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CSKA Moscow – ALBA Berlin

CSKA will try to keep its early-season momentum going when it welcomes winless ALBA Berlin to the Russian capital. CSKA bounced back from a season-opening loss with back-to-back victories, including an overtime thriller at Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul on Wednesday night. ALBA has had a slow start, with three losses and a league-worst -47 point difference going into Round 4.

CSKA has been depleted to start the season but led by Will Clyburn (17.7 ppg.), Mike James (17.3 ppg., 4.3 apg.) and Tornike Shengelia (10.3 ppg., 8.3 rpg.) has found ways to succeed. Still, it would be important for their teammates to get involved in the offense sooner rather than later. The rest of the team has averaged just 28.0 points per game so far, and finding more balance on offense would go long way toward victory in this game that CSKA is playing on short rest.

Semen Antonov, Nikola Milutinov and Janis Strelnieks tested positive for COVID-19 and missed CSKA’s Round 2 and Round 3 games. Andrei Lopatin also tested positive ahead of the Round 3 game.

ALBA has still to rediscover the offense that has been its trademark since Aito Garcia Reneses took over as head coach. ALBA has not scored more than 73 points in any of its first three games after averaging 84.5 last season. The teams needs to get better control of the boards, especially on the defensive end, which would give it more opportunities to run in transition and get some easy baskets.

basketball prediction Tip: Over 162.5 at 1.90 with bet365
(Price correct at 16/10/2020, 08:30 CET, subject to change)

Fenerbahce – Bayern

Fenerbahce and Bayern are coming into their Round 4 clash from opposite directions. Fenerbahce lost a overtime thriller at home against CSKA Moscow, while Bayern is coming off a dramatic road win at Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv. With both sides holding 2-1 records, it is an early-season clash where the winner’s prize could end up being a share of the EuroLeague standings lead.

To bounce back from its first defeat under Kokoskov, Fenerbahce will need to take better care of the ball and get more efficient inside the three-point arc. Fenerbahce is averaging 16.3 turnovers, second-most in the league, and shoots the ball with the third-lowest two-point accuracy, 46.0%. Improving in those areas will be very important against a defensively aggressive Bayern team.

Bayern has started this season playing with focus, poise and discipline, especially on the defensive end. Bayern leads the league with 9.7 steals per game, and needs to keep that effort in this game, too. It will be important for Bayern to try to keep up in the battle on the glass, too, as Fenerbahce is one of the best rebounding teams in the league through three games.

basketball prediction Tip: 2 (+7.5) at 1.90 with bet365
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Olympiacos – Maccabi

Maccabi (1-2) comes off its second loss of the season, as FC Bayern Munich stood on its way at Menora Mivtachim Arena, 82-85, despite 27 points from Scottie Wilbekin and 19 from Ante Zizic. Olympiacos (2-1) registered its second consecutive win, downing AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan 86-75 behind 17 points and 11 assists from Kostas Sloukas. Georgios Printezis and Aaron Harrison each added 16 points for the Reds. Expect nothing but a great showdown between old sports rivals at Peace and Friendship Stadium as visiting coach Ioannis Sfairopoulos returns again to face the team he led to the 2017 championship game.

Olympiacos shot the ball really well against Milan, hitting 61.8% two-point shots and 40% of its attempts from beyond the arc. It finished the game with 20 assists and held Milan to just 12. That focus on defense and ball circulation on offense will be critical against a high-scoring team like Maccabi. Olympiacos has a more experienced backcourt, led by Sloukas, Vassilis Spanoulis and Charles Jenkins, and must be read to make the most of that advantage. Stopping Ante Zizic and Othello Hunter down low should be critical, too, for the hosts.

