Fenerbahce Istanbul vs Olympiacos Piraeus
Date: 01st April 2017
Kick-off: 20:00 CET
A rather unexpected Euroleague final will be played on Sunday night at the Sinan Erdem Dome, as Fenerbahce Istanbul and Olympiacos Piraeus will square off in an attempt to win the title.
Fenerbahce performed quite impressively in their semi-final against Real Madrid, as the team from Istanbul won every single quarter, except the fourth one. The squad led by Zeljko Obradovic will thus deservedly play in the final of the current edition of the Euroleague, where they will have to overpower Olympiacos in order to grab the gold.
Olympiacos’ presence in the final is certainly a bit of a shock, given their shaky performance in the first-round of the playoffs. However, the team from Piraeus is here and will fight for the title on Sunday against Fenerbahce.
Fenerbahce Istanbul vs Olympiacos Piraeus: Head to head stats:
For the past 16 years, Fenerbahce Istanbul and Olympiacos Piraeus have played 14 times in the and the club from Piraeus has been victorious in 8 of those games.
In the two games from the regular season, each team won at home in games that were pretty low-scoring.
Fenerbahce are 3-4 against Olympiacos at home.
Fenerbahce Istanbul vs Olympiacos Piraeus: Prediction
The Euroleague final between Fenerbahce and Olympiacos will certainly be a spectacle for the fans and it’s expected to go down the wire. Nonetheless, there is no doubt that Fenerbahce have a slight advantage, as they will be playing in front of a crowd in Istanbul that will mostly cheer for them.
Expect a low-scoring battle between Fenerbahce and Olympiacos, who are two of the teams that have shown amazing ability on the defensive end throughout the regular season. The main concern for the Greek club will be Bogdan Bogdanovic, who if left alone, can cause some serious damage from behind the three-point line. Fenerbahce will have to worry the most about Vassilis Spanoulis and Georgios Printezis, as the duo was amazing in Olympiacos’ semi-final against CSKA.
Expect a hard-fought win for Fenerbahce, as the club will definitely benefit from playing in Istanbul.
Olympiacos Piraeus vs Anadolu Efes Istanbul: Tips
- Olympiacos +7.5 @ 1.75