Greece vs Poland
Competition: EuroBasket, Group A
Date: 6th of September 2017
Kick-off: 16:30 CET
The Polish team had everything in their hands. They had a chance to win France, and that is a fact. But eventually something snapped in their game in the second half, and they lost 8 points advantage from the half term break. The Polish team controlled everything superbly in the first 20 minutes. France had fewer rebounds, they were not able to build a shooting position easily, and on the other hand, Poland dictated the tempo, and had consistency in attack. And then all collapsed in the second half.Adam Waczynski was the leading scorer of his team with 15 points. Aaron Cell scored one point less, while Mateusz Ponitka posted 12 points and 5 rebounds. As we said Poland was equal in all elements with France, they had 30 points in the paint, 11 fast break points 21 points from the bench, all the numbers which are similar to the French team. But in the decisive moments, they did not have a leader who is going to push the team forward.
Greece will have the last chance to progress to the next stage. They need to defeat Poland in order to avoid a huge disappointment. We do not remember when was the last time when Greece played this bad. After the opening victory against Iceland, they just fell apart and couldn’t provide a decent performance. The latest defeat came against Finland, 89-77. We couldn’t imagine that the Greek team is going to be inferior in rebounding, 25-34, and that they are going to allow almost 90 points. On the other hand, Greece had only two players with double digit figures. Tanasis Antetokounmpo, who played an excellent match without a single miss from the paint, 6/6 from the field, and Kostas Sloukas with 12 buckets. That was about it from the Greek players. It seems that after many years they are not able to play the defense at the high level.
Last matches: GREECE
05.09.17 EB Greece Finland 77 : 89
03.09.17 EB Slovenia Greece 78 : 72
02.09.17 EB Greece France 87 : 95
31.08.17 EB Iceland Greece 61 : 90
25.08.17 ACR Greece Serbia 67 : 69
Last matches: POLAND
05.09.17 EB Poland France 75 : 78
03.09.17 EB Finland Poland 90 : 87(66 : 66)
02.09.17 EB Poland Iceland 91 : 61
31.08.17 EB Slovenia Poland 90 : 81
26.08.17 FI Poland Hungary 74 : 64
Greece vs Poland: Head to head Stats
Greeks and Poles had one counter six years ago. It was a friendly international in which Greece was much stronger claiming the win, 71-50
Greece vs Poland Prediction
Their chances in this match are equal. The only advantage of the Greeks is the fact that they have more experience in such matches.
Greece vs Poland: Betting Tips
Both sides play slow games without fast counter attacks or some quick transitions. It is why we are advising you to play under 150.5 points. Eventually the Greeks might find a way to squeeze a victory but judging by their performances in this tournament Poland+6 @ 1.80 seems like a more reasonable bet.