Germany vs. Slovenia Prediction, Tips and Odds – Sep. 6, 2022, 20:30 CET
Tuesday brings us 12 games of the fourth round of the Eurobasket preliminary phase. The results of many matches will affect the final group rankings, and several derbies will be played. Within Group B, Germany and Slovenia will meet in Cologne.
The Germans have played extremely well in this tournament and have recorded all three victories, while the Slovenians have achieved two triumphs and one defeat so this match will be exciting.
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Gordie Herbert’s players definitely enjoy playing in front of their home crowd. Many ranked German basketball players among the teams that could surprise at this tournament, but no one expected that they would have all three victories after three rounds.
They beat France 76-63, Bosnia and Herzegovina 92-82, and Lithuania 109-107 (after double overtime). The Germans have been playing very well on both sides of the field. They are quite versatile in attack, while in defense they are disciplined and self-sacrificing.
That they have a diverse game system in attack is best shown by the fact that in every match a different player was the most effective. It was Thiemann against France, Schroder against Bosnia, and Wagner in the duel against the Lithuanians. This creates additional work for opposing coaches, as they cannot focus on just one or two players in the defensive phase.
Slovenia won the first two games. First, they defeated Lithuania 92-85, and then Hungary 103-88. However, in the third round, they experienced an extremely unexpected defeat against the Bosnians. Although the Slovenians were absolute favorites in that game, they recorded their first defeat in the tournament 93-97.
They have perhaps the most potent offensive roster in the entire competition, but problems in defense are evident. They rely too much on the offensive quality of Doncic and Dragic, so they are not focused and aggressive enough in performing defensive tasks.
The reigning European champions will play against Germany and France until the end of the preliminary round and must win both games if they want to enter the elimination phase from first place. We believe that they will recover from the shocking defeat against Bosnia and Herzegovina and that they will play even more responsibly and with better quality in the remaining two games.
Germans and Slovenians recently met in a Mundobasket qualifying match. Germany won quite easily 90-71 and it was Slovenia’s first loss in a long time.
Although the form of Germany is better compared to Slovenia, we believe that the Slovenians are a better team and that they will register their third triumph in the tournament. We are sure that the approach to this match will be at the optimal level, especially defensively, so we expect them to inflict their first defeat on the Germans at Eurobasket.
Prediction: Slovenia -3.5