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Euroleague Tips with Previews – Round 26 – Thursday

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Zenit – Valencia

Two teams coming off big wins meet the Round 26 opener when Zenit St Petersburg hosts Valencia Basket. Zenit (15-9) defeated AX Armani Exchange Milan in a makeup game on Monday to soar into fourth place in the standings. Valencia (13-12) has defeated CSKA Moscow and Real Madrid in its last two games and is just one win behind eighth-placed Anadolu Efes Istanbul.

Zenit boats the league’s second-best defense, with only 74.8 points allowed per game, while Valencia is second-best in scoring (82.2 ppg.) and leads the league in two-point accuracy (58.9%). Controlling the pace and the paint will be vital for Zenit, which held the high-scoring Milan attack to 70 points on Monday. Valencia has averaged just 75.5 points in its 12 losses this season.

  • Joan Sastre and Guillem Vives both missed Valencia’s last game to injury.

Controlling the glass is always critical and even more so on the road. Valencia has been outrebounded by nearly 1 rebound on average this season and is one of only five teams allowing its opponents more than 10 offensive rebounds per game (10.3). Matching Zenit’s intensity on the glass would be a big boost for the visitors in St Petersburg.

basketball prediction Tip: Over 156.5 at 1.90 with bet365
(Price correct at 25/02/2021, 12:00 CET, subject to change)

Olympiacos – CSKA Moscow

Two teams looking to turn things around meet on Thursday when Olympiacos Piraeus hosts CSKA Moscow. The Reds (11-14) are currently on a five-game losing streak. Kostas Sloukas (12.0 ppg.) has been Olympiacos’s top scorer until now, following by Shaquielle McKissic (10.7 ppg.) and Sasha Vezenkov (9.1 ppg.). CSKA (16-8) has lost four of its last five games, but returns to action with two new faces, Iffe Lundberg and Michael Eric, ready to help Mike James (20.8 ppg.), Will Clyburn (14.1 ppg.) and Darrun Hilliard (10.4 ppg.).

  • Kostas Papanikolaou has missed Olympiacos’s last 10 games.
  • Hassan Martin is sidelined with a knew injury.

Olympiacos scored 26 points in the opening 11 minutes of last week’s game against Anadolu Efes Istanbul. It went on to score just 27 points in the remaining 29 minutes, so the Reds need to work on their focus and concentration. Stopping James should be one of the keys to the game and Olympiacos will look to Charles Jenkins and Giannoulis Larentzakis to do so. On offense, Sloukas and Vassilis Spanoulis lead Olympiacos’s pick-and-roll offense, which will try to get Octavius Ellis and Livio Jean-Charles involved in the paint.

  • Will Clyburn has not played since Round 16 due to an ankle injury, but has returned to action in domestic competition since then.
  • Nikola Milutinov could miss the rest of the season with a shoulder surgery.
  • Tornike Shengelia has not played in Round 24 and is expected to miss several games with a knee injury.

CSKA returns to the competition after three weeks away from EuroLeague action. It had time to adjust to its new lineup – Nikola Milutinov is out for the season, Clyburn returned, and two new players stepped in. CSKA, however, should carry on running its offense through James, the EuroLeague’s top scorer. If Toko Shengelia remains sidelined, Johannes Voigtmann and Eric should see extended playing time around the baskets and Coach Dimitris Itoudis could opt for a smaller lineup with Clyburn at power forward.

basketball prediction Tip: 2 (-4.5) at 1.90 with bet365
(Price correct at 25/02/2021, 12:00 CET, subject to change)

Bayern – Maccabi

In a showdown between teams looking to bounce back from Round 25 losses, FC Bayern Munich hosts Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv on Thursday. Bayern (15-10) had a three-game losing streak snapped when it fell at LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne. Coach Trinchieri’s men are 9-3 at home this season. Maccabi (10-13) has dropped its last two games and is 4-8 on the road this season. The Israeli champs are now four wins outside of the playoff zone and the pressure may be mounting.

  • Nihad Dedovic missed the team’s Round 25.
  • Robin Amaize has missed the last eight games.
  • Zan Mark Sisko returned to action in Round 25 after missing seven games.

Bayern excels by playing a physical game that leads to lots of steals and forced turnovers. It leads the league in fouls (23.2 per game), is second in steals (7.8 apg.) and fourth in turnovers forced (14.1 TOpg.). Maccabi’s poor free-throw shooting (76.7%, 16th in the league) is something Bayern can take advantage as is Maccabi’s struggles from the three-point line (35.6%). Forcing Maccabi into tough shots and fouling when the Israeli champs have good looks could be a recipe for success.

