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Euroleague Preview & Tips – Round 1 – Let the Game begin!



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The day basketball fans around the globe have waited all summer for is here! The Turkish Airlines EuroLeague returns Thursday with 10 teams active on opening night. Four of them will share the spotlight in two simultaneous tip-offs at 19:00 CET. Three more games will follow on Thursday before a trio of Friday night games wraps up Round 1. Only eight teams will survive the first round of action with a perfect record! Welcome back to Europe’s premier basketball competition, the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague.

Friday’s matches

One of the two early games on Friday brings together two teams making their EuroLeague returns, Khimki Moscow Region and Valencia Basket, who meet at 19:00 CET at Mytishchi Arena in the Russian capital. Reigning 7DAYS EuroCup MVP Alexey Shved is the leader of an athletic Khimki side, which will likely be stingy on defense as all Coach Georgios Bartzokas teams tend to be. Three-time All-EuroCup selection Bojan Dubljevic is the go-to guy for Valencia. This will be the first ever meeting in the EuroLeague between the sides and the team that takes the inaugural win will also start the EuroLeague season with a positive record.

Tip: Over 156.5 at 1.90 with bet365

Two young and talented squads open their respective EuroLeague seasons against one another when Zalgiris Kaunas hosts Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade Friday at 19:00 CET. Each team has only three players in their 30s and though those veterans, like Zalgiris power forward Paulius Jankunas and his Zvezda counterpart Pero Antic, will play key roles each team will also need some of their rising stars to get the job done. Each team boasts a French newcomer, Axel Toupane for Zalgiris and Mathias Lessort for Zvezda, who could be a key difference maker.

Tip: 1 (-6,5) at 1.90 with bet365

Round 1 wraps up with a battle between two old rivals, FC Barcelona Lassa and Panathinaikos superfoods Athens, at Palau Blaugrana at 21:00 CET. The game is a homecoming for the Greens head coach Xavi Pascual, who coached Barcelona from 2008 until 2016 and led it to the 2010 EuroLeague title. There will also be an interesting clash in the backcourt between Barcelona playmaker Phil Pressey and Panathinaikos guard Marcus Denmon, who were college teammates. Barcelona veterans Juan Carlos Navarro and Ante Tomic and Panathinaikos shooter K.C. Rivers are all on the verge of personal milestones that should be tracked.

Tip: 2 (+5.0) at 1.90 with bet365

Thursday’s matches

Two teams with longstanding roles atop the continental basketball pyramid will get the ball bouncing this season when CSKA Moscow hosts AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan. Both teams underwent significant changes over the summer and fans will be eager to see how each team looks in the opener. CSKA, which has won four straight against Milan, added a few new faces over the summer and will have a much different look in the backcourt where former MVP Sergio Rodriguez and Leo Westermann slot in alongside another former MVP, Nando De Colo. After producing the league’s top-ranked attack three years running, CSKA should again be an offensive dynamo. Milan starts the season with nine new players and five with no previous EuroLeague experience. Coach Simone Pianigiani, who has found success in the past with star-studded backcourts, can turn to Jordan Theodore and Andrew Goudelock to try and keep pace with CSKA as Milan looks to rise to the top after a down season.

Tip: Over 164.5 at 1.90 with bet365

The other game sharing the opening tip spotlight takes place where last season ended, in Istanbul, Turkey. Anadolu Efes hosts Real Madrid with both teams looking to start on the right foot. Efes team captain Dogus Balbay welcomes three EuroLeague newcomers to the backcourt, while veterans Derrick Brown and Bryant Dunston lead the charge up front. Efes struggled out of the gate last season before rallying to make the playoffs and Coach Velimir Perasovic will surely have his team hyped and ready to claim an opening night win. Madrid, which has won six of its last seven games against Efes – including a 3-1 series victory in the 2015 playoffs, was able to keep the overwhelming majority of last season’s team, which boasted the best record in the regular season. However a knee injury to reigning MVP Sergio Llull will change many things for Los Blancos, the superstar teenager Luka Doncic may be just the right man to fill his shoes.

Tip: 1 (+5.5) at 1.90 with bet365

Led by a pair of former Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv players, Brose Bamberg will look to continue its superb recent form against the Israeli powerhouse when they clash at 20:00 CET. Bamberg, which swept Maccabi last season by an average margin of victory of 15 points, enters the season with an experienced roster and many of the players that helped the squad contend for a playoff berth last season are back. The situation is different with Maccabi in which new head coach Neven Spahija inherits only one player from last season’s underperforming team. A series of preseason injuries plagued the Maccabi backcourt, which could affect the team’s performance on opening night. For Bamberg, Ricky Hickman, who won the 2014 EuroLeague with Maccabi, and Quincy Miller, will look to shine bright against their former squad.

Tip: 1 at 2.00 with bet365

Winner of five straight games against Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz, Olympiacos Piraeus will look to keep that streak going when the teams meet on Thursday at 20:00 CET at Heraklion Arena in Crete (and not in Pireaus). The Reds not only have owned Baskonia in recent years, but they also added a veteran member of the Baskonia frontline over the summer, Kim Tillie. Olympiacos relies on its veteran core led by Vassilis Spanoulis and Georgios Printezis, while center Nikola Milutinov has also looked strong in the preseason. Baskonia enters the season under a rookie head coach, Pablo Prigioni, and with a host of newcomers, though many of them are experienced at Europe’s top level. It will be a tough test for Baskonia in the opener on the road against last season’s runner up.

Tip: Over 154.5 at 1.90 with bet365

The final game on opening night could also be called the Euroleague Basketball SuperCup as it pits last season’s 7DAYS EuroCup champion, Unicaja Malaga, against the reigning Turkish Airlines EuroLeague champion, Fenerbahce Dogus Istanbul, at 21:00 CET. Unicaja returns to the EuroLeague after a one-year absence with a seasoned roster. Coach Joan Plaza has plenty of experience, talent and depth and they will couple that with the team’s passionate crowds to challenge Fenerbahce. The visitors enter the season with a new look, but just as powerful as ever after adding two members of last season’s All-EuroLeague team to the squad. Fenerbahce looked strong in the preseason and will look to start the season on the right foot.

Tip: 1 at 2.40 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 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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