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Euroleague Preview & Tips – Play-offs Game 1

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Real – Panathinaikos

For the second season in a row, these teams meet in the playoffs. This time, the series begins in the Spanish capital. The teams arrive in much different momentums. Madrid lost two of its last three games and is facing the possibility of starting the series without point guard and former EuroLeague MVP Sergio Llull. Panathinaikos is among the hottest teams in the league with seven wins from its last eight games. However, the lone Madrid win and Panathinaikos defeat in the aforementioned periods was in Athens on a Rudy Fernandez buzzer-beating three in Round 29.

Madrid enters this series with its on-court leader, Sergio Llull, injured. The team must collectively make up for his absence in many areas. First is playing time; with two games in three days, the knock to the team’s depth is relevant. Madrid will also miss his backcourt scoring and leadership. Having Facu Campazzo to step into the starting lineup is huge, but without a natural third point guard, running the offense when Camapzzo rests will be more difficult. Playing well in these minutes is vital for Madrid.

Among many things that Panathinaikos must do to slow down Madrid’s offense, the Greens need strong play in the front. Center Georgios Papagiannis played very well down the stretch for Coach Pitino and had a respectable 9 points and 7 boards against Madrid last time. Beyond his contributions in numbers, Papagiannis must be a physical presence to limit Walter Tavares, Gustavo Ayon and Felipe Reyes without getting into foul trouble. It’s a big ask, but important for his team’s success.

Tip: 2 (+7.0) at 1.90 with bet365
(Price correct at 17/04/2019, 09:45 CET)

Anadolu Efes – Barcelona

It is a little bit of a historic occasion for Efes as it welcomes Barcelona for Game 1 of their best-of-five series. This will mark the first time Efes hosts a series opener in the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague this century. Efes is also attempting to get its first series win in its sixth attempt. Meanwhile, Barcelona returns to the playoffs after missing them the last two years and will look to return to the Final Four for the first time since 2014. In its previous three attempts, Barcelona has never won a Game 1 on the road.

The team holding home-court advantage would not want to jeopardize losing it with a slow start to the series. Efes ranks second in two-point (58.9%) and three-point (40.7%) accuracy, which means that its offense is likely to get going at some point of the game. But Efes needs to make sure that does not happen too late, and suddenly find itself playing catch-up. Coach Ergin Ataman’s men need to bring focus and energy from the opening tip-off in this game, to take control, just like they did against this same opponent in Round 25.

Barcelona allowed 76.4 points per game during the regular season, second-fewest in the competition, and it has relied on its defense throughout the season. It will be important for Barcelona to slow down the Efes ballhandlers — Micic, Shane Larkin and Krunoslav Simon — and make sure Efes does not get into its free-flowing offense, which posts 85.4 points and 19.9 assists per contest. Efes is also extremely dangerous in transition, and preventing the hosts from getting their usual dosage of easy buckets will be one of Barcelona’s priorities.

Tip: 1 (-4.5) at 1.90 with bet365
(Price correct at 17/04/2019, 09:45 CET)


CSKA Moscow – Baskonia

The playoffs begin the Russian capital with CSKA facing Baskonia in a repeat of their Round 30 game. CSKA has a long and impressive history both against Baskonia at home and the playoffs in general. The Russian giants have not lost a home game against Baskonia since 2005 and have not lost a playoff series this century. Baskonia has reasons for optimism after putting up a good fight in their most-recent meeting and slowly rebuilding chemistry with players returning from injuries.

Even after not playing to its standards for 30 minutes, one big quarter was enough for CSKA to take down Baskonia in Round 30. But that may not always be the case. What CSKA did well in that game was get good shots and make them (50.0% 2FG and 47.1% 3FG). However, it was outrebounded 28-35. Baskonia collected 12 offensive rebounds and turned them into 18 second-chance points. CSKA had just 6 second-chance points from 6 offensive rebounds. Closing that gap could pay dividends for Coach Itoudis’s men.

