Fenerbahce vs Bayern Munich
Competition: Turkish Airlines Euroleague
Date: 1 November 2018
Time: 17:45 CET
Fenerbahce (W3 L1) met their first loss of the season on the road against Anadolu Efes last week, in what was a really peculiar match for the Turks. They came out storming in the first quarter and destroyed their opponents by 12:26. They even held that lead till the half-time break, but things changed drastically in the second half. Anadolu Efes outscored them by 28:13 in the third quarter and completed their triumph at the final quarter. Jan Vesely posted a monster line with 24 points, 7 assists, 8 rebounds and a steal, while Melli had 14 points with 3 rebounds but with 4/13 field goals. Sloukas was great with 11 points and 8 assists, while Guduric had 10 points with 4 rebounds and 2 assists. Fenerbahce are now sitting 3rd in the Euroleague, scoring an average of 88.75 points per match, while allowing 80.25 in the process.
On the other hand, Bayern Munich (W2 L2) pulled somewhat of an upset last week when they defeated the visiting Baskonia by 77:71. They showed their intentions from the start of the match, as they outscored their opponents by 20:11 in the first quarter. They extended that lead to 11 points and the end of the first half, but were really pressured in the second. Despite the huge pressure, Bayern Munich held on to their lead and eventually grabbed their second win of the season. Derrick Williams was great with a team-high 22 points, 3 rebounds, 3 blocks and a steal, while Lo posted 15 points with little else. Djedovic scored 14 with 4 rebounds and 3 assists, while Lucic had 9 points and 6 rebounds. Bayern Munich are now sitting at the 10th spot of the league table, but are featuring the 2nd worst offense with 75.25 points per match, against 80.75 conceded.
Previous 5 games:
Gaziantep vs Fenerbahce 55:67
Anadolu Efes vs Fenerbahce 89:83
Buyukcekmece vs Fenerbahce 69:98
Zalgiris Kaunas vs Fenerbahce 75:82
Fenerbahce vs Khimki Moscow 93:85
Bremerhaven vs Bayern Munich 72:89
Bayern Munich vs Baskonia 77:71
Bayern Munich vs Bonne 102:91
Barcelona vs Bayern Munich 83:73
Bayern Munich vs Panathinaikos 80:79
Fenerbahce vs Bayern Munich: Head to Head Stats
The two teams last met in the 2015/16 edition of the Euroleague, where Fenerbahce comfortably won both matches. They started off with a 74:67 in this venue, before doubling their wins with a 67:84 on the road. They had also won both matches the previous season.
Fenerbahce vs Bayern Munich: Prediction
Fenerbahce will know better not to underestimate Bayern Munich here, who have already recorded two sneaky wins. But both wins were at home, where Bayern Munich are much better than they are on the road. This will be a tough outing for Bayern Munich, as Fenerbahce will have their way.
Fenerbahce vs Bayern Munich: Betting Tips
Bayern Munich did good to win their last two matches at home, but they are now on the road, and against a massive opponent. Fenerbahce will take the win, one way or the other, and I wouldn’t be surprised if they easily covered the -11.5 points @1.80 here.