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Who’s likely to start, who might be left out and who is unavailable? We have brought together all information provided by UEFA for this week’s Champions League matches.

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Wednesday 27/11/2019

GROUP E

Liverpool v Napoli

– Liverpool will be through if they beat Napoli, or if Salzburg do not beat Genk. Liverpool will clinch first place with a win.
– Napoli will be through if they beat Liverpool, or if Salzburg do not beat Genk.

Liverpool: Alisson; Alexander-Arnold, Lovren, Van Dijk, Robertson; Henderson, Fabinho, Wijnaldum; Salah, Firmino, Mané
Out: Clyne (knee), Matip (knee), Shaqiri (calf)

Napoli: Meret; Di Lorenzo, Manolas, Koulibaly, Hysaj; Callejón, Allan, Elmas, Fabián Ruiz; Lozano, Mertens
Out: Costanzo (suspended), Insigne (elbow), Malcuit (knee), Milik (stomach)

Football bullet Tip: 1/1 HT/FT at 2.05 – bet365

Genk v Salzburg

– Salzburg will be unable to finish in the top two if they do not beat Genk. A draw would confirm Salzburg in third place.
– Genk cannot finish in the top two and will be confirmed in fourth place unless they beat Salzburg.

Genk: Coucke; Cuesta, Dewaest, Lucumi, De Norre; Mæhle, Heynen, Berge, Hrošovský; Ito, Samatta
Out: Uronen (ankle)

Salzburg: Coronel; Kristensen, Onguéné, Wöber, Ulmer; Junuzović, Mwepu, Minamino, Szoboszlai; Daka, Hwang
Out: Stankovic (thigh), Walke (foot), Bernede (shin), Farkas (fitness), Koita (abdominal)
Doubtful: Haaland (knee)

Football bullet Tip: Over 4.5 goals at 3.00 – bet365


GROUP F

Barcelona v Dortmund

– Barcelona will be through if they beat Dortmund, if both games are drawn, or if Slavia beat Inter. Barcelona will clinch first place with a win.
– Dortmund will be through if they beat Barcelona.

Barcelona: Stegen, Roberto, Lenglet, Umtiti, Junior: De Jong, Busquets, Arthur; Messi, Suárez, Dembélé
Out: Piqué (suspended), Alba (hamstring), Piqué (suspension) Semedo (calf)

Dortmund: Bürki; Hakimi, Akanji, Hummels, Guerreiro; Witsel, Sancho, Reus, Brandt, Hazard; Götze
Out: Delaney (ankle)
Doubtful: Alcácer (knee)

Football bullet Tip: Over 3.5 at 2.10 – bet365

Slavia Praha v Inter

– Inter will be unable to finish in the top two if they lose.
– Slavia will be unable to finish in the top two if they do not beat Inter or if Dortmund beat Barcelona.

Slavia: Kolář; Coufal, Kúdela, Frydrych, Bořil; Souček, Traoré, Ševčík, Stanciu, Olayinka; Tecl
Out: Hovorka (knee)
Doubtful: Masopust (leg), Souček (illness)

Inter: Handanovič; Godín, De Vrij, Škriniar; Candreva, Gagliardini, Brozović, Vecino, Biraghi; Lautaro Martínez, Lukaku
Out: Barella (knee), Politano (ankle), Sánchez (ankle)
Doubtful: Sensi (thigh), Asamoah (knee)

Football bullet Tip: 2-3 goals at 1.95 – bet365

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GROUP G

Zenit v Lyon (18:55 CET)

– Zenit will be unable to finish in the top two if they lose to Lyon.
– Lyon will be through if they beat Zenit.

Zenit: Kerzhakov; Karavaev, Ivanović, Rakits’kyy, Douglas Santos; Kuzyaev, Ozdoev, Barrios, Driussi; Dzyuba, Azmoun
Out: Malcom (thigh), Mammana (knee), Lunev (unspecified)
Doubtful: Zhirkov (unspecified), Shatov (unspecified)

Lyon: Lopes; Dubois, Andersen, Denayer, Koné; Tousart, Thiago Mendes, Traoré, Reine-Adélaïde, Terrier; Dembélé
Out: Aouar (hamstring), Depay (thigh)

Football bullet Tip: 2-3 goals at 2.00 – bet365

Leipzig v Benfica

– Leipzig will be through if they avoid defeat against Benfica or if Zenit do not beat Lyon. Leipzig will clinch first place if they win and Lyon do not.
– Benfica will be unable to finish in the top two if they do not beat Leipzig.

