Cedevita Olimpija vs. Borac Cacak Prediction, Tips & Odds – October 2, 2022, 21:00 CET
The first round of the ABA League brings us a duel between Cedevita Olimpija and Borac Cacak. The start of the match in the Stožice hall in Ljubljana is scheduled for Sunday at 9 p.m.
After good results in the last competitive year, the roster of the Slovenian team is once again full of quality individuals. On the other hand, the team from Cacak once again relied on local players, so it remains to be seen what their range will be this season.
Jurica Golemac’s chosen ones can be satisfied with the results of the last season. They reached the quarter-finals of the Eurocup, where they showed a great performance. The players of Cedevita Olimpija in the ABA league made it to the semi-finals of the playoffs, where they were defeated by the later champion Crvena Zvezda.
During the summer break, the team management refreshed the roster. Among the more important players, Jaka Blazic, Jacob Pullen, Zach Auguste, and Melvin Ejim left the club, and Yogi Ferrell, Edo Muric, Alen Omic, and Zoran Dragic signed a contract for another year.
Josh Adams, Amar Alibegovic, and Aaron Harrison signed as proven reinforcements, and the management also thought about the future. Karlo Matkovic and Lovro Gnjidic were brought in as long-term solutions, and both are considered very talented basketball players.
On the other hand, the Borac players had to play the playout of the previous season in order to preserve their status in the first ABA league. They beat Zlatibor, so they will be members of the elite this season as well.
Marko Marinovic will be the head coach of the team again this season, which will be his fourth consecutive year in this position. This coach again relied on proven players and domestic reinforcements.
Hunter Hale, Bojan Tomasevic, Nemanja Todorovic, Aleksa Novakovic, and Uros Carapic remained in the club, while Lautaro Lopez, Ilija Djokovic, Marko Pecarski, and Ivan Marinkovic left the club.
Milan Milovanovic, Marko Radonjic, Nikola Kocovic, and Milos Glisic were signed as reinforcements, and some of these players have already played for Borac, so they will not have to go through an adaptation period.
Cedevita Olimpija defeated Borac both times last season – 85-76 and 83-80.
Cedevita Olimpija played fast last season. Often their possessions were short, so their matches were very efficient. Their roster has been selected to play in an identical style this season, so we expect them to be offensively productive in their first official meeting of the new competitive year.
Tip-off Time: Saturday, 02.10.2022, 15:00 CET
Prediction: Cedevita Olimpija Total Points Over 90.5