Fenerbahce vs Zalgiris (By: FairPlayBet)
I don't like too much today's offer in EL. Only three games and in all three the home team is heavy favorite. Usually in situation like this, you won't see them all being successful. But if anyone should not slip this time, then it's Fenerbahce. They are coming after road over time loss from Khimki. And you don't want to meet Fener of a loss cauae they are very dangerous on such spot.
Game against Khimki was only second EL defeat for Fener in this season. The first one was away from city rival Efes. After Efes they defeated Bayern at home. Didn't cover back then but scored huge 88 pts.
In Turkish league Fener also lost only twice. They lost away from another city rival, Galatasaray and after it destroyed at home Euroleague team Darussafaka with 30+ pts difference. The other loss in the national championship was in fact in their last game.
I feel Fener will bounce back today and they will do it in style. Fener is second best defense in EL (75 pts) and also one of two best in 3-pts percentage.
Zalgiris is ideal opponent at this tome cause the guests are in injury problems. This was the main reason why they lost three in a row. They have problems on both, playmaker position as well in the paint.
Leo Westerman missed these mentioned three losses while also other playmaker wasn't too fit. On the center position Jankunas and Kavaliauskas had injury problems. Kavaliauskas missed the mentioned defeats while Jankunas was back in the roster against CSKA and Efes but really without contribution.
IMO Fener will open this game strong and will take early lead.
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Fenerbahce vs Zalgiris prediction
|HT-FT, 1/1||Bet365||1.57||9||78-61 WON (+5.13 units)|