Euroleague Round One Action: Real Madrid vs OlympiakosPublished October 12, 2016 by Sol FH
Los Blancos take on the Reds in the first game of the 2016/17 Euroleague Regular Season at 20:00 GMT.
The game that began the Euroleague regular season back in the year 2000 is the same match that we will be able to watch tonight, as Real Madrid take on Olympiacos. These teams have done battle in many key games throughout the 16 years of this competition, including the Championships in 2013 and in 2015. In 2013, Olympiacos won the championship, while last year went to Los Blancos. This proves just how evenly matched these teams are and tonight's game has got some amazing action planned.
Tale of the Tape
The stars of Real Madrid are well-known to Olympiacos. They depend heavily on their star-studded backcourt led by Jaycee Carroll, Sergio Llull and Rudy Fernandez, while Olympiacos has Vassilis Spanoulis, Daniel Hackett, Vangelis Mantzaris and Matt Lojeski to guard them. Dontaye Draper, is back in Madrid after the summer and the team is also expecting teenage sensation Luka Doncic to light up the scoreboard.
At Olympiacos, Erick Green may be the key to another successful season and they will also be counting on their big men Patric Young and veteran Georgios Printezis along with newly signed Khem Birch, Nikola Milutinov, Dimitrios Agravanis and Ioannis Papapetrou. Kostas Papaloukas could could be one of the Reds’ most-important weapons.
Off the bench, both teams have a lot of experience and talent, along with a lot of new faces. This match should be one of the best we have seen from these teams, as they will both be out to impress and make a statement on opening night.
Euroleague Odds and Betting Markets
The Euroleague is starting tonight and bet365 Sports has outright odds posted for all teams for which one will win it all. The seasonal outright odds are an excellent way to start the season as they offer the highest payout. Real and Olympiacos are in third and fourth places respectively at 6.00 for the lesser and 10.00 for the latter. There will be live in play bets for all the action tonight, and at bet365 there are specials for European Basketball so be sure to check it out.