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Euroleague Tips with Previews – Play-Offs 23/4

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CSKA Moscow – Fenerbahce (1-0)

CSKA downed Fenerbahce in the opener of the series opener on Wednesday at Megasport Arena in the Russian capital. The hosts allowed Fenerbahce just 10 points in the fourth quarter, during which they shot 6 for 11 from behind the arc to pull away. Will Clyburn scored 20 points and dished 5 assists and Daniel Hackett also had 20 points for the winners. Nando De Colo paced Fenerbahce with 27 points but was held scoreless in the fourth quarter.

Host CSKA Moscow (1-0) looks for another win that gets it close to its 17th Final Four out of the last 18. Will Clyburn (13.5 ppg.), Toko Shengelia (11.2 ppg., 4.7 rpg.) and Johannes Voigtmann (8.5 pg., 5.0 rpg.) are leading the team right now. Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul (0-1), which needs to bounce back from its initial loss in this best-of-five series, is led by Nando De Colo (15.9 ppg., 4.1 apg.), Marko Guduric (11.6 ppg.) and Lorenzo Brown (9.8 ppg., 3.6 apg.). Just five times in 44 best-of-five playoffs over the years has a team won the series despite losing Game 1 on the road. Never, however, has any team overcome a 0-2 deficit.

Host CSKA Moscow (1-0) looks for another win that gets it close to its 17th Final Four out of the last 18. Will Clyburn (13.5 ppg.), Toko Shengelia (11.2 ppg., 4.7 rpg.) and Johannes Voigtmann (8.5 pg., 5.0 rpg.) are leading the team right now. Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul (0-1), which needs to bounce back from its initial loss in this best-of-five series, is led by Nando De Colo (15.9 ppg., 4.1 apg.), Marko Guduric (11.6 ppg.) and Lorenzo Brown (9.8 ppg., 3.6 apg.). Just five times in 44 best-of-five playoffs over the years has a team won the series despite losing Game 1 on the road. Never, however, has any team overcome a 0-2 deficit.

  • Nikola Milutinov could miss the rest of the season after undergoing shoulder surgery.
  • Mike James has been suspended by head coach Dimitris Itoudis.

Fenerbahce was heavily outrebounded in Game 1, 32-21. CSKA pulled down 11 offensive boards and had 13 second-chance points while allowing just 5. Without star center Jan Vesely, who is injured, Kyle O’Quinn and Danilo Barthel should see extended playing time around the baskets. Both are good scorers who need to play physically in the paint against Michael Eric and Shengelia. If Fenerbahce can also run its offense through its two best scorers, De Colo and Guduric, it should have a better chance to tie the series.

  • Coach Igor Kokoskov and five of his players are not with the team in Moscow due to COVID-19 protocols.
  • Jan Vesley remains sidelined.

basketball prediction Tip: 1 (-11.5) points at 1.90 with bet365
(Price correct at 23/04/2021, 10:10 CET, subject to change)

Barcelona – Zenit (0-1)

Zenit downed Barcelona 74-76 at Palau Blaugrana in Game 1 on Wednesday as Pangos led the winners with 19 points and 9 assists. Thomas added 12 points and K.C. Rivers scored 11 for Zenit. Davies led Barcelona with 18 points and Cory Higgins scored 15. Barcelona rallied from a 14-point halftime deficit to take a 72-71 lead but Rivers buried a critical three-pointer and Pangos added the go-ahead basket, a left-handed floater that allowed Zenit to win it down the stretch.

FC Barcelona (0-1) became the first top-seeded team to lose Game 1 of a EuroLeague Playoffs series since the start of the competition’s round-robin format in 2016-17 and needs to bounce back right away in Game 2 on Friday on its own court, Palau Blaugrana. Nikola Mirotic (16.6 ppg., 6.1 rpg.), Cory Higgins (12.7 ppg.) and Brandon Davies (11.9 ppg.) are leading the team this season. Zenit St Petersburg (1-0) stole the home-court advantage with its Game 1 victory and with another win at Palau Blaugrana could put the regular season leaders on the ropes. Zenit is led by Kevin Pangos (13.3 ppg., 6.7 apg.), Billy Baron (9.5 ppg.) and Will Thomas (9.3 ppg., 4.8 rpg.). Only once in 44 previous best-of-five series has a home team lost Game 1 and survived. That singular example came in 2009 when Barcelona bounced back from 0-1 down to beat Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz and reach the Final Four.

Barcelona had just 11 turnovers in Game 1, but Zenit collected 8 steals. Almost every time the hosts turned the ball over, it ended up in Zenit’s hands. Barcelona only had 15 assists, way below its average (18.7 apg.), so better ball circulation would be needed to have more offensive efficiency. Barcelona should try to run its offense through Mirotic, who was limited to 10 points in Game 1, and should use Kyle Kuric and Alex Abrines to open the floor with their three-point shots.

Zenit did a great job protecting the paint. Barcelona entered Game 1 with 54.9% two-point accuracy, but managed to make just 19 of 42 shots inside the arc (45.2%) and pulled just 9 offensive rebounds from those misses. Zenit, however, is without tough forward Mateusz Ponitka and possibly center Arturas Gudaitis, both due to injury, so a different rotation might be needed, playing small ball with Alex Poythress at center and giving Tarik Black more playing time. As always, expect Pangos run the show and use his high basketball IQ to dominate the game tempo.

basketball prediction Tip: 1 (-10.0) at 1.90 with bet365
(Price correct at 23/04/2021, 10:10 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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(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 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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