Basketball Fans are in for a Treat as the Euroleague Peaks on FridayPublished November 13, 2020 by Florin P
The Euroleague has returned with the final matches of the week, as some of the most exciting games are scheduled for Friday evening.
This week is dominated by European football, with the UEFA Nations League stealing the spotlight for most of the weekend. On Friday, it is time for basketball fans to shine, as their beloved Euroleague pits some of the strongest teams against each other in highly competitive matches.
Real Madrid Eye 8th Consecutive Win
Real Madrid has returned to his winning ways after claiming victory in seven consecutive games and can extend the winning streak to eight in a row. In order to achieve this, the Spanish outfit needs to defeat Red Star Belgrade on the road. So far they’ve only managed to win once away from home, so the odds of 2/5 offered by bet365 Sports on them to prevail are not particularly high. Crvena Zvezda are priced at 2/1, which is justified by their equally disappointing performance regardless of venue this season.
Anadolu Efes Set to Continue Winning Streak
Anadolu Efesis one of the strongest basketball teams in Europe but so far it only managed to win half of the games played. With three victories on the road, they will need to improve their performance if they are to emerge victorious in Greece. This is an emotionally charged fixture played against Panathinaikos, but the visitors are slight favorites and get odds of 1/2. The Greek team was defeated twice in regulation time and once in overtime, so odds of 17/10 on them to win are easy to explain under the circumstances.
Bayern Chase First Victory against Valencia
Bayern is doing a pretty good job in the domestic championship and its performance in the Euroleague is also strong, with five victories in seven matches. Against Valencia they are still winless in six attempts and will be hoping to end the miserable run on Friday at 7:30 PM UK time. 888 Sport seems to value the head to head results more than form and gives the Spanish team a slight edge in this fixture. The Germans get even odds to prevail, while Valencia is priced at 4/5 to pick up its third win away from home.
Lyon Hopes to Win First Home Match in the Euroleague
Lyon missed out on the opportunity to win in front of the fans after losing to Zalgiris and will make a new attempt on Friday evening. They have had a hard time in back-to-back matches regardless of competition this season and are once again underdogs with odds of 13/10 at 888 Sport. Zenit join Barcelona as the only other undefeated team on the road, but they have played just once away from home. In this game they get odds of 13/20 to defeat the French side after losing the last Euroleague game against Olympiakos
The odds mentioned here were accurate at the featured bookmakers at the hour the article was written, respectively on Tuesday, November 10 at 1 pm UK time.