Unicaja vs Fenerbahce by Tullamore
The Turkish side which is considered to be one of the four teams, that will advance to the Final 4 of Milan, according to a euroleauge.net poll, will have to do whatever it takes, to grab this win. Although the Spaniards failed to beat Laboral Kutxa at the first home game, they managed to steal the victory at Istanbul, where they beat Efes Anadolu and now they are looking for the second straight one, against Fener. This schedule is tough for every team at this Group and Unicaja needs to be extraordinary to overpass the difficulties against the upcoming opponents. A possible victory against Fenerbahce will be the key for the team's presence at the Top 16.
However, i wouldn't place a single cent on them. Fenerbahce is more experienced and has a deep roster. It was disappointing against Barcelona at home, but they didn't deserve a 13 point loss by Olympiacos at the opening game. Things are clear. If Fenerbahce loses this one, it will miss the playoffs.
Do you need basketball analysis? I don't think so, but let's take a look at this clash. Fenerbahce is more balanced for sure. It is equally good in both outside and inside scoring. It scores more than 83 points per game, adjusted on 37.5% beyond the arc, grabbing almost 35 boards. Malaga is not high paced and it will try to control the tempo, but this will not affect Fenerbahce's performance. The Turkish are coming to Andalusia, bringing a solid shot selection, combined with a sophisticated postage tactics, utilizing the size and efficiency of its wings. Considering the fact that this will be a low possessions game, i can clearly pick the better side. The guests have big numbers at points per possession. This will be a 65-70 possession game, so the sharpest shot selection will win. Malaga will try to be as aggressive as it can, but in my eyes it doesn't have what it takes, to be effective enough on defense.
One way or another, Fenerbahce will beat Malaga and it will probably demolish it.
Good luck and thumbs down!
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