Maccabi Tel Aviv vs Panathinaikos Athens
Date: 06th April 2017
Kick-off: 20:05 CET
On Thursday night, Maccabi Tel Aviv will be hosting Panathinaikos Athens at the Menora Mivtachim Arena.
There is no doubt that everyone at Maccabi is waiting for the Euroleague season to be over, as it has been a rough campaign for them. The club has had three coaches since the beginning of the tournament and has not been able to find its groove. In the last seven games, Maccabi have won just two matches. On Thursday, they will be hosting Panathinaikos and it’s not going be easy earning the victory.
Panathinaikos have been on a roll lately, winning four consecutive games and seven out of their last nine. Thanks to their good form, the club from Athens has moved up to the fourth spot in the table and if they manage to win, they will have home-court advantage throughout the playoffs. On Thursday, Panathinaikos will have a pretty good opportunity for the victory, as they will go against Maccabi.
Maccabi Tel Aviv vs Panathinaikos Athens: Head to head stats
For the past 16 years, Maccabi Tel Aviv and Panathinaikos Athens have met 19 times, with Maccabi winning 10 games.
Maccabi are 6-3 at home against Panathinaikos.
In the previous game between the two clubs which was earlier this season, Panathinaikos won at home with an 83-75 score.
Maccabi Tel Aviv vs Panathinaikos Athens: Prediction
The game on Thursday between Maccabi and Panathinaikos has the potential to be an interesting, despite the fact that only the hosts some objective to chase.
Offensively, the two teams don’t differ that much, as Maccabi have averaged 78.6 ppg throughout the season, compared to 77.4 ppg by Panathinaikos. However, the reason why the Greek club has performed a lot better since the start of the campaign is their rock-solid defense. Panathinaikos have limited its opponents to 74.9 ppg, while Maccabi have allowed 83.7 ppg.
Expect an interesting, which will most likely finish with a victory for Panathinaikos Athens.
Maccabi Tel Aviv vs Panathinaikos Athens: Tips
- Panathinaikos-5 @ 1.75