Baskonia committed the fifth-most turnovers in the league this season 12.8 per game. It made 15 in the Round 30 loss in Moscow. Every lost ball is a lost opportunity and in playoff basketball, one cannot let many opportunities go unused. Only Marcelinho Huertas (2.4 TOpg.) has committed more than 2 turnovers per game this season, so the effort must be a collective one. Look for Baskonia to be prepared for all of CSKA’s defensive looks to avoid wasting possessions with turnovers.

Tip: 1 (-8.5) at 1.90 with bet365
(Price correct at 16/04/2019, 09:45 CET)

Fenerbahce – Zalgiris

It’s a series opener on the Asian side of Istanbul as Fenerbahce is prepared to host Zalgiris. Fenerbahce is undefeated on its home floor this season, and has won 17 EuroLeague games in a row at Ulker Sports and Event Hall dating back to last season. Fenerbahce is also 7-0 at home in the playoffs under coach Zeljko Obradovic. As Fenerbahce attempts to protect that streak and pave the way to its fifth consecutive Turkish Airlines EuroLeague Final Four appearance, upset-minded Zalgiris arrives red-hot to Game 1 with lots of momentum after a six-game winning streak to reach the playoffs at the last gasp.

Fenerbahce has not become the first team with 25 wins in the regular season by accident. Its defense allows league-low 75.8 points per game, and its offense has some of the best shooting percentages in EuroLeague history. Its 59.0% on two-pointers is the second-highest and 43.18% of three-pointers the third-highest accuracy in the EuroLeague this century. Despite such shooting prowess, Fenerbahce needs high energy and defensive intensity to grab control of the game, and the series.

In the two games earlier this season, Zalgiris did not manage to contain Kostas Sloukas. To steal Game 1, coach Sarunas Jasikevicius’s men need to start with defense on Fenerbahce’s playmaker while trying to slow the pace to cool down both the home players and their fans. Zalgiris will also need to make sure to control the defensive glass. Fenerbahce is tied for last place in offensive rebounds (8.2), and Zalgiris needs to make sure that those second-chance opportunities stay low.

Tip: Under 150.5 at 1.90 with bet365
(Price correct at 16/04/2019, 09:45 CET)

Source: Euroleague.net
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Champions League Tips Today – Injuries, Suspensions and Possible Line-ups

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The UEFA Champions League 2022/23 is already on match day 3 because of the World Cup and things start to clear up early in this unprecedented format of the competition.

Who’s likely to start, who might be left out, and who is unavailable? We have brought together all the information provided by UEFA, so check out our Champions 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 Champions League. We have used several sources to come up with these lists.

Wednesday 05/10/2022

Salzburg – Dinamo Zagreb

Salzburg: Köhn; Dedić, Pavlović, Wöber, Ulmer; Seiwald; Capaldo, Sučić, Kjærgaard; Okafor, Šeško
Out: Fernando (thigh), Kameri (shoulder)
Doubtful: Mantl (illness)
Misses next match if booked: Capaldo

Dinamo Zagreb: Livaković; Moharrami, Ristovski, J. Šutalo, Perić, Ljubičić; Ademi, Ivanušec, Mišić; Oršić, Petković
Out: B. Šutalo (calf/ankle)
Doubtful: Mišić (foot)

Football bullet Tip: BTTS yes (GG) at 1.75

Leipzig – Celtic

Leipzig: Gulácsi; Simakan, Gvardiol, Orbán, Halstenberg; Kampl, Schlager; Werner, Nkunku, Szoboszlai; André Silva
Out: Olmo (knee), Klostermann (ankle), Laimer (ankle)
Doubtful: Poulsen (illness)

Celtic: Hart; Juranović, Welsh, Jenz, Taylor; O’Riley, McGregor, Hatate; Maeda, Furuhashi, Jota
Out: Starfelt (knee)
Doubtful: Giakoumakis (leg), Carter-Vickers (unspecified)

