Crvena Zvezda Belgrade vs Anadolu Efes Istanbul
Date: 03rd February 2017
Kick-off: 20:45 CET
In the last Euroleague game on Friday, Crvena Zvezda Belgrade will be hosting Anadolu Efes Istanbul.
Crvena Zvezda have performed absolutely fantastic lately, as they have been able to string seven wins in a row! An even more impressive part about the win streak is that only two of those victories were against sub .500 teams. In the last round, the Reds defeated Panathinaikos at home and on Friday they will be aiming for the eighth straight win.
Anadolu Efes are just on the curb of climbing up the table and grabbing that eighth spot, but inconsistent recent performances haven’t allowed them to do that. The team from Istanbul has won just once in their last three games, but at least that one victory was important as it was over Darussafaka Dogus. Anadolu Efes will surely give everything to win on Friday, but given that they will face Crvena Zvezda the chances are not that big.
Crvena Zvezda Belgrade vs Anadolu Efes Istanbul: Head to head stats
Crvena Zvezda Belgrade and Anadolu Efes Istanbul have played against each other 3 times in the Euroleague and the Reds have won just once.
Crvena Zvezda is 1-0 against Anadolu Efes at home.
In the first game between the two clubs this season, Anadolu Efes won with an impressive 100-9 score at home.
Crvena Zvezda Belgrade vs Anadolu Efes Istanbul: Prediction
The game on Friday between Crvena Zvezda and Anadolu Efes will definitely be a competitive one, as despite that the Reds look like the strong favorites, the visitors won’t give up easily.
It will be interesting to see two very different teams battle it out, as Crvena Zvezda heavily rely on defense, while Anadolu Efes on offense. The Reds are the best when it comes to defending, as they have allowed only 72.7 points per game, compared to 84.6 by Anadolu Efes. However, Crvena Zvezda haven’t had the same success in scoring and rank second-worst in that category (74.9 ppg), while Anadolu Efes are third-best (83.9 ppg).
It seems for Zvezda Dangubic is out 100% while Kuzmic , Guduric and Jovic also have certain problems. It’s hard to go against Zvezda after such a succesful series but every series needs to come to an end sometimes.
Crvena Zvezda Belgrade vs Anadolu Efes Istanbul: Tips
- Anadolu Efes +6 @1.80