Olympiacos Piraeus vs Fenerbahce
Competition: Turkish Airlines Euroleague
Date: 1 February 2018
Time: 20:00 CET
Olympiacos Piraeus are suffering right now, and that is more than visible from their performances lately. They suffered yet another loss in the Euroleague when they fell to Crvena Zvezda on the road, and doubled that with a road loss against arch rivals Panathinaikos in their domestic league. In their match against Crvena Zvezda they were really uninspiring once again, as they were only good in the third quarter when they outscored their opponents by 14:29. However, they were destroyed in the final quarter (32:15), and eventually fell by 89:78 on the road. They have been in really awful form lately, as they have lost three of their last four matches in all competitions. As far as the Euroleague is concerned, they are sitting at the 5th spot of the league table (W13 L7), scoring a mere 73.4 points per match, while allowing 73.3 in the process.
On the other hand, Fenerbahce have been in really dominant form over the past month, as they had won eight in a row before suffering an upset in their domestic league on Sunday. However, they were coming off a really competitive match against Barcelona at home, where they eventually managed to win by 86:82. They did suffer a couple of scares when their opponents made comebacks in the second and fourth quarter, but Fenerbahce reacted really great and held on to their lead. They have managed to climb to the 2nd spot of the Euroleague (W14 L6), with an average of 76.35 points per match, against 72.45 conceded.
Previous 5 games:
Panathinaikos vs Olympiacos Piraeus 68:61
Crvena Zvezda vs Olympiacos Piraeus 89:78
Promitheas vs Olympiacos Piraeus 73:87
Khimki Moscow vs Olympiacos Piraeus 82:54
Olympiacos Piraeus vs Maccabi Tel Aviv 94:64
Banvit vs Fenerbahce 63:61
Fenerbahce vs Barcelona 86:82
Anadolu Efes vs Fenerbahce 84:89
Fenerbahce vs Panathinaikos 67:62
Istanbul BB vs Fenerbahce 70:83
Olympiacos Piraeus vs Fenerbahce: Head to Head Stats
The two teams were stuck at a 75:75 draw when they met in Turkey on November 15th, but it was Olympiacos Piraeus who prevailed in the overtime by 83:90. Moreover, they have been the better team as hosts in this match-up, having won four of the last five here.
Olympiacos Piraeus vs Fenerbahce: Prediction
Olympiacos Piraeus have only lost to Panathinaikos at home so far in the season, and they have been really good in all their matches. Coach Obradovic has coached in Greece for a lot of years, and he will know just how to handle Olympiacos Piraeus here.
Olympiacos Piraeus vs Fenerbahce: Betting Tips
While a home win is surely something to consider, I simply cannot back Olympiacos Piraeus in this tough period they are going through. I will alternatively go with the Under 148 points here @ 1.80, as both teams have a knack for low scoring matches.