best. Fenerbahce is 8-2 this season in games where it has scored at least 80 points. Conversely, it’s 4-12 when it is held below 80. One way to control the pace is through rebounding; Fenerbahce is last in the league with 29.2 rebounds per game and Fenerbahce has athletic and big bodies to contend with. If Fenerbahce can get those rebounds and get the ball to Kostas Sloukas and De Colo in transition, reaching 80 points becomes more easily attainable.

Zvezda, which has not won on the road since Round 18, has struggled at times this season due to poor shooting percentages; the Serbian champs are last in the league in two-point shooting (48.9%) and third-bottom in three-point accuracy (34.0%). That can change on any given night and if Zvezda can get its shots to fall at a higher rate this week could change its season.

basketball prediction Tip: 1 (-9,5) at 1.90 with bet365
(Price correct at 04/03/2020, 10:15 CET, subject to change)

ALBA Berlin – Barcelona

ALBA has struggled at home lately, losing its last four games at Mercedes-Benz Arena. On the other hand, Barcelona arrives in Berlin on a seven-game winning streak, its longest under the new EuroLeague format. Rokas Giedraitis (13.8 ppg.), Martin Hermannsson (10.9 ppg., 4.8 apg.) and Luke Sikma (9.7 ppg., 6.3 rpg., 4.5 apg.) have led ALBA until now. Freshly crowned EuroLeague MVP for February Nikola Mirotic (18.9 ppg.) has been Barcelona’s top scorer until now, followed by Cory Higgins (12.2 ppg.) and Malcolm Delaney (10.3 ppg.).

ALBA ranks second overall in assists (19.6 apg.) despite playing without its two main point guards, Peyton Siva and Stefan Peno, for the best part of the season. ALBA has been outstanding from beyond the three-point line (39.5% 3FG), but has struggled to score in the paint (50.0% 2FG). ALBA must try to do a better job of defensive rebounding (21.8 drpg., 14th overall) to make the most out of its trademark transition offense, giving everyone chances to score.

Despite being a really talented team on offense, it all starts with defense for Barcelona, which forces opponents to the most turnovers (14.5 per game) in the EuroLeague this season. Barcelona is also doing a great job under its own rim, allowing only 9.4 offensive rebounds per game and pulling down 24.9 defensive boards on average. If Barcelona rebounds well and is able to run in transition, offense comes quickly with such a deep, talented, versatile roster.

basketball prediction Tip: Over 171.5 at 1.83 with bet365
(Price correct at 04/03/2020, 10:15 CET, subject to change)

Maccabi – Anadolu Efes

The sold-out Menorah Mivtachim Arena will be rocking on Wednesday when first-placed Efes comes to town to take on Maccabi. Red-hot Efes has won 11 games in a row and its open 12-game winning streak on the road is the EuroLeague record. Moreover, a win in Tel Aviv – where Efes has won on each of its last three visits – would clinch homecourt advantage in the playoffs for Coach Ataman’s charges. Maccabi, which has won four in a row and dropped only one game at home all season, can clinch its spot in the playoffs if it wins and other results go its way.

Maccabi not only allows the fewest points in the league this season (76.9 ppg.), it has done so by being aggressive. The Israeli champs lead the league in fouls committed (22.7), steals 7.9 spg.) and are second in rebounding (35.7 rpg.). By using its depth and the support of the famed yellow fans in the arena, Maccabi must be physical and aggressive for the full 40 minutes to keep Efes off its high-scoring pace.

Perhaps overlooked in Efes’s fantastic season so far has been that alongside its magnificent shooting numbers, it has played strong defense too. Moreover, it’s historic road record shows that Efes can take its style of play and win anywhere. Its ability to make clutch threes and get defensive stops no matter the situation has it atop the standings. Now it needs to continue its momentum even as the expected return of Bryant Dunston and the possible absence of Shane Larkin create different lineup looks for the players to adjust to.

basketball prediction Tip: 1 at 2.05 with bet365
(Price correct at 04/03/2020, 10:15 CET, subject to change)

Bayern – Baskonia

Bayern snapped a five-game road losing streak with a brilliant victory against Zenit St. Petersburg, its EuroLeague first win since late January. Baskonia has lost its last six road games, its last victory away from Fernando Buesa Arena was in Belgrade on December 12. Greg Monroe (12.5 ppg.) is Bayern’s top scorer, followed by Vladimir Lucic (11.6 ppg.) and Nihad Dedovic (8.5 ppg.). Toko Shengelia (15.7 ppg.), Shavon Shields (9.7 ppg.) and Semaj Christon (8.4 ppg.) are leading Baskonia right now.

After a long losing streak, Bayern has to stick to what it did well against Zenit. It only allowed 68 points, allowing its opponents to make only 5 of 30 three-point shots (16.7%) and scoring with great efficiency in the paint (28 of 44, 63.6%), mainly through Monroe and Lucic. Three-point shooting accuracy (4-of-12, 33.3%) and the lack of offensive boards (4) were negative aspects to improve in front of its fans at Audi Dome.

Rebounds, indeed, have been Baskonia’s main weapon this season. Baskonia ranks third in the EuroLeague in offensive rebounds (11.6 orpg.) and is sixth overall (34.9 rpg.). It is the lowest-scoring team in the competition (73.3 ppg.) mainly because of its poor percentages from downtown (32.7%) and from the foul line (70.5%). Increasing those numbers, particularly on the road, will make Baskonia more competitive.

basketball prediction Tip: 2 at 2.30 with bet365
(Price correct at 04/03/2020, 10:15 CET, subject to change)

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News Source: Euroleague.net
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Europa League Tips Today – Injuries, Suspensions and Possible Line-ups

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Who’s likely to start, who might be left out and who is unavailable? We have brought together all information provided by UEFA, so check our Europa League tips today.

