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Euroleague Preview & Tips – Round 25 – Giants clash



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Euroleague basketball predictions included under each mini game preview.

Round 25 features a high-powered showdown that could be crucial in determining home-court advantage in the playoffs when Real Madrid hosts Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens. Another matchup with potential post-season ramifications sees reigning champ Fenerbahce Dogus Istanbul travel to face Zalgiris Kaunas. And there’s a Spanish derby as Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz attempts to boost its playoffs hopes with a testing road trip to Valencia Basket.

Friday’s matches

CSKA Moscow vs. Unicaja Malaga

With a playoff berth already wrapped up, CSKA Moscow (19-5) is now aiming to achieve its next objective by gaining a win which could secure home-court advantage in the next stage. Standing in the way is a Unicaja team (10-14) that is two wins outside the playoff zone and will hope to recover leading scorer and assister Nemanja Nedovic (15.7 ppg., 4.6 apg.), who missed last week’s loss in Belgrade through injury. There will also be a key role for former CSKA big man James Augustine, who will face a tough task in supplying his usual share of rebounds (6.8 rpg.) as he goes up against old teammate Kyle Hines and the athletic Will Clyburn (6.1 rpg.).

Tip: 2 (+12.5) at 1.90 with bet365

Zalgiris vs. Fenerbahce

Fresh from an impressive home victory over Barcelona last week, fourth-placed Zalgiris (15-9) will now look to hold onto that position by claiming its second win of the season against Fenerbahce (17-7), which is just one win away from confirming a place in the playoffs. These are the second- and third-best three-point shooting teams in the competition, with Zalgiris converting 41.5% of long-range strikes and Fenerbahce slightly better at 41.6%. Arturas Milaknis and Kevin Pangos both average more than two triples per game, and James Nunnally is on a record-setting pace for the visitors (59% of three-pointers made), so expect plenty of long-range bombs at a hyped-up Zalgirio Arena.

Tip: 3-way margin: Any other result (1-5p. difference) at 2.65 with bet365

Olympiacos vs. Bamberg

Last week’s Athens derby win was not only a big morale booster for Olympiacos (17-7), but also secured it a place in the playoffs. Now Vassilis Spanoulis and co will seek to take a step closer towards home-court advantage by gaining an eighth successive home victory with the visit of Brose Bamberg (9-15). The German champion – led by former Olympiacos man Daniel Hackett – perhaps has little at stake with playoffs aspirations fading fast, but will arrive with a new head coach, Luca Banchi, and would love to continue its surprisingly strong record over Olympiacos after winning five of the previous seven meetings between the teams.

Tip: 2 (+11.5) at 1.96 with novibet

Barcelona vs. Crvena Zvezda

After keeping its post-season hopes alive with a vital home victory over Unicaja last week, Zvezda (10-14) will now seek to snap a run of four road losses with a trip to floundering Barcelona (7-17), which has lost its last five games. Barcelona, which may be without injured Adam Hanga for the remainder of the season, is still a dangerous opponent at home, but is still perhaps finding its feet under recently appointed coach Svetislav Pesic. Zvezda will lean on the scoring skills of Taylor Rochestie, who ranks sixth in the league with an average of 14.2 points per game. If either Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv or Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz win on the road Thursday, a Barcelona loss would formally eliminate the team from playoff contention.

Tip: 1 (-6.0) at 1.90 with bet365

Let’s summarize our Euroleague tips today.

Euroleague Basketball Tips

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

Thursday’s matches

Khimki Moscow vs. Olimpia Milan

Playoffs-chasing Khimki (14-10) needs to get back on track against a Milan team (8-16) that has shown it is more than willing to play for pride despite being close to elimination. The hosts have won three straight in Moscow and will look to control the boards through the agile Tyler Honeycutt and Malcolm Thomas (both averaging 5.4 rebounds per game). But Milan also has a pair of dominant big men in Kaleb Tarczewski (6.0 rpg.) and Arturas Gudaitis (5.9 rpg.), and possesses a pure scorer in the form of Andrew Goudelock (13.2 ppg.) to rival Khimki’s league-leading scorer Alexey Shved (22.0 ppg.).

Tip: 2 (+11.0) at 1.90 with bet365

Anadolu Efes vs. Maccabi Tel Aviv

With its place in the top half of the standings under serious threat, Maccabi (12-12) needs to bounce back from two consecutive losses as it travels to face last-placed Efes (6-18). Maccabi’s fast-paced offense will attempt to create plenty of good looks for leading scorer Pierre Jackson (14.5 ppg.), while new Efes signing Sonny Weems will hope for another solid outing against his former team after scoring 18 points on his debut. Also look out for an excellent quartet of shot blockers: Efes’s Bryant Dunston and Maccabi trio Jonah Bolden, Alex Tyus and Art Parakhouski all average at least 1 block per game. Efes will be formally eliminated from playoff contention if it loses.

Tip: 1 (+3.5) at 1.90 with bet365

Valencia vs. Baskonia

Valencia’s (9-15) qualification hopes may be hanging by a thread, but last week’s impressive win over Brose Bamberg – featuring a club record 15 three-pointers – showed that the Spanish champion is not ready to give up on its season just yet. So it promises to be an intense showdown with Baskonia (11-13), which could finally grab a share of eighth place after months of coming close to the top half. The visiting team’s efforts will be led by last week’s MVP Toko Shengelia, who is one of the league’s top rebounders with 6.7 boards per game and also leads his team in scoring with an average of 14.4 points.

Tip: Over 162.0 at 1.90 with bet365

Real Madrid vs. Panathinaikos

Expect a fierce battle between two heavyweights in a game that will break their tie for fifth place. Both teams have stuttered recently, with Madrid (14-10) losing three of its last four games and Panathinaikos (14-10) only winning two of its last seven. Madrid has Anthony Randolph and Gustavo Ayon healthy again to complement Walter Tavares and Felipe Reyes, and the battle inside the paint between that quartet and the Greens’ big men Chris Singleton, James Gist, Adreian Payne and Ian Vougioukas will be bruising – and potentially decisive.

Tip: 1 (-5.5) 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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