Galatasaray vs. Anadolu Efes Prediction, Tips & Odds – May 31, 2022 19:30 CET
Galatasaray has played a great two games against Anadolu Efes and is currently 1-1 in the Turkish Super League semifinals. They will now play in front of their fans and will try to bring the reigning Euroleague champion to its knees.
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On Sunday night, Galatasaray lost their first game in two months. They had 10 wins in a row in the Turkish Super League, however they lost game number two of semifinals against Anadolu Efes. Now, the next two games will be played in front of Galatasaray fans and that will be a great support for this team. A complete turnaround, Galatasaray experienced in mid-March when Andreas Pistiolis was appointed as head coach. He was Zeljko Obradovic’s assistant for seven years, and then worked as an assistant for Dimitris Itoudis in next eight years. In Galatasaray, he became a head coach for the first time and immediately showed everything he learned from Obradovic and Itoudis. He is already mentioned as one of the most talented coaches in Europe and we will surely see him in the Euroleague soon. Galatasaray strengthened roster with signing of Isaiah Canaan when this player became a free agent after Unics being expelled from the Euroleague. In the first two games in this semifinals, Galatasaray shot impressively for three points and that is the way to beat Anadolu Efes.
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In the first game in this semifinals series against Galatasaray, Anadolu Efes suffered one of the heaviest defeats in the last five years. They lost at home 105:70, just six days after winning the Euroleague for the second year in a row. Logically, It didn’t shake them too much. In the second game, Efes showed why they are the best team in Europe at the moment even though Galatasaray once again showed great resistance. There is no doubt that Efes will do everything they can to win the Turkish Super League and that there won’t be a lack of motivation, but they are aware that Galatasaray is a team that is currently in one of the best forms in all of Europe and they will have to play on their maximum to eliminate them. Vasilije Micic and Shane Larkin make the best offensive duo in Europe, but Efes broke their opponents in the Euroleague key games thanks to excellent defense and this is a recipe they will have to use against Galatasaray in the next two games. Galatasaray will be looking for their chance to win in the shooting showdown, and that is something Efes must stop them from doing.
— Anadolu Efes SK (@AnadoluEfesSK) May 29, 2022
These teams have played against each other four times this season and H2H is 2-2. Currently, the score is 1-1 in this semifinal series which is played in best of 5. The next two games will be played in front of Galatasaray fans, and if the fifth game is necessary, then Anadolu Efes would be the host.
Galatasaray have all players available, while Krunoslav Simon won’t play for Anadolu Efes due to injury. Also, both coaches can use a maximum of five foreign players, which means that someone will be out on both teams.
Galatasaray vs. Anadolu Efes Prediction
It looks really impressive how Galatasaray has been playing in the last two months. However, Anadolu Efes is the reigning Euroleague champion and they certainly won’t allow themselves to be eliminated in the Turkish Super League semifinals. Especially after the humiliation, they experienced in the first game of this series.
Date and Time: 31.05.2022 19:30 CET
Pick: Anadolu Efes -3
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