Leipzig: Gulácsi; Klostermann, Ampadu, Upamecano, Halstenberg; Laimer, Demme, Sabitzer, Forsberg; Werner, Poulsen
Out: Adams (adductor), Kampl (foot), Konaté (hip), Orabn (knee), Wolf (ankle)
Doubtful: Mukiele (thigh), Upamecano (ankle)

Benfica: Vlachodimos; André Almeida, Ferro, Rúben Dias, Grimaldo; Florentino, Gabriel, Pizzi, Cervi; Chiquinho, Vinícius
Out: Ferreira (suspended), Brito (suspended), Rafa Silva (aductor), Seferović (calf)

Football bullet Tip: 1 & G/G at 2.87 – bet365


GROUP H

Valencia v Chelsea (18:55 CET)

– Valencia will be through if they win due to their head to head against Chelsea directly or against Ajax and Chelsea in a three-team head to head.
– Chelsea will be through if they win due to their head to head against Ajax and Valencia in a three-team head to head.

Valencia: Cillessen; Wass, Garay, Gabriel, Jaume Costa; Soler, Parejo, Coquelin, Ferran; Maxi, Rodrigo
Out: Kondogbia (hamstring), Guedes (ankle), Cheryshev (thigh), Diakhaby (calf), Piccini (knee)
Doubtful: Garay (back)

Chelsea: Kepa; Azpilicueta, Emerson, Tomori, Zouma; Kovačić, Jorginho, Kanté; Willian, Abraham, Pulišić.
Out: Hudson-Odoi (hamstring), Rüdiger (pelvis), Loftus-Cheek (achilles)
Doubtful: Barkley (ankle)

Football bullet Tip: X at 3.75 – bet365

LOSC Lille v Ajax

– LOSC cannot finish in the top two and will be confirmed in fourth place if they do not win.
– Ajax cannot be eliminated or go through on Matchday 5.

LOSC: Maignan; Djaló, Fonte, Gabriel; Çelik, André, Soumaré, Mandava; Yazıcı, Ikoné; Osimhen
Out: Weah (thigh)
Doubtful: Soumaoro (muscle), Bamba (illness)

Ajax: Onana; Dest, Schuurs, Martínez, Tagliafico; Van de Beek, Ziyech, Álvarez; Labyad, Tadić, Promes
Out: Blind (suspended), Veltman (suspended), Neres (knee)
Doubtful: Mazraoui (ankle)

Football bullet Tip: 2 at 1.90 – bet365

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Fenerbahce – Milano

After a three-game winning streak, Fenerbahce (8-12) suffered a home loss against FC Barcelona but has this opportunity to bounce back in front of its home crowd. Milan (10-10) is on a seven-game road losing streak. Its last victory away from Mediolanum Forum came in late October. Nando De Colo (18.8 ppg.) is Fenerbahce’s top scorer, followed by Derrick Williams (11.8) and Kostas Sloukas (11.3). Sergio Rodriguez (13.2), Vladimir Micov (11.5) and Keifer Sykes (10.5) are leading Milan’s offense right now.

Fenerbahce’s improved defense has made it more competitive. The Turkish powerhouse has allowed 80.7 points on average this season, but just 69.7 in the last three games. Rebounding remains an issue, as Fenerbahce ranks last with 29.7 boards per game, and allows 11.3 offensive rebounds on average. If Fenerbahce is able to control the defensive boards, players like De Colo, Sloukas, Vesely and Luigi Datome will take care of business at the other end.

Milan is one of the best teams at defensive rebounds (25.3 drpg.) but ranks really low in offensive boards (9.4 orpg.), which is particularly worrying when the Italian powerhouse is last in two-point shooting percentage (46.6%). Milan does a great job at limiting turnovers, with just 11.8 on average. With the right ball circulation, coach Ettore Messina’s team has enough talent everywhere to improve that shooting percentage and eventually be more competitive.

