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Euroleague Top 16 – Round 3 Preview

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The Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16 enters its third week with just three undefeated teams – Olympiacos Piraeus, Fenerbahce Istanbul and Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar – which shows how tough the competition has been for everyone until now. Four games will be played on Thursday, followed by four more on Friday. Expect a little bit of everything in an exciting Round 3!

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GROUP E

In the Game of the Week on Thursday, Fenerbahce (2-0) takes on visiting Lokomotiv (2-0) in a direct battle for first place. Lokomotiv is first in steals (8.5 per game) and has the second-best defense in the competition, giving up just 69.6 points per game. Fenerbahce also excels on defense, allowing a league-low 69.5 performance index rating average to opponents and ranking second in blocks (3.9). Malcolm Delaney of Lokomotiv has earned back-to-back MVP of the Week honors to start the Top 16 and leads all active players in scoring (18.1 ppg.).

Also on Thursday, Panathinaikos Athens (1-1) hosts Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade (0-2) in the Greek capital. Panathinaikos ranks third in assists (20.3) but is last among all Top 16 teams in offensive rebounds (8.4), with Zvezda being fifth overall (11.4). Zvezda ranks high in turnovers (14.5) and fouls committed (22.5), and so must improve those numbers to have better chance at its first Top 16 win.

Unicaja Malaga (1-1) hosts Cedevita Zagreb (1-1) in an interesting showdown. Cedevita big man Luka Zoric played for Unicaja in the past, as did his head coach Veljko Mrsic, who led the Spanish visitors to a Korac Cup title in 2001. Unicaja leads the Euroleague in offensive rebounds (12.3) but trails all Top 16 teams in defensive boards (21.3). Cedevita ranks low in steals (4.92) and blocks (1.5) but has great three-point defense, holding opposing shooters to 34% accuracy from the arc.

In the only Friday game in the group, Anadolu Efes Istanbul (1-1) goes against Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul (0-2) – barely four days after facing each other in the Turkish League. As many as five Darussafaka players and head coach Oktay Mahmuti worked for Efes in the past. Darussafaka has good defensive numbers: its opponents make just 33.7% of their three-point tries and own a very poor 1.15 assist-to-turnover ratio. On other hand, Efes is third in index rating (97.5 per game), second in scoring (85.4) and first in assists (20.8) and three-point shooting accuracy (45.1%).

GROUP F

In the only Group F game on Thursday, CSKA Moscow (1-1) hosts FC Barcelona Lassa (1-1) in a big showdown between teams with two Euroleague titles each this century. It is the 26th matchup between them, including Euroleague semifinals in 2003, 2006, 2009 and 2010. CSKA leads the Euroleague in index rating (109.7 per game), scoring (91.3) and two-point shooting percentage (58.9%). Barcelona has the best assist-to-turnover ratio in the competition (1.83), is fifth in scoring (80.9) and last in fouls committed (18.5) and turnovers (10.5).

In the first of three Friday games, Khimki Moscow Region (1-1) takes on Laboral Kutxa Vitoria Gasteiz (1-1). Laboral leads the Euroleague in defensive rebounding (27.7) behind the overall best individual in the competition, Ioannis Bourousis (9.2 rpg.). Laboral is third in scoring (84.9) but Khimki is first in blocks (5.1) and third in steals (8.3), so a very intense game is expected.

Real Madrid (1-1) faces Zalgiris Kaunas (2-0) in another battle between Euroleague champions. Madrid forward Jonas Maciulis and Zalgiris swingman Martynas Pocius go against their former teams. Madrid ranks second in index rating (99.5), fourth in scoring (84.8) and third in rebounds (37.2). Zalgiris is last in index rating (56.5) and scoring (65.5) in the Top 16, with a true shooting percentage of 40.7% compared to Madrid’s 48.6%, so a major turnaround is needed. Legend Sarunas Jasikevicius is expected to head the Zalgiris bench in his first Euroleague game as head coach.

