Barcelona vs. Milano Prediction, Tips & Odds – Oct. 28, 2022 20:30 CET

Mr. Reddington
October 27, 2022
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Barcelona vs Olimpia Milano Prediction

Two teams with ambition to play in the Euroleague final four will compete in the Blaugrana, where Barcelona will host Milano.

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Barcelona Team News

In the previous two seasons, Barcelona had by far the most powerful roster in European basketball. Despite that, they failed to win the Euroleague. In May this year, they were defeated by Real Madrid in the semifinals, while season before they lost final game against Anadolu Efes.

During this summer, several corrections were made in their roster. Tomas Satoransky replaced Nick Calathes, Jan Vesely is now starting center instead of Brandon Davies, plus Nikola Kalinic, Mike Tobey and Oscar da Silva have also been signed. However, it seems that mentioned players didn’t improve Barcelona’s game in offense. After four rounds of the Euroleague, they are at 2-2. If Sergio Llull hit a three-pointer in the Blaugrana in the last second, they would have been at 1-3. Nikola Mirotic will be out of action for some more time due to injury and his absence is felt a lot.

Barcelona must beat Milano at home. A couple of former players expressed negative comments towards Sarunas Jasikevicius in media, so pressure on his back is increasing. If he doesn’t win the Euroleague this season, the Lithuanian coach will have a hard time staying on this club bench.

Milano Team News

Milano also didn’t played at an enviable level in the Euroleague so far, but they managed to achieve three wins. Against Asvel and Partizan at road, they pulled out victories in the last minutes of fourth quarter. Now, it’s time for them to play one excellent game from start to the end.

Huge problem for Milano is that their best player Shavon Shields got injured last week. He will be out of action for two months and that is a serious handicap. Good news is Luigi Datome return, but he is far from his best days. It will obviously take time for Ettore Messina to integrate all new players, although Kevin Pangos, Johannes Voigtmann, Brandon Davies and Billy Baron have already shown what kind of strikers they are.

In previous years, Milano usually had trouble getting motivated against weaker rivals. In clashes with the best European clubs, they came out with a lot of energy and they will have to do something like that now, because otherwise they have no chance in the Blaugrana.

H2H

Milano beat Barcelona in both games in the Euroleague last season. Before that, the Catalans had four wins in a row including the one in the Euroleague semifinals back in 2021.

Injuries

Nikola Mirotic, Sergi Martinez and Kyle Kuric are injured and won’t play for Barcelona, while Alex Abrines is questionable. Milano traveled to Spain without Shavon Shields and Naz Mitrou-Long.

Barcelona vs. Milano Prediction

Milano is a tough team to beat and they will find a way to stay close with Barcelona. Messina will certainly have a clearly defined plan on how to achieve a win against Jasikevicius. He may not succeed in that, but we believe that Italian champion will cover this handicap.

Kick-off time: Friday, 28.10.2022. 20:30 CET
Prediction: Milano +8
Odds: 1.70
Sportsbook: 22Bet

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