Zalgiris - Anadolu Efes
An interesting match in Kaunas is announced, where Zalgiris (7: 9) is coming to Anadolu Efes (10: 6).
The home team will have an important win that will keep them in the top 8 for the rest of the season, and these are the games that must be won in order to qualify among the top 8 teams.
I think that Zalgiris has such ambitions, there are also Efes, of course, and they are not accidentally where they are, there is a noticeable decline in their game, especially at the away games where they have 3 consecutive defeats but from really big teams such as Olympiacos (81:88), CSKA (84: 102) and Barcelona (65:80).
This defeat in Barcelona showed weakness and the completely different face of this team in the second half that they lost with 41:15, is that they returned in the last round by winning Bayern in their Abdi Ipekci hall (92:77), but worrying for the coach Ergin Ataman s fall in the game in Barcelona and it s certainly a danger that still lurks today.
The Zalgiris team has 2 linked losses from Gran Canaria (66:73), which may be the worst game of the season, while in the previous round they experienced an unfortunate defeat by CSKA on their parquet (79:84) with a controversial referee decision in the final game and today they have the opportunity to return to the winning track.
Of course, it will not be easy and safe for them to analyze the good of the opponents, I expect another good party as against the Moskovians and I hope for their victory, it implies, of course, possible overtime, happily.
*Odds are correct at the time of publishing and subject of change.
Match start: 08.01. 19:30h