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Euroleague Preview & Tips – Round 3 – A hard turn for many

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The first two-round week of the Turkish Airlines EuroLeague season arrives in Round 3. The games are split into four games on Tuesday and four more on Wednesday. All the teams will have quick turnarounds with Round 4 games on Thursday and Friday. The Round 3 opener will see Khimki Moscow Region’s Charles Jenkins welcome old friends when Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade visits. Wednesday starts with a repeat of the 2007 and 2009 championship games between CSKA Moscow and Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens followed by the first derby of the season with Fenerbahce Dogus and Anadolu Efes clashing in Istanbul.

Friday’s matches

CSKA Moscow vs. Panathinaikos

One of basketball’s great international rivalries renews itself in this matchup between CSKA Moscow (1-1) and Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens (1-1). CSKA leads the league in rebounding (41.0 rpg.) and offensive rebounds (16.5 orpg.) in part thanks to league co-leader in rebounding Will Clyburn (15.o ppg., 10.5 ppg., 2.5 spg.). The Russian champs will look to former MVPs Nando De Colo (14.0 ppg.) and Sergio Rodriguez to take control at home. The Greens can ill-afford to give away points from the free throw line like in recent week; Panathinaikos is bottom of the league in free throw accuracy (60.9%). Playmaker Nick Calathes (18.5 ppg.) will have a staunch challenge, but is in great form after tying his career high in scoring last week. Chris Singleton (11.0 ppg., 7.5 rpg.) will be asked to battle a deep CSKA frontline.

Tip: 2 (+9.0) at 1.90 with bet365

Fenerbahce vs. Anadolu Efes

The first derby of the season will take place in Istanbul with Fenerbahce Dogus (1-1) taking on Anadolu Efes Istanbul (0-2). The champs are the most accurate three-point shooting team (43.9%) in the league and tied for the league lead in blocks (4.5 bpg.), which are both key stats for Coach Obradovic’s side. Kostas Sloukas (16.0 ppg.) and Gigi Datome (14.5 ppg.) have been the steady hands for Fenerbahce, which is still working several new faces into the rotation. The good news for Efes is that it has committed the fewest turnovers (8.5 TOpg.) in the league so far. On the other hand, it is the worst three-point shooting team (16.2%), a number that it must improve on immediately. The man expected to change that is league co-leader in scoring Erick McCollum (23.0 ppg.), with Ricky Ledo (17.0 ppg.) also playing a big role.

Tip: 2 (+8.0) at 1.95 with bet365

Baskonia vs. Valencia

A pair of Spanish squad will face off when Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz (0-2) hosts Valencia Basket (1-1). Baskonia is the lowest-scoring team (66.0 ppg.) in the league, but with weapons like Rodrigue Beaubois (22.0 ppg.) and Toko Shengelia, there is hope for a big offensive game any time. The opposition is led by red-hot guard Erick Green (23.0 ppg.), who was the Round 2 MVP and is the league co-leader in scoring. Big man Bojan Dubljevic is another key piece for Valencia, which plays at a faster pace than Baskonia and has superior rebounding numbers.

Tip: Over 156.5 at 1.90 with bet365

Unicaja Malaga vs. Brose Bamberg

Round 3 comes to a close in a matchup of reigning 7DAYS EuroCup champion Unicaja Malaga (1-1) and German champion Brose Bamberg (0-2). Unicaja is the second-worst three-point shooting team (23.7%) in the league and will need more accuracy from the likes of Dragan Milosavljevic (11.0 ppg.) and Ray McCallum (10.0 ppg.) to jumpstart the attack. Bamberg’s most effective players have been center Leon Radosevic (15.5 ppg.) and guard Ricky Hickman (14.5 ppg.). Unicaja is the superior rebounding team with an average of 14.0 offensive rebounds per game, which is something Bamberg must limit to have an advantage as it seeks its first win of the season.

Tip: 2 (+8.5) at 1.90 with bet365

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Thursday’s matches

Khimki Moscow vs. Crvena Zvezda

Round 3 opens in Russia, where Khimki Moscow Region (2-0) will look to make the most of its three-game homestand to open the season when it faces Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade (1-1). Khimki plays aggressive defense, which has seen it lead the league with 10.0 steals per game, but also commit the most fouls in the league (27.0 per game). The hosts are led by star guard Alexey Shved (17.5 ppg.), while Thomas Robinson (17.5 ppg., 8.0 rpg.) 2.0 bpg.) has been a monster in the paint. Zvezda has done well attacking from the perimeter; the team is second in the league with 9.5 three-pointers made per game. It’s top performers are veteran big man Milko Bjelica (20.5 ppg.) and former EuroLeague Top Scorer Taylor Rochestie (16.0 ppg., 7.0 apg.).

Tip: 2 (+10.5) at 1.90 with bet365

Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv vs. Olympiacos

The teams that have allowed the fewest points through the first two games of the season will clash when Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv (2-0) hosts Olympiacos Piraeus (2-0). Each team has held its opponents to just 69.5 points on average while starting the season 2-0. This game is Round 3’s lone matchup between undefeated teams. Maccabi is tied for the league lead in blocks (4.5 bpg.) with center Art Parakhouski (2.5 bpg.) leading all players. The offense is fueled by the guard duo of Round 1 MVP Pierre Jackson (16.0 ppg.) and Norris Cole (15.0 ppg.). The Reds have started the season well despite missing star guard Vassilis Spanoulis. Georgios Printezis (13.0 ppg.) and center Niloka Milutinov are two players Olympiacos will look to as difference makers in Tel Aviv.

Tip: 1 at 3.50 with bet365

FC Barcelona Lassa vs. Zalgiris Kaunas

FC Barcelona Lassa (1-1) will have its top-ranked offense (90. ppg.) on display when it faces Zalgiris Kaunas (1-1). Ranked second in the league in rebounding (40.5 rpg.), Barcelona has done well in transition thanks to point guard Thomas Heurtel (12.0 ppg.), whose 10.0 assists per game are most in the league. Kevin Seraphin (20.0 ppg.) has been the team’s main reference inside. Zalgiris has committed the most turnovers (17.0 TOpg.) in the league thus far and must cut that number to have a good chance in Barcelona. The one player it knows it can rely on is veteran big man Paulius Jankunas (19.5 ppg.), who leads the league in performance index rating (32.0). Aaron White and Kevin Pangos will also need to contribute for the squad led by Coach Sarunas Jasikevicius, a former Barcelona guard, to be at their best.

Tip: 2 at 2.10 with bet365

Real Madrid vs. AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan

Real Madrid (2-0) has won its last eight games against AX Armani Exchange Olimpia Milan (0-2) and will look to extend that run on Tuesday. Madrid leads the league in three-pointers made (10.0 per game) this season with teenage sensation Luka Doncic (20.5 ppg.) serving as the focal point of the offense. Madrid also relies on Rudy Fernandez, who leads the league in steals (3.0 spg.), and the league co-leader in rebounding Gustavo Ayon (10.5 rpg), who will need to carry some extra weight in the paint following injuries to Anthony Randolph and Ognjen Kuzmic. Milan, which is the second most accurate three-point shooting team (39.1%), has played much better than its record shows so far, but been unfortunate to open the season with three games against Final Four teams from last season. Swingman Vladimir Micov (15.5 ppg.) and sixth man Dairis Bertans (15.0 ppg.) lead a deep Milan squad with six players averaging double figures in points.

Tip: Over 166.5 at 1.90 with bet365

Source: euroleague.net

Basketball Tips: livetipster.com

Standings provided by Sofascore LiveScore

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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

Source: www.uefa.com

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(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 FInal Four 2022

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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

(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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