Zalgiris Kaunas vs Emporio Armani Milan
Date: 31st March 2017
Kick-off: 19:00 CET
In their last home game of the 2016-17 Euroleague season, Zalgiris Kaunas will be hosting EA7 Emporio Armani Milan.
Zalgiris have been on fire lately, winning three of their last four games, but even that was not enough to stave off elimination. The Lithuanians will not be in the playoffs, but they still have something left to fight for – not finishing with a losing record. To do so, Zalgiris will have to win their remaining two games, the first of which is on Friday against Milan.
Milan are in a pretty bad slump at the moment, as they have lost seven games in a row. Thus, they are deservedly occupying the absolute last spot in the regular season standings with a measly 7-21 record. On Friday, Milan will go against Zalgiris in their final road game of the season, but it’s doubtful that they will manage to avoid an eighth consecutive defeat.
Zalgiris Kaunas vs Emporio Armani Milan: Head to head stats
For the past 16 years, Zalgiris Kaunas and EA7 Emporio Armani Milan have met five times and the Lithuanians have won two of those matches.
Zalgiris are 2-0 at home against Milan.
In the previous game between the two clubs earlier this season, Zalgiris won with a 70-78 score on the road.
Zalgiris Kaunas vs Emporio Armani Milan: Prediction
The match on Friday between Zalgiris and Milan has to potential to be a competitive one, but it’s more likely that the hosts will dominate from the beginning. The Lithuanian club has showed it always plays at a 100% at home and has played well at the Zalgirio Arena all season long.
Offensively, Milan have performed better throughout the season, as they have averaged 80.9 ppg compared to 77.9 ppg by Zalgiris. Defensively though, the Italian club has not been able to show any consistency. Milan are the absolute worst club when it comes to stopping opponents, as they have allowed 87.4 ppg. Zalgiris have not been among the elite defensive teams, but they have done pretty decently, limiting opponents to 79.4 ppg.
Expect a win by Zalgiris in the end, but not a total blowout.
Zalgiris Kaunas vs Emporio Armani Milan: Tips
- Zalgiris Kaunas to win by more than 5 points.
- More than 160 points scored overall.