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Euroleague Preview & Tips – Round 17

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Darussafaka – CSKA Moscow

Two weeks after knocking off a top-six visitor, Darussafaka aims even higher with CSKA Moscow coming to Istanbul for Round 17. The hosts sit last in the standings, while the visitors are third and stopped their three-game road losing streak last week. Darussafaka can take confidence from its first game against CSKA, despite a 79-75 loss in Moscow, because that difference was a lot less than the 20-5 points per game by which Darussafaka lost all eight road games in the first half of the regular season. A new year offers new opportunities and Darussafaka has nothing to lose in this second attempt at surprising CSKA.

Low shooting percentages marked the first, quite even game between these teams, and Darussafaka’s recipe needs to be more of the same: disruptive defense and solid rebounding. Darussafaka struggles mightily with the league’s worst three-point shooting accuracy, but even if everything else goes well, will probably need to hit a few more attempts than usual from downtown. To get good shots requires lower turnovers and better ball movement, both of which are essential to have a chance against CSKA.

Depth, depth and more depth. CSKA’s talented and hard-working rotations are hard for any team to match, but Darussafaka lacks more than most in experience. Daniel Hackett has been surging for the visitors; expect him to be assigned to stop Douglas. CSKA’s big men have been quiet offensively in the last few road games, so watch for one of them to bust out. And don’t forget Clyburn, a matchup nightmare whose PIR average is 24.8 over the last six games. His old team will have to slow him down – or else.

Tip: 1 (+12.5) at 1.90 with bet365
(Price correct at 09/01/2019, 09:55 CET)

Panathinaikos v Bayern

Panathinaikos goes home to lick its wounds from a big loss in the Greek Derby and to get revenge for a one-point defeat to Bayern in Munich back in Round 2. Bayern now sits in the last playoffs position, eighth place, a victory ahead of Panathinaikos, so the outcome of this game could have long-range consequences. Keith Langford was the big gun for Panathinaikos back in the first game with Bayern, scoring 18 points, but he has not played since Round 14 due to an injury. Nihad Dedovic won their duel with 19 points for Bayern in the first game, which Vladimir Lucic sealed with a steal in the closing seconds for an 80-79 victory

Three-point accuracy continues to be the Achilles heel of Panathinaikos, which would like nothing better than to rebound and run for easier points. That will require defensive patience and quickness against a well-schooled Bayern team, but if the Greens can wait out the visitors some, their better depth should come into play, as will a home-crowd atmosphere that Bayern is not used to seeing. Keep an eye on big men Stephane Lasme, Konstantinos Mitoglou and Thanasis Antetokounmpo. If they are thriving, as they tend to at OAKA, it will be a good sign for the Greens.

Keith Langford and Thanasis Antetokounmpo will be out with injury for Panathinaikos.

Bayern has been missing center Devin Booker for the last five games and point guard Stefan Jovic for the last two, so their presence – or not – will be influential. Panathinaikos is the second-worst team making three-pointers (30.9%), while Bayern has the fifth-ranked three-point defense. The visitors need to keep that up, grab the long rebounds and play either quick-strike transition offense or long possessions to grind out points and keep the Greens from running. If that succeeds in subduing the crowd, too, Bayern can turn the pressure on Panathinaikos late in the game.

Tip: 1 (-8.0) at 1.90 with bet365
(Price correct at 09/01/2019, 09:55 CET)

Maccabi – Buducnost

One of these teams has to make a move soon to join the playoffs race. Maccabi has won four of nine games since Ioannis Sfairopoulos took over the bench, including three of the last four at home. Its only win before that run was at Buducnost back in Round 3. Buducnost has a new coach, Jasmin Repesa; a new point guard, Norris Cole; and a new center, Goga Bitadze, since that first meeting and will come to Tel Aviv with little to lose, in search of its first EuroLeague win ever over Maccabi.

Rule number one against Buducnost this season is: don’t let the shooters get hot. Although that has not happened on the road yet, Maccabi can’t be too careful, so expect DeAndre Kane to lead the perimeter defenders. Inside, Maccabi will have its hands full with Bitadze, so the mid-range games of Michael Roll, author of 6 three-pointers last week, and Angelo Caloiaro, who has played best against the biggest Euroleague teams, but needs to show the same against Maccabi’s direct competitors for moving up.

The visitors first game under Jasmin Repesa was a 111-94 loss at AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan. Needless to say, Buducnost’s defense needs to close ranks. Cole can do a lot by joining with Nemanja Gordic to control the pace better. A ball-moving, inside-out offense that takes advantage of Bitadze and kick-outs to the many shooters on the team would go a long way to putting Buducnost in a position to try for an upset.

Tip: Over 165.0 at 2.00 with bet365
(Price correct at 09/01/2019, 09:55 CET)

Milano – Barcelona

It will be a true clash of styles in the Game of the Week for Round 17 as Milan, owner of the league’s third-best offense (87.5 ppg.), hosts Barcelona, which has the second-best defense (76.1 points against). What’s more, the game has clear ramifications in the standings, where sixth-place Barcelona (9-7) has a one more victory than seventh-place Milan (8-8). Should Barcelona win, after having done so at home when these two teams played back in Round 9, that would effectively rise to a three-victory advantage as the head-to-head record is the first tie-breaker, if necessary, at the end of the regular season.

Milan’s playoffs aspirations hinge on winning games like this one. It’s club-record offensive explosion of 111 points in Round 16 against lower-rated Buducnost was nice, but the hosts will have to bring defense and toughness to combat Barcelona’s own. Newly-signed center Alen Omic should be available to help rebound and defend inside, which will be essential. Scoring won’t be as easy for Milan, so it will need to match Barcelona’s defensive intensity for long stretches. Players like Micov, Bertans and Mindaugas Kuzminskas must be ready to step in as scorers if Barcelona focuses on locking down James.

Containment is the key for the visitors, as Milan is tied for the league lead in three-pointers made per game, and when those shots fall, the team’s confidence rises. Otherwise, expect Barcelona to test Milan again inside, where Tarczewski was negated in the first game due to five fouls. Barcelona is deeper inside, with Seraphin, Ante Tomic and Pierre Oriola, among others, so on both ends of the court, a battle under the rims is in the interest of the visitors. It worked well for them back in Round 9, so don’t be surprised to see the same recipe now.

Tip: Over 164.5 at 1.90 with bet365
(Price correct at 09/01/2019, 09:55 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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