Crvena Zvezda Belgrade vs Baskonia
Date: 4th November 2016
Kick-off: 19:00 CET
Both Crvena Zvezda and Baskonia have had similar fates since the start of the Euroleague, as neither has been playing too good or too bad. The two clubs have 2-2 records until now and on Friday it will be a fierce battle to avoid dropping to a 2-3 hole.
Crvena Zvezda have been a bit lucky to actually have those two wins, as if it wasn’t for Barcelona’s list of injured players, the Serbs could have easily lost. In their other two games against elite opponents, the Belgrade club failed to do anything remarkable and unsurprisingly lost. Nonetheless, we may got to see a different Zvezda team on Friday, as they will be playing in front of their home crowd, which is certainly a huge motivator.
Baskonia haven’t been all to convincing as well, as they have failed to show consistency since the start of the tournament. The Spaniards’ last game was against Olympiacos at home, but they couldn’t managed to keep up with the pace of the Greeks and lost with a five point margin at the end. However, despite not being in their best form, Crvena Zvezda should not underestimate them.
Crvena Zvezda Belgrade vs Baskonia: Head to head stats:
In the 4 times the clubs have played each other, Crvena Zvezda has not lost a game.
The last time Baskonia and Zvezda met in the Euroleague was two years ago.
Crvena Zvezda Belgrade vs Baskonia: Prediction
It will be curious matchup on Friday, as Crvena Zvezda have been magnificent of defense and terrible on offense, while Baskonia have had no trouble scoring but haven’t been anywhere close to good on the defensive end. However, the fact that Andrea Bargnani will most likely miss the game due to an injury will surely have an impact on Baskonia’s ability to score.
Expect Crvena Zvezda to win this one, as its defense will have the opportunity to go against an offense, which despite potent, commits the fourth most turnovers in the Euroleague (13.5 per game).
Crvena Zvezda Belgrade vs Baskonia: Tips
- Crvena Zvezda -1.5 at 1.90
- Under 158 at 1.90