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Euroleague Preview & Tips – Round 30 – Playoff Puzzle Completes



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Euroleague basketball predictions included under each mini game preview.

The eight playoff teams are now known, but the games of Round 30 will determine the four playoff matchups. Only one game will pit two playoff sides against one another, Olympiacos Piraeus against Zalgiris Kaunas, while Panathinaikos Superfoods Athens’s visit to Milan and Real Madrid’s home game against Brose Bamberg will decide which team finishes in the top four and gains home-court advantage for the playoffs.

Friday’s matches

Olympiacos vs Zalgiris

Two teams with differing fortunes last week go head to head for a possible playoff matchup in Piraeus. Olympiacos (19-10) suffered an overtime loss in Malaga, which leaves a third-place finish not yet secure, while Zalgiris (17-12) gained a morale-boosting home win over CSKA. The Lithuanian champion can still finish anywhere between fifth and eighth, so it has every incentive to claim another famous victory. Olympiacos has a significant edge in rebounding (36.4 rpg. against 33.3 rpg.), but Zalgiris is more efficient in every other offensive performance category.

Tip: 1 (-4.0) at 1.90 with bet365
(Price correct at 06/04/2018, 09:55)

Valencia vs Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv

Valencia (11-18) will seek to close out an injury-hit campaign on a high against a visiting Maccabi (13-16) team that will aim to bounce back from the disappointment of missing out on the playoffs. Maccabi leads the league in rebounding with 36.9 boards per game, while Valencia is third-last in that category (31.7 rpg), but the home team will look to counter that physicality with its dangerous long-range shooting; Valencia has made an average of 9.8 three-pointers per game, the second-highest tally in the competition.

Tip: Over 167.0 at 1.90 with bet365
(Price correct at 06/04/2018, 09:55)

Real Madrid vs Brose Bamberg

Madrid’s (18-11) seeks to secure home-court advantage in the playoffs with a victory against a Brose (11-18) team winless on the road in its last 11 games. The visitors will have to find a way of slowing a Madrid offense that has exceeded 80 points in each of its last seven outings and averaged 85.2 points per game over the season – the second-highest in the competition. Brose is also the second-weakest rebounding team in the league, averaging just 31.6 boards per game, so it will have to try to challenge the inside dominance of Walter Tavares (5.9 rpg).

Tip: 1 (-15.5) at 1.90 with bet365
(Price correct at 06/04/2018, 09:55)

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

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

CSKA Moscow vs Crvena Zvezda

After suffering a rare defeat last week, league-leading CSKA (23-6) will look to end its regular season campaign on the right track by getting back to its winning ways against visiting Crvena Zvezda (11-18), which has never won in Moscow. CSKA struggled offensively in last week’s loss at Zalgiris, making just 5 of 23 three-point shots, but has won nine in a row at home and scored at least 89 points in the last four. Zvezda is seeking its first road win of 2018, but will need to tighten up the fourth-leakiest defense in the league (83.6 points per game allowed) to do so.

Tip: No Bet

Fenerbahce vs Unicaja Malaga

Reigning champion Fenerbahce (21-8) has already locked up a second place finish and will attempt to head into the playoffs on the back of four straight wins. Unicaja (12-17) has won two of its last three games, but has not won on the road since Round 15. A key to the game could be the inside battle, where league-leading rebounder James Augustine (6.9 rpg) will give plenty of presence to the visitors. But Fenerbahce boasts the best defense in the competition and will again attempt to make itself hard to beat after restricting opponents to an average of just 66.7 points in the last three games.

Tip: 1 (-10.5) at 1.90 with bet365
(Price correct at 05/04/2018, 09:30)

Olimpia Milan vs Panathinaikos

Panathinaikos (18-11) needs a road victory to retain any hope of a top-four finish as it travels to face a Milan team hoping to break a two-game losing streak at home. The masterful Nick Calathes, who leads the league in assists with 8.2 dishes per game, will coordinate the Greens’ attack. The game should feature plenty of big collisions ins the paint, with Milan’s rebounding aces Arturas Gudaitis (6.2 rebounds per game) and Kaleb Tarczewski (5.6 rpg) trying to get the better of high-flying Panathinaikos duo James Gist and Thanasis Antetokounmpo.

Tip: Over 161.5 at 1.90 with bet365
(Price correct at 05/04/2018, 09:30)

Barcelona vs Khimki Moscow

Another road team in need of victory is Khimki (16-13), which could finish the regular season anywhere between eighth place and sixth, but would definitely be in the lowest of those positions with a loss. It won’t be easy for the Russian team to overcome a Barcelona (10-19) team that must wish the regular season was only just starting rather than concluding; the Spanish side has won three of its last five games, averaging 89.8 points per game in the process. The game will see former Barca coach Georgios Bartzokas return to Palau Blaugrana for the first time since his tenure ended.

Tip: 2 at 2.50 with bet365
(Price correct at 05/04/2018, 09:30)

Baskonia vs Anadolu Efes

Red-hot Baskonia (16-13) will look to add further momentum to an already outstanding conclusion to the regular season by recording a seventh straight victory with the visit of rock-bottom Efes (6-23). Toko Shengelia will lead his team against an Efes outfit that has lost eight games in a row and not tasted victory on the road since Round 7. In addition to Shengelia, Baskonia also has big man Vincent Poirier in outstanding form with an average PIR of 17.4 over the last five games.

Tip: Over 171.5 at 1.90 with bet365
(Price correct at 05/04/2018, 09:30)



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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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(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

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Euroleague Final 4, Semifinals, Predictions



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Euroleague Basketball Predictions

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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