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Virtus Bologna is the most pleasant surprise this season in the EuroLeague as the Italian team has only one loss in the first three rounds. Unlike them, Lyon-Villeurbanne has yet to win a game and were forced to make a coaching change this early in the season.
Lyon-Villeurbanne vs Virtus Bologna – game predictions
- 1 Lyon-Villeurbanne vs Virtus Bologna – game predictions
- 2 Is Virtus Bologna a legit contender?
- 2.1 Lyon-Villeurbanne news, injuries, and starting lineups
- 2.2 Lyon-Villeurbanne injury report
- 2.3 Lyon-Villeurbanne starting lineup
- 2.4 Virtus Bologna news, injuries, and starting lineups
- 2.5 Virtus Bologna injury report
- 2.6 Virtus Bologna starting lineup
- 2.7 Lyon-Villeurbanne vs Virtus Bologna head to head record
- 3 Key game details
Lyon-Villeurbanne is struggling at the beginning of the season and hope that they will finally get the first season win under the new head coach.
Prediction 1: Virtus Bologna to win @ 3/4 (1.75)
This is a big game for the home team Lyon-Villeurbanne as they are still looking for the first win in the EuroLeague season. That will not be easy at all as they fired head coach TJ Parker and brought in Gianmarco Pozzecco only three days before the game against Virtus Bologna. There is no doubt that Lyon-Villeurbanne has very limited roster who looks more like a EuroCup team. Only Nando de Colo is a top-class player and Virtus Bologna will take advantage of that. The Italian team is having a great start winning the last three games in the EuroLeague and will use the momentum to add another win.
Prediction 2: Marco Belinelli over 10.5 points @ 17/20 (1.85)
Belinelli is one of the key players in the Virtus Bologna rotation as he averages 11.8 points per game. The former NBA champion with the San Antonio Spurs had a slow start of the season scoring only 7 points in the opener against Zalgiris but had picked up his form ever since. Belinelli played over 23 minutes in the last game against Crvena Zvezda scoring season-high 15 points on 4 from 7 shooting from the three-point line. Belinelli knows how to be aggressive and can take advantage of every scoring opportunity. Givant the fact that Lyon-Villeurbanne had no elite defender to try to slow him down, Belinelli will go over 10.5 points in the game.
Is Virtus Bologna a legit contender?
Bologna is considered one of the basketball cities in Europe, and they proved that they are back on the big stage with the EuroCup win a couple of seasons ago. They have a solid roster for this competition as well, but becoming a legit contender will demand one or two star signings during the season.
Lyon-Villeurbanne news, injuries, and starting lineups
Lyon-Villeurbanne is one of the two teams that is still searching for their first win of the season. They fired head coach TJ Parker after a 0-4 start in the league and hired Gianmarco Pozzecco. Lyon-Villeurbanne has lost 7 of 8 games in all competitions before defeating Roanne 93-88 in the French championship for the weekend.
Lyon-Villeurbanne injury report
Lyon-Villeurbanne starting lineup
Paris Lee, Timothe Luwawu-Cabbarott, Nando de Colo, John Egbunu and Joffrey Lauvergne
Virtus Bologna news, injuries, and starting lineups
Virtus Bologna is having an excellent start of the season as they are third in the standings with a 3-1 record. After losing the season opener at home against Zalgiris, the Italian team went on to beat Monaco, Alba Berlin and Crvena Zvezda. Virtus Bologna is currently on a six-game winning streak and they defeated Sassari 80-66 last weekend in the domestic league.
Virtus Bologna injury report
Virtus Bologna starting lineup
Alesaandro Pajola, Marco Belinelli, Ognjen Dobric, Tornike Shengelia and Jordan Mickey
Lyon-Villeurbanne vs Virtus Bologna head to head record
Virtus Bologna leads 4-2 in the head to head games against Lyon-Villeurbanne.
- 03.02.2023: Virtus Bologna won 77-64 in Lyon
- 04.11.2022: Lyon-Villeurbanne won 84-79 in Bologna
- 05.12.2006: Virtus Bologna won 91-73 in Lyon
- 14.11.2006: Virtus Bologna won 76-70 in Bologna
- 12.02.2002: Virtus Bologna won 88-74 in Lyon
Key game details
- Date & Time: October 27th, 2023 at 19:00 GMT
- Venue: Astroballe, Lyon, France
- Where to watch match in UK: EuroLeagueTV and Eurosport Player
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