Football bullet Tip: GG & Over 2.5 at 2.00

Sevilla – Dortmund

Sevilla: Bounou; Jesús Navas, Gudelj, Nianzou, Alex Telles; Jordán, Fernando, Delaney; Lamela, Isco, Dolberg
Out: Tecatito (broken leg), Rekik (hamstring), Marcão (muscular)
Doubtful: Acuña (muscular)

Dortmund: Meyer; Meunier, Süle, Schlotterbeck, Guerreiro; Bellingham, Salih Özcan; Adeyemi, Brandt, Malen; Modeste
Out: Bynoe-Gittens (shoulder), Dahoud (shoulder), Kobel (muscular), Morey (knee), Reyna (muscular), Reus (ankle)
Doubtful: Hummels (illness)

Football bullet Tip: X at 3.40

Chelsea – Milan

Chelsea: Kepa; James, Fofana, Thiago Silva, Chilwell; Loftus-Cheek, Kovačić; Havertz, Mount; Sterling, Aubameyang
Out: Kanté (thigh), Mendy (knee)
Doubtful: Jorginho (unspecified), Cucurella (unspecified), Chukwuemeka (unspecified)

Milan: Tătăruşanu; Dest, Kalulu, Tomori, Ballo-Touré; Tonali, Bennacer; Krunić, De Ketelaere, Rafael Leão; Giroud
Out: Calabria (thigh), Kjær (thigh) Florenzi (thigh), Maignan (calf), Saelemaekers (knee), Hernández (thigh), Ibrahimović (knee)
Doubtful: Messias (thigh), Origi (thigh)

Football bullet Tip: Under 2.5 goals at 1.90

Real Madrid – Shakhtar

Real Madrid: Lunin; Carvajal, Éder Militão, Rüdiger, Mendy; Valverde, Tchouameni, Kroos; Rodrygo, Benzema, Vinícius Júnior
Out: Ceballos (hamstring), Courtois (back)
Doubtful: Modrić (thigh/hip)

Shakhtar: Trubin; Taylor, Bondar, Matviyenko, Konoplia; Stepanenko; Zubkov, Bondarenko, Sudakov, Mudryk; Sikan
Out: Korniyenko (knee)

Football bullet Tip: BTTS yes (GG) at 1.95

Man City – Copenhagen

Man City: Ederson; João Cancelo, Akanji, Rúben Dias, Sergio Gómez; De Bruyne, Gündoğan, Bernardo Silva; Mahrez, Haaland, Foden
Out: Phillips (shoulder)
Doubtful: Stones (hamstring), Rodri (calf), Walker (unspecified)

Copenhagen: Ryan; Kristiansen, Khocholav, Vavro, Diks; Jóhannesson, Lerager, Stamenic; Daramy, Conelius, Claesson.
Out: Zeca (knee), Amoo (knee), Boilesen (ankle), Falk (unspecified)

Football bullet Tip: Mahrez to Score anytime at 2.25

Benfica – PSG

Benfica: Vlachodimos; Bah, Otamendi, António Silva, Grimaldo; Florentino, Fernández; Neres, Rafa Silva, João Mário; Gonçalo Ramos
Out: Morato (ankle)

Paris: Donnarumma; Ramos, Marquinhos, Danilo; Hakimi, Verratti, Vitinha, Nuno Mendes; Messi, Mbappé, Neymar
Out: Kimpembe (hamstring), Sanches (adductor)

Football bullet Tip: 2-3 goals at 2.20

Juventus – Maccabi Haifa

Juventus: Szczęsny; Cuadrado, Bremer, Bonucci, Danilo; McKennie, Paredes, Rabiot, Kostić; Vlahović, Di María
Out: Chiesa (knee), Pogba (knee), Kaio Jorge (knee)
Misses next match if booked: Danilo, Miretti

Maccabi Haifa: Cohen; Haziza, Sundgren, Batubinsika, Goldberg, Cornud; Chery, Lavi, Abu Fani; Pierrot, David
Out: Podgoreanu (heel)

Football bullet Tip: 1 & Over 2.5 goals at 1.90


Source: www.uefa.com

Football Tips: livetipster.com

(All prices correct at 14/09/2022, 08:30 CET, subject to change)

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

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The UEFA Champions League 2022/23 continues and all 32 teams are set to make history in this unprecedented format of the competition becuase of the World Cup 2022 November – December.

