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Euroleague Tips with Previews – Round 13 – 13/12/2019

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Zalgiris – Valencia

In a clash of two teams looking to end losing streaks, Zalgiris hosts Valencia on Friday night. The Lithuanian champs have lost six in a row, but played well in their most-recent defeat on the road in overtime at CSKA Moscow. Valencia has dropped two in a row and is winless in six road games this season.

Zalgiris has been very effective in the paint in certain areas; it is second in the league in offensive rebounds (12.0) and leads the competition in both fouls drawn (264) and free throws made (193). However, Zalgiris is 14th in two-point shooting (49.9%) and Valencia commits the second-fewest fouls in the league (221). The hosts need to shoot better inside and from mid-range and be aggressive against a team that doesn’t foul often to snap their losing streak.

Marius Grigonis is out indefinitely after the foot surgery. Rokas Jokubaitis injured his ankle and will be out for 3-4 weeks.

Valencia is essentially a league-average team on offense; its scoring average of 79.2 points is tied for ninth in the league – right in the middle. However, it is 4-0 when the team scored more than 80 points. Conversely, Zalgiris is 2-5 when it fails to score 80 and has been held below 70 on three occasions. Those are numbers that should give Zalgiris confidence.

basketball prediction Tip: Over 151.5 at 1.90 with bet365
(Price correct at 13/11/2019, 10:25 CET, could have changed)

Bayern – Zenit

Two teams in need of wins will face off in Round 13 when FC Bayern Munich (4-8) hosts Zenit St Petersburg (3-9) on Friday. After a solid start, Bayern lost six of its last seven games, including the last one at Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv by 77-55. The team will need to bounce back after two straight big losses. On the other hand, Zenit managed to grab its first EuroLeague home win ever last week against ASVEL, 75-70, snapping a six-game losing streak. The Russian team will look to continue on the winning path.

Bayern needs to kickstart its momentum again, and a win at home against Zenit looks like a viable option. Both teams score and receive practically the same amount of points, but Zenit has an edge in rebounds, so the hosts will have to pay attention to that key factor if they want a solid chance to win. Zenit has the league’s second-worst success at the foul line, 70.8%, so Bayern might clear a path to victory by not allowing easy baskets and making the visitors earn them with free throws.

Zenit at last managed to smile, and did so at home, too, so now the Russian team will look to stay on that path for as long as possible to try to recover the pulse of the competition. Bayern averages just 15.8 assists per game while Zenit’s 19.0 is the second-best number in the league, so the guests will have to try to capitalize on their smooth defense to try to run and overwhelm Bayern in Munich.

basketball prediction Tip: Over 156.5 at 1.90 with bet365
(Price correct at 13/11/2019, 10:25 CET, could have changed)

Villeurbanne – Milano

Two teams whose respective seasons took a turn for the worse in the last weeks will have the chance to get back on the winning track in Round 13 when LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne (5-7) hosts AX Armani Exchange Milan (7-5). ASVEL is currently on a four-game losing streak; last week it fell in St Petersburg as Zenit took its first home win of the season, 75-70. Milan started the season on a roll, but has lost its last three games, including the last at home against Crvena Zvezda, 67-77. One of these two sides will manage to get a breath of fresh air this week. Milan will be missing Nemanja Nedovic and Vladimir Micov with injuries.

ASVEL has the weakest offense in the league and despite having started the season with good wins at home, it has dropped the last two games at Astroballe. To get back to the winning side, ASVEL will have to make better selections on offense, especially from beyond the arc, as the team has the second-weakest numbers in the league from that distance. The defense seems to be working well enough for the hosts, but they have to try to capitalize on it and transform it into points on the other side of the court.

Injuries have been troubling Milan lately, with four losses in the last five games, but a trip to Lyon could be a good chance to start regrouping again. Milan outperforms ASVEL by almost 13 performance index rating points per game, which means that the visitors come into the game with better overall numbers than the hosts. Milan will have to try to impose its style, but it remains to be seen whether it will be capable of doing that despite the injuries at an arena that puts pressure on the visitors like few in the league.

basketball prediction Tip: 1 at 2.20 with bet365
(Price correct at 13/11/2019, 10:25 CET, could have changed)

Barcelona – Panathinaikos

Two of the hottest teams in the EuroLeague right now will meet in Round 13 as FC Barcelona (9-3) welcomes Panathinaikos OPAP Athens (8-4) to the Catalan capital. Barca bounced back last week from a severe home loss with a 94-102 road win at Khimki, while the Greens have won four in a row including last round’s Greek derby against Olympiacos, by 99-93 in overtime. Get ready for an offensive display between two of the top-scoring teams in the league.

Barcelona seems to have recovered from its severe home loss to CSKA a couple of weeks ago, but now faces another on-the-rise team with the best offense in the league. In fact, both teams are rather close in all stats categories, but if the Greens are on top in offense, Barca performs better at defense, so that’s where the hosts will have to focus. The hosts will try especially to limit floor general Nick Calathes, also keeping an eye on former teammate Tyrese Rice. Barcelona’s injury problems at point guard will require plenty of team defensive strategies to accomplish those goals.

Thomas Heurtel is sidelined with a knee injury. Kevin Pangos has been sidelined since the start of the season with a toe injury.

Since the comeback of coach Rick Pitino, Panathinaikos is showing even more confidence with two wins in a row and a focus on defense to complement its super-charged offense. However, Barcelona has one of the most talented rosters in the league and it is playing at home, where with the exception of the loss to CSKA, the home fans have not been disappointed. Right now the Greens are the best team in the league in points and rebounds, so the key for them will be trying to impose their style to break through one of the best defenses in the competition.

basketball prediction Tip: 2 (+8.0) at 1.90 with bet365
(Price correct at 13/11/2019, 10:25 CET, could have changed)

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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 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

(All prices correct at 19/04/2022, 08:35 CET, subject to change)

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