Lithuania vs. Germany Prediction, Tips & Odds – Sep. 04, 2022 14:30 CET
Lithuania suffered two defeats at the start of the Eurobasket and they need to win in this round against Germany.
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Lithuania came to this Eurobasket as one of the main favorites to win gold medal after a great preparation period, but they didn’t start the tournament well. In first two rounds, they suffered defeats against Slovenia and France and now there is no more room for failure.
Against France, Lithuania controlled most of the game, but suffered a blackout at the end of fourth quarter, which was fatal for them. Domantas Sabonis and Jonas Valanciunas can certainly do even better, while Marius Grigonis was the only one who was excellent in both games. The inexperience of Rokas Jokubaitis came to the fore a couple of times and he will have to keep his mistakes to a minimum.
In case of defeat against France, Lithuania would be on 0/3 and would no longer control its destiny. In theory, wins against Hungary and Bosnia and Herzegovina could be enough to advance to round of 16, but only if two mentioned teams lose all their remaining games. Lithuania must not put themselves in that situation and will do everything they can to defeat Germany.
Germany played extraordinary in the first round against France, while today they destroyed Bosnia and Herzegovina in the second half. Head coach Gordon Herbert has a lot of quality players at his roster and there isn’t too much difference when players from the bench are brought into the game.
Dennis Schroder is without a doubt team leader, while return of Daniel Theis after injury drastically improved their frontcourt. Franz Wagner and Johannes Thiemann have made great contributions in both games so far and Germany looks like a team capable of winning a medal at this Eurobasket. As a reminder, the knockout stage will be played in Berlin, so they will play all the games in this tournament as hosts.
A possible defeat by Lithuania would not excessively harm Germany, because they will decide the first place in this group against Slovenia in a direct clash. However, there is no doubt that they will do everything they can to continue their winning streak, especially since they will have huge support from stands.
These two national teams played their last match against each other at the Eurobasket in 2017. Then, they met in group stage and Lithuania won 89:72. Interestingly, they have played seven times so far and Germany lost each time. They still don’t have a win against Lithuania in an official match.
All players are available for Lithuania. Germany is missing several players in this tournament such as Maxi Kleber, Isaiah Hartenstein, Isaac Bonga, Danilo Barthel, Moritz Wagner and a few other individuals.
Lithuania vs. Germany Prediction
Lithuania won’t allow itself another failure. They played good games against Slovenia and France, but come up short. Now it’s time for them record first triumph at this Eurobaset. Germany will certainly be more relaxed and relieved after two wins, which Lithuania should take advantage of.
Date and Time: 04.09.2022 14:30 CET
Pick: Lithuania -1.5