Despite this week’s loss, Maccabi outrebounded Bayern by 40-29, showing a great team effort, with as many as seven players pulling down at least 4 boards. Maccabi has a size advantage in the paint with Zizic, Hunter and Dragan Bender, so connecting with its big men will be important. The Israeli powerhouse relies on Elijah Bryant and Chris Jones to put defensive pressure on Sloukas and prevent him from organizing Olympiacos’s offense. Maccabi needs to cut down turnovers, as it had 18 against Bayern after averaging 12.5 in the first two rounds.

basketball prediction Tip: 2 at 2.30 with bet365
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Milano – Real Madrid

Real (1-2) registered its first win this week, downing Khimki Moscow Region 94-85 behind 21 points from Sergio Llull and 19 off the bench from Nico Laprovittola. Milan (2-1) took an 86-75 road loss against Olympiacos Piraeus despite 18 points from Sergio Rodriguez. It will be a special game for Rodriguez, who played for Real for six seasons, earning EuroLeague MVP honors in 2015, reaching three consecutive continental championship games and lifting the trophy in 2015. Expect a fun-to-watch but intense game at WiZink Center.

As always for Real, it all starts with hard defense and pulling down defensive rebounds. If able to do both, Real can run the floor and find space for its many shooters. Los Blancos downed 17 three-point shots against Khimki, one shy of tying its all-time record. Edy Tavares and Usman Garuba must play physical and aggressive inside against Kyle Hines and Kaleb Tarczewski. Real has to find a way to prevent Rodriguez and Malcolm Delaney from dominating the game tempo, as Milan will have better chances in a five-on-five offense game.

Kevin Punter has been sidelined for the start of the season with a hip flexor. Vladimir Micov has missed the team’s first three games of the season.

Milan only grabbed 6 offensive rebounds in its loss against Olympiacos and averages just 8.7 until now. Milan should try to crash the offensive boards better, which would help to stop Real’s transition game. Milan is without Vladimir Micov and Kevin Punter, so players like Gigi Datome, Delaney and Michael Roll will be ready to outscore high-quality offensive players such as Llull, Facu Campazzo and Jaycee Carroll. Hines will want to use his experience against Tavares and take him out of the paint, generating space for drives to the basket.

Felipe Reyes has missed Real’s first three games of the season. Anthony Randolph missed Round 3.

basketball prediction Tip: 1 at 1.86 with bet365
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Baskonia – Khimki

It’s going to be two teams coming from different places when TD Systems Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz (1-1) welcomes a winless Khimki Moscow Region (0-3) on Friday night. The hosts did not play their Round 2 game against Zenit St Petersburg and will probably be fresh in their first game this week. On the other hand, Khimki lost its third in a row at Real Madrid, and this will be its third game in seven days with a lineup that has been limited by virus cases.

Baskonia did not play earlier this week, so that fact and home-court advantage give the hosts an edge going into the game. Khimki tops the league in assists per game, so Baskonia will have to pay attention to the passing lanes on defense to try to get steals and run the break. Also, Khimki big men like Devin Booker and Jonas Jerebko are ever-present weapons for the guests for now, so Baskonia’s bigs will have extra work on Friday in order for their team to have good options for a win.

Baskonia has a fresh roster because its Round 3 game was not played.

Still without super scorer Alexey Shved on board, among several other players, Khimki is struggling with three losses in three games. A fourth one is a luxury that few teams could afford, so the guests will have to do everything in their hands to get the win. Khimki’s 4.3 steals per game is the second-worst in the league, so the Russian team will have to increase the effort in defense in order to get more open options on the offensive end. The COVID-19 situation is also affecting Khimki big-time, so coach Rimas Kurtinaitis will have to get the best of the men he’s got available in Vitoria.

Khimki’s Jordan Mickey, Janis Timma, Evgeny Voronov Greg Monroe and Maxim Barashkov have all tested positive for COVID-19 last week and have been isolated and are under medical supervision. Alexey Shved, Stefan Jovic and Errick McCollum all missed the first three games of the season.

basketball prediction Tip: 2 (+15.5) at 2.00 with bet365
(Price correct at 16/10/2020, 08:30 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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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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