Real Madrid – Panathinaikos, our Euroleague Final Prediction

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Real Madrid vs Panathinaikos in the final of the Euroleague Final 4 in Berlin. The two giants of European basketball, who have won the trophy 17 times (Real Madrid 11, Panathinaikos 6), have never faced each other in a Championship Game! If we think about it, they wouldn’t have as many trophies if they had… Anyway, enough with the history. Let’s dive straight into our Euroleague picks for today’s games.

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Real Madrid – Panathinaikos

  • UBER Arena, Berlin, 20:00 CET

The top two teams from the regular season, Real Madrid vs Panathinaikos, will play each other in the championship game for the first time ever since the format of the competition has changed in 2016. After winning its first ten games in the regular season, Real Madrid completed with a 27-7 record, topping the rankings. Panathinaikos surged after January with some impressive away wins, to take second place with 23-11.

Prior to it, though, Los Blancos had dominated the Greens, winning 16 of the 17 games in which the sides faced off during the regular season, with each team triumphing away from home. Naturally, the Panathinaikos team is very different from the teams Real enjoyed playing with.

The French national team centres Vincent Poirier of Real Madrid and Mathias Lessort of Panathinaikos are among the game’s intriguing possible matchups. The two Argentine playmakers who were teammates at Crvena Zvezda the previous season. Facu Campazzo (Real) and Luca Vildoza (Panathinaikos), have a massive role and a super sub role respectively, although Ataman prefers to stick with Grant, Sloukas and Nunn in the guards. Mario Hezonja, the top scorer for Real Madrid, was a player for Panathinaikos -and their admitted fan- in 2020–21. Juancho Hernangomez (Panathinaikos) has won several medals with the Spanish national team along with Sergio Rodriguez, Rudy Fernandez, and Sergio Llull.

The Championship Game always includes a lot of pressure since the whole season is decided in 40 minutes or even at overtime. This condition usually leads to low scoring games and we think that the limit of 160.5 points is quite fair. As long as there is no overtime, that would be included in the result on this line.

Under 160.5 at 1.90

(All prices correct at 26/05/2024, 11:20 CET, subject to change)

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