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Zalgiris – ALBA Berlin

Zalgiris (6-14) comes off a narrow road loss against Panathinaikos but has been doing better. After a recent nine-game losing streak, Zalgiris went on to win three of its next five games. ALBA (7-13) comes off a triumphant double-round week, with road wins against Olympiacos and Zvezda, and now looks for another one. Zach LeDay (10.9 ppg.), Lukas Lekavicius (10.8) and Jock Landale (10.5) are leading Zalgiris right now. Rokas Giedraitis (13.5) is ALBA’s top scorer, followed by Marcus Eriksson (10.9) and Martin Hermannsson (10.7).

Zalgiris is hitting just a third of its three-point shots (78-of-234, 33.3%) at home and is also struggling (49.0%) inside the arc. Feeding off its crowd’s energy will be very important for Zalgiris, as well as sharing the ball better, considering that it ranks 17th assists at 15.7 per game. Lekavicius has been on fire lately, but he will need help, especially from his frontcourt teammates, to make Zalgiris as competitive as it can be.

ALBA leads the EuroLeague in turnovers (14.5 per game), a critical issue to make the most out of its run-and-gun offense. ALBA is also first in assists (19.8 apg.) despite not having the best shooting percentages (50.3% 2FG, 38.8% 3FG). Overcoming the strong basketball atmosphere at Zalgirio Arena will be important for ALBA, as well as getting its most experienced players – Sikma, Siva and Giedraitis – involved on offense.

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Panathinaikos – Villeurbanne

Panathinaikos (12-8) comes off a solid double-round week with come-from-behind home wins against FC Bayern Munich and Zalgiris Kaunas. On the other hand, ASVEL (8-12) is on a four-game losing streak and must battle hard in the Greek capital to snap it. Jimmer Fredette (14.3 ppg.) is Panathinaikos’s top scorer, followed by DeShaun Thomas (14.2) and Nick Calathes (13.6). Former Panathinaikos center Adreian Payne (11.1) is ASVEL’s top scorer, followed by David Lighty (9.8) and Livio Jean-Charles (8.9).

Panathinaikos is the highest-scoring team in the competition (89.0 ppg.) and leads the EuroLeague in two-point attempts (43.0 per game) with great efficiency (56.2%) inside the arc. Almost half of the team’s assists (18.6 apg.) come from Calathes, so grabbing defensive rebounds and allowing him to create for others will be, as usual, a big key for the Greens. Panathinaikos has a lot of great finishers – Tyrese Rice, Ioannis Papapetrou, Georgios Papagiannis, Thomas… – so finding who’s hot, a Calathes specialty, will be critical, too.

ASVEL is the lowest scoring team on the road (66.9 ppg.) and allows 84.7 points on average away from The Astroballe. Better ball circulation is needed to improve its shooting percentages (47.8% 2FG, 32.0% 3FG), so ASVEL relies on Taylor and Diot not only to slow Calathes down, but to find the right rhythm on offense, finding good shots and making the most out of its athletic advantage in the paint. If Jean-Charles, Jekiri and Payne can dominate inside and attack the offensive glass, ASVEL will have a better chance to beat Panathinaikos again.

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Real Madrid – Anadolu Efes

The top two teams in the standings stage a monumental showdown to finish off Round 21. League leaders Efes (17-3) set itself apart with a two-game sweep last week, while Real (15-5) saw a 13-game win streak stopped with consecutive losses and now has three 14-win teams breathing down its neck, making this result especially important for the hosts, who are unbeaten at home this season. Efes has an 8-1 road record, however.

Real rarely finds itself hard-pressed to outgun opponents, but that happened in its last loss, at Khimki Moscow Region, and Efes outscores the hosts 87.4 to 84.4 points per game. For that reason, Tavares and defensive aces Jeffery Taylor and Facundo Campazzo will be important on Friday. Both teams allow the same amount of points (77.4 per game) but Real holds opponents to much lower PIRs on average, and that effort has to be focused on keeping the Efes scorers, especially red-hot Shane Larkin, from going off.

