Zalgiris Kaunas vs Brose Bamberg
Date: 24th November 2016
Kick-off: 19:00 CET
Zalgiris Kaunas will be playing Brose Bamberg on Thursday night in what will be a match between two of the worst-performing teams from the entire Euroleague. However, it will surely be an exciting match, as neither squad will want to let up a good opportunity for a win.
The 2016-17 Euroleague season hasn’t been an easy one for Zalgiris until now, as they Lithuanian club has mightily struggled to win games. They have been able to reach victory only twice in their eight matches until now and just once in the last six rounds. In their previous game, Zalgiris lost to the defending champions CSKA Moscow, but that was hardly a surprise given the differences between the two clubs in terms of class.
After a fairly good 2015-16 Euroleague campaign, Brose Bamberg definitely went into the current season with high expectations. Nonetheless, the German club has failed to impress until now, as they have been on the losing end six times in the eight matches they have played. Moreover, Bamberg are currently in the midst of a three-game losing streak after defeats from Darussafaka, Crvena Zvezda and Baskonia. The good news is that they were actually close to winning in all of those three games, but they simply could not finish the fourth quarter strongly.
Zalgiris Kaunas vs Brose Bamberg: Head to head stats
Zalgiris Kaunas have been victorious in nine of the ten games they have played versus Brose Bamberg in the Euroleague.
The only win for Brose came last season in the Top 16 phase.
Zalgiris are 5-0 at home against Brose Bamberg.
Zalgiris Kaunas vs Brose Bamberg: Prediction
Despite that the two clubs are not among the best performing ones in the Euroleague, the game between them will surely be a very exciting one. Zalgiris will be trying hard not to lose in front of their home crowd, while Brose will be motivated to finally get a wing after three straight unsuccessful attempts.
Moreover, it should be taken into account that Zalgiris are quite strong on their home floor, as they have a 2-2 record there since the start of the season. Nonetheless, Brose Bamberg have been performing better in terms of both offense and defense until now, which certainly makes them favorites to win the game. Moreover, the German squad is undoubtedly more talented and probably should have had a couple more victories until now.
Expect a very tight game at the Zalgirio Arena on Thursday, which will most likely be won by the visitors.
Zalgiris Kaunas vs Brose Bamberg: Tips
- Bamberg+3.5 at 1.90