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Euroleague Preview & Tips – Round 5 – Friday’s Matches

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Khimki Moscow – Gran Canaria

Two teams that need a win as soon as possible clash when winless Khimki hosts Gran Canaria in Round 5. Khimki comes off a one-point loss to AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan despite Jordan Mickey’s 26 points and 7 rebounds. Granca also lost at home to CSKA as Clevin Hannah’s 17 points were not enough. This game is important for both sides, because after four rounds, both are in dire need of wins, especially the hosts. A single success could be a stepping stone to bigger and better things in the weeks to come.

The only thing that Khimki seems to be missing is that little bit of luck, that last basket that gives it the first win. So far, the team has the second-weakest defense in the competition, but it lost two straight games by a single point, so in no way is the team struggling. The only thing missing is the win. Of course, if Shved, who has scored in double digits in his last 38 straight games, Gill and Mickey maintain their numbers, Khimki will have half the job done. The only thing is that Jenkins, Markovic and Thomas step up and give the final push that their team needs. That, and crashing the boards with more intensity to improve on its league-low 26.5 rebounds per game.

Gran Canaria has a big problem in its 97.8 points allowed per game for the weakest defense in the league. If you receive that many points every game, adding wins becomes something short of a miracle, so the first step that the newcomers have to make is adjusting to make that number go down fast. The numbers on offense are not bad, so Hannah, Evans and Strawberry are doing a good job in offense. The main goal will be pressing the ball hard on defense and that will, also, bring in more fluid offense if done right.

Tip: 1 (-8.5) at 1.92 with Novibet
(Price correct at 02/11/2018, 10:30 CET)

Buducnost – Panathinaikos

Winless Buducnost welcomes Panathinaikos to the capital of Montenegro on Friday. The hosts were roughed up last week by the defending champs 89-55 despite 13 points from Nemanja Gordic. Panathinaikos also suffered a tough home loss to Zalgiris 83-87. Nick Calathes’ 22 points were not enough for the Greens. The teams are on opposite ends of the offensive spectrum; Buduscnost is last in scoring (64.3 ppg.) and two-point shooting (40.7%), while Panathinaikos is fourth in both scoring (88.3 ppg.) and two-point accuracy (58.9%).

Buducnost has yet to win this season and one can see why: it is last in the league in scoring (64.3 ppg.), more than 10 points away from the second-lowest scoring team. The hosts will need to increase those numbers fast if they want chances to win games in the EuroLeague. The problem is that four players – Early Clark, Alen Omic, Gordic and Jackson – combine for almost 42 points out of those 64. Buducnost needs more players to step up and start contributing.

Panathinaikos boasts the fourth-best offense in the league, but also the third-weakest defense. The Greens will have to return to their traditionally strong defense to fare better. Against Buducnost it can be a bit easier because the opponent has the lowest scoring average in the league, but that is no guarantee either. The connection between Calathes and Keith Langford with players in the paint like James Gist and Stephane Lasme will remain a major weapon for the visitors in this game.

Tip: 1 (+9.0) at 1.90 with bet365
(Price correct at 02/11/2018, 10:30 CET)

Zalgiris – Real Madrid

Reigning Turkish Airlines EuroLeague champion Real Madrid will try to keep its perfect season intact when it visits Zalgiris Kaunas. It’s a clash of two teams that played at the 2018 Final Four, and one where Zalgiris will be looking for its first home win of the season after it previously lost to KRILOBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz and Fenerbahce Istanbul. However, Zalgiris got a big boost of confidence last week and is coming off its first-ever road win against Panathinaikos OPAP Athens, a game where it dominated the rebounds and saw Brandon Davies lead the way with 18 points.

Zalgiris had been sitting in the cellar of league’s rebounding department until Round 4, but the road overtime win against Panathinaikos last week showed what kind of magic dominance on the boards can be for the team. Last week Coach Sarunas Jasikevicius’s men set the league’s season-high with 46 rebounds and it led Zalgiris to a win in a place it never won before in club history. And it was a team effort, too, with Aaron White and Nate Wolters contributing greatly and setting their respective career-highs. To break another bad losing streak in consecutive weeks, Zalgiris might need another similar rebounding performance.

The defending champs enter the game posting a league-high 96.5 points per contest, having not scored fewer than 89 points in any game. Madrid will certainly try to play the high-tempo basketball that it fancies and have point guards Sergio Llull and Facundo Campazzo keep the pace and the rhythm to their team’s liking. With Madrid also allowing a league-low 78 points per game and Zalgiris averaging 13 points fewer per game, uptempo basketball seems like Madrid’s recipe for success.

