This game takes place in Los Angeles where the Lakers will host the Brooklyn Nets…
Olympiacos vs. Valencia Prediction, Tips & Odds – Nov. 04, 2022 20:00 CET
After a tough defeat by Monaco last week, Olympiacos will play at home against Valencia in the Euroleague sixth round.
We found the best odds for this game at the popular 22bet sportsbook. You will get an attractive Welcome Bonus for all newly registered customers if you register today. Read our article if you wonder how to claim this 22bet Welcome Bonus.
Olympiacos Team News
Olympiacos made an outstanding start to the new season. They beat Barcelona, Real Madrid and Baskonia on Spanish soil, but were defeated by Monaco last week in Greece. In this way, they recorded their first defeat. This doesn’t change the fact that they are currently one of the best teams in Europe.
During this summer, Olympiacos were one of the clubs that changed the least. They had no reason to do such a thing after a fantastic season in which, beyond all expectations, they reached the Euroleague semifinals. Tyler Dorsey left for NBA, so he was replaced with Isaiah Canaan. Georgios Printezis retired and Alec Peters and Joel Bolomboy were signed in his place. Everything else is the same. Sasha Vezenkov is playing the best basketball of his life, while Kostas Slukas is showing that he still has good basketball in his hands.
There is no doubt that Olympiacos is a huge favorite against Valencia. They will have a big advantage in low post and will certainly look for a way to exploit their tall players as much as possible. If they succeed in this, they will secure fifth win in the Euroleague this season.
Valencia Team News
In the first two rounds, Valencia lost at home against Baskonia and Asvel. They seemed to have strayed into the Euroleague, but then to everyone’s surprise they shocked Anadolu Efes in Istanbul. Last week they achieved first win in “Fonteta” as well against Alba, so they travel to Greece with more confidence.
Bojan Dubljevic woke up after a very slow start. Everyone knows how much Valencia’s game depends on him. When he is in a good mood, offense looks completely different. Some players are still sidelined with injury and that is something that is a problem for head coach Alex Mumbru. The good thing is that Chris Jones has been playing very well lately and he is Valencia’s top scorer.
To have any chance at all in Piraeus, it is necessary for Valencia to do two things. They need a high 3-point percentage and low number of turnovers, from which Olympiacos will get easy points in transition. This is not a guarantee of success either, but without that they have nothing to look for in Greece.
This will be 13th time that these two teams play against each other in the Euroleague. Olympiacos leads 10-2. It is interesting that Valencia achieved both wins in Greece.
All players are available for Olympiacos. Martin Hermannsson and Jasiel Rivero won’t play for Valencia, while Sam Van Rossom is questionable.
Olympiacos vs. Valencia Prediction
Objectively speaking, Olympiacos is a much better team. Also, red and whites are the best in the Euroleague when it comes to the percentage of two-point shots (57.5%). Valencia defends two-point shot the weakest in the entire league. It’s something that tells where Olympiacos can do a lot of damage and make a crucial difference.
Kick-off time: Friday, 04.11.2022. 20:00 CET
Prediction: Olympiacos -8