Although Efes seems to be able to do no wrong, lately, it will need to do a lot right to win in the Spanish capital. Protecting the perimeter, where Madrid ranks second with 11.2 triples per game, will be job one. Getting around Tavares for good shots close to the basket will be another challenge. Power forward Chris Singleton may have a big role to play in helping lure Tavares outside, especially if Real is without its own corner ace, Anthony Randolph, who has missed the last four games due to injury.

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CSKA Moscow – Baskonia

CSKA (13-6) comes off a hard-fought victory against Real Madrid and wants to keep its momentum going. Baskonia (7-12) has only won twice in the last nine games and arrives in Moscow after a road loss against Zenit St Petersburg. Mike James (20.8 ppg.) has been CSKA’s top scorer until now, followed by Darrun Hilliard (10.8) and Kyle Hines (9.2). Toko Shengelia (16.7 ppg., 6.0 rpg.), Nik Stauskas (9.7) and Shavon Shields (8.3) have led Baskonia’s offense until now.

CSKA limited Real, one of the best offenses in the competition, to just 55 points, and will need the same defensive mentality against Baskonia. After pulling down 44 against Real, CSKA now leads the rebounds standings at 38.1 per night, getting 26.2 defensive boards on average. That is mandatory for CSKA to get going in transition, making the most out of mobile big men like Nikita Kurbanov, Johannes Voigtmann and Hines.

Baskonia allowed Zenit to score 77.4% of its two-point shots, the second highest percentage in the EuroLeague this season. Protecting the paint will be mandatory for Baskonia. Its big men – Michael Eric, Youssupha Fall and Ilimane Diop – must be ready to be aggressive down low. Baskonia keeps struggling from the three-point line (28% against Zenit, 32.5% overall) and only improving those shooting numbers will make the team more competitive.

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Zenit – Valencia

Zenit (6-13) has won consecutive games for the first time this season, using great defense to do so. Valencia (9-10) is also in a good moment, coming off a road victory against Khimki Moscow Region. After a 0-5 start, Valencia is 9-5 in the last 14 games. Gustavo Ayon (12.3 ppg.) is Zenit’s top scorer this season, followed by Will Thomas (10.9) and Mateusz Ponitka (10.0). Jordan Loyd (11.2), Fernando San Emeterio (7.9) and Alberto Abalde (7.3) will be Valencia’s leaders in this game.

Zenit is allowing 79.4 points per game this season but has dramatically improve those numbers in the last four games, allowing just 71.3 on average. That defensive improvement has allowed the team to find more balance on offense, hitting 77.4% of its two-point shots against Baskonia this week. Without Dubljevic and Tobey on court for Valencia, Zenit must get Colton Iverson and Ayon involved to make the most of its size advantage and depth in the paint.

Valencia has averaged 91.5 points over the last four games, winning three of them, and must try to speed up the game tempo against a defensive-minded team like Zenit. It is mandatory for Valencia to make the most out of its depth at point guard, with Sam Van Rossom, Quino Colom and Guillem Vives giving coach Jaume Ponsarnau plenty of options. Stopping Will Thomas down low and getting Fernando San Emeterio and Alberto Abalde involved at both wings will be other keys for the Spanish powerhouse.

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Crvena Zvezda – ALBA Berlin

After four consecutive wins, Zvezda (9-10) suffered a home loss against Zalgiris Kaunas on Wednesday and wants to bounce back right away. ALBA (6-13) comes off a brilliant road victory against Olympiacos Piraeus and wants to keep its momentum going. Lorenzo Brown (14.1 ppg.) has been Zvezda’s top scorer until now, followed by recently signed Kevin Punter (12.7) and Vladimir Stimac (12.3). Rokas Giedraitis (13.8), Marcus Eriksson (10.9) and Luke Sikma (9.9, 6.2 rpg.) are leading ALBA right now.

Zvezda has averaged 81.0 points since Punter joined the team, as he has made the team’s offense more unpredictable. Zvezda is struggling to shoot the ball with high percentages at home (49.1% 2FG, 34.7% 3FG in Belgrade) and has a good opportunity to improve those numbers. Stimac and Kuzmic have a size advantage in the paint while Brown, Baron, Punter and Dejan Davidovac give coach Dragan Sakota more options. Charging the offensive glass will be important to stop ALBA’s transition game.

