Emporio Armani Milan vs Zalgiris Kaunas
Date: 29th December 2016
Kick-off: 20:45 CET
On Thursday night, the currently worst-performing team Emporio Armani Milan will host Zalgiris Kaunas in an attempt to snap its seven-game losing streak, which is the longest in the history of the Euroleague.
Emporio Armani Milan have been absolutely terrible lately, unable to win even a single game in their last seven matches. The team from Italy started the season fairly well, winning four out of seven, but since round eight everything went downhill. Jasmin Repesa and his men will have a good chance to actually snap their losing streak, but nonetheless, given how they have performed so far, it’s a bit hard to imagine it.
Zalgiris are not having the season they imagined so far, holding a 5-9 record and looking unable to reach the mid-level standings in the regular season table. They have won just once in their last four games, when visiting Anadolu Efes in Istanbul. In the previous round, Zalgiris couldn’t hold on and defeat Unics at home.
Emporio Armani Milan vs Zalgiris Kaunas: Head to head stats
In the four game that the teams have played against each other, Zalgiris Kaunas have won three games.
Milan are 1-1 at home against Zalgiris.
The clubs faced each other for the last time during the 2013-14 regular season and each team won its home game.
Emporio Armani Milan vs Zalgiris Kaunas: Prediction
On paper, both clubs have performed similarly in both offense and defense and neither team has excelled in a category.
Offensively, Milan average 82.6 points per game, which is slightly better than Zalgiris’ 81.4. However, the defense is where both team differ, as the Lithuanians have showed a far better ability to defend against its opponents. Zalgiris have allowed 83.2 points per game so far, compared to 88.7 from Milan.
Both clubs are in desperate need of a victory in order to boost their self-confidence, but unfortunately only one team will be able to achieve it. Zalgiris have performed better recently than Milan and it’s very hard to back the home team after so many dreadful displays.
Emporio Armani Milan vs Zalgiris Kaunas: Tips
- Zalgiris+3 at 1.84
- Over 164 at 1.90
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