Crvena Zvezda Belgrade vs Emporio Armani Milano
Date: 17th November 2016
Kick-off: 19:00 CET
Neither Crvena Zvezda Belgrade nor EA7 Emporio Armani Milano has had a flying start, but both of them have still been able to grab some important wins. On Thursday evening they will go against each other in what will surely be a terrific clash between two European grands.
It has been a strange season for Crvena Zvezda until now, as the Belgrade club has been playing well in one match and horrible in the other. They haven’t been able to string any consistent good performances, but will have the opportunity to do just that on Thursday. Zvezda won their previous game against Brose Bamberg in what was a real thriller, as it finished with a 78-79 score and was not decided until the final seconds.
Emporio Armani have also been a bit inconsistent since the beginning of the tournament, as they started 2-0, then lost three straight games and are now on a two-game winning streak again. Their last two wins came against Anadolu Efes Istanbul and Baskonia and were quite impressive, as the average margin of victory was 12.5 points. It will be curious to see whether Milano can string their first three wins in a row or will be they lose again after having two consecutive victories.
Crvena Zvezda Belgrade vs Emporio Armani Milano: Head to head stats
The teams have not met in the Euroleague until now nor in any other tournament.
Milan are undefeated in Serie A at the moment, with 7 victories.
Crvena Zvezda have not lost in the ABA Liga as well, winning nine out of nine games.
Crvena Zvezda Belgrade vs Emporio Armani Milano: Prediction
The game on Thursday will surely be an interesting one, as Crvena Zvezda and Emporio Armani are two teams with absolutely different philosophies. The Belgrade club relies and tough defense and lack offensive power, while Milano are totally the opposite – they can score at will, but when it comes to making stops things aren’t looking good.
Zvezda barely average 70.6 points per game on offense, but allow their opponents to score only 72.0 points on average. Milano on the other hand have scored 92.3 ppg, but in terms of defense they have allowed on average 91.9 points. The game will be decided by which team will be able to impose its style of play, but if Emporio Armani’s offense gets going, it’s hard to believe that any defense will be able to stop them.
Expect a small win by Milano in the end, which will be thanks to their offense.
Crvena Zvezda Belgrade vs Emporio Armani Milano: Tips
- Milano win at 1.71