Zalgiris Kaunas vs Crvena Zvezda Belgrade
Date: 06th December 2016
Kick-off: 19:00 CET
Zalgiris Kaunas are set to play against Crvena Zvezda Belgrade on Friday night in what will be the first Euroleague game of 2017 for both teams.
Zalgiris Kaunas have played surprisingly well lately, as they have managed to win five of their last nine games. The club from Lithuania also grabbed the victory in the previous round, when they confidently defeated Emporio Armani Milan. However, despite playing at home on Friday, Zalgiris will have a very hard task, as playing against Crvena Zvezda is never easy.
Crvena Zvezda have been absolutely on fire lately, winning two games in a row and three of their last four. Moreover, their last two victories have been against Real Madrid and CSKA Moscow – arguably the best teams in the entire Euroleague. Furthermore, the Reds will have a good opportunity to extend their winning streak on Friday.
Zalgiris Kaunas vs Crvena Zvezda Belgrade: Head to head stats
In the three games that the teams have met each other, Zalgiris Kaunas have not suffered a loss.
In the previous game during the current season, Zalgiris won at Belgrade with a 79-88 score.
Zalgiris are 3-4 at home this season, while Crvena Zvezda are 2-5 when playing as visitors.
Zalgiris Kaunas vs Crvena Zvezda Belgrade: Prediction
The clash on Friday between Zalgiris and Crvena Zvezda will definitely be an interesting one, as neither team will head into the game as favorite to win it. The Reds are definitely in good form, but they haven’t played well away from home all season long.
Zalgiris are without a doubt the better offensive team, as they average 81.1 points per game this season, compared to just 74.3 by Crvena Zvezda. However, the Reds compensate with the second-best defense in the entire Euroleague, as until now they have allowed on average just 74.5 ppg. Moreover, Crvena Zvezda have proven to be one of the most passionate clubs in Europe, which also gives them some advantage.
Expect a game that won’t be decided until the final buzzer, as neither team will be able to dominate. In the end though, Crvena Zvezda should emerge as winners.
Zalgiris Kaunas vs Crvena Zvezda Belgrade: Tips
- Crvena Zvezda +5 at 1.80