ALBA is one of the highest-scoring teams in the competition (84.3 ppg.) and leads the 2019-20 EuroLeague in assists (19.8 apg.). The German powerhouse, however, hits just 49.8% of its two-point shots on average and has struggled to rebound the ball under its own rim, grabbing just 22.6 defensive rebounds per game while allowing 10.3 offensive boards to its opponents. Boxing out and locking down the glass will lead to more transitions, in which players like Giedraitis, Niels Giffey and Peyton Siva feel most comfortable.

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Olympiacos – Bayern

Olympiacos (7-12) comes off a tough home loss against ALBA Berlin and has only managed to win twice in the last eight showdowns. Bayern (6-13) is on a five-game losing streak, its longest in the competition since 2014, and needs a victory as soon as possible. Georgios Printezis (12.1 ppg.) has been Olympiacos’s top scorer until now, followed by Nikola Milutinov (10.7) and Vassilis Spanoulis (10.6). For Bayern, Greg Monroe (12.7 ppg.), Vladimir Lucic (11.7) and Maodo Lo (9.3) have been leading the offense until now.

Olympiacos has struggled on defense, allowing 92.7 points on average in the last six games. Head coach Georgios Bartzokas has a reputation as a defensive coach and is expected to bring those numbers down. Olympiacos relies on its legendary core of players (Spanoulis, Printezis, Milutinov, Kostas Papanikolaou) to step up at both ends, preventing Bayern from running the floor, and to play with extra patience on offense.

Bayern has struggled to protect its paint, as opponents hit 55.6% of their two-point shots and grab 10.9 offensive rebounds on average. Its big men – mainly Monroe, Barthel, Mathias Lessort and Leon Radosevic – must make an extra effort to box out, as getting in transition will benefit Bayern’s many fast perimeter players such as Lo, Lucic and Nihad Dedovic. Josh Huestis gives Bayern extra explosiveness, much needed against a deep team like Olympiacos.

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Panathinaikos – Zalgiris

Zalgiris (6-13) is arriving in Athens running high on confidence after having won three of its last four games, but Panathinaikos (11-8) and its high-scoring offense intend to keep protecting the home floor. Nick Calathes is running the show for Panathinaikos with 13.6 points, 9.4 assists and 4.9 rebounds, but the Greens’ two best scorers are Jimmer Fredette (14.5 ppg.) and DeShaun Thomas (14.1). Zalgiris is missing its top scorer, Marius Grigonis, and has big men Zach LeDay (11.0 ppg. 4.7 rpg.) and Jock Landale (10.7 ppg. 4.4 rpg.) carry the biggest load. Thomas Walkup who does a bit of everything with 9.6 points, 4.9 assists, 3.5 rebounds and 1.2 steals.

No team allows more offensive rebounds (13.2) or more three-pointer per game (10.7) per game than Panathinaikos. If the team can control either of the two defensive segments, it will have an opportunity to get its offense in transition and running, and no one this season does it better than Panathinaikos, the best scoring team in the competition, averaging 88.6 points.

It is imperative for Zalgiris to keep Panathinaikos from running and engaging in a shootout. The hosts have the highest-scoring offense, but also one of the most porous defenses, which allows 85.8 points on average. That’s where Zalgiris’s chances lie, playing long and patient possessions and attacking the offensive glass. If Zalgiris also gets an efficient three-point shooting night, it will have its chances in OAKA.

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Anadolu Efes – Villeurbanne

Efes is in its best moment of the season, overcoming injuries to lead the standings (16-3). It is on a four-game winning streak. ASVEL (8-11) has lost its last three EuroLeague games and its only road victory, against Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade, was in mid-November. Shane Larkin (20.7 ppg., 3.9 apg.), Krunoslav Simon (9.3) and Tibor Pleiss (8.6) are Efes’s leaders in this game. Adreian Payne (11.0 ppg.) is ASVEL’s top scorer, followed by David Lighty (10.3) and Tonye Jekiri (9.0).

