Anadolu Efes Istanbul vs Emporio Armani Milan
Date: 09th February 2017
Kick-off: 18:00 CET
On Friday evening, Anadolu Efes Istanbul will host EA7 Emporio Armani Milan in a game that will be more than important for the hosts.
Anadolu Efes haven’t been absolutely great lately, as they have won just two of their last five games. Nonetheless, this has been enough to put them in the eighth spot in the table, ahead of Darussafaka Dogus. Thursday’s game against Milan will be a very important for Anadolu Efes, as in a case of a win it will solidify their position as a playoff club.
After a streak of ten consecutive losses, Milan have surprisingly played quite well lately. The Italians have won three of their last four games, with their only loss coming against Real Madrid. However, all of those three victories came at home and on Thursday Milan will be travelling to Istanbul. Jasmin Repesa’s and his men are just 1-9 when playing as visitors, which is more than good for Anadolu Efes.
Anadolu Efes Istanbul vs Emporio Armani Milan: Head to head stats
For the past 16 years, Anadolu Efes Istanbul and Emporio Armani Milan have played 21 times, with the squad from Istanbul taking victory in 15 of those matches.
Anadolu Efes are 10-0 at home against Milan.
In the previous game between the two clubs this season, Milan won with a 105-92 score.
Anadolu Efes Istanbul vs Emporio Armani Milan: Prediction
The clash between Anadolu Efes and Milan will definitely be an interesting one, as despite that the Italians are currently near the bottom of the table, they have performed well lately.
The game between the two teams will definitely be a high-scoring one, as Anadolu Efes have the third-best offense in the entire Euroleague and Milan are fourth-best when it comes to scoring (84.0 ppg and 82.7 ppg respectively). Moreover, both clubs are pretty bad on defense, which just reassures us that there will be a lot of points scored on Thursday. Milan are the worst club in the tournament in defending, while Anadolu Efes are third-worst.
Expect a high-scoring, fast-paced match on Thursday which will definitely be filled with exciting plays. In the end though, it’s more likely that Anadolu Efes will be able to grab the victory, as they will be performing in front of their home crowd.
Anadolu Efes Istanbul vs Emporio Armani Milan: Tips
- Over 171 points @1.90
- Pascolo over 4.5 points @ 1.85