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Spread Pick: Petrolina AEK LarnacaHome with handicap -7.5 at 1.83
Over/Under: Over 152.5 at 1.83 Bet Now!

27/09/2016 17:00 BST – Petrolina AEK Larnaca B.C v U BT Cluj-Napoca – Betting Tips

The match-up of games in the FIBA Champions League qualifying round should ensure that there are plenty of exciting games to bet on. The clash between Cypriot and Romanian teams won’t be the biggest match of the campaign but both teams have plenty to prove, and there is a lot at stake in this tie.

The Cypriot team is on a good run of form having won their two most recent domestic titles. The club was only formed back in 1994 after two local clubs in Larnaca merged. As you’d expect, there was some opposition to this but the recent run of success, which began with a title in the 2012/13 season has vindicated the decision to bring the two clubs together. The club has also participated in Europe in recent seasons, so this game shouldn’t be too much of a step-up but it will clearly present a different challenge from what the Cypriots face in their domestic campaign.

Petrolina AEK Larnaca vs U-BT Cluj-Napoca (50-78)
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FIBA Basketball Champions League tip locked in at 27/09 12:15 (Spread Result: 42.5-78, Totals: 128)
andrew27/09 17:00Petrolina AEK LarnacaPetrolina AEK Larnaca U-BT Cluj-NapocaU-BT Cluj-Napoca 152.51.83Over 152.5 
SPREAD  -7.5  1.83Petrolina AEK Larnaca 
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Cluj aren’t a massive name in Romanian basketball

It has been a while since Cluj tasted success in the Romanian league, having not clinched the title since the 2010/11 season but this doesn’t mean that the side can be written off in this game. They’ve performed in Europe before, so this shouldn’t be an overwhelming situation for the Romanian side. However, this is a tie that is likely to be about defensive work and trying to keep the score down to ensure that there is a competitive match in the second leg, so there may not be too much attacking intent, at first, from the Romanian side in this game.

The bookies back the home side strongly in this game and it is easy to see why. They should be on a high thanks to their domestic success and you wonder what sort of gameplan Cluj will bring to Cyprus. With this in mind, look to take AEK Larnaca at -7.5, which is available at odds of 1.83. If you’re looking for the Over/Under market, look to go OVER 152.5 which you can find at odds of 1.83Bet Now!

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