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Crvena Zvezda – Fenerbahce

Two teams coming off wins will look to keep the momentum going in their first games of 2021 when Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade hosts Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul on Thursday. Zvezda (6-11) has now won back-to-back home games after holding off Panathinaikos OPAP Athens in Coach Dejan Radonjic’s first game back on the team’s bench. Fenerbahce (7-10) has also won its last two home games, but dropped its last two on the road and Coach Igor Kokoskov’s men are 3-6 on the road this season.

Zvezda is last in the EuroLeague in two-point shooting (49.5%) while having more of its shots blocked than all but one team (3.2 bpg.) and allowing opponents to make 55.0% of twos, which is third best. Stronger play in the paint from forwards Marko Jagodic-Kuridza and Johnny O’Bryant alongside centers Ognjen Kuzmic and Duop Reath could be the key against Fenerbahce.

Langston Hall missed Round 17 with an injury and is not expected to play this week. Jordan Loyd missed Zvezda’s Round 16 and 17 games with an illness and is not expected to return this week. Marko Jagodic Kuridza missed practice time this week with a stomach virus. Marko Simonovic is not available for the game.

Rebounding has been an issue for Fenerbahce this season; it ranks third from the bottom with 30.7 rebounds per game and has allowed more offensive rebounds (11.2) than any other team in the league. That combined with 14.7 turnovers per game – fifth-most in the competition – gives Fenerbahce two major areas to improve, especially considering that Zvezda is among the leaders in offensive rebounds (10.3). Jan Vesely, Danilo Bartell and Ahmet Duverioglu are among the players who Coach Kokoskov needs to lock up the glass on Thursday.

Ali Muhammed has missed Fenerbahce’s last two games.

basketball prediction Tip: 2 (-3.5) at 1.95 with bet365
(Price correct at 07/01/2010, 10:45 CET, subject to change)

ALBA Berlin – Maccabi

ALBA Berlin hopes to overcome injuries and absences once again when it welcomes Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv on Thursday for its second game in 48 hours. ALBA is coming off a 95-91 win over TD Systems Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz in a rescheduled Round 5 game, and now takes on Maccabi in a clash of two 7-10 teams looking to catch up in the race for playoff spots. The visitors are looking to get back on track after a home loss to Zenit St Petersburg last week.

ALBA does a great job of moving the ball, ranking second this season with 19.9 assists per game, but it has not been as stellar with its shooting accuracy, making just 51.3% of its two-pointers and 35.8% for three this season. On Tuesday, ALBA shot a season-high 55.2% from long range and also converted 57.5% of its two-point tries. Repeating such high shooting accuracy would put ALBA in a good position to finally come away with a home victory against Maccabi.

Luke Sikma and Niels Giffey are expected to miss several weeks with injuries. Head Coach Aito Garcia Reneses has missed last two ALBA’s games after testing positive for COVID-19. Peyton Siva has missed ALBA’s last three games. Marcus Eriksson has missed ALBA’s last nine games.

Maccabi is the best team in the EuroLeague when it comes to defensive rebounding (24.5 drpg.), and the team will need to keep to that standard in this contest. But Maccabi needs to use its size and muscle inside on the offensive end, too. ALBA allows league-high 57.5% rate to opponents on two-point shots, which is a segment of the game Maccabi needs to exploit better if it wants to win on the road and win consistently.

basketball prediction Tip: Over 157.5 at 1.90 with bet365
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Panathinaikos – Zenit

Panathinaikos OPAP Athens returns home after losing two games on the road looking to change things against a Zenit St Petersburg side that has won two in a row. Panathinaikos (5-11) is 3-5 on its home court this season and will be facing a few Zenit guys who are comfortable at OAKA in Coach Xavi Pascual and sharpshooter K.C. Rivers. What’s more, Zenit (10-5) has a remarkable 7-2 record on the road this season.

Zenit boasts the stingiest defense in the competition, allowing a league-low 72.6 points per game. Against such a team, the Greens cannot afford to leave any points on the table. This season, Panathinaikos is last in free-throw accuracy (74.3%) and third-from-last in three-point shooting (35.5%). Maximizing every possession and getting more good looks – and free throws – to fall than usual is imperative this week.