Tip: Race to 20 points – Zalgiris at 2.20 with bet365
(Price correct at 02/11/2018, 10:30 CET)

Milano – Anadolu Efes

The final game in Round 5 of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Regular Season brings us to the fashion capital, where AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan hosts Anadolu Efes Istanbul. It’s a clash of teams in good form, each with 3-1 records and the only defeats coming at the hands of Final Four teams from last season. Milan edged Khimki Moscow Region in its last game, while Efes came from behind to beat Fenerbahce in the Istanbul derby. The teams are both among the top in the league in scoring – Milan is fifth and Efes sixth with 86.8 and 85.8 points per game, respectively, but Milan (36.5 rpg.) is among the better rebounding teams and Efes (29.3 rpg.) ranks near the bottom.

So far this season, Milan has held its opponents to 49.7% shooting on two-pointers, which is the third-lowest number in the league. However, too many of those missed shots wind up in the other teams’ hands; Milan has allowed 13.3 offensive rebounds, which is the second-most of any team this season. If Milan can lock down the boards and deny Efes second chances, it will be in a much better position to win this game.

Despite the presences of Dunston and Tibor Pleiss at center, Efes has allowed opposing teams to make 61.9% of their two-point shots, which is the third highest in the league. Moreover, Efes’s opponents have averaged 8.8 steals per game, many of which turn into easy baskets at the other end. Milan has guards who like to penetrate and powerful weapons inside, so Efes must improve its interior defense and take good care of the ball to improve its chances in this game.

Efes’ Rodrigue Beubois is questionable for the game against Milan.

Tip: Over 165.5 at 1.92 with Novibet
(Price correct at 02/11/2018, 10:30 CET)

Source: Euroleague.net
Basketball tips: Livetipster

Standings provided by Sofascore LiveScore

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Liverpool vs Real Madrid Prediction, Injuries, Suspensions and Possible Line-ups

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Liverpool vs Real Madrid play in the Champions League final.

Who’s likely to start, who might be left out, and who is unavailable? We have brought together all the information available, so check out our Champions League final predictions today.

Saturday, 28/05/2022

  • Stade de France (80,698), Paris
  • Referee: Clement Turpin (France)
  • Real have won 13 Champions League titles (including the European Champions Cup) in 16 appearances in the final.
  • Liverpool have 6 Champions League titles (including the European Champions Cup) in 9 appearances in the final.

Road to the final

Liverpool wrapped up their on paper “tough group” (Atletico, Porto, AC Milan) with 6/6 wins. They then eliminated Inter, Benfica and Villarreal successively, winning on all 3 occasions and scoring 2+ goals on the road, while at home they only won against the Spaniards, drew with the Portuguese and were beaten by the Italians (0-2) in their only defeat in the competition this season.

Real Madrid cruised through the group stage (Inter, Sheriff, Shakhtar) with a 5-0-1 record. Their only loss was a shocking 1-2 defeat to Sheriff in Madrid. But Ancelotti’s team eliminated three championship contenders in… epic fashion. Against Paris Saint-Germain, they needed Benzema’s hat-trick in Madrid (3-1). The Frenchman scored 3 more goals in London against Chelsea (1-3) before his team beat the English side in extra time in the second leg. This was followed by two incredible games against Manchester City, losing 4-3 away, but scoring two goals after the 90 minutes in the replay and winning in extra time (3-1).

Liverpool vs Real Madrid possible line-ups

Liverpool: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Konaté, Van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Fabinho, Keïta; Salah, Mané, Luis Díaz

Real Madrid: Courtois; Carvajal, Éder Militão, Alaba, Mendy; Kroos, Casemiro, Modrić; Valverde, Benzema, Vinícius Júnior

Liverpool vs Real Madrid prediction

The odds don’t show how tightly contested the final can be, with Liverpool given as favourites by all bookmakers, but Real are the side that has linked their name with European success. Liverpool may be more tired from their unsuccessful battle to win the Premier League, and in two finals this season they have drawn 0-0 with Chelsea and won the titles on penalties.

On the other hand, Real have had a chance to refuel over the last month and are expected to be fresh, so they offset the disadvantage of the Reds’ greater physicality.

Whew… tough to predict. But we’ll go with the “2-3 goals” bet as our main prediction, with the most likely score being 1-1. Finally, we think 2.37 on the Spanish side to win is too generous to pass up.