Who’s likely to start, who might be left out, and who is unavailable? We have brought together all the information provided by UEFA, so check out our Champions 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 Champions League. We have used several sources to come up with these lists.

Tuesday 04/10/2022

Marseille – Sporting

Marseille: Pau López; Mbemba, Bailly, Gigot; Clauss, Rongier, Veretout, Nuno Tavares; Gerson, Guendouzi; Sánchez
Doubtful: Kolašinac (unspecified)

Sporting CP: Adán; Inácio, St Juste, Reis; Esgaio, Ugarte, Morita, Nuno Santos; Pedro Gonçalves, Edwards, Francisco Trincão
Out: Jovane Cabral (foot), Luís Neto (knee), Pedro Porro (knee), Coates (thigh)
Misses next match if booked: Morita

Football bullet Tip: 2-3 goals at 2.00

Bayern – Viktoria Plzen

Bayern: Neuer; Mazraoui, Pavard, De Ligt, Davies; Gravenberch, Goretzka; Gnabry, Musiala, Tel; Mané
Out: Müller (Covid), Kimmich (Covid), Hernández (groin), Sarr (knee)
Doubtful: Coman (fitness)

Plzeň: Tvrdoň; Havel, Hejda, Pernica, Jemelka; Kalvach, Čermák; Kopic, Vlkanova, Mosquera; Chorý
Out: Bucha (suspended), Kliment (muscular), Staněk (shoulder), Sýkora (knee)
Misses next match if booked: Jemelka

Football bullet Tip: GG & Over 3.5 at 2.40

Ajax – Napoli

Ajax: Pasveer; Rensch, Timber, Bassey, Blind; Berghuis, Álvarez, Taylor; Tadić, Kudus, Bergwijn
Out: Ihattaren (fitness), Ahmetcan Kaplan (knee), Sánchez (knee)

Napoli: Meret; Di Lorenzo, Rrahmani, Kim, Mário Rui; Lobotka, Zambo Anguissa, Zieliński; Lozano, Simeone, Kvaratskhelia
Out: Osimhen (thigh)

Football bullet Tip: Over 3.5 at 2.40

Liverpool – Rangers

Liverpool: Alisson Becker; Alexander-Arnold, Matip, Van Dijk, Tsimikas; Elliott, Fabinho, Thiago Alcántara; Salah, Firmino, Luis Díaz
Out: Robertson (knee), Ramsay (back), Jones (calf)

Rangers: McGregor; Lundstram, Goldson, Davies; Tavernier, Arfield, Davis, Jack, Barišić; Kent, Čolak
Out: Sands (suspended), Lawrence (knee), Souttar (ankle), Helander (foot), Hagi (knee)

Football bullet Tip: GG at 1.95

Porto – Leverkusen

Porto: Diogo Costa; Rodrigo Conceição, Pepe, David Carmo, Wendell; Uribe, Eustáquio, Otávio, Pepê; Taremi, Evanilson
Doubtful: Uribe (wrist)

Leverkusen: Hradecky; Kossounou, Tah, Tapsoba; Frimpong, Andrich, Demirbay, Hincapie; Diaby, Hudson-Odoi; Schick
Out: Wirtz (knee), Bellarabi (knee), Palacios (thigh)
Misses next match if booked: Andrich

Football bullet Tip: X/1 at HT/FT at 4.50

Club Brugge – Atletico

Club Brugge: Mignolet; Mata, Mechele, Sylla, Meijer; Nielsen, Onyedika, Vanaken; Yaremchuk, Jutglà, Sowah
Out: Odoi (fitness), Boyata (fitness)
Doubtful: Skov Olsen (illness)

