Bayern vs Anadolu Efes
Euroleague, Day 1
Bayern Munich will host Turkish team, Efes. I can't wait to see this game. These two probably wont be among best teams in this season but with some very interesting signings on both sides, I am very thrilled to see how everything is working.
Bayern is back to EL after few years absence. Similar like Barcelona, Bayern also changed the head coach during the previous season. And here also it prove to be the good move.
Namely, Aleksandar Djordjevic was replaced by Dejan Radonjic and Bayern at the end won the Bundesliga.
I think think this new season could be even better for Bayern cause now they will begin with Radonjic from the start and unlike last time, now with some new signings we can say this is roster selected by Radonjic. Those new players are Dangubic, Radosevic and the biggest signing in face of Koponen.
Note that Radonjic is first of all defensively oriented coach. Bayern on the other side for years was known as high scoring team, especially during Djordjevic era. We could see some changes during last season when Radonjic arrived while now IMO this will be visible from the start. I believe Bayern will look quite a lot on Crvena zvezda from the period while Radonjic was there. Not to talk there are players whom Radonjic coached in CZ plus many more who weren't in Zvezda but who played in Ex Yug region.
All in all, now with this roster and with already enough time spent in Munich, Radonjic will be able to make in Bayern his well known defensively oriented style.
BTW, in Bundesliga two rounds have been played (Bayern is 2-0) and from what I saw, so far so good when Bayern's defense is in question.
As for Efes, they played just one game in Turkey and won against city rival Galatasaray in one very low scoring afair. Efes was known much more by high scoring than by low scoring games. But we'll see how everything is working now. They have also much new names in their roster like Moerman, Larkin...
Only 7 wins for Efes in EL season ago out of 30 games.
I expect clear under the totals today.
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Bayern vs Anadolu Efes prediction
|Under 158.5||Pinnacle||1.92||8||71-90 LOST (-8 units)|