In a Olympiacos (2-0) hosts Brose Baskets Bamberg (1-1) as the visitors comes off their first-ever Top 16 win after 21 consecutive losses. Bamberg is leading the Top 16 in true shooting percentage (56.8%) and assists (21.5), but will have it tough to continue those great numbers against the Reds. The best defensive team in the competition, Olympiacos holds opponents to 69.2 points on average, 43.9% two-point shooting and a low 14.6 assists per game.

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The injury list and who returns:

Group E

Anadolu Efes Istanbul

– Other than Nenad Krstic, who is sidelined long term, Efes Coach Ivkovic has a full roster to choose from.

Cedevita Zagreb

– Nemanja Gordic and Karlo Zganec returned to action this weekend, giving Cedevita a full roster.

Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade

– Luka Mitrovic remains unavailable due to a knee injury.

Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul

– Oguz Savas and Serhat Cetin have not played for Darussafaka in recent weeks.

Fenerbahce Istanbul

– Kostas Sloukas has missed his team’s last two games.

Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar

– Dontaye Draper did not play in the VTB League game on Monday, but should be back against Fenerbahce.

Panathinaikos Athens

– Lefthetis Bochoridis remains sidelined.
– Nikos Pappas will be out for two weeks due to injury.

Unicaja Malaga

– Point guard Stefan Markovic will be sidelined for at least three months due to a leg injury.
– Mindaugas Kuzminskas did not travel to Athens last week due to a small injury, but returned to action this weekend.

Group F

Brose Baskets Bamberg

– Elias Harris returned to action against Zalgiris giving Bamberg a full roster.

CSKA Moscow

– Aaron Jackson remains sidelined due to multiple face fractures, but could be back soon.
– Victor Khryapa returned to action against Saratov and is available going forward.
– Nando De Colo sprained his ankle in the VTB League this weekend. He is listed as questionable against Barcelona.
– Pavel Korobkov did not play against Real Madrid last weekend and missed his team’s game in Saratov this weekend.
– Joel Freeland did not travel to Saratov due to a leg injury. He is questionable against Barcelona.

FC Barcelona Lassa

– Carlos Arroyo will be sidelined at least until late January or early February after suffering a left calf muscle tear in practice.
– Juan Carlos Navarro missed his team’s Spanish League game due to back problems. He is probable against CSKA.

Khimki Moscow Region

– Paul Davis, Egor Vyaltsev and Ruslan Pateev remain sidelined.
– Petteri Koponen and Marko Todorovic did not play in the VTB League this weekend. Both players stayed in Khimki to recover from their injuries and will play against Laboral Kutxa.

Laboral Kutxa Vitoria Gasteiz

– Alberto Corbacho is out due to a leg injury.
– Davis Bertans is nearing a comeback but is not available yet.
– Ioannis Bourousis missed a Spanish League game due to personal reasons, but will be back against Khimki.

Olympiacos Piraeus

– Patric Young is sidelined long-term due to a torn ACL.

Real Madrid

– Rudy Fernandez (back) and Sergio Llull (thigh) are out again this week.

Zalgiris Kaunas

– Veteran center Robertas Javtokas will miss the remainder of the season due to an ankle injury.
– Vytenis Lipkevicius remains sidelined. He has not played in the Euroleague yet.

Source: euroleague.net

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Wednesday 14/04/2021

Dortmund – Man City

Dortmund: Hitz; Morey, Akanji, Hummels, Guerreiro; Emre Can, Dahoud, Bellingham; Reus, Haaland, Hazard
Out: Moukoko (foot), Sancho (thigh), Schmelzer (knee), Witsel (achilles), Zagadou (knee)
Misses next match if booked: Can, Haaland

Man. City: Ederson; Walker, Stones, Dias, Cancelo; De Bruyne, Rodri, Gündoğan; Mahrez, Jesus, Foden
Out: none
Doubtful: Agüero (unspecified), Laporte (hip)
Misses next match if booked: Fernandinho, João Cancelo

