Krka vs Olimpija
Krka Novo Mesto and Petrol Olimpija in the playoffs finals, Game 4 in the series best of 5
Currently Krka leads 2-1 and if they win today, it would be enough for new Championship title. But, I have impression this series is not over yet, IMO we are going back to capital city for deciding 5th match.
Olimpija and Krka have split the first two games with both teams wining on home floor. But Olimpija simply crashed them in Game 1 while Krka has won in very tied second meeting, game that could go either way. When it was expected in Game 3 Olimpija to take a lead again, we saw upset and Krka winning on the road. Not just team from Novo Mesto has won the last time in Ljubljana but it was quite convincing win.
The first half was a problem for Olimpija back then. They simply opened too soft and were in big early deficit. Although early in the second half it seemed comeback would follow, it didn't happen. As by the words of Olimpija head coach, I expect too, much stronger approach from Olimpija this time around.
Without underestimate Krka, but IMO Olimpija is a side with more quality roster. Olimpija won 3 of 4 mutual games during regular season including both the most recent (in the Top group just before playoffs). Olimpija also won both road games in the regualar season here in Novo Mesto.
Olimpija should have nice road support today from their fans since there is organized travel to this visit. This could be nice wind in their back cause Novo Mesto is everything but tough place to visit. The host is without great support here so I think Olimpija with decent number of their own fans in this small Hall, could feel as on home floor in today's game.
Krka vs Olimpija prediction
|Olimpija||Pinnacle||1.83||8||79-89 WON (+6.64 units)|