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Euroleague Tips with Previews – Round 17 – Friday

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CSKA Moscow – Panathinaikos

Two teams in direct competition for the top spots of the standings ladder will square off to welcome 2020 as defending champs CSKA Moscow (11-5) host Panathinaikos OPAP Athens (9-7) at the end of the first half of the regular season. CSKA has won five of its last six games, including the last one against Milan by a tight 78-75. With new coach Rick Pitino on board, it looked like the Greens were on a roll, but they have now dropped three of their last four games, including at home in Round 16 against Real Madrid, 75-87. A win in this game will be a coveted prize and a momentum-builder into the new year for the team that comes out on top.

CSKA is determined to keep adding wins to pull itself up into the top four of the standings. Panathinaikos has the second-best offense in the league, but CSKA ties for third-best defense, so expect a battle of philosophies. CSKA has to impose its rhythm to control the game, but will have to watch out for the 56.4% in two-point shooting that allows Panathinaikos to score so much. CSKA boss Dimitris Itoudis will probably have to find a way to beat his old team through defense.

Panathinaikos keeps showing offensive basketball, but the method seems to have malfunctioned a bit these last weeks. It’s true that its last three losses came against teams at the top — Barcelona, Maccabi and Real — but CSKA could is another such team to watch out for. The offense seems alright for the guests, but its defense is another story. To stop CSKA, Panathinaikos will have to step up and disrupt CSKA’s league-best 40.5% shooting from beyond the arc. One glaring problem for the Greens is the league-worst 13.4 offensive rebounds per game that opponents have been able to snatch. Unless that number comes down, Panathinaikos will encounter rough sledding in Moscow.

basketball prediction Tip: 2 (+6.5) at 1.90 with bet365
(Price correct at 03/01/2020, 07:50 CET, subject to change)

Anadolu Efes – Khimki

Anadolu Efes Istanbul (13-3) will look to retain its share of first place on Friday when it welcomes Khimki Moscow Region (8-8) to start the new year and to finish the first half of the regular season. After a hiccup against CSKA Moscow two rounds ago, Efes went back to its winning ways last week against Maccabi at home, 99-79. On the other side, Khimki has dropped six of its last eight games and seems to have lost the momentum with which it started the season. Last week, Khimki was the newest victim to fall at the Astroballe against LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne, 92-88.

Two of the top four scoring teams in the EuroLeague face each other in this game, so without digging much deeper it is clear that defenses will have a huge role in the outcome. Efes is giving up about 10 fewer points per game to opponents than Khimki is, so on paper it looks like the defensive battle could fall on the hosts’ side. However, Khimki is the best-scoring team so far this season and that must not be taken lightly, especially when the guests boast a solid 56.4% accuracy on two-point shots.

Bryant Dunston won’t be available against Khimki.

Khimki does so well on offense that it is a bit supriring to see the Russian power struggle for results in recent weeks. Of course, the main problem lies with defense, and that’s what the guests will have to work hard at if they want a chance to succeed on the court of one of the league’s hottest teams. Efes is dangerous on all fronts, but a league-best 57.6% on two-pointers shows its ability to generate good shots. It will be Khimki’s job to try to disrupt that and push the pedal to the metal to try to come out on top of what sure looks like an old-fashioned shootout.

According to the club, Alexey Shved will not play against Efes because he has the flu.

basketball prediction Tip: 1 (-9.5) at 1.90 with bet365
(Price correct at 03/01/2020, 07:50 CET, subject to change)

Villeurbanne – Real Madrid

After a strong start of the season, ASVEL overcame its first bad moment by winning the last three home games. Real is on an 11-game winning streak in the competition, its longest one under the new format. David Lighty is ASVEL’s top scorer until now (10.9 ppg.), followed by Adreian Payne (10.0 ppg.) and Tonye Jekiri (9.6 ppg.). Anthony Randolph (13.0 ppg.), Facu Campazzo (10.9 ppg., 6.7 apg.) and Edy Tavares (6.2 ppg., 6.8 rpg., 1.8 bpg.) have led Real recently.

