Zadar vs. SC Derby Prediction, Tips & Odds – Sep. 30, 2022 18:00 CET
ABA league 2022/2023 season will be opened with the game between Zadar and SC Derby on Friday evening.
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Last season, Zadar finished in 12th place in the ABA league and thus preserved its status in this competition. This team has had a lot of financial problems for years and this time is no different. Many players left during the summer and it seems that Zadar is entering this season even weaker than it was.
All important players from last season (Justin Carter, Trevor Thompson, Dominik Mavra, Martin Junakovic, Domagoj Vukovic, Aleksandar Bursac) left, and no quality replacements were brought in. Perhaps the biggest reinforcement for Zadar is new head coach Danijel Jusup, who will be in his sixth term in that position. With this club, he won the ABA league back in 2003. Luka Bozic and Marko Ramljak returned to Zadar and they will represent the main figures of this team in this campaign.
Zadar opens the new season at home against SC Derby. These are type of games they must win to survive in the ABA league. It is expected that the “Krešimir Ćosić” hall will be well filled and that the home team will have good support from stands.
In their first season in the ABA league, SC Derby finished in seventh place. This is much more than board management expected. Now the task is to repeat a similar result, even though several very important players left this club between two seasons.
The best player from last year Kenan Kamenjas went to Buducnost, plus Erick Neal, Justin Edwards and Milic Starovlah are gone. Loren Jackson, Danilo Tasic, Mateo Dreznjak and Ilija Goranovic were signed instead, while Andrej Zakelj is still head coach. Legendary Dusko Vujosevic will be in consultant role, thus strengthening their staff. SC Derby is improving in every way constantly and they should not worry about their status this season.
In the first round, SC Derby will travel to Zadar. It’s tough place to play, but last season they won this road game and now they will try to do the same. For such a thing, they will have to minimize mistakes in offense.
SC Derby won both games against Zadar last season. Those are the only two times these two teams have played against each other.
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Zadar vs. SC Derby Prediction
Looking at individual quality, SC Derby is a better team than Zadar. The difference is currently much greater than it was the case last season. Regardless of support that home team will have from the stands, we expect SC Derby to return to Podgorica with a win.
Date and Time: 30.09.2022. 18:00 CET
Pick: SC Derby +2.5