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Euroleague Top 16 – Round 3 Preview



Euroleague Preview & Tips

The Turkish Airlines Euroleague Top 16 enters its third week with just three undefeated teams – Olympiacos Piraeus, Fenerbahce Istanbul and Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar – which shows how tough the competition has been for everyone until now. Four games will be played on Thursday, followed by four more on Friday. Expect a little bit of everything in an exciting Round 3!

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In the Game of the Week on Thursday, Fenerbahce (2-0) takes on visiting Lokomotiv (2-0) in a direct battle for first place. Lokomotiv is first in steals (8.5 per game) and has the second-best defense in the competition, giving up just 69.6 points per game. Fenerbahce also excels on defense, allowing a league-low 69.5 performance index rating average to opponents and ranking second in blocks (3.9). Malcolm Delaney of Lokomotiv has earned back-to-back MVP of the Week honors to start the Top 16 and leads all active players in scoring (18.1 ppg.).

Also on Thursday, Panathinaikos Athens (1-1) hosts Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade (0-2) in the Greek capital. Panathinaikos ranks third in assists (20.3) but is last among all Top 16 teams in offensive rebounds (8.4), with Zvezda being fifth overall (11.4). Zvezda ranks high in turnovers (14.5) and fouls committed (22.5), and so must improve those numbers to have better chance at its first Top 16 win.

Unicaja Malaga (1-1) hosts Cedevita Zagreb (1-1) in an interesting showdown. Cedevita big man Luka Zoric played for Unicaja in the past, as did his head coach Veljko Mrsic, who led the Spanish visitors to a Korac Cup title in 2001. Unicaja leads the Euroleague in offensive rebounds (12.3) but trails all Top 16 teams in defensive boards (21.3). Cedevita ranks low in steals (4.92) and blocks (1.5) but has great three-point defense, holding opposing shooters to 34% accuracy from the arc.

In the only Friday game in the group, Anadolu Efes Istanbul (1-1) goes against Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul (0-2) – barely four days after facing each other in the Turkish League. As many as five Darussafaka players and head coach Oktay Mahmuti worked for Efes in the past. Darussafaka has good defensive numbers: its opponents make just 33.7% of their three-point tries and own a very poor 1.15 assist-to-turnover ratio. On other hand, Efes is third in index rating (97.5 per game), second in scoring (85.4) and first in assists (20.8) and three-point shooting accuracy (45.1%).


In the only Group F game on Thursday, CSKA Moscow (1-1) hosts FC Barcelona Lassa (1-1) in a big showdown between teams with two Euroleague titles each this century. It is the 26th matchup between them, including Euroleague semifinals in 2003, 2006, 2009 and 2010. CSKA leads the Euroleague in index rating (109.7 per game), scoring (91.3) and two-point shooting percentage (58.9%). Barcelona has the best assist-to-turnover ratio in the competition (1.83), is fifth in scoring (80.9) and last in fouls committed (18.5) and turnovers (10.5).

In the first of three Friday games, Khimki Moscow Region (1-1) takes on Laboral Kutxa Vitoria Gasteiz (1-1). Laboral leads the Euroleague in defensive rebounding (27.7) behind the overall best individual in the competition, Ioannis Bourousis (9.2 rpg.). Laboral is third in scoring (84.9) but Khimki is first in blocks (5.1) and third in steals (8.3), so a very intense game is expected.

Real Madrid (1-1) faces Zalgiris Kaunas (2-0) in another battle between Euroleague champions. Madrid forward Jonas Maciulis and Zalgiris swingman Martynas Pocius go against their former teams. Madrid ranks second in index rating (99.5), fourth in scoring (84.8) and third in rebounds (37.2). Zalgiris is last in index rating (56.5) and scoring (65.5) in the Top 16, with a true shooting percentage of 40.7% compared to Madrid’s 48.6%, so a major turnaround is needed. Legend Sarunas Jasikevicius is expected to head the Zalgiris bench in his first Euroleague game as head coach.