ASVEL needs to take care of rebounds in order to be fully competitive against Real. The hosts currently rank 16th on the boards (31.8 rpg.) and get just 21.4 defensive rebounds on average. ASVEL has also struggled from beyond the three-point line, hitting just 34.3% of its shots from downtown. If ASVEL prevents Real from running and is able to get Payne and Jekiri involved, putting Tavares into foul trouble, it will have a better chance to win this game.

Real is shooting the ball with great efficiency this season, hitting 54.0% of its two-point shots and a second-ranked 39.9% from downtown. It all starts with defense and taking good care of the ball, though. Real averages 25.8 defensive rebounds per game, dishing 1.6 assists for every turnover. Even with some key players injured, Real has the depth, strength and size to put any team into trouble right now.

basketball prediction Tip: 1 (+6.5) at 1.90 with bet365
(Price correct at 03/01/2020, 07:50 CET, subject to change)

Milano – Zenit

The last game of the decade featuring two teams that have never played each other before takes place when AX Armani Exchange Milan (8-8) welcomes Zenit St Petersburg (4-12) to the fashion capital on Friday. Since starting the season 6-2, the hosts have struggled, losing six of the last seven games to tie two other teams for the eighth and final playoffs position. Zenit has had worse luck overall, but has taken two of its victories in the last five rounds. Both could use another win like water in the desert.

Milan will need to dictate the tempo on its own floor or run the risk of Zenit staying in the game long enough to flip the pressure towards the hosts. Point guards Sergio Rodriguez and Shelvin Mack will have that responsibility, while Milan is expected to debut scorer Keifer Sykes in the same backcourt. Shooting from deep, where it ranks third with 39.5% accuracy, is not Milan’s problem. Rather, its 17th-ranked two-point efficiency, 47.3%, needs to improve. With both, the hosts will struggle a lot less.

Zenit will want to keep its eye on the perimeter with Sykes joining Rodriguez, Vladimir Micov and other dead-eye Milan shooters there. That’s especially true because the visitors have the worst three-point defense in the league, allowing other teams to shoot 39.5% there. Up-and-down play from key contributors like Mateusz Ponitka and Alex Renfroe needs to stay up if Zenit hopes to rise in the rankings by winning road games like this one. They and Austin Hollins will also be needed to defend the perimeter shooters better than until now.

basketball prediction Tip: Over 154.5 at 1.90 with bet365
(Price correct at 03/01/2020, 07:50 CET, subject to change)

Valencia – ALBA Berlin

A rematch of the last 7DAYS EuroCup Finals will be welcome 2020 in Spain, where Valencia Basket (7-9) hosts ALBA Berlin (5-11) to cap the first leg of the regular season on Friday. Valencia has won three of its last four games, including an overtime thriller at Fenerbahce last week, 98-100, and is knocking on the door to playoff spots going into the second half of the season. ALBA snapped a four-game losing streak last week with an 81-57 home blowout over Baskonia that gives the German team some good momentum.

Valencia knows how to beat ALBA, but this time the stage is different and the situation of both teams is not exactly the same the last time they met. This will be a direct duel that later in the season could have implications for playoff tickets. ALBA is very aggressive on offense, so Valencia will have to make sure that its defense stays on the level with the one displayed these last weeks. With 19.7 assists per game, ALBA is the best team in the league, so the hosts will have to try to stop the visitors from getting into an offensive flow.

ALBA arrives to Valencia with good numbers, especially on offense. But the absences of a couple key players and the fact that Valencia is making 53.5% of its two-pointers should make the guests beware. So far, the problems for ALBA have come from defense, so this will be the area in which the guests will have to work harder if they want to stop a confident team that will be playing at home in one of the hottest arenas in Europe.

basketball prediction Tip: Under 167.5 at 1.90 with bet365
(Price correct at 03/01/2020, 07:50 CET, 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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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

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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.

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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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