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Anadolu Efes finally got their first win of the EuroLeague season and are favourites to get another one on Friday. However, Valencia has proven they are for real this season and are still undefeated after three rounds.
Anadolu Efes vs Valencia – game predictions
- 1 Anadolu Efes vs Valencia – game predictions
- 2 Can Anadolu Efes make the Playoffs this season?
- 3 Key game details
Given the odds, Anadolu Efes is a major favourite to win this one, but judging from what we saw of them in the first three rounds, there is nothing certain with this team.
Prediction 1: Anadolu Efes -6.5 @ 17/20 (1.85)
Anadolu Efes has quite difficult start of the season and is going into this game with a 1-2 record. Valencia, on the other hand, has a perfect record and have nothing to lose in this game. The good news for the team from Istanbul is that Will Clayburn has improved his game and scored 19 points in the win against Lyon-Villeurbanne and Shane Larkin followed with 18. The team slowly but surely finds their confidence with the new head coach and better days are coming for them. This is a good chance for them to win two games in a single week which will be a real boost for them. Valencia has been excellent so far but, in this game, Anadolu Efes will expose all the weaknesses of the Spanish team and win by covering the -6.5 points spread.
Prediction 2: Rodrigue Beaubois over 10.5 points @ 17/20 (1.85)
Beaubois has picked up his form since the beginning of the season and currently averages 12.3 points per game. He played more than 28 minutes in the last game against Lyon-Villeurbanne scoring 14 points. The former Dallas Mavericks player stepped up in Vasilije Micic’s place and is one of the leaders of this team. He is one of the best shooters in the EuroLeague and will have a chance to prove that once again against Valencia.
Can Anadolu Efes make the Playoffs this season?
After winning back to back EuroLeague titles, Anadolu Efes missed the Playoffs last season. With many turbulences during the summer, this team looks pretty different and will have to regain the confidence needed to finish in the top half of the standings.
Anadolu Efes news, injuries, and starting lineups
Anadolu Efes is coming of their first win in the season defeating Lyon-Villeurbanne in the third game on the schedule. It is good to see them move from the bottom of the league but it is a fact that beating the French team does not mean that the crisis is over. Anadolu Efes has still a lot of work to do to get back where they were in the last couple of years and the new head coach Erden Can is still on a hot seat.
Anadolu Efes injury report
Anadolu Efes starting lineup
Shane Larkin, Darius Thompson, Erkan Yilmaz, Derek Willis and Ante Zizic
Valencia news, injuries, and starting lineups
No one could have predicted such a good start for Valencia as they are one of only three undefeated teams so far in the season. None of the three previous wins came with a double digit margin, but Valencia proved they are capable of playing consistently well on both ends of the floor. Currently, they are on a seven-game winning streak and have legitimate chances in this game.
Valencia injury report
Valencia starting lineup
Josep Puerto, Chris Jones, Damien Inglis, Kassius Robertson and Brandon Davies
Anadolu Efes vs Valencia head to head record
Valencia leads 6-5 in the previous games against Anadolu Efes.
- 11.01.2023: Valencia won 81-71 in Valencia
- 18.10.2022: Valencia won 92-91 in Istanbul
- 02.03.2021: Anadolu Efes won 99-83 in Istanbul
- 10.12.2020: Valencia won 76-74 in Valencia
- 18.10.2019: Anadolu Efes won 83-78 in Valencia
Key game details
- Date & Time: October 20th, 2023 at 18:30 GMT
- Venue: Sinan Erdem Dome, Istanbul, Turkey
- Where to watch match in UK: EuroLeagueTV and Eurosport Player
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