Khimki vs Olympiacos (By: Frantik)
"Khimki" go 7, just one victory from being on the 4th position of "Real". But the stability of the Russian team is clearly not enough, because for the last 10 confrontations, they have won and lost five times. Moreover, habitually strongly playing in the field they have conceded already two matches successively.
The last fight in the VTB League they shamefully lost to "Kalev" - 93:84, nevertheless, go 5-m and in the playoffs will fall almost certainly. But in the Euroleague the Moscow Region basketball players managed to surprise on January 16, defeating the local "Crvena Zvezda" in Belgrade - 70:79, although in the end of the first half they conceded 11 points.
Olympiakos, shared 1st place with CSKA Moscow, however, having played for 1 match more, nevertheless, it is not necessary to doubt their higher level than that of Khimki. After all - 13 wins in 18 matches of the current season of the Euroleague - a steep achievement. But on the road they do not look so solid, losing in five games from the last six.
Including, such an unstable guest game was reflected in the successes in the championship, where they already lose 3 wins to the leader of the "regular" Panathinaikos, having fifty points with a modest Lavrio. Nevertheless, the last victory of the Pirais in the championship over "Larissas Faros" - 100:69, and in the Euroleague - over "Maccabi" - 94:64, suggest that they are more likely to exit the crisis.
"Khimki" play poorly at home, and "Olympiakos" - on the road. To a certain extent, each of the teams is motivated to win. Guests have a higher class and advantage in personal meetings, as well as good recent results, so I'll play on them.
Khimki vs Olympiacos prediction
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