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Euroleague Preview & Tips – Round 11 – It’s getting hot!



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Euroleague basketball predictions included under each mini game preview.

The Round 11 opener will see Zalgiris Kaunas head coach Sarunas Jasikevicius welcome several familiar faces when the Lithuanian champs face Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens. Saras won the EuroLeague and three Greek championships with the Greens, was a teammate of current playmaker Nick Calathes, played for Panathinaikos boss Xavi Pascual at Barcelona and coached Lukas Lekavicius last season. Another coach facing his former side will be Neven Spahija of Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv, who led Valencia Basket to the 2010 EuroCup crown. Among three Friday fixtures will be a clash of EuroLeague titans with Olympiacos Piraeus facing Real Madrid.

Friday’s matches

Crvena Zvezda vs Anadolu Efes

After climbing off the bottom of the standings by snapping a long losing streak with a big win at Real Madrid, Zvezda (3-7) will seek to build further momentum against an Efes (3-7) team going in search of its third road win of the campaign. Zvezda’s success last week was built on converting a club record 17 three-pointers and it could look for long-range bombs again in a meeting of the competition’s two worst defenses, with Efes allowing one more point (822) than Zvezda (821) in the opening 10 games. It’s also a clash between the two top offensive rebounding units: Efes averages 13.5 offensive boards per game, just ahead of Zvezda’s 13.

Tip: 2 at 2.40 with bet365

Olympiacos vs Real Madrid

A heavyweight battle will see league-leading Olympiacos (8-2) go in search of a fifth straight win with the visit of a Madrid (5-5) team in danger of heading into freefall after losing five of its last six games, including three straight on the road. Los Blancos’ problems have been on the defensive end, allowing an average of 90 points during its five losses. But Madrid does still possess the league’s second-highest scoring offense with 84.7 points per game, and will certainly challenge Olympiacos’s second-best defense, which has conceded just 70.8 points per game so far.

Tip: Under 155.5 at 1.98 with bet365

Barcelona vs Fenerbahce

Reigning champion Fenerbahce (7-3) is on a roll after winning five of its last six games to advance to third in the standings, but will be tested against a Barcelona (4-6) team that has gained four convincing home wins already this season. It’s the league’s best defense – Fenerbahce has allowed an average of just 70.5 points per game – against the third-best offense, with Barcelona averaging 82.4 points. Don’t miss the inside battle between two of the EuroLeague’s most explosive big men, the hosts’ Kevin Seraphin (13.6 ppg., 4.6 rpg.) and visitors’ Jan Vesely (13.8 ppg., 4.4 rpg.).

Tip: 2 at 1.90 with bet365

Thursday’s matches

Zalgiris Kaunas vs Panathinaikos

Red-hot Panathinaikos (7-3) and newly-crowned monthly MVP Nick Calathes will take their five-game winning streak to face a Zalgiris (5-5) team aiming to keep hold of its place in the upper half of the standings. Panathinaikos has scored exactly 82 points in each of its last three games and will look to impose itself around the rim against a Zalgiris team that has blocked fewer shots – 1.7 per game – than any other team, while the hosts look to maintain their ball-sharing abilities after averaging 19.5 assists per game, which is third best in the league.

Tip: Winning margin 3-way Any other result at 2.55 with bet365

Brose Bamberg vs CSKA Moscow

Brose (5-5) has precisely alternated wins and losses over the last six games and will hope that sequence continues with the visit of co-leader CSKA (8-2), which has won three consecutive games on the road. The German champ faces a major task in trying to stop a CSKA offense that has scored at least 90 points on five occasions already this season, and Brose could help itself in its defensive endeavors by improving its tally of steals after averaging just 4.9 per game – the third-lowest in the league and well short of CSKA’s league-best 8.4 thefts per game.

Tip: 1 at 4.25 with bet365

Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv vs Valencia

Valencia (3-7) has the unwanted distinction of owning the league’s worst recent record after losing its last six straight games. Maccabi (6-4), which will attempt to extend that streak by gaining its sixth home win of the season, boasts a serious advantage in rebounding after claiming 39.4 boards per game – the most in the league – compared to Valencia’s 32.4, which is next to worst in the EuroLeague. The Spanish champion could look to make the most of its superior three-point shooting, having converted 39.8% of its shots from downtown compared to just 32% from Maccabi.

Tip: 2 (+6.5) at 1.90 with bet365

Baskonia vs Unicaja Malaga

A Spanish derby features two teams heading in different directions with Baskonia (4-6) setting its sights on a place in the top half of the standings as it welcomes a Unicaja team (3-7), which has sunk to the bottom of the standings with a run of four straight losses. If the game becomes a shoot-out, Baskonia would fancy its chances, boasting significantly better shooting percentages than the visitors in all categories. But Unicaja has been slightly better defensively, allowing 78.9 points per game compared to Baskonia’s 79.8, and will therefore surely prefer a low-scoring contest.

Tip: Over 156.5 at 1.90 with bet365

AX Olimpia Milan vs Khimki Moscow

Milan (3-7) will aim to snap a two-game losing streak with the visit of a Khimki (6-4) team that has its confidence restored after getting back into its winning ways last week. The two teams have identical overall performance index rating averages of 84.4 per game and everything points towards a close game in the fashion capital. Milan will look to dominate the paint through one of the competition’s hottest players, Arturas Gudaitis, who has averaged 13.7 points and 7.3 rebounds in the last three outings, while Khimki will inevitably again rely heavily on Alexey Shved, who has scored at least 16 points in every game so far this season.

Tip: 1 (-1.5) 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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