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Liverpool – Real Madrid

Liverpool: Alisson Becker; Alexander-Arnold, Ozan Kabak, Phillips, Robertson; Thiago, Fabinho, Wijnaldum; Salah, Jota, Mané
Out: Henderson (groin), Van Dijk (knee), Gomez (knee), Matip (ankle)
Doubtful: Kelleher (abdominal tear), Origi (muscular)
Misses next match if booked: Alexander-Arnold, Henderson, Mané, Milner, Wijnaldum

Real Madrid: Courtois; Odriozola, Nacho, Éder Militão, Mendy; Kroos, Casemiro, Modrić; Asensio, Benzema, Vinícius Júnior
Out: Ramos (calf), Lucas Vázquez (knee), Varane (illness), Hazard (muscular), Carvajal (hamstring)
Misses next match if booked: Mendy, Valverde

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CSKA Moscow – Panathinaikos preview, prediction and where to watch

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Euroleague basketball predictions CSKA Moscow – Panathinaikos is a makeup game for rould 6 of the Euroleague.

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CSKA Moscow – Panathinaikos

The Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Regular Season formally comes to a close on Wednesday night when CSKA Moscow hosts Panathinaikos OPAP Athens in a makeup game from Round 25. CSKA (23-10), which has already clinched second place in the standings and a matchup with Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul in the playoffs, will look to build on its five-game winning streak. Panathinaikos (11-22), which has lost eight of its last 10 games, is 16th in the standings and can overtake ALBA Berlin for 15th if it wins.

For CSKA, this game is for protocol only and could be a good chance for Coach Itoudis to spread minutes around. That could still prove to be a winning formula as second-string players try to use every available minute to fight for more playing time come the playoffs. A strong showing on the boards and good sharing of the ball would be the perfect recipe for another CSKA victory.

  • Nikola Milutinov could miss the rest of the season after undergoing shoulder surgery.
  • Mike James has been suspended by head coach Dimitris Itoudis.
  • Daniel Hackett will miss this game due to a shoulder injury.

The Greens will be shorthanded since Mario Hezonja is not eligible because he was not yet registered when this game was originally scheduled to be played in February. Accordingly, the Greens will need players like Ben Bentil, Shelvin Mack and Howard Sant-Roos to assist Nedovic in filling the basket to have a shot at finishing the season on a high note.

  • Mario Hezonja is not available to play since he was not with the team on the original date the game was scheduled.

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Champions League Tips Today – Injuries, Suspensions and Possible Line-ups

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Tuesday 13/04/2021

Chelsea – Porto

  • In Seville, Spain

Chelsea: Mendy; Azpilicueta, Zouma, Rüdiger; James, Jorginho, Kovačić, Alonso; Mount, Havertz, Pulišić
Out: none
Doubtful: Christensen (hamstring), Thiago Silva (match fitness)
Misses next match if booked: Kovačić, Ziyech

Porto: Marchesín; Manafá, Pepe, Mbemba, Zaidu; Corona, Sérgio Oliveira, Uribe, Otávio; Marega, Taremi
Out: none
Misses next match if booked: Mbemba

Football bullet Tip: 1st goal Porto at 2.75 – bet365

PSG – Bayern

Paris: Navas; Dagba, Danilo, Kimpembe, Diallo; Gueye, Paredes; Di María, Draxler, Neymar; Mbappé
Out: Bernat (knee), Icardi (thigh), Kurzawa (calf), Marquinhos (adductor)
Doubtful: Diallo (illness), Florenzi (unspecified), Verratti (unspecified)
Misses next match if booked: Gueye, Kurzawa, Neymar, Verratti

Bayern: Neuer; Pavard, Boateng, Hernández, Davies; Kimmich, Alaba; Sané, Müller, Coman; Choupo-Moting
Out: Lewandowski (knee), Costa (foot), Gnabry (illness), Süle (thigh), Tolisso (thigh)
Doubtful: Roca (unspecified)
Misses next match if booked: Boateng, Hernández, Kimmich

Football bullet Tip: X at 4.20 – bet365

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