  • T.J. Cline is due to make his EuroLeague debut.
  • Yovel Zoosman will be out until late March with a knee injury.
  • Omri Casspi will travel to Munich with the team and may play after missing several weeks with illness.
  • The participation of Wilbekin (thumb), Othello Hunter and Casspi will be game-time decisions.

Bayern has made the most two-pointers (21.5 per game) and the fewest threes (7.2 per game) in the league this season. Maccabi has a deep and long frontline with Othello Hunter, Ante Zizic, Dragan Bender and Angelo Caloiaro and they together will be tasked with controlling the paint on both ends. A collective strong game by the Maccabi bigs blocking shots, on the glass and scoring inside would put Coach Sfairopoulos’s men in a winning position.

basketball prediction Tip: 2 at 2.25 with bet365
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Milano – Khimki

AX Armani Exchange Milan will try to bounce back from losing two of its last three games when it hosts Khimki Moscow Region on Thursday. Third-placed Milan (16-9) has won five straight home games and is 9-4 on Italian soil this season. Khimki (2-22) is on a 16-game losing streak, though Alexey Shved and co. continue to play hard.

  • Jeff Brooks has not played in the last six games.
  • Zach LeDay has missed the last two games with an injury.

Milan’s high-powered attack is second in the league in three-point accuracy (42.0) and has committed the fewest turnovers (10.8 TOpg.). Khimki has been vulnerable to the three-pointer, allowing a league-high 43.2%. Milan should get plenty of good looks, but it needs Malcolm Delaney, Luigi Datome, Punter, Shavon Shields and Sergio Rodriguez to make their threes, because when the threes don’t fall, Milan struggles. Coach Messina’s men have made just 34.3% of their triples in defeats this season.

  • Devin Booker has missed the last four games.
  • Anton Ponkrashov made his Khimki return in Round 25.
  • Errick McCollum did not play in Round 25.

Khimki can ill-afford turnovers in Milan; the team has averaged just 10 turnovers per game in wins and 14.4 in losses. Khimki also needs to make more use of its interior weapons, such as Jordan Mickey, to balance the attack, since it is tied for second-to-last with just 17.5 two-point shots made per game.

basketball prediction Tip: 1 (-19.5) at 1.90 with bet365
(Price correct at 25/02/2021, 12:00 CET, subject to change)

Real Madrid – Zalgiris

Real Madrid hosts Zalgiris Kaunas on Thursday in a showdown between two playoff hopefuls separated by just one game in the standings. Real is fifth at 15-10, while Zalgiris is four places behind despite its 14-11 record. Los Blancos will try to shake off back-to-back losses and recapture its winning form before heading to Russia for two games next week. After winning seven in a row at home, Real has dropped three of its last four in Madrid. Zalgiris snapped a two-game slide on Tuesday with a victory over Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade and now wants to turn that into a winning streak. The Lithuanian champs are 7-6 on the road this season with losses in four of their last five.

  • Anthony Randolph is out with a ruptured left Achilles tendon.
  • Rudy Fernandez did not play in Round 25 due to back issues.
  • Sergio Llull’s participation in the games is questionable with a knee injury.

After losing its last two games in a row, Real will look to geth back to the winning track as soon as possible if it wants to stay among the top teams. In front of them they will have a team with fighting spirit which also happens to be the second-best team in the league from beyond the arc. The hosts will have to pay attention in defense to those open shots, while also make sure that the guests do not travel too often to the free-throw line, where they lead the league with a 85.2%

  • Zalgiris swingman Patricio Garino remains out of action after a knee operation.
  • Arturas Milaknis is out after making 200 consecutive appearances in the competition. This was the second-longest streak this century.

If any team has the tools to neutralize Walter Tavares’s defensive impact, it’s Zalgiris, which is second in the league in three-point shooting at 42.0%. However, Zalgiris is very selective from downtown; its 19.9 threes attempted per game are the third-fewest in the league and it will be without ace shooter Arturas Milaknis this week. If Maruis Grigonis, Lukas Lekavicius and Nigel Hayes heat up and stretch the floor, it would be a great sign for the visitors. Zalgiris has averaged 9.5 three-pointers on 47.2% shooting in wins this season and just 6.9 threes at 35.2% in defeats.

basketball prediction Tip: Under 158.5 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 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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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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