The football predictions are as always from livetipster. So, before you make your selections you’d better read the injuries and suspensions for the Europa League. We have used several sources to come up with these lists.

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Thursday 06/05/2021

Arsenal – Villareal

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Mikel Arteta, Arsenal coach: “It’s true for some players it might be their last season [at the club] for different reasons. I can see how much [the UEFA Europa League] means to them and how much they want it. [Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang] played well [in Sunday’s 2-0 win at Newcastle] and he felt much better than the days before that. Scoring a goal is really important for him so he’s in a good place. I think it’s only the tenth time the club have played a European semi-final so it’s a big moment for us.”

Unai Emery, Villarreal coach: “We are going into this second leg with maximum respect for Arsenal and the Europa League, and lots of enthusiasm. We are going to see Aubameyang in action, so we are going to see the best of Arsenal, individually and collectively. The first-leg result doesn’t change my view of the tie: Arsenal started as favourites and they are still favourites. We will do our best to compete.”

Possible line-ups

Arsenal: Leno; Chambers, Holding, Pablo Marí, Xhaka; Elneny, Partey, Smith Rowe; Pépé, Aubameyang, Saka

Villarreal: Rulli; Mario, Albiol, Pau Torres, Pedraza; Chuckweze, Parejo, Coquelin, Trigueros; Alcácer, Moreno

Football bullet Tip: Both Teams To Score (G/G) at 1.70 – bet365

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Roma – Man United

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Possible line-ups

Roma : Mirante; Mancini, Smalling, Ibañez; Karsdorp, Villar, Cristante, Bruno Peres; Pellegrini, Mkhitaryan; Mayoral

Manchester United : De Gea; Wan-Bissaka, Bailly, Maguire, Shaw; Matić, Fred; James, Bruno Fernandes, Pogba; Greenwood

Football bullet Tip: Over 3.5 goals at 2.30 – bet365

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Source: www.uefa.com

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Chelsea – Real Madrid Prediction, Injuries, Suspensions and Possible Line-ups

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Who’s likely to start, who might be left out and who is unavailable? We have brought together all information provided by UEFA, so check our Chelsea – Real Madrid Prediction today.

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Chelsea – Real Madrid is the second semi-final of the UCL 2021, while Man City is waiting to learn thei opponent. The football predictions are as always from livetipster. So, before you make your selections you’d better read the injuries and suspensions for the Champions League. Chelsea – Real Madrid on the spotlight.

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Wednesday 05/05/2021

Chelsea – Real Madrid

  • Stamford Bridge, London
  • 1st leg: Real Madrid – Chelsea 1-1
  • Real Madrid has no win in 4 occasions versus Chelsea (0-2-2).

Chelsea – Real Madrid injuries

Chelsea: Kovacic (DM/MC) is out due to illness.

Real Madrid: Varane (DC), Carvajal (DR) and Vazquez (M/W/FR) are sidelined.

Chelsea – Real Madrid Possible line-ups

Chelsea: Mendy; Christensen, Thiago Silva, Rudiger; Azpilicueta, Jorginho, Kante, Chilwell; Pulisic, Werner, Mount

Real Madrid: Courtois; Valverde, Ramos, Militao, Nacho; Casemiro, Kroos, Modric; Asensio, Benzema, Vinicius

Chelsea – Real Madrid prediction

If there is one team in Europe that can change the odds to their favor then it is Real Madrid. Zidane and his players are so experienced that they have a real chance in getting the result they need in London. Firstly they need to score and it is a very possible scenario, probably with the ‘usual suspect’ Benzema finding the net. Chelsea will find the answer but Real will already have turned favorites because one goal will then be enough to get them to the final. It might be scored in the injury time. If not, a penalty shoot out can see them through. My main prediction is both teams to score though. Just to be clear.

Tip 1: Both Teams To Score (G/G) at 1.95 – bet365
Tip 2: Real Madrid to qualify at 2.25 – bet365

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Man City – PSG Prediction, Injuries, Suspensions and Possible Line-ups

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Who’s likely to start, who might be left out and who is unavailable? We have brought together all information provided by UEFA, so check our Man City – PSG Prediction today.

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Tuesday 04/05/2021

Man City – PSG

  • ETIHAD Stadium, Manchester
  • 1st leg: PSG – Man City 1-2
  • Paris has no win in 4 occasions versus City (0-2-2).
  • Their previous encounter was in the Champions League of 2015-16 with Man City winning the tie and reaching the semi-finals of the competition for the first and only time.

Man City – PSG injuries

Man City: Eric Garcia (DC) is out due to illness.

PSG: Mpappe (FRLC) is a major doubt for Pochettino. Wing-back Bernat (D/M/WL) is sidelined. Gueye (DM) is suspended.

Man City – PSG Possible line-ups

Manchester City: Ederson; Walker, Stones, Rúben Dias, Cancelo; Rodri, Gündoğan; Mahrez, Bernardo Silva, Foden; De Bruyne

Paris: Navas; Florenzi, Marquinhos, Kimpembe, Diallo; Verratti, Paredes; Di María, Neymar, Draxler; Icardi

Man City – PSG prediction

I have a feeling this tie is not over just yet. Paris has so much quality that can try to turn things around and if they score first then they have a real chance. Man City has been the best team in the competition so far, but that home game versus Dortmund could have gone all wrong and it’s still a fresh memory. I’ll take the risk and bet on the away win.

Tip 1: Away win (2) at 4.75 – bet365
Tip 2: Both Teams To Score (G/G) at 1.61 – bet365

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Prices subject to change. They were correct at: 04/05/2021 – 10:400 CET


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