The excellence Zenit has displayed on the offensive end has allowed the team to continue winning despite making the fewest two-pointers in the league (17.7 per game). Part of that is by design since Zenit likes to slow the pace. However, considering Zenit makes 55.9% of its two-pointers, challenging Papagiannis, Ioannis Papapetrou and Dinos Mitoglou in the paint and wearing down the Greens’ frontline could bear fruits in Athens.

basketball prediction Tip: Panathinaikos Over 75.5 at 1.80 with bet365
(Price correct at 07/01/2010, 10:45 CET, subject to change)

Barcelona – Valencia

Two powers from the Spanish league will lock horns on Thursday when FC Barcelona hosts Valencia Basket. Both clubs are ranked high in the standings, but looking to shake off their recent doldrums. Barcelona has lost three consecutive games to drop to a share of third place at 11-6. Valencia has lost two of its last three to slip to a tie for sixth at 10-7. Barcelona boasts a 7-2 record at home this season and Valencia is 4-4 on the road.

It will be offense vs. defense in the showdown as Valencia is third in the league in points scored (81.2 ppg.) and Barcelona has allowed the second-fewest (73.6 ppg.). With Nick Calathes running the attack, Barcelona will never pass up a chance for an easy bucket in transition, however, the hosts would be wise to also slow the pace and play at their comfortable tempo, which Valencia is not accustomed to.

Brandon Davies has missed Barcelona’s last three games. Nikola Mirotic missed Barcelona’s Round 17 game.

Valencia is not among the better rebounding teams in the competition and will have its hands full against Barcelona’s frontline, which has allowed the third-fewest rebounds per game (29.6 rpg.), while claiming the third-most defensive boards (24.0). Valencia getting pushed around on the glass would also stop the visitors from running much in the transition game. Mike Tobey, Derrick Williams and Nikola Kalinic must all be at their best to help Valencia make an impact on this front.

Vanja Marinkovic has missed Valencia’s last 12 games due to a shoulder injury.

basketball prediction Tip: Valencia – Barcelona (HT/FT) at 6.00 with bet365
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Baskonia- CSKA Moscow

The EuroLeague’s hottest team entering 2021, CSKA (14-3) visits the team from whom no fewer than four of its top players have spent time in the past, Baskonia (8-9). CSKA is on a blistering 12-game winning streak, while Baskonia tries to recover from a last-minute loss at ALBA Berlin just 48 hours before this game tips off. CSKA will miss point guard Daniel Hackett and forward Will Clyburn, who both have ankle injuries.

It’s fair to say that the hosts need a committee of players to step up if they wish to halt CSKA’s streak. More specifically, the guard combo of Pierria Henry and Luca Vildoza have to put the brakes on James and Hilliard; forwards Alec Peters and Rokas Giedraitis need to take advantage of Clyburn’s absence; and perhaps most of all, centers Youssoupha Fall, Tonye Jekiri and Achille Polonara must somehow limit December MVP Nikita Milutinov’s dominance inside a week after he shattered the EuroLeague’s long-time offensive rebounds mark with 16. A balanced effort that wins two of those three battles in the backcourt, wings and middle is Baskonia’s best chance.

Without Hackett to run the offense and play on-the-ball defense, CSKA will need first to take care of the ball. Baskonia’s Henry is the league leader in steals and CSKA suffered earlier in the season before correcting turnover problems. Voigtmann, Shengelia and Joel Bolomboy will be expected to balance the visitors’ scoring with Clyburn out, while at the same time taking advantage of Baskonia’s expected defensive focus on Milutinov and James. Expect Hilliard to test Baskonia’s wing defenders. CSKA’s league-leading offense, remember, dishes the second-lowest number of assists, which means that it has dominated one-on-one situations. Until an opponent can change that dynamic, CSKA will have the confidence to keep winning.

Will Clyburn is out with an ankle injury. Hackett is also sidelined.

basketball prediction Tip: 1 at 3.00 with bet365
(Price correct at 07/01/2010, 10:45 CET, subject to change)

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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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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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