Crvena Zvezda Belgrade vs Zalgiris Kaunas
Date: 2nd December 2016
Kick-off: 19:00 CET
Crvena Zvezda Belgrade will be hosting Zalgiris Kaunas on Friday evening in what will be a battle for supremacy in the middle of the table.
Crvena Zvezda is the team with the better overall record so far in the tournament, as they have won four out of nine games so far. Before they lost to Anadolu Efes Istanbul in the previous round, the Reds were on a two-game winning streak thanks to wins over Brose and Milan. However, Zvezda have been quite inconsistent so far, as they have played good in one game and then absolutely terrible in the next. The Belgrade club is definitely an unpredictable one, but should have better chances for a win on Friday.
Zalgiris are closer to the bottom than to the top of the regular season at the moment, as the hold a 3-6 record. However, they have the chance to string a win streak on Friday after they were able to grab a victory against Brose Bamberg in the previous round. Moreover, they have suffered just one defeat in their last three matches and thus will be full of confidence for their clash against Crvena Zvezda.
Crvena Zvezda Belgrade vs Zalgiris Kaunas: Head to head stats
The clubs have played each other twice in the Euroleague for the past 16 years and Zalgiris won both meetings.
The matches were part of the Top16 phase from the 2014-15 season and Crvena Zvezda lost by 4 and 2 points in the matches.
Crvena Zvezda Belgrade vs Zalgiris Kaunas: Prediction
Crvena Zvezda and Zalgiris will be doing everything they can to win this game, as it could prove to be deciding at the end of the regular season. However, neither team will have an easy task achieving that.
Despite being the lowest-scoring club in the entire Euroleague, Crvena Zvezda have performed superb on defense. They are the team that allows the fewest points, as on average their opponents score only 74.9 points per game. Zalgiris will surely have trouble scoring on Friday, as even though they are better offensively than Zvezda, they are not among the teams capable to light up the scoreboard on any given night.
Expect a pretty intense dog-fight since the start of the first quarter. No team will be able to build a comfortable lead and the match will be decided in the final minutes. As a result, it’s more likely to see Zvezda grab the victory.
Crvena Zvezda Belgrade vs Zalgiris Kaunas: Tips
- Crvena Zvezda -4 at 1.80
- Under 152 at 1.88
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