Anadolu Efes will be looking for their fifth consecutive win in the Euro League this season when they hit the road for a sixth-round match-up against Panathinaikos at O.A.C.A. Olympic Indoor Hall.
Two wins and three defeats in six games- that’s how Panathinaikos have performed in Euro League so far. They are 11th on the points table, three games off the top spot.
Despite Panathinaikos’ 11th position on the points table and so many defeats, only four teams have outscored them after five matches. It’s their defence which is leaking too many points at the moment, undoing all their good work in the offensive department.
Anadolu Efes are on a roll at the moment after winning the last four games in Euro League. But the visitors can’t take this game lightly for no reason at all, not even if they are playing better at the moment and are on the up. Because history makes the host team favourite in this particular match, and no need to mention how good Panathinaikos can be in front of their fervent fans.
Match Timing: November 01, 2019, @ 12:30 AM IST
Venue – O.A.C.A. Olympic Indoor Hall
The hosts have a clean bill of health ahead of this match. Ian Vougioukas was a doubt due to an illness but he is reportedly fit to face Anadolu Efes.
Ioannis Papapetrou, Nikos Pappas, Ian Vougioukas, Deshaun Thomas, Tyrese Rice, Georgios Papagiannis, Jacob Wiley, Dinos Mitoglou, Ben Bentil, Kostas Papadakis, Wesley Johnson, Rion Brown, Jimmer Fredette, Nick Calathes
Anadolu Efes –
Adrien Moerman will miss the action till December at least after going under the knife for knee surgery.
Anadolu Efes squad to face Panathinaikos:
Alec Peters, James Anderson, Tibor Pleiß, Shane Larkin, Yiğitcan Saybir, Mustafa Kurtuldum, Ömercan İlyasoğlu, James Anderson, Vasilije Micic, Shane Larkin, Krunoslav Simon, Bryant Dunston, Chris Singleton, Rodrigue Beaubois, Dogus Balbay, Tolga Gecim, Sertac Sanli, Bugrahan Tuncer
Playing Team (Probable 5) :
Panathinaikos – Nick Calathes, Deshawn Thomas, Jimmer Fredette, Ioannis Papapetrou, Ian Vougioukas
Anadolu Efes – Vasilije Micic, Shane Larkin, Alec Peters, James Anderson, Tibor Pleiß
Jimmer Fredette: The 30-year-old is leading the scoring charts for Panathinaikos this season as he averages 15.2 points per game.
Vasilije Micic: He was named to the All-EuroLeague team last season, and his current season performance shows why is that case. He is leading Efes with 18.0 points and 7.8 assists, second-best in the competition.
PAN vs ANA Dream11 Match Predictions:
The hosts will have winds in their sails in front of their wons fans, but the visitors’ form makes a good case for them.
It’s a tough call, but Efes will fancy their chances here.