Crvena Zvezda - Zalgiris
Crvena Zvezda and Zalgiris will play a match of the 3rd round of Euroleague at Stark Arena in Belgrade. I will bet on the option that Zalgiris will not lose with 10 or more points.
Crvena Zvezda starts this season will lose in Istanbul against Fenerbahce with 57-61. In the second round, they win in Tel Aviv against Maccabi with 75-63. Crvena Zvezda plays in ABA League too, and they have two home wins: Split (97-61) and Budućnost (71-63) and one loss in the last round in Laktaši against Igokea with 68-75. Crvena Zvezda coach Dejan Radonjic will not have Zirbes and Lazic for tonight s game and White have a special training program.
Zalgiris start this season in Euroleague with two losses: Lyon 76-88 (away) and Zenit 64-70 (home) and they have 5-5 wins in the domestic Lithuanian championship. Zalgiris will start this game with a new coach - Jure Zdovc replaced Martin Schiller as head coach over the weekend. Jure Zdove (Slovenian) knows all players from Crvena Zvezda and he had experience in ABA League. Zalgiris lost at home to Zenit St Petersburg on Thursday and lost starting center Joffrey Lauvergne to a shoulder injury.
Zalgiris win in the last three head-to-head matches with 75-62 (Kaunas), 75-69 (Belgrade), and 76-70 (Belgrade). I expect a very hard match tonight and I think that Crvena Zvezda will win by 1-5 points.
*Odds are correct at the time of publishing and subject of change.
Match start: 13.10. 19:00h