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Euroleague Tips with Previews – Round 22 – Thursday

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Khimki – CSKA Moscow

The Leningradka Derby promises a lot of excitement and action, as always. CSKA arrives on a four-game winning streak – its longest since late October. Khimki comes off a road loss against Baskonia, but managed to beat mighty Real Madrid in front of its fans in Round 20. Alexey Shved (21.1 ppg.) has been Khimki’s top scorer until now, followed by Janis Timma (13.1 ppg.) and Devin Booker (11.7 ppg.). Mike James (21.1 ppg., 4.4 apg.), Darrun Hilliard (10.6 ppg.) and Johannes Voigtmann (7.3 ppg.) are leading CSKA right now.

Khimki is the third-best scorer in the competition (86.6 ppg.) and does even better (89.7 ppg.) at home, where it’s made a EuroLeague-best 59.5% two-point shots at Mytishchi Arena. Khimki will run its offense through Alexey Shved, whose unlimited range and outstanding driving skills make him a nightmare matchup. In its VTB United League win, Khimki limited CSKA to just 9-of-29 three-point shooting (31%), which is important, as both teams lead the EuroLeague in shots from downtown (Khimki 28.4 per game, CSKA 28.3).

CSKA was sensational from beyond the three-point line, hitting 13-of-27 three-point shots against Baskonia (48.1%), and even better against Valencia (14-of-22, 63.6%). CSKA, however, has struggled inside the arc, combining for 29 of 71 shots (40.8%) in these two games. CSKA ranks second in defensive rebounds (25.8 drpg.) and that will be the key to raise that shooting percentage – being able to run the floor and find easy points in transition. Limiting the impact of Shved will be critical, too.

basketball prediction Tip: 1 (+2.5) at 1.90 with bet365
(Price correct at 30/01/2020, 10:30 CET, subject to change)

ALBA Berlin – Fenerbahce

ALBA Berlin returns home from a successful road trip to host a resurgent Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul side. ALBA won two of three on the road in recent weeks to keep a late-season playoff run in the cards. Fenerbahce has won four of its last five games, including two away from home, but is 3-7 on the road this season.

The book on ALBA as a high-scoring team is that it needs to be firing on all cylinders on offense to achieve desired results, but in essence, its defense has been more important to results. ALBA is 4-1 this season when it has held its opponents to 80 points or less. Fenerbahce has averaged 79.5 points per game this season. No cat can change its stripes, so ALBA is likely to make this a high-scoring game, but strong defense may be the key to victory.

Fenerbahce ranks last in the league in rebounding with 29.6 per game and 8.3 offensive rebounds per game. Attacking the glass against an ALBA side that likes to get out in transition could pay dividends not only in second-chance baskets, but also by taking away those fastbreak and transition points from the home side. Malcolm Thomas and Jan Vesely should be the players to spearhead that challenge.

basketball prediction Tip: 2 (-5.5) at 1.80 with bet365
(Price correct at 30/01/2020, 10:30 CET, subject to change)

Olympiacos – Baskonia

Olympiacos comes off a tough road loss against Zenit and has the opportunity to bounce back in front of its fans. Baskonia snapped a three-game losing streak with a brilliant home win against Khimki, but has not won on the road since mid-December. Georgios Printezis (12.3 ppg.) has been Olympiacos’s top scorer this season, followed by Vassilis Spanoulis (11.3 ppg.) and Nikola Milutinov (10.4 ppg.). Toko Shengelia (16.1 ppg., 5.6 rpg.), Nik Stauskas (9.5 ppg.) and Shavon Shields (9.2 ppg.) are leading Baskonia.

First and foremost, Olympiacos has to improve its defense. It allowed 91 points against Zenit, which hit 23 of 37 two-point shots (62.2%) and pulled down 13 offensive rebounds. Boxing out will be critical and it is up to the whole team to have a better defensive attitude. The offense is finally flowing through Spanoulis, Georgios Printezis and Kostas Papanikolaou. Olympiacos hits 59.1% of its two-point shots at home and limits opponents to just 52.5%. Getting Nikola Milutinov and Augustine Rubit involved for easy points in the paint will be important for the Reds.

Baskonia struggled from the three-point line in its win against Khimki, hitting just 4 of 17 shots (23.5%). Baskonia is last in three-point shooting (32.1%) and will look to its best shooters, Nik Stauskas, Shavon Shields and Matt Janning, to change this situation. Baskonia pulled down 16 offensive rebounds last week and now leads the competition in this category (12.5 orpg.). Using Fall and Michael Eric to get Milutinov into foul trouble will be one of the keys to the game, too.

basketball prediction Tip: Under 162.5 at 1.86 with bet365
(Price correct at 30/01/2020, 10:30 CET, subject to change)

Maccabi – Real Madrid

It is the most repeated game in European basketball history; Maccabi and Real face each other for the 60th time. Maccabi is undefeated at home this season and won eight of its last 11 games. After a 13-game winning streak, Real has lost its last three games and wants to return to winning ways. Scottie Wilbekin (16.3 ppg.), Othello Hunter (10.2 ppg., 6.5 rpg.) and Tyler Dorsey (9.5 ppg.) are leading Maccabi, which is expected to feature new signing Amar’e Stoudemire for the first time. Trey Thompkins (10.7 ppg.), Facu Campazzo (10.5 ppg.) and Jordan Mickey (9.9 ppg.) are Real’s active top scorers.