Efes is the second-highest scoring team in the competition (86.6 ppg.) and has been equally unstoppable (87.0) in the last two games without Micic. Its outstanding ball circulation (1.76 assists per turnover) allows Efes to shoot the ball with high percentages (57.0% 2FG, 39.9% 3FG). Running its offense through Larkin is where it all starts for Efes, as he opens all sort of options for its many talented players.

After a strong defensive start to the competition, ASVEL is allowing opponents to shoot the ball with great effectiveness (54.5% 2FG, 39.0% 3FG), so lowering those numbers would be a first step for the French champs. ASVEL has to make the most out of its athleticism in the paint, trying to get Pleiss into foul trouble, and need Diot and Taylor to put Larkin into some sort of trouble at both ends of the floor, especially on offense.

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Khimki – Real Madrid

Two teams coming off losses earlier this week will look to return to the winning path when Khimki Moscow Region (8-11) welcomes Real Madrid (15-4) for Round 20. Khimki fell at home to Valencia, 75-84, for its fourth defeat in a row. On the other side, Real saw its 13-game winning streak snapped at CSKA Moscow, 60-55. Both will look to end this double-round week on a high note.

Khimki has entered a losing dynamic and must get out of it as soon as possible. The hosts still have the third-best offense in the league, and generally shoot better than the guests, but Real is solid as a rock this season, and its loss to CSKA earlier this week can only bring more trouble to the table for Khimki. If the hosts focus on defense, as CSKA did, they could find the way to snap their losing streak.

Real Madrid plays its second game in Moscow this week with the aim to go back to the winning path. The loss at CSKA severed a long winning streak, but that should only be more motivation to stop one of the best offenses in the league. Coming into the game, Real dominates the battle under the boards and averages more PIR overall than Khimki, but the guests will have to pay attention to the hosts’ offense, embodied in sharpshooter Alexey Shved.

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Fenerbahce – Barcelona

Two teams in different situations square off on Thursday when Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul (8-11) hosts FC Barcelona (13-6) for Round 20. The hosts are on a three-game winning streak, including their victory earlier this week against ASVEL, 86-64, and have finally recovered their injured players. Barcelona has dropped the last three games, including on Tuesday at Maccabi, 92-85, and will look to get back to the winning track in order not to lose contact with the top of the standings.

Fenerbahce seems to have found its rhythm after a slow start to the season, and it was only a matter of time before the team started adding wins. Now, with the full roster available, expect the hosts to win even more games. This time, there is a formidable foe in front of them, which has lost its recent games and will try to win at all costs. Fenerbahce is still the last team in the league in rebounds and Barcelona does a bit better in offense. However, the fans in Istanbul will surely push their team, which is gaining confidence game after game.

After rolling through the first third of the season, Barcelona is getting a taste of the competitiveness of the EuroLeague. The guests will travel to Istanbul determined to put an end to their losing streak. Barcelona will have to try to punish the hosts under the boards and try to run for easy baskets thanks to the second-best figure in the league regarding assists per game.

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Maccabi – Milano

Two teams in the middle of the battle for the playoff spots will square off in Round 20 when Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv (13-6) hosts AX Armani Exchange Milan (10-9) on Thursday. Maccabi started a winning streak earlier this week with a home victory against Barcelona, 92-85, and will look to extend it. Milan comes from a road loss at Efes, 88-68, and will look to turn things around again and get back to the winning path.

Maccabi seems to be finding its place these last games and with the fourth-best offense in the league. The team is at a place right now where it looks unstoppable. The hosts average a PIR of 10 more than Milan, and come out on top on practically every stats category. However, they must not forget that the guests won in Italy and that the sheer talent in the Milan roster must never be underestimated. The guests may have gone down in performance compared to a few weeks ago, but the EuroLeague is long and tough for everyone, and controlling aces like Sergio Rodriguez, Luis Scola and Vlado Micov must be a priority.

Milan lands in Tel Aviv after a loss at Efes, but the team had won three of the previous four games right after a hurtful losing streak. The Italian team faces an opponent on the rise, with a slight advantage in percentages on free throws and three-pointers. The team must look to floor general Sergio Rodriguez to distribute the ball. If El Chacho can do his thing, the rest of his teammates will see their options on offense increase.

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