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Fenerbahce won both previous EuroLeague home games this season and will host Lyon-Villeurbanne, who are still without a win after the first three rounds. It’s been a while since the French team won in Istanbul, and it is very unlikely to see that happen on Friday.
Fenerbahce vs Lyon-Villeurbanne – game predictions
- 1 Fenerbahce vs Lyon-Villeurbanne – game predictions
- 2 Is Lyon-Villeurbanne on EuroLeague level?
- 3 Key game details
Fenerbahce had an excellent performance against Panathinaikos on Tuesday and are confident they can repeat that against Lyon-Villeurbanne.
Prediction 1: Fenerbahce -12.5 @ 17/20 (1.85)
There is no doubt that Fenerbahce is a major favourite in this game against Lyon-Villeurbanne. Still, the given spread of -12.5 points look a little too big at first sight, but judging from what we saw from both teams in the first three rounds, the Turkish team can definitely cover it. They are coming off an impressive 14-point win over Panathinaikos. Lyon-Villeurbanne lost to Anadolu Efes on Tuesday, and even though, they didn’t have to travel for the next game, they are still playing on the road. Fenerbahce is playing aggressively on the defensive end, and Lyon-Villeurbanne has no players that can consistently hit shots from the outside to stay close in this one.
Prediction 2: Marko Guduric over 11.5 points @ 17/20 (1.85)
Marko Guduric has taken over the leadership role in Fenerbahce averaging 11 points per game on 72.7% shooting for two points. Besides high-percentage shooting, the Serbian is a good playmaker for the teams getting his teammates involved. He is coming off a pretty impressive game against Panathinaikos scoring 12 points without a single miss in the game. This would be a much easier game for the home team and Guduric will have more shots which will eventually lead to scoring over 11.5 points.
Is Lyon-Villeurbanne on EuroLeague level?
Lyon-Villeurbanne is 0-3 to start the EuroLeague and thing will probably look even worse after their visit to Istanbul. It is a fact that TJ Parker’s roster is not on the level that can provide success in the EuroLeague but with Nando de Colo and Joffrey Lauvergne, they still need to be capable of making an upset. Playing on the road in three of the first four games of the season is tough and the standings prove that.
Fenerbahce news, injuries, and starting lineups
This is a important week for Fenerbahce as they are going into the second home game and are huge favourites to win. They made a lot of roster changes in the offseason and it is very important the players to click well this early in the season. They dominated Panathinaikos in he previous round and have everything they need to do the same against Lyon-Villeurbanne.
Fenerbahce injury report
Tyler Dorsey is injured and will not play in this game.
Fenerbahce starting lineup
Scottie Wilbekin, Marko Guduric, Nigel Hayes-Davis, Dyshawn Pierre and Jonathan Motley
Lyon-Villeurbanne news, injuries, and starting lineups
Lyon-Villeurbanne lost all three games so far in the season by a total of 50 points. It is truth that the schedule has not been in their favor but something is definitely not going well for the French team. Besides losing all three games in the EuroLeague, they have lost 5 of the last 6 overall, including the LNB League losses to Nanterre and Saint Quentin.
Lyon-Villeurbanne injury report
Lyon-Villeurbanne starting lineup
Paris Lee, Nando de Colo, Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot, Mike Scott and Joffrey Lauvergne
Fenerbahce vs Lyon-Villeurbanne head to head record
Fenerbahce leads 7-3 in the previous games against Lyon-Villeurbanne.
- 26.01.2023: Lyon-Villeurbanne won 91-77 in Lyon
- 18.10.2022: Fenerbahce won 84-63 in Istanbul
- 01.02.2022: Fenerbahce won 85-76 in Istanbul
- 23.12.2021: Lyon-Villeurbanne won 84-82 in Lyon
- 05.03.2021: Fenerbahce won 90-86 in Lyon
Key game details
- Date & Time: October 19th, 2023 at 18:45 GMT
- Venue: Ulker Sports Arena, Istanbul
- Where to watch match in UK: EuroLeagueTV and Eurosport Player
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