Maccabi leads the league in defensive rebounding (26) which allows the team to run or play at the right pace. Maccabi is shooting the ball from downtown better on the road (38.6%) than at home (37.4%), and it will be important to raise that number, as Real relies on Edy Tavares to change a lot of shots down low. On defense, Maccabi has to put a lot of pressure on the ball to prevent Facundo Campazzo from creating for others. The sea of yellow fans in the stands will be Maccabi’s X-factor.

Real is struggling to score on the road (78.0 ppg.), with more than 10 points per game fewer than its home average (89.3 ppg.). Real keeps opponents to hit just 48.8% two-point shooting and only Maccabi (46.0%) does better at that. Not being intimidated by Maccabi’s physicality will be one of the keys to the game. Real has done a good job at cutting turnovers, averaging just 12.3 per game and ranking third in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.55). Maccabi forces a lot of turnovers (1.4 3per game), so staying focused will be a key for Los Blancos.

basketball prediction Tip: 2 at 2.00 with bet365
(Price correct at 30/01/2020, 10:30 CET, subject to change)

Villeurbanne – Zalgiris

In a critical clash at the bottom half of the standings, LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne hosts Zalgiris Kaunas on Thursday evening. The French champs are looking to get back on the winning track after losing their last five games. However, ASVEL was 7-2 at home to begin the season before losing its last two home games. The Lithuanian champs have won four of their last six games with a pair of road wins included.

Defense has been ASVEL’s biggest problem during its recent losing streak. Over the past five games, the team has allowed an average of 91.4 points per game; it had allowed only 78.6 points in the first 15 games of the season and the team is 5-2 when it has kept opponents to less than 80 points. Zalgiris is averaging just 78.2 points this season. This game could be a chance for ASVEL to get its defensive mojo back and end its losing streak.

Zalgiris is one of the leading offensive rebounding teams in the league with 11.5 per game and it has done so without a single player averaging 5 boards or 2 offensive rebounds. That display of team rebounding could become a major factor against ASVEL, which does not have an elite rebounder when Tonye Jekiri is not on the floor. A few second-chance baskets and denying ASVEL points n transition could become very valuable as Zalgiris targets another road win.

basketball prediction Tip: 2 at 1.83 with bet365
(Price correct at 30/01/2020, 10:30 CET, subject to change)

Barcelona – Zenit

Two teams on opposite sides of the standings will meet each other in Round 22 when FC Barcelona hosts Zenit St Petersburg on Thursday. The hosts won their last two games and seem to be on the winning path again. Last week they defeated Zvezda at home, 86-82. Zenit seems to have found its rhythm and has won three of its last four games, including last week at home against Olympiacos, 91-87.

The hosts average 9 more points than the visitors per game, so their main leverage over Zenit lays on the offensive side. Barcelona seems to have overcome a rough moment of form and the team will look to stay on the winning track for good. Zenit seems to fare a bit better on the defensive categories, but Barca has better numbers from all ranges.

It took a while, but Zenit seems to have found its game in the last month. Winning in Barcelona will be a difficult task, but the painful loss at home could trigger some extra motivation for the visitors. However, if the team takes the game to the end, details like being the second-worst team in the league from the free-throw line could become a problem, so paying attention to those kinds of things could go a long way for Zenit.

basketball prediction Tip: 2 (+13.5) at 1.90 with bet365

Milano – Bayern

Two teams on losing trends will look for a precious win that could become a turning point for them when AX Armani Exchange Milan welcomes FC Bayern Munich in Round 22. Milan just added swingman Drew Crawford to try to turn around a situation in which the team has lost its last three games in a row, the last of them at Fenerbahce, 73-64. Last week, Bayern finally managed to snap a six-game losing streak with a win against Maccabi at home 80-68 and will look to confirm that turnaround in Italy.

After an almost flawless start to the season, Milan has been faltering in the last rounds. To turn the situation the team has brought in Drew Crawford, but he cannot be expected to deliver the goods from game one. Milan has the worst two-point shooting percentage in the league, so the hosts must build their offense and find open situations to make shots. Sergio Rodriguez could be the go-to guy, but of course, it is easier said than done.

After a prestigious win against Maccabi, Bayern will look to stay on that path. After the coaching change, things seem to be getting back to normal and the team will have to look to play to its strengths, such as being the third-best shooting team in the league for three-pointers or taking advantage of the fact that Milan is ranked last in the league in steals per game.

basketball prediction Tip: Over 154.5 at 1.90 with bet365
(Price correct at 30/01/2020, 10:30 CET, subject to change)

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News Source: Euroleague.net
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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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