Galatasaray Istanbul vs Zalgiris Kaunas
Date: 13th December 2017
Kick-off: 18:00 CET
In a battle from the lower-half of the Euroleague regular season table, Galatasaray Istanbul will host Zalgiris Kaunas in an attempt to escape the last place.
Galatasaray have been unable to win in the last four rounds, but they still pretty good chances of being victorious on Friday. The team from Istanbul has earned all of its four wins this season at home, where they are 4-5 overall. They have lost two in a row at the Abdi Ipekci Arena, but will definitely do their best not to disappoint the home fans on Friday.
Zalgiris have been playing quite well on the road lately, as they have won three of their last four games as visitors. However, their overall form has been slightly disappointing, with the team from Lithuania grabbing the victory in just two of its last five matches. However, Zalgiris will have a pretty good chance to continue their good performances on the road, as they will be visiting the worst team in the Euroleague – Galatasaray.
Galatasaray Istanbul vs Zalgiris Kaunas: Head to head stats
For the past 16 years, Galatasaray Istanbul and Zalgiris Kaunas have played each other five times and the team from Istanbul has won three games.
Galatasaray are 2-0 against Zalgiris in front of their home crowd.
In the first game between the two teams this season, Zalgiris Kaunas won with an 87-75 score.
Galatasaray Istanbul vs Zalgiris Kaunas: Prediction
It’s hard to determine a favorite for the game between Galatasaray and Zalgiris on Friday, as the hosts have played well at home, while the visitors are in good road form at the moment.
In terms of statistics, Zalgiris have done better both on offense and defense. The Lithuanians have scored on average 79.9 points per game and allowed 82.0. Galatasaray average 77.6 and 85.7 points per game respectively. Nevertheless, the club from Istanbul has done a fine job in blocking shots, as they are averaging 3.9 swats per game so far, compared to just 1.6 by Zalgiris.
The match on Friday will undoubtedly be a tightly contested one, but in the end expect a slight advantage for Zalgiris and a win for them.
Galatasaray Istanbul vs Zalgiris Kaunas: Tips
- Zalgiris win at 2.30
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