Zalgiris vs Prienu by Marci
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In second match of a day in LKL we will see a game between champions and strongest team in league Zalgiris Kaunas and team which is still without win (and will be after this one too) Vytautas Priena. Zalgiris currently isnt first as they lost in away game again Neptunas and last season finalists Lietkabelis are still going perfect so that is a new situation to watch and we will see how long will that run go.
Vytaitas finished 6th last season and secured playoffs, but that was completely different team, they changed it completely, Tomas and Mantas(Neptunas), Arturas (Oradea), L. Vytenis (Wurzburg), Saulis (Joventut), Dainius (Juventus), C.Vytenis (Tartu), Domantas (Cognac), Kristupas and Laurynas (Siauliai) and Arnas (Lietuvas Rytas).They added some interesting players like Bradley (Porto), Tadas (Neptunas) and Denys (Enisey), but it obviously still is not working with only victory this season coming from a first game of quarterfinals of Champions League qualifications against Groningen (they lost second game by 22). At home Vytautas played against Neptunas -16 and L.Rytas -6 and away they lost against Lietkabelis by 18 (only those 3 results matter as everyone else is too weak and well neither of these teams are stronger than Zalgiris).
Zalgiris did change their team too as they can not financially offer same terms as other elite clubs from Europe and well league is not really a chellnge so they are weaker than last season, but replacements are doing their jobs. Westermann (CSKA), Lukas (Panathinaikos), Lima (Besiktas), Brock (Anadolu Efes) and Ponitka (Iberostar Tener) all left, but White (Zenit), Toupane (New Orleans), Davies and Bost (Monaco), Martynas (polipharma) and young prospect Micic (Tofas) are strong enough for Zalgiris to win easily another LKL championship. In the past Zalgiris have easily been winning against Vytautas - last season by 13, 21 and 25 at home. Difference between these 2 teams is enormous and winner is obvious, only question remains is by how many and how much will Zalgiris team wanna play and after they lost against Khimky 2 days ago I believe that they will punish Vytautas for it and score everything they did not 2 days ago. After win against Crvena Zvezda in first game of Euroleague they played at home against Siuliai (same rank team as Vytautas) and won by 18.
|Zalgiris -18,5||Marathonbet||2.01||9||97-54 WON (+9.09 units)|
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.