Panathinaikos vs Fenerbahce by FairPlayBet

This will be great series. PAO will meet Fenerbahce in best of 5 series. The Greek team has home court advantage in possible 5th game. But to be honest, I do not think we will see the 5th match. IMO Fener will steal one of the first two on the road and then will close the series with two wins in Istanbul. From all 4 playoffs match-up, this one seems like the most realistic to underdog take it. Fenerbahce in fact is underdog only on paper cause they have finished as No.5 while Panathinaikos was on 4th position. But in reality, I do not rate PAO as better side here.


What was interesting is fact that when ever these two play each other, the team who was the host was winning the game. But those previous 10 meetings were in group stages and like by the rule it ended always with 1-1.


Still now is a different story and Zeljko Obradovic will have to win on the road against his former team if want to play on Final 4. The final 4 tournament BTW will be hosted by city of Istanbul so this season definitely is the best chance for Fener to go all the way.


I have big respect for Xavi Pascual who made nice job since arriving on Panathinaikos bench. I did not consider him as some too great coach while he was in Barcelona but now obviously he managed to improve Panathinaikos game. Still, on the other side is Obradovic, by the results without doubt best European coach ever.


When it come to rosters, I also hardly can give advantage to home team on any position. I think Fener has small edge on every one. PAO still has home court advantage but those previous H2H showed that Turkish team always was winning much easier at home than PAO was able in Athens.


This season was not exception either, +11 for PAO in Greece but +21 for Fener in Turkey.


I feel now in this playoffs, games in Athens will be very tied and even if Fenerbahce failed to win today, +5.5 IMO is quite enough if you are interested in betting on underdog
Pick Bookmaker Odds * Stake Result
Fenerbahce +5.5 Pinnacle 1.88 8 58-71 WON (+7.04 units)
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.
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