Partizan vs. Virtus Bologna Prediction, Tips and Odds – Oct. 20, 2022 20:30 CET

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Partizan vs Virtus Bologna Prediction

The new round of the Euroleague starts already on Thursday. Partizan basketball players will be the hosts in this round as well, this time to Virtus from Bologna. The start of the game in Stark Arena is scheduled for 20:30.

It will be a clash between teams led by renowned European coaches Zeljko Obradovic and Sergio Scariolo. However, both Partizan and Virtus currently have a negative win-loss ratio and are in dire need of a positive result.

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Partizan Team News

After two away defeats against Alba and Baskonia, the Black and Whites from Belgrade played their first Euroleague match in front of home fans after eight years. Their opponent was Armani from Milan, and this duel was played in a fantastic atmosphere.

The players of Partizan were leading almost the whole game, but the persistent guests managed to turn the score around at the very end and win 80-75. It was the third defeat of Zeljko Obradovic’s team in the elite European competition, the second in a row in a close finish.

Now a new difficult task awaits them, as a very high-quality Virtus team arrives in Belgrade. The key players of Partizan spent a lot of energy against Armani, so we will see how the experienced coach will distribute the minutes in this match. Mathias Lessort played almost 39 minutes, Kevin Punter 33, and Zach LeDay 32, so it is questionable whether they will spend that much time on the floor for the second time in three days.

Aleksa Avramovic and Alen Smailagic are still injured, so they are out of the squad.

Virtus Bologna Team News

And Virtus was defeated in a tight final on Tuesday. They lost to Zalgiris in Kaunas 65-68, even though they led 38-31 after 20 minutes. In the second half, the stubborn hosts managed to equalize, and then, thanks to Ignas Brazdeikis, to achieve the first victory of the new season.

Despite the fact that they put together a strong and experienced roster during the summer, the form of the current Eurocup champion is far from optimal. In the first round, in front of the home fans, they were defeated by Monaco 66-83, and in the second round, also in Bologna, they barely beat Bayern 66-62.

Although Iffe Lundberg, Semi Ojeleye, Jordan Mickey, and Ismael Bako were added to the roster over the summer, it is clear that these newcomers need some time to adjust to the new environment. Tornike Shengelia is still out of the team due to injury, and Milos Teodosic is still not 100% ready, so these are all reasons for the poor performance of Virtus at the beginning of the new competitive year.

H2H

These two teams last met in the 2019/20 season in the Top 16 phase of the Eurocup. Partizan won both times – 99-81 and 84-82.

Partizan vs. Virtus Bologna Prediction

We expect a difficult and physically very demanding match. Both coaches require their players to play aggressively in defense for all 40 minutes, so we believe that it will not be an effective clash.

Tip-off Time: Thursday 20.10.2022, 20:30
Prediction: 153.5 under
Odds: 1.90
Sportsbook: bet365

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