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Euroleague Preview & Tips – Round 2 – More home wins?



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Six more sets of home fans will get to see their favorite teams in action in their own arenas for the first time this Turkish Airlines EuroLeague season in Round 2. The schedule is highlighted by the earliest meeting this century between the two teams with the most continental titles, respectively, Real Madrid and CSKA Moscow. The only fans that still will not see their heroes up close after two rounds are those of champions Fenerbahce Dogus Istanbul and Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz. Both are looking for first victories in their second consecutive games on the road, while Khimki Moscow Region and Olympiacos Piraeus try to stay perfect in second games at home. The eight games are evenly split between Thursday and Friday. Here’s a closer look.

Friday’s matches

Khimki Moscow vs. Zalgiris Kaunas

Two unbeaten teams raise the curtain on Friday in the Russian capital as Zalgiris (1-0) visits Khimk (1-0). When last they met there, two years ago, Khimki set a club record with 111 points. The hosts boast star power in Alexey Shved and newcomer Thomas Robinson. Zalgiris will have to counter with a team effort led by veteran Paulius Jankunas, going against his old team. Zalgiris newcomers Brandon Davies and Vasilije Misic need to avoid foul trouble for the visitors to match Khimki’s depth, which includes versatile Malcolm Thomas and ace passer Stefan Markovic, among others.

Tip: Over 153.5 at 1.90 with bet365

Crvena Zvezda vs. Barcelona

Zvezda (0-1) hosts Barcelona (1-0) for the first time this century at a home of giant-killings, Aleksandar Nikolic Hall. Barcelona blasted off with 98 points in a home win last week, while Zvezda had a shot in the air for a road upset, but missed. A battle in the paint between Zvezda veterans Milko Bjelica and Pero Antic going against visiting duo Kevin Seraphin and Adrien Moermann will be key. Shooters Taylor Rochestie and James Feldeine will give the hosts hope, but must defend passers Thomas Heurtel and Phil Pressey, too, to make the most of the home-court advantage.

Tip: 1 at 3.50 with bet365

Olympiacos vs. Unicaja Malaga

Olympiacos (1-0) stays home to try to stay undefeated against scrappy visitor Unicaja (1-0) in a battle of two teams that love to rebound. The Reds were admirably strong in their opener despite injuries to Vassilis Spanoulis and Kim Tillie as Georgios Printezis and Dimitrios Agravanis stepped up big. Unicaja had a true team effort with only one player scoring in double figures to beat Fenerbahce in a defensive battle. Both teams relied on 16 offensive rebounds for those wins, so whichever can keep that going will have the edge.

Tip: Under 144.0 at 1.90 with bet365

Valencia vs. Anadolu Efes

A first victory is the reward as Valencia (0-1) and Efes (0-1) square off for the first time in almost seven years. Visiting coach Velimir Perasovic will challenge the team he won a 7DAYS EuroCup title with, but there will be little room for emotion as each team reaches for the win column. Eric Green leads Valencia’s charge against Efes perimeter threats Errick McCollum and Rick Ledo. Bryant Dunston must stand up for the visitors against the big duo of Bojan Dubljevic and Tibor Pleiss for the hosts.

Tip: 2 (+7.0) at 1.90 with bet365

Thursday’s matches

Maccabi Tel Aviv vs. Baskonia

Menora Mivtachim Arena in Tel Aviv will be hopping as Maccabi FOX (1-0) returns from an encouraging road win to host Baskonia on Thursday. This will be their 25th game since 2002 and Baskonia (0-1) holds a slight 11-13 edge. All eyes will be on Pierre Jackson, the Round 1 MVP, who will face Baskonia’s Marcelinho Huertas in a marquee matchup. Look for Johannes Voigtmann, Tornike Shengelia and Iliman Diop to try to improve on Baskonia’s rebounding while going against Alex Tyus and Artsiom Parakhouski of Maccabi.

Tip: 2 (+5.5) at 1.90 with bet365

Panathinaikos vs. Brose Bamberg

Two ambitious teams seek a first victory as Panathinaikos (0-1) welcomes Bamberg (0-1) to Athens. The Greens have dominated Bamberg 7-1 overall and 4-0 at home over the years. Both teams collapsed late in Round 1, giving up 33 points each in the fourth quarter of blowout losses. Team leaders Nick Calathes of Panathinaikos and Nikos Zisis of Bamberg will be called on to rally their troops in this one. Chris Singleton seldom has two quiet games in a row for the hosts, while Bamberg’s largely new group will need to summon chemistry to challenge on the road before a great Panathinaikos crowd.

Tip: Over 151.0 at 1.90 with bet365

Olimpia Milano vs. Fenerbahce

A first win is up for grabs between Milan (0-1), in its home opener, and Fenerbahce (1-0), playing on the road again. This relatively new rivalry favors the visitors (7-10) who have beaten Milan six meetings in a row. Milan saw good signs from newcomers Andrew Goudelock, Vladimir Micov, Arturas Gudaitis and Dairis Bertans in an opening-round loss. Undermanned Fenerbahce fell by a point away despite leaders Kostas Sloukas, Luigi Datome and Jan Vesely doing their jobs. Nicolo Melli returns to face his original club to try to help the champs get on track sooner rather than later.

Tip: Over 152.0 at 1.90 with bet365

Real Madrid vs. CSKA Moscow

One of world basketball’s oldest and greatest rivalries is the Game of the Week as CSKA (1-0) visits Madrid (1-0) for what is their earliest meeting this century. All eyes will be on Sergio Rodriguez, the new CSKA point guard who was 2014 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague MVP and 2015 champion with Madrid. This is his first game against his old team, and he will match up with teen marvel Luka Doncic, who got off to a hot start as Madrid won away last week. The firepower never ends for either side, with Gustavo Ayon and Anthony Randolph dominating inside for Madrid, while Nando De Colo and Will Clyburn do so on the perimeter for CSKA. A fascinating duel is in store from which only one team can remain unbeaten.

Tip: 2 (+2.5) at 1.90 with bet365



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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


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Euroleague Final, Predictions



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Euroleague Basketball Predictions

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

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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

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