Decisive Weekend Begins for EuroLeague Basketball TeamsPublished March 26, 2021 by Florin P
The best basketball teams in Europe are scheduled to play on Friday evening, in their quest to secure a EuroLeague playoffs appearance.
The EuroLeague is quickly approaching its conclusion and most of the teams to qualify for the playoffs will be known by Sunday. Some of the most exciting matches are scheduled for Friday evening. They involve teams on the precipice of qualification, but also lopsided matches, between leaders of the hierarchy and the teams struggling at the bottom of the standings.
Crvena Zvezda to Give CSKA Moscow a Run for their Money
Crvena Zvezda play one of its best games this season against CSKA Moscow in front of the fans. The match resulted in a low scoring draw that was won in overtime by the Serbian team. Even though they are out of the race for the playoffs and play on the road Crvena Zvezda will not go quietly into the night. bet365 Sports offers exceptional odds of 9/10 on them to cover the +12.5 point spread in Moscow.
Anadolu Efes Eyes Decisive Win for the Playoffs over Panathinaikos
Anadolu Efes are just one victory away from qualifying to the playoffs. They’re expected to secure it against Panathinaikos, a team already eliminated from the race. Home pitch advantage and an overall better team explains the insignificant odds given by bet365 Sports on them to win. We find the odds of 9/10 on Panathinaikos not to lose by more than 14.5 points offered by the same bookie, more appealing.
Last Chance for Zalgiris to Advance to EuroLeague Post-Season
Zalgiris Kaunas are currently outside the playoffs spots and are in a desperate need of victory on Friday evening. In the match scheduled for 7 PM UK time, they need to return to their winning ways against Maccabi Tel Aviv. The Israelis won the last match in dominant fashion, after losing the previous 4 games. The team from Lithuania is more motivated and should convert the odds of 3/5 offered by bet365 Sports
Real Madrid and Lyon Fight for the Last Playoff Spots
Real Madrid will play on the road against Lyon, a team they dominated in the previous EuroLeague encounters. The stakes are higher than ever, because another defeat would see the French team eliminated from the playoffs race. The Spanish champions are still on an eligible place, but only have 17 victories, including 3in overtime. If they win on the road punters who back them will be paid at 2/5 by 888 Sport.
Desperate Valencia Take on In-Form Bayern Munich
Valencia are in danger of missing the playoffs unless they find a way of winning consecutive games. This has been a challenge for them throughout the season and it won’t be easy against Bayern Munich. The Germans are just one win away from being certain of their postseason appearance and are priced at 7/5 by 888 Sport. We trust them to win on the road and extend the winning streak to six consecutive games.
The odds mentioned here were accurate at the featured bookmakers at the hour the article was written, respectively on Thursday, March 25 at 7 A.M. UK time.