In a Olympiacos (2-0) hosts Brose Baskets Bamberg (1-1) as the visitors comes off their first-ever Top 16 win after 21 consecutive losses. Bamberg is leading the Top 16 in true shooting percentage (56.8%) and assists (21.5), but will have it tough to continue those great numbers against the Reds. The best defensive team in the competition, Olympiacos holds opponents to 69.2 points on average, 43.9% two-point shooting and a low 14.6 assists per game.

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The injury list and who returns:

Group E

Anadolu Efes Istanbul

– Other than Nenad Krstic, who is sidelined long term, Efes Coach Ivkovic has a full roster to choose from.

Cedevita Zagreb

– Nemanja Gordic and Karlo Zganec returned to action this weekend, giving Cedevita a full roster.

Crvena Zvezda Telekom Belgrade

– Luka Mitrovic remains unavailable due to a knee injury.

Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul

– Oguz Savas and Serhat Cetin have not played for Darussafaka in recent weeks.

Fenerbahce Istanbul

– Kostas Sloukas has missed his team’s last two games.

Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar

– Dontaye Draper did not play in the VTB League game on Monday, but should be back against Fenerbahce.

Panathinaikos Athens

– Lefthetis Bochoridis remains sidelined.
– Nikos Pappas will be out for two weeks due to injury.

Unicaja Malaga

– Point guard Stefan Markovic will be sidelined for at least three months due to a leg injury.
– Mindaugas Kuzminskas did not travel to Athens last week due to a small injury, but returned to action this weekend.

Group F

Brose Baskets Bamberg

– Elias Harris returned to action against Zalgiris giving Bamberg a full roster.

CSKA Moscow

– Aaron Jackson remains sidelined due to multiple face fractures, but could be back soon.
– Victor Khryapa returned to action against Saratov and is available going forward.
– Nando De Colo sprained his ankle in the VTB League this weekend. He is listed as questionable against Barcelona.
– Pavel Korobkov did not play against Real Madrid last weekend and missed his team’s game in Saratov this weekend.
– Joel Freeland did not travel to Saratov due to a leg injury. He is questionable against Barcelona.

FC Barcelona Lassa

– Carlos Arroyo will be sidelined at least until late January or early February after suffering a left calf muscle tear in practice.
– Juan Carlos Navarro missed his team’s Spanish League game due to back problems. He is probable against CSKA.

Khimki Moscow Region

– Paul Davis, Egor Vyaltsev and Ruslan Pateev remain sidelined.
– Petteri Koponen and Marko Todorovic did not play in the VTB League this weekend. Both players stayed in Khimki to recover from their injuries and will play against Laboral Kutxa.

Laboral Kutxa Vitoria Gasteiz

– Alberto Corbacho is out due to a leg injury.
– Davis Bertans is nearing a comeback but is not available yet.
– Ioannis Bourousis missed a Spanish League game due to personal reasons, but will be back against Khimki.

Olympiacos Piraeus

– Patric Young is sidelined long-term due to a torn ACL.

Real Madrid

– Rudy Fernandez (back) and Sergio Llull (thigh) are out again this week.

Zalgiris Kaunas

– Veteran center Robertas Javtokas will miss the remainder of the season due to an ankle injury.
– Vytenis Lipkevicius remains sidelined. He has not played in the Euroleague yet.


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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 Basketball Predictions

Euroleague basketball predictions The Euroleague Final fot in the Final Four will be between Real Madrid and Anadolu Efes. Check our expert Euroleague predictions.

Our EuroLeague Final 4 tips appear under each mini game preview.

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



Euroleague FInal Four 2022

Euroleague Basketball Predictions

Euroleague basketball predictions The Euroleague Final 4 is here! Check the semifinals previews and our expert Euroleague predictions.

Our EuroLeague Final 4 tips appear under each mini game preview.

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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