Football bullet Tip 1: 2-3 goals at 2.00

Football bullet Tip 2: Correct Score 1-1 at 7.00

Football bullet Tip 3: Real Madrid to win the Trophy at 2.37


The last final played by Liverpool vs Real Madrid in 2018

Source: www.uefa.com

Football Tips: livetipster.com

(All prices correct at 27/05/2022, 19:15 CET, subject to change)

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Euroleague Final, Predictions

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Euroleague FInal Four 2022

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Euroleague basketball predictions The Euroleague Final fot in the Final Four will be between Real Madrid and Anadolu Efes. Check our expert Euroleague predictions.

Our EuroLeague Final 4 tips appear under each mini game preview.

Real Madrid vs Efes Anadolu

  • Real Madrid has 26 wins against Efes, that has 13.

Anadolu Efes and Real Madrid will meet for the first time in the EuroLeague Championship Game, but they have played many important games recently, including the 2021 play-offs series, which Efes won and then went on to win the title in the Final Four a few weeks later.

In the current campaign, Real and Efes have met twice. Real trounced Efes 82-69 in their season opener, with newcomers Heurtel and Yabusele each scoring 18 points. Efes defeated Real 93-90 in Round 31 almost six months later, with Micic scoring 29 points.

The championship game in 2022 will be the latest chapter in this developing rivalry. It’s a defining moment for both, and only the victor will be fulfilled.

The final is completely unpredictable; we like Real’s victory at the odds of 2.00, but we will also predict two players’ special bets. Real Madrid’s Causeur proved in the semi-final that he is a big game player, and his job will be even more essential with Williams-Goss out, while Yabusele is testing his hand a lot, and the odds on the market of Over 1.5 three-point attempts are worth it from every angle!

basketball prediction Tip: Real Madrid win at 2.00

basketball prediction Tip 2: Causer Over 8.5 points at 1.90

basketball prediction Tip 3: Yabusele Over 1.5 three-point shot (scored) at 2.15

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Stark Arena, Belgrade, Serbia – The venue of the Final Four

(All prices correct at 21/04/2022, 09:30 CET, subject to change)

News Source: Euroleague.net

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Euroleague Final 4, Semifinals, Predictions

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Euroleague basketball predictions The Euroleague Final 4 is here! Check the semifinals previews and our expert Euroleague predictions.

Our EuroLeague Final 4 tips appear under each mini game preview.

Barcelona vs Real Madrid

This season, Barcelona was one of the stronger rebounding teams in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague, but it couldn’t match Real Madrid’s dominance on the boards.

Sarunas Jasikevicius’ team has conceded the fewest rebounds in the league this season, 31.2 per game, and outrebounded opponents by 3.2 per game. It had the third-most defensive rebounds (24.3 per game) and the fourth-most total rebounds (34.4 rpg.).

Real’s resurgent supremacy elevated it to a new level. Los Blancos dominated the league in rebounds (38.3 per game), defence boards (26.8 per game), and offensive boards (11.6 per game). It gave up the fewest rebounds (31.7 per game) and outrebounded opponents by an incredible 6.6 per game.

When Real met Barcelona this season, such was not the case. When the two teams played in Round 14, Barcelona won 36-29. After that, Barca won the battle of the boards 39-36 in Round 26. In El Clasico this season, Barcelona averaged 5 more boards per game than their opponents.

Matching those great defensive efforts in the semifinals could be the difference between Barcelona and the EuroLeague’s top rebounding club.

basketball prediction Tip: 1 (-3.5) at 1.90

Olympiacos vs Efes

Several figures stand out from Olympiacos and Efes’s prior games this season that could be worth watching in their semifinal clash.

Even though the teams won a game each, there was little else that was equal. Efes had 18 turnovers in each game, whilst the Reds had 26. Efes not only had more possessions, but they also shot substantially better, hitting 62.0%of their two-point attempts. Both teams tried 71 twos, but Olympiacos shot 53.5%, which was 6 less. Efes also had the best three-point shooting squad, making 20 of them (33.9%). The Reds converted 17 attempts at 30.9%.

Each game was won by the club that won the battle of the boards, with Olympiacos gathering 6 more rebounds across the two games. Even in the Round 26 game, which Efes lost, it outscored Olympiacos 90-105 in the performance index rating.

Olympiacos did get to the foul line more frequently, even if it did not shoot as well. The Reds converted 29 of 36 foul shots (80.6%), while Efes converted 25 of 27. (92.6%). Efes also had a superior season free-throw shooting percentage (82.1 percent -75.8%). However, if Olympiacos continues to draw a lot of fouls and puts Efes in foul trouble, that might be a game changer.

basketball prediction Tip: Over 157.5 at 1.90

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Stark Arena, Belgrade, Serbia – The venue of the Final Four

(All prices correct at 19/04/2022, 08:35 CET, subject to change)

News Source: Euroleague.net

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