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Barcelona has an excellent start to the 2023-24 EuroLeague season, having a perfect 3-0 record. They are hosting Bayern Munich on Friday night after the German team was victorious against Baskonia on Tuesday.
Barcelona vs Bayern Munich – game predictions
- 1 Barcelona vs Bayern Munich – game predictions
- 2 Is Barcelona a legit contender to win this season?
- 3 Key game details
Barcelona is one of the best teams in the EuroLeague at the moment and are huge favourites against Bayern Munich.
Prediction 1: Barcelona -8.5 @ 17/20 (1.85)
Both teams are coming into this game after impressive wins in the last round. Barcelona won against Partizan on the road which gave them a huge confidence boost. Bayern is going into their second road game in Spain this weekend, and after winning the first one against Baskonia, they have a reason for optimism. However, Barcelona is a much better team with a long bench and many players who can step up and take control of this game. Bayern Munich has a limited talent and depends a lot on their star players which will cost them in this game. Barcelona will take the lead early on and will win this one by covering the -8.5 points spread.
Prediction 2: Jabari Parker over 7.5 points @ 17/20 (1.85)
Jabari Parker has been through hell in recent years having two major knee injuries. No NBA team gave him a chance this offseason but Barcelona decided to gamble on him and signed him as a replacement for Nikola Mirotic. The American has a slow start of the EuroLeague season but from what we saw from him in the win against Partizan, it seems like Barcelona made a great deal. Parker seems fully recovered and is physically dominant against his defenders. His versatility and talent will see him score against Bayern Munich and he will finish the game with at least 8 points next to his name.
Is Barcelona a legit contender to win this season?
No one saw Barcelona having such a strong start of the season as Nikola Mirotic left and it seemed like the team will lack leadership. However, Nicolas Laprovittola has stepped up in that role and it looks like the team has a great chemistry.
Barcelona news, injuries, and starting lineups
Barcelona failed to meet the expectations in recent years and that was one of the reasons why they had to make significant changes and major paycuts. Still, that did not affect the team of head coach Sarunas Jasikevicius and they are one of only three undefeated teams so far in the season. Barcelona is coming off an impressive win on the road against Partizan and their confidence is sky high.
Barcelona injury report
Barcelona starting lineup
Nikolas Laprovitola, Jabari Parker, Nikola Kalinic, James Nnaji and Willy Hernangomez
Bayern Munich news, injuries, and starting lineups
Bayern Munch has a solid start of the EuroLeague season with a 2-1 record. They are coming off a 76-68 road win against Baskonia earlier this week. Pablo Laso is doing a great job with the German team and has got the best out of players without any significant EuroLeague experience. Bayern Munich won 4 of the last 5 games overall and if they continue to play the way they are, they may be the biggest surprise of the season.
Bayern Munich injury report
Bayern Munich starting lineup
Carsen Edwards, Andreas Obst, Vladimir Lucic, Isaac Bonga and Freddie Gillespie
Barcelona vs Bayern Munich head to head record
Barcelona leads 12-5 in the previous head to head games against Bayern Munich. The Spanish team has won 4 of the last 5 games.
- 02.02.2023: Barcelona won 72-70 in Barcelona
- 18.10.2022: Barcelona won 72-70 in Munich
- 03.05.2022: Barcelona won 81-72 in Barcelona
- 29.04.2022: Bayern Munich won 59-52 in Munich
- 27.04.2022: Barcelona won 75-66 in Munich
Key game details
- Date & Time: October 20th, 2023 at 19:30 GMT
- Venue: Palau Blagurana, Barcelona, Spain
- Where to watch match in UK: EuroLeagueTV and Eurosport Player
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