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Euroleague Tips with Previews – Round 14 – Wednesday

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Zenit – Bayern

Zenit St Petersburg (7-4) comes off its first road loss of the season and hopes to bounce back on its home court. Kevin Pangos (10.8 ppg., 6.8 apg.) and Austin Hollins (10.8 ppg.) have been its top scorers this season, followed by Alex Poythress (8.9 ppg.). FC Bayern Munich (9-4) has won its last two games and hopes to keep its momentum going. Vladimir Lucic (14.4 ppg.), Wade Baldwin IV (13.6 ppg.) and Jalen Reynolds (12.6 ppg., 6.8 rpg.) have been Bayern’s pillars until now.

Zenit has the best defensive numbers in the competition, allowing just 71.8 points on average. That number goes down to 67.8 points when Zenit wins. Both teams excel at defending three-point shots – Bayern leads at 32.1%, followed by Zenit at 33.0%. Keeping those defensive numbers and sharing the ball well to find good shooters such as Hollins, Pangos and Billy Baron are two of the keys for Coach Xavi Pascual’s team. Mateusz Ponitka and Poythress need to play physical and be focused against Lucic.

Bayern allows fewer offensive rebounds than anyone in the EuroLeague, just 8.5 per game, compared to its defensive boards average of 23.6. It needs to keep protecting its rim against good offensive rebounders such as Arturas Gudaitis and Will Thomas. As always, Bayern relies on Lucic and Paul Zipser to make the difference at the forward spots due to their versatility and overall talent. If Baldwin and Nick Weiler-Babb can run the floor and play in transition, Bayern will have a better chance to steal a road victory.

basketball prediction Tip: 1 (-3.5) at 1.90 with bet365
(Price correct at 16/12/2020, 09:30 CET, subject to change)

Barcelona – Khimki

FC Barcelona (10-3) hopes to remain atop the standings before hitting the road – it plays five of its next seven games away from Palau Blaugrana. Nikola Mirotic (16.4 ppg.) has been its top scorer, followed by Brandon Davies (11.9 ppg.) and Cory Higgins (10.2 ppg.). Khimki (2-11) looks to snap its current five-game losing streak. Alexey Shved (17.8 ppg., 9.0 apg.), Jonas Jerebko (12.7 ppg., 5.8 rpg.) and Devin Booker (12.4 ppg., 6.4 rpg.) have been its leaders so far this season.

Barcelona is allowing just 71.9 points per game this season. That number goes down to 68.4 when Barcelona wins, when it’s allowed just 49.5% on two-point shots and 29.1% from downtown. That kind of defense is needed against a high-scoring team like Khimki, with great three-point shooters like Shved, Janis Timma, Jerebko and Dairis Bertans. If Barcelona manages to prevent Khimki from running and gets shooters Alex Abrines and Kyle Kuric involved, it would increase its chances to add another win.

Khimki has allowed a league-worst 88.3 points per game and for opponents to make 41.0% of their three-point shots. First and foremost, Khimki needs to improve those numbers to be more competitive. The Russian powerhouse is doing a good job of boxing out, allowing just 9.3 offensive rebounds per game while grabbing 24.8 defensive boards. Better defense and a strong showing on the glass could be the recipe in Barcelona.

basketball prediction Tip: 2 (+11.5) at 1.90 with bet365
(Price correct at 16/12/2020, 09:30 CET, subject to change)

Olympiacos – Valencia

Olympiacos Piraeus (7-5) returns home after winning back-to-back games on the road against FC Barcelona and Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade. Shaquielle McKissic (9.5 ppg.), Hassan Martin (9.4 ppg.), Kostas Sloukas (9.2 ppg.) and Georgios Printezis (9.2 ppg.) have been the Reds’ top scorers until now. Valencia (8-5) beat Anadolu Efes Istanbul at the buzzer last week and is looking for more wins led by Bojan Dubljevic (11.0 ppg., 5.2 rpg.), Klemen Prepelic (11.4 ppg., 96.0% FT) and Sam Van Rossom (7.6 ppg., 94.4% FT).

Olympiacos features nine players averaging 5.0 points or better, so it is a very unpredictable team on offense that looks for its advantages in every game. Having smart, experienced players such as Vassilis Spanoulis, Kostas Papanikolaou, Sloukas and Printezis helps the team find the right player at the right time of every game. Sloukas and Spanoulis must control the game tempo, preventing Valencia from running the floor and getting easy baskets in transition.

Valencia leads the 2020-21 EuroLeague in assists at 20.5 per game and is also first in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.7). Having two great finishers in Dubljevic and Mike Tobey helps, as both players can play pick-and-pop and also score around the rim with great effectiveness. Getting them involved on offense is a must as they generate better looks for Williams, Nikola Kalinic, Prepelic and just about everybody else. Guillem Vives and Van Rossom must stop Sloukas in what is one of the biggest keys to this game.

basketball prediction Tip: Over 159.5 at 1.90 with bet365
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Villeurbanne – Maccabi

LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne (3-9) is on a three-game losing streak, but now plays its next three contests at home. Norris Cole (11.1 ppg.) has been the French powerhouse’s top scorer until now, followed by David Lighty (10.8 ppg.) and Moustapha Fall (9.9 ppg.). Back at full strength, Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv (5-8) has won its last two games and wants to keep its current momentum going. Scottie Wilbekin (17.0 ppg.), Othello Hunter (8.5 ppg., 5.6 rpg.) and Ante Zizic (9.2 ppg., 5.8 rpg.) have been its pillars this season.

ASVEL averages just 73.8 points per game, which ranks 17th overall. However, it has been worth 88.3 points in victories, which is second-best, while making 55.6% of its three-point shots. Circulating the ball to find its many shooters is mandatory for ASVEL to be more competitive. By finding shots for Lighty, Cole, William Howard or Charles Kahudi, players such as Fall and Guerschon Yabusele find more space to play one-on-one around the rim. Cole and Antoine Diot must try to find good shots for everyone, including themselves.

Maccabi relies on a deep, versatile frontcourt to make the difference at both ends. Zizic and Hunter must be ready for a big battle in the paint against Fall, Ismael Bako and Amine Noua. At the same time, Omri Casspi and Angelo Caloiaro can open the floor and play one-on-one, looking for advantages. Yovel Zoosman is back, giving Maccabi an extra weapon on both ends. As always, getting Wilbekin and Bryant involved is important for Maccabi, which leads the EuroLeague in rebounds (36.6 rpg.).

basketball prediction Tip: 1 (+3.5) at 1.90 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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