Unicaja vs. Fenerbahce / Euro League – First day in the first round of Euro League season will be closed with the informal European Basketball Super Cup, because the last season’s winner of the Euro Cup, the host Unicaja, and Euro League winner, Turkish Fenerbahce, are meeting in Malaga. In the past 10 games, the ratio is unresolved (5-5), and it is interesting that Unicaja, who has missed only last season since the start of Euro League, played their last match against Fener. Begins: 12.10.2017. – 21:00 CET
Unicaja has played their last match in Euro League, 552 days ago (April 8, 2016), and it was against the Fener on their parquet, when they celebrated with 71:67. They have qualified for Euro League through Euro Cup, although they did not have the home court advantage in the playoffs. They eliminated Bayern (2-1), Lokomotiv Kuban (2-0) and in the finals Valencia (2-1). They managed to keep the best player, Nedovic, and they brought Augustine, Milosavljevic, Shermandini and Salin. They lost Huertas, Lafayette, Smith, Omic, Fogg and Eyenga.
Eyenga has revenged them last weekend, with 19 points and five rebounds, in Endesa League (69:77). Nedovic scored 12 points. Brooks was with 13 points and 5.7 rebounds per match statistically the best, Nedovic scored 11.3 points and 5.3 assists in Endesa league, with a 2-1 ratio. Musli did not play this season, and Diez played only in defeat in the Super Cup semi-finals by Valencia.
Probable lineups Unicaja: McCallum, Nedovi, Waczynski, Brooks, Augustine
After they celebrated in Ankara against Banvit (75:64), they defended the Super Cup of Turkey (Vesely 18, Datome 14, Sloukas 13 and Wanamaker 12 points), last weekend they mastered the same rival even more convincingly in the first round of Super League (80:63). Thompson scored 16 points and with nine rebounds he was the best in the team, and thus announced that he could be a worthy substitute for Udoh, who, like Bogdanovic, went to NBA.
Dixon and Kalinic have not played this season due to injuries, and Vesely and Ninnaly rested last weekend. Fener has even nine foreign players, and only six can play in the Turkish Championship. They suffered the last defeat in Euro League on 31st March against Real away, followed by 24 consecutive victories in official matches, of which six in Euro League.
Probable lineups Fenerbahce: Wanamaker, Guler, Datome, Vesely, Thompson
Unicaja vs. Fenerbahce PICK
It will be interesting to see how the new Fener, who defeated Malaga in the last match, would function without Udoha and Bogdanovic, but also with the injured Dixon and Kalinic, who were very important in winning Euroleague. Unicaja is a powerful team on their field, and on return they want to show and show their place in Euroliga. We type a handicap on Unicaya.
Pick: Unicaja +3.5
Odds: 1.96 at unibet (down to 1.90 can be played)
We would also recommend a match with a number of points, because both teams have excellent shooters.
Pick: over 149.5 points
Odds: 1.93 at 10bet (down to 1.85 can be played)