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Efes – Baskonia

These teams arrive at this game in good momentum. Anadolu Efes Istanbul (6-4) has won five of its last six games led by Shane Larkin (16.5 ppg., 5 apg.), Krunoslav Simon (14.2 ppg.) and Vasilije Micic (13.7 ppg., 5.6 apg.). TD Systems Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz (5-5) is on a three-game winning streak in which it scored at least 86 points in each game. Alec Peters (12.3 ppg.) is its top scorer, followed by Luca Vildoza (12.1 ppg.) and Pierria Henry (11.3 ppg.). Expect a great tactical battle between veteran head coaches Ergin Ataman and Dusko Ivanovic.

Efes trusts Larkin to make the difference against his former team. Larkin is slowly but steadily finding his rhythm and must be ready for a very interesting matchup against a great on-the-ball defender in Pierria Henry. If Bryant Dunston and Tibor Pleiss remain sidelined, Sanli, Chris Singleton and even Moerman will see playing time at center. Efes ranks second in two-point shooting percentage (57.9%) and fourth from downtown (39.3%), and it needs that ball circulation against a strong, physical Baskonia side.

Bryant Dunson has missed Efes’s last five games. Rodrigue Beaubois has missed the last three games. Vasilije Micic and Tibor Pleiss both missed Efes’s Round 11 game.

Baskonia ranks third in offensive rebounds (11.1 orpg.) while Efes is last overall (7.6 orpg.). Locking down its defensive glass is important to allow Vildoza, Henry and Rokas Giedraitis to play in transition. Baskonia must stop Simon and will trust Zoran Dragic to do so. Inside, especially if Pleiss remains sidelined, Baskonia has a size advantage with Youssoupha Fall and Tonye Jekiri, and must make the most out of it. Playing aggressively and running its offense through an inspired Peters are keys, too.

basketball prediction Tip: 1 (-5.5) at 1.90 with bet365
(Price correct at 04/12/2020, 00:15 CET, subject to change)

Zalgiris – Barcelona

This will be a very special game at Zalgirio Arena as Sarunas Jasikevicius returns to Kaunas for the first time since leaving the team. Jasikevicius coached Zalgiris for almost five seasons and led the team to the EuroLeague Final Four in 2018. Zalgiris (5-6) is on a five-game losing streak. Marius Grigonis (15.3 ppg.), Joffrey Lauvergne (10.3 ppg.) and Lukas Lekavicius (8.8 ppg.) are its top scorers. Barcelona lost against LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne last week after a seven-game winning streak. Nikola Mirotic (17.1 ppg., 80.9% 2FG), Cory Higgins (12.2 ppg.) and former Zalgiris center Brandon Davies (10.3 ppg.) are its pillars.

Zalgiris must improve its defense. It is allowing 81.2 points per game on 57.3% two-point shooting and 40.7% from downtown. It must improve its overall aggressiveness, force opponents to poor ball circulation that would result in bad shot selection. Paulius Jankunas and Augustine Rubit must join forces to stop Mirotic at power forward. Controlling the game tempo is important and Zalgiris relies on Thomas Walkup to do so, while using Lekavicius and Grigonis to open the floor with their three-point shooting.

Zalgiris swingman Patricio Garino will be out of action until December after a knee operation.

Despite allowing 80 points last week, Barcelona still has the best defensive numbers in the competition (70.5 ppg. allowed). Barcelona is succeeding at keeping opponents to low shooting percentages: 48.3% inside the arc, 33.3% from downtown. Being able to do that is critical with a team with such great shooters as Grigonis, Lekavicius and Arturas Milaknis. Barcelona must get Alex Abrines and Kyle Kuric involved on offense, as their deep range generates mismatches on defense, which players like Mirotic, Davies and Rolands Smits read well.

basketball prediction Tip: Under 154.5 at 1.90 with bet365
(Price correct at 04/12/2020, 00:15 CET, subject to change)

Bayern – Khimki

FC Bayern Munich (7-4) comes off back-to-back losses for the first time this season. Vladimir Lucic (14.8 ppg., 5.0 rpg.), Jalen Reynolds (12.6 ppg., 6.3 rpg.) and Wade Baldwin IV (13.7 ppg., 4.0 apg.) have been Bayern’s pillars until now. Khimki Moscow Region (2-8) also lost its last two games and is looking to bounce back with a road win. Alexey Shved (16.8 ppg., 8.8 apg.), Jonas Jerebko (12.4 ppg., 6.8 rpg.) and Greg Monroe (10.3 ppg., 6.3 rpg.) are leading the team right now.

Bayern has some of the best defensive numbers in the competition, allowing just 77.7 points on just 31.7% three-point shooting. That three-point defense may be especially important against players such as Shved, Dairis Bertans and Janis Timma, who are all great shooters. Bayern, however, has struggled to protect its paint, as opponents score 56.0% of their two-point shots. Stopping Monroe, Jerebko and, if available, Devin Booker is mandatory for Bayern, as well as running its offense through Lucic and Baldwin.

Khimki is averaging just 77.7 points, which is a low number for such an offensive-minded team. Shot selection is an issue, as Khimki is hitting just 50.0% of its two-point shots (17th overall) and shooting 36.1% from downtown (13th). Shved leads the EuroLeague in assists, but is struggling to score (35.9% 2FG, 31.3% 3FG) so far this season. As soon as Khimki’s undeniable leader steps up on offense, he will generate space for its many scorers all around the court. Stopping Lucic is a critical issue for the Russian powerhouse.

Devin Booker has not played since Round 5.

basketball prediction Tip: 2 (+4.5) at 1.90 with bet365
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Real – Villeurbanne

Real Madrid will try to bounce back after having its five-game winning streak ended last week when it hosts LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne, which is trying to extend a modest two-game run of its own. Real (6-5) is 4-1 at home this season. ASVEL (3-6) stunned league-leader FC Barcelona last week and drained a club record 17 three-pointers on Tuesday in beating Panathinaikos OPAP Athens and will try to keep its momentum going in the Spanish capital.

Real is 4-0 this season when it has scored at least 90 points, though ASVEL has not yet allowed a team to reach that number against it. ASVEL has held opponents to just 32.9% three-point shooting. Point guards Nicolas Laprovittola and Sergo Llull must find a way to crack the ASVEL defense and get their teammates open shots in the paint and from behind the arc to increase Los Blancos’ chances.

Rudy Fernandez has missed Round 11 game.

ASVEL is coming off a near-perfect shooting night against Panathinaikos and a repeat would make it hard to beat. However, the team also committed 19 turnovers in that game and leads the league with 16.1 per game. Cutting that number is critical to improving its chances, as is getting good games from veterans Norris Cole, David Lighty and Antione Diot, who know a thing or two about these sorts of games.

basketball prediction Tip: 2 (+12.5) at 2.00 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 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.

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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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