Anadolu Efes vs Fenerbahce
Competition: Turkish Airlines Euroleague
Date: 25 October 2018
Time: 18:30 CET
Anadolu Efes (W2 L1) made a terrific effort in their last match against Khimki Moscow on the road. They didn’t make a very good start in that match and were down by 3 points at the end of the first quarter. But they exploded in the second and third quarters, and were actually up by 11 at the start of the fourth. They were severely outscored in the last quarter though, but scored the final basket to eventually win by 84:85. Beaubois was dominant with 26 points, 4 assists and 4 rebounds, while Moerman had 12 points, 9 rebounds, 3 steals and a block. Simon had 12 points, while Balbay had 9 with 6 assists and 3 rebounds. Anadolu Efes are now sitting at the 6th spot of the Euroleague, scoring an average of 84.66 points per match, while conceding 82.66 in the process.
On the other hand, Fenerbahce (W3 L0) continued their perfect season with a strong win on the road against Zalgiris Kaunas. Their opponents actually took them by surprise in the first quarter and were leading by 25:18. Fenerbahce were already down by eight points by the end of the first half, but they launched an all-out attack in the second half. After cutting the lead down to four points, they eventually dominated their opponents in the final quarter to eventually win by 75:82. Sloukas led the scoring for Fenerbahce with 20 points, 5 assists and 4 triples, while Vesely had 10 points, 4 rebounds, 2 assists and a block. Datome scored 11, while five other players had between 7 and 9 points in that wonderful team effort. Fenerbahce are now sitting 2nd in the Euroleague, featuring the 2nd best offense with 90.66 points per match, and the 2nd best defense with 77.33 conceded.
Previous 5 games:
Banvit vs Anadolu Efes 62:86
Khimki Moscow vs Anadolu Efes 84:85
Anadolu Efes vs Zalgiris Kaunas 79:93
Anadolu Efes vs Darussafaka 75:72
Bayern Munich vs Anadolu Efes 71:90
Buyukcekmece vs Fenerbahce 69:98
Zalgiris Kaunas vs Fenerbahce 75:82
Fenerbahce vs Khimki Moscow 93:85
Turk Telekom vs Fenerbahce 72:80
Fenerbahce vs Gran Canaria 97:72
Anadolu Efes vs Fenerbahce: Head to Head Stats
The two teams last met in the Turkish Super Cup earlier n the season, where Anadolu Efes won by 62:65 on the road. Last season the two teams exchanged home wins in the Turkish SuperLig, while Anadolu Efes also won by 80:83 in the quarter-finals on the road. However, Fenerbahce won both matches in the Euroleague, by 81:70 at home and by 84:89 in this venue. Anadolu Efes have been great as hosts against Fenerbahce, winning five of the last seven here.
Anadolu Efes vs Fenerbahce: Prediction
Fenerbahce have a thing for Euroleague matches, and they always approach these matches with a lot more interest than domestic matches. Both teams have been pretty solid so far in the season and this looks like it will be a close game between the two.
Anadolu Efes vs Fenerbahce: Betting Tips
The two teams played a pretty low-scoring match when they last met, but it was the first match of the season. I expect both teams to score a lot more now that they are both in form, so I will take the Over 157.5 points here @ 1.80. I wouldn’t be surprised if Fenerbahce covered the -3.5 points here (@ 1.85), but I feel more confident about the Over.