You are blessed with a double dose of EuroLeague action this week, and Tuesday 2nd of March sees a considerable number of games. Let’s not waste any time in starting the preview!
Zenit St Petersburg vs. ALBA Berlin
Zenit cannot allow their minds to wander to the visit of Madrid later this week, even if they are facing the side third from bottom. Zenit hold a 15-10 record, and they know this is a crucial week for their Playoff push.
Khimki Moscow Region vs. Real Madrid
The hosts are in poor shape while Madrid head to Moscow with a 16-10 record. This should be a comfortable win for Real, but you cannot rule Khimki out from achieving the result of their campaign. Madrid have wobbled on many occasions so far this season, will their nerve hold steady on Tuesday?
Anadolu Efes Istanbul vs. Valencia Basket
Efes have a 15-10 record and need to continue the momentum they hold as they pursue a top-four finish to the regular season. The Istanbul side have won four matches in a row, including an impressive showing in the Istanbul derby last week. The Spaniards are 14-12, and have the same motivation as the host. Valencia have achieved three big wins in a row, and will be out for more of the same in Turkey.
Zalgiris Kaunas vs. LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne
A 14-12 record plays a 12-14 team in Kaunas this week, with both teams knowing a win here is likely to shape the rest of their season.
Panathinaikos Athens vs. FC Barcelona
Nick Calathes returns to Panathinaikos as the league leaders look to return to winning ways. The Catalonian side are 18-8 but come into Tuesday night’s game on the back of a shock home defeat. The hosts are 9-15, and desperate for victory.
Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv vs. CSKA Moscow
The away side are now breathing down the neck of Barcelona, and will be desperate to take care of Maccabi, and their 10-14 record.
Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade vs. FC Bayern Munich
With a 16-10 record so far, Bayern Munich have enjoyed a lot of great moments this campaign, but it has been far from easy. The Germans have won nine games by six points or fewer. Their fans will hope for an easier night this midweek. However, the Belgrade side are tough opponents, more so than their 7-19 record suggests. After six straight losses, Crvena need a win.