As part of one of the Euroleague basketball matches, the players of CSKA Moscow and the Greek Panathinaikos will come face to face. On whose side will the victory be in this confrontation? LiveResult.Ru evaluates the opponents' chances of success.
CSKA Moscow last week played in the Russian capital with Bayern Munich, where it was considered a clear favorite of the meeting. The seventh victory of the "army" in the Euroleague, to be honest, resembled a real "rebound". The Germans won the first half of the match with a score of 41:32. There was a sensation on the floor, and shortly before the final siren, the Russians were losing to their opponent 73:74. In the last minute of the meeting, Clyburn scored two 2-point shots and managed to pull out this victory for CSKA – 77:74.
In the last round, Pao hosted Zenit in Athens and was not even close to being considered a favorite, since recently it fell into a deep gaming pit, while the Russian grandee went to storm European heights. There was no sensation on the parquet of the Greens, but that was the end of it. The team of Priftis started badly, after which it buried itself in the third player segment, and, at the same time, in the match – 64:70. Despite the success, the "Hellenes" did not move from the penultimate position.
Statistics and figures:
- CSKA is the favorite of the meeting;
- "Army men" won 3 meetings out of 5;
- Panathinaikos has 3 wins in 5 matches;
- The last face-to-face meeting of the rivals ended with a score of 93:86 in favor of the hosts.
I don't believe that CSKA will be able to beat Pao with a difference of more than 13 points. The "Army men" hardly win in their meetings, and if they win today, it will be very modestly.