Atlético: Oblak; Molina, Savić, Giménez, Reinildo; Marcos Llorente, Witsel, Koke, Saúl Ñíguez; Morata, João Félix
Out: Felipe (muscular), Reguilón (groin)

Football bullet Tip: 2 at 2.10

Inter – Barcelona

Inter: Onana; Škriniar, De Vrij, Bastoni; Darmian, Barella, Asllani, Mkhitaryan, Dimarco; Džeko, Martínez
Out: Lukaku (thigh), Cordaz (knee), Brozović (thigh)

Barcelona: Ter Stegen; Sergi Roberto, Piqué, Eric García, Alonso; Gavi, Busquets, Pedri; Dembélé, Lewandowski, Raphinha
Out: Araújo (adductor), Koundé (thigh), Bellerín (calf), Depay (hamstring), De Jong (hamstring)

Football bullet Tip: 2-3 goals at 2.10

Eintracht – Tottenham

Frankfurt: Trapp; Tuta, N’Dicka, Hasebe; Pellegrini, Rode, Sow, Knauff; Kamada, Lindstrøm; Kolo Muani
Out: Touré (thigh), Buta (knee), Onguéné (thigh), Götze (ankle)
Doubtful: Jakić (hip)

Tottenham: Lloris; Dier, Romero, Lenglet; Emerson, Højbjerg, Bentacur, Perišić; Richarlison, Kane, Son
Out: Moura (calf)
Doubtful: Davies (knee), Kulusevski (thigh)

Football bullet Tip: GG at 1.70


Source for injuries and suspensions: www.uefa.com

Football Tips: livetipster.com

(All prices correct at 04/10/2022, 08:15 CET, subject to change)

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

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The UEFA Champions League 2022/23 has started early this year because of the World Cup and all 32 teams are set to make history in this unprecedented format of the competition.

Who’s likely to start, who might be left out, and who is unavailable? We have brought together all the information provided by UEFA, so check out our Champions 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 Champions League. We have used several sources to come up with these lists.

Wednesday 14/09/2022

Milan – Dinamo Zagreb

Milan: Maignan; Calabria, Kalulu, Tomori, Hernández; Tonali, Bennacer; Saelemaekers, De Ketelaere, Rafael Leão; Giroud
Out: Rebić (back), Origi (thigh), Krunić (muscle)
Doubtful: none

Dinamo Zagreb: Livaković; Moharrami, Ristovski, J. Šutalo, Perić, Ljubičić; Ademi, Ivanušec, Mišić; Oršić, Petković
Out: B. Šutalo (calf/ankle)
Doubtful: Menalo (thigh)

Football bullet Tip: 2-3 goals at 2.00

Shakhtar – Celtic (in Poland)

Shakhtar: Trubin; Taylor, Bondar, Matviyenko, Konoplia; Shved, Bondarenko, Stepanenko, Sudakov, Mudryk; Zubkov
Out: Korniyenko (knee)
Doubtful: none

Celtic: Hart; Juranović, Carter-Vickers, Jenz, Taylor; O’Riley, McGregor, Hatate; Abada, Furuhashi, Jota
Out: none
Doubtful: Starfelt (knee)

Football bullet Tip: Over 2.5 at 1.75

Copenhagen – Sevilla

Copenhagen: Ryan; Diks, Vavro, Khocholava, Kristiansen; Falk, Zeca, Lerager; Claesson, Cornelius, Daramy
Out: Grabara (facial fracture), Amoo (knee)
Doubtful: Cornelius (calf)

Sevilla: Bounou; Carmona, Gudelj, Nianzou, Acuña; Fernando, Delaney; Lamela, Papu Gómez, Isco; En-Nesyri
Out: Marcão (hamstring), Corona (ankle)
Doubtful: none

Football bullet Tip: 2 at 2.10

Chelsea – Salzburg

Chelsea: Arrizabalaga; Fofana, Thiago Silva, Koulibaly; James, Jorginho, Kovačić, Cucurella; Mount, Sterling, Havertz
Out: Kanté (hamstring)
Doubtful: Mendy (knee)

