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Euroleague Preview & Tips – The plot thickens – Game 2

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Euroleague basketball predictions included under each mini game preview.

After a pair of 95-point outbursts by Game 1 winners CSKA Moscow and Panathinaikos on Tuesday, defenses came to the fore as Fenerbahce continued the home-team streak before Zalgiris Kaunas snapped it with an overtime classic. Game 2 looms large for Tuesday’s losers, as no team has ever recovered from a 0-2 deficit to win a EuroLeague Playoffs series.

Friday’s matches

Olympiacos vs. Zalgiris (0-1)

After squandering a 15-point lead in Game 1, Olympiacos Piraeus – which has now set a new single-season record by featuring in six overtime games – must call upon its legendary character to maintain realistic Final Four ambitions on Friday. A big factor behind Zalgiris’s success on Wednesday was its ball-handling, committing just 7 turnovers compared to 16 from the home team. Zalgiris has now won all three games against Olympiacos this season, and will continue to lean heavily upon an outstanding three-point shooting game which yielded 10-of-22 attempts (45.5%) in Game 1, with usual suspects Kevin Pangos and Arturas Milaknis combining for seven downtown strikes. Olympiacos needs to slow down red-hot Brandon Davies, and find other players to give more offensive support to Spanoulis. The Reds will be particularly hopeful that Georgios Printezis continues to gain rhythm after returning from injury.

Tip: Under 149.5 at 1.90 with bet365
(Price correct at 20/04/2018, 09:25UK)

Fenerbahce vs. Baskonia (1-0)

Fenerbahce will look to maintain its homecourt advantage after a dominant showing in Wednesday’s Game 1, which saw Zeljko Obradovic’s men take a big early lead and never look seriously troubled. One of the best aspects of the reigning champs’ performance was its ball-sharing, with its total of 21 assists – led by 11 from Kostas Sloukas – falling just one short of a club playoffs record. Baskonia, which is without Jayson Granger, needs to improve its three-point shooting: the Spanish team is one of the most accurate teams in the league beyond the arc (39.9% during the regular season), but made only 6-of-21 attempts (28.6%) on Wednesday, not helped by the usually dangerous Rodrigue Beaubois going 0-of-5. Fenerbahce also won the rebounding battle 34-27, although Baskonia can draw encouragement from grabbing 15 offensive boards.

Tip: 2 (+8.0) at 1.90 with bet365
(Price correct at 20/04/2018, 09:25UK)

Let’s summarize our Euroleague tips today and for the current match day.

Euroleague Basketball Tips

DateLeagueEventPickTypeOddsBookieBet+/-
20/05/2018EL - F4Real Madrid v Fenerbahce1Pre2.10
(20/04/2018 at 09.20)
novibet30
18/05/2018EL - F4CSKA Moscow v Real Madrid2 (+3.5)Pre1.90
(18/04/2018 at 09.15)
bet365100+90
18/05/2018EL - F4Fenerbahce v ZalgirisOver 155.5Pre1.90
(18/04/2018 at 09.15)
bet36550-50

Thursday’s matches

CSKA Moscow vs. Khimki Moscow (1-0)

CSKA took Game 1 on Tuesday despite losing superstar guard Nando De Colo to a leg injury, and his status is uncertain for this game. Kyle Hines is also expected to be out again, while Tyler Honeycutt remains a major doubt for Khimki. The visiting team must rebound better if it wants to win Game 2, with CSKA having won the Game 1 battle of the boards 40-25 by grabbing 16 offensive rebounds. Khimki also picked up 33 fouls – the most by any playoffs team since 2009 – and sent CSKA to the foul line 43 times (37-of-43, 86%). As always, CSKA’s first defensive priority must be slowing down Alexey Shved, the EuroLeague’s top scorer, through whom Khimki runs its offense. Khimki shot more outside (36) than inside the arc (32) on Tuesday, with those 36 three-point attempts marking a playoffs record.

Tip: Under 172.0 at 1.90 with bet365
(Price correct at 19/04/2018, 09:45UK)

Panathinaikos vs. Real Madrid (1-0)

Panathinaikos will look to continue its backcourt dominance after Nick Calathes set a new single-game playoffs record with 16 assists and Mike James scored 24 points in a Game 1 blow-out, allowing the Greens to score 95 points – the club’s highest ever in a non-overtime playoff game. One of the main flaws for Madrid was 3-for-19 three-point shooting – 15.8%, compared to its usual 37.2%. Seven different Madrid players had attempts from beyond the arc without scoring, while Panathinaikos had a solid 54.5% from the same distance. With Facundo Campazzo still sidelined, Madrid will need more involvement from young star Luka Doncic (10 points in Game 1), on whom Panathinaikos focused its defense. Madrid also needs a return to form from Jaycee Carroll, Walter Tavares and Fabien Causeur, who combined for 9 points instead of their average of 23.

Tip: 1 (-3.5) at 1.94 with Novibet
(Price correct at 19/04/2018, 09:45UK)

 



Source: euroleague.net

Basketball Tips: livetipster.com

* Odds are correct at time of publishing and are subject to change.

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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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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 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

(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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