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ALBA Berlin vs. UNICS Kazan Prediction, Tips & Odds – Feb. 02, 2022
In one of the remaining matches of the regular twenty-fourth round of the Euroleague, the ALBA basketball players from Berlin will host the UNICS from Kazan, which is currently fighting for one of the play-off positions, and we expect more than an interesting duel.
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ALBA completely failed this season, and after the first ten rounds played, they lost the chance to fight equally for one of the playoff positions. They enter this match from the sixteenth position on the table and with the achieved result of six victories and as many as fifteen defeats. If it can be said at all, ALBA is playing much better at home, considering that they have recorded four out of six victories at home so far, and we must mention that they have suffered six defeats at home.
They are in very bad shape, having in mind that they were defeated in the previous four games, and the question is how much they will be motivated to offer more concrete resistance against an objectively stronger opponent. Injuries to several important players during the season have significantly contributed to the ALBA team being at the bottom of the table.
Mit dabei: Christ Koumadje, der größte Wide Receiver der Welt 🏈 pic.twitter.com/aGg6hfamLh
— ALBA BERLIN (@albaberlin) February 1, 2022
We can say that the UNICS team is achieving results beyond all expectations, for now, considering that after twenty-one games they are in the seventh position on the table, and so far this season they have managed to achieve twelve victories and suffer nine defeats. UNICS has played nine away matches, scoring four wins and five defeats, the last two of which were against Barcelona and Real Madrid, the teams that are the main candidates to win the Euroleague.
They are not in the best shape, considering that they are in a series of two consecutive defeats, and in the last round they were defeated by CSKA at home with the result of 86:75, mostly thanks to a large number of turnovers in the last quarter. It is the right time for the basketball players of the Russian team to show their reaction and continue the fight for one of the playoff positions.
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📊 @mariohezonja (21 очко; 9 подборов; 3 передачи; 2 перехвата)
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— BC UNICS Kazan (@unicsbasket) January 28, 2022
ALBA Berlin: Eriksson – GTD.
UNICS Kazan: Canaan – GTD.
Previous Results and H2H
In the first duel of this season, UNICS was better at home with the result 85:71.
ALBA Berlin vs. UNICS Kazan Prediction
The UNICS team needs a victory in this match to regain its shaken self-confidence after a very bad game in the match against CSKA in the last round. Coach Perasović has really good players at his disposal (Lorenzo Brown, Mayo, Hezonja, Cannan, John Brown) who can make the necessary difference on the field and against much stronger teams than ALBA, and we have seen that several times this season in the Euroleague. This year, ALBA is an average team whose game is based on a large number of shots for three points per game, but tomorrow they will have big problems, considering that the UNICS basketball players are playing great defense on the perimeter.
It is still unknown whether ALBA’s best player Eriksson will play tomorrow, while Cannan’s performance for the UNICS team is uncertain, but even without him, the Russian team is much better at the moment. Without thinking too much, we believe that the UNICS basketball players will make a big step forward in the TOP 8 by winning tomorrow’s match.
Pick: UNICS Kazan -2.5HC
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