Salzburg: Köhn; Dedić, Pavlović, Bernardo, Ulmer; Seiwald; Capaldo, Kameri, Kjærgaard; Okafor, Fernando
Out: Diambou (ankle), Koïta (ankle), Omoregie (thigh), Piątkowski (thigh), Tijani (shin/fibula), Solet (thigh), Wöber (groin)
Doubtful: Sučić (groin)

Football bullet Tip: 2-3 goals at 2.10

Rangers – Napoli

Rangers: McGregor; King, Goldson, Sands, Barisić; Davis, Lundstram; Arfield, Kamara, Kent; Čolak
Out: Lawrence (knee), Souttar (unspecified), Helander (foot), Hagi (knee)
Doubtful: Tavernier (muscle), Davies (fitness)

Napoli: Meret; Di Lorenzo, Rrahmani, Kim, Mário Rui; Zambo Anguissa, Lobotka, Zieliński; Lozano, Simeone, Kvaratskhelia
Out: Osimhen (thigh)
Doubtful: none

Football bullet Tip: GG & Over 2.5 at 2.05

Real Madrid – Leipzig

Real Madrid: Courtois; Carvajal, Rüdiger, Alaba, Mendy; Modrić, Tchouameni, Camavinga; Valverde, Rodrygo, Vinícius Júnior
Out: Éder Militão (hamstring), Benzema (thigh), Lucas Vázquez (adductor)
Doubtful: Odriozola (muscle)

Leipzig: Gulácsi; Simakan, Gvardiol, Orbán, Raum; Laimer, Schlager; Nkunku, Forsberg, Szoboszlai; Werner
Out: Olmo (knee), Klostermann (ankle), Laimer (ankle)
Doubtful: none

Football bullet Tip: G/G & Over 2.5 at 1.83

Man City – Dortmund

Man City: Ederson; João Cancelo, Akanji, Rúben Dias, Sergio Gómez; De Bruyne, Rodri, Gündoğan; Bernardo Silva, Haaland, Foden
Out: Laporte (knee), Walker (unspecified)
Doubtful: none

Dortmund: Meyer; Meunier, Süle, Schlotterbeck, Guerreiro; Salih Özcan, Bellingham; Brandt, Reus, Reyna; Modeste
Out: Bynoe-Gittens (shoulder), Dahoud (shoulder), Kobel (groin), Morey (knee)
Doubtful: Adeyemi (foot), Hazard (hamstring), Malen (thigh)

Football bullet Tip: GG at 1.80

Maccabi Haifa – PSG

Maccabi Haifa: Cohen; Sundgren, Batubinsika, Seck, Goldberg, Cornud; Mohamed, Lavi, Chery; Pierrot, David
Out: Jaber (leg), Podgoreanu (leg)
Doubtful: Raz Meir (hip)

Paris: Donnarumma; Ramos, Marquinhos, Mukiele; Hakimi, Verratti, Vitinha, Nuno Mendes; Messi, Mbappé, Neymar
Out: Kimpembe (hamstring), Renato Sanches (adductor), Navas (back)
Doubtful: none

Football bullet Tip: Messi Goal anytime at 1.80

Juventus – Benfica

Juventus: Perin; Bremer, Bonucci, Danilo; Cuadrado, McKennie, Paredes, Miretti, Kostić; Vlahović, Milik
Out: Pogba (knee), Kaio Jorge (knee), Chiesa (knee), Alex Sandro (thigh), Locatelli (thigh), Rabiot (ankle)
Doubtful: Szczęsny (ankle)

Benfica: Vlachodimos; Gilberto, Otamendi, António Silva, Grimaldo; Florentino, Fernández; Neres, Rafa Silva, João Mário; Gonçalo Ramos
Out: Lucas Veríssimo (knee), João Victor (ankle), Morato (ankle)
Doubtful: none

Football bullet Tip: 2-3 goals at 2.00


Source: www.uefa.com

Football Tips: livetipster.com

(All prices correct at 14/09/2022, 08:30 CET, subject to change)

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