The only unknown thing in EuroLeague is the last participant of the Final Four, because Olympiakos and Anadolu Efes are even as they have two wins apiece, and tonight we are going to witness the decisive match, which will be played in Athens.
We are sure that the Greek fans are going to make one hell of an atmosphere and that's the Turkish team will have the toughest experience in Euro League in the past several Seasons.
To be honest, we, as the majority of the fans, didn't expect this match up to go in five games, because we saw Olympiakos as the favorites. But Anadolu Efes has proved that they have a strong and stable team that wouldn't go down without a good fight.
They were near the Final Four because they had a match point in Istanbul and everything they needed to do is to win in Game 4, but the visitors played a marvelous game, allowing the home side to score just 62 points.
Anadolu Efes - Olympiakos Game 4
The final result was 74-62, but the things were not easy for Vassilis Spanoulis and the boys, although the final result may suggest differently. The home team had 13 points advantage at one moment during the second quarter, 27-14. Olympiakos made a fantastic comeback in the second half when they tightened up the defense and improved three point shooting. Only in the third quarter, they hit five downtown shots and had a fantastic percentage of almost 47%, shooting 12 triplets from 26 attempts. On the other hand, Anadolu Efes made just 3 downtown shots from 19 attempts, and that was the main reason why they lost this game.
Vassilis Spanoulis scored 18 points, and among the losing team, Jayson Granger had a team- high with 17 points.
In head-to-head, these two teams met 33 times in EuroLeague history. The Greek side has 1 victory more in total 17, while Efes has 16. This season they are leveled with 3 wins a piece.
Both sides will have no problems considering injuries before tonight's game.
We expect the home team to win without some major problems because when we look at the previews games in this series, we see that their wins were more convincing. Olympiakos won their games with 15 and 12 points margin, while Anadolu Efes did it with 2 and 4.
In the 2nd match, Olympiakos entered the final minutes of that game without concentration, and they made a couple of big mistakes. Otherwise, they would have won that game easily.
This is why we think that the red and white from Athens are going to win tonight and we have to add that they are the regular participant or the Final Fours in the last couple of years and that they are much more experienced in the games like this.
We see that the handicap on the Turkish team is 2 points and we advise you to play Olympiakos win with that handicap.