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Olimpia Milano is back in action after their game against Maccabi Tel Aviv was postponed in the last EuroLeague round. The Italian team still awaits its first win of the season, and that may be difficult to get against last season’s runner-up, Olympiacos.
Olimpia Milano vs Olympiacos – game predictions
- 1 Olimpia Milano vs Olympiacos – game predictions
- 2 Can Olimpia Milano bounce back?
- 3 Key game details
This is a tough match to predict which is evident by the odds that give almost equal chances for both teams to win.
Prediction 1: Olimpia Milano to win @ 4/5 (1.80)
Olimpia Milano is a team on the rise but they still have to prove they can compete against the best ones. They are well covered on every position on the spot but will mainly depend on Nikola Mirotic’s performance. Olympiacos, on the other hand, has the same players for numerous of years and are looking like a real contender even though Vezenkov left in the offseason. This will definitely be a tough game that can go in either way, but Olympiacos limited rotation will take its toll and the Italian team will take advantage of the opportunity.
Prediction 2: Nikola Mirotic over 15.5 points @ 17/20 (1.85)
Nikola Mirotic is still adapting to the new environment and the team is trying to get the best out of him. However, he went into his beast mode in the very first game of the season scoring 27 points in the loss against Fenerbahce. Milano mainly depends on him scoring a lot and Mirotic is fully aware of that. This is a big challenge for the Italian team and Mirotic will have another solid performance going over 15.5 points in total.
Can Olimpia Milano bounce back?
Olimpia Milano is known as the team that offers everything that one players can ask for in term of practice facilities and care of the players. Still, the team has failed to make any significant success in recent years and with the arrival on Nikola Mirotic, they hope that better days are coming.
Olimpia Milano news, injuries, and starting lineups
Olimpia Milano managed to grab one of the best EuroLeague players, Nikola Mirotic. He is definitely an elite scorer but that has not brought the Italian team any success so far. They lost the opening game against Fenerbahce in overtime and things got even worse in the following game losing to Basket Napoli in the domestic championship.
Olimpia Milano injury report
Billy Baron is out with an injury.
Olimpia Milano starting lineup
Mando Lo, Kevin Pangos, Nicolo Melli, Nikola Mirotic and Kyle Hines
Olympiacos news, injuries, and starting lineups
Olympiacos was one stop away from winning the title last season, and they will play with a chip on the shoulder in the upcoming season. They lost the EuroLeague MVP Aleksandar Vezenkov, who went to the Sacramento Kings but have plenty of guys who can step up. Nikola Milutinov has returned to the team, and the Serbian will prove that he is the best center in the league from as the season progresses. Olympiakos has won 7 of the last 8 games and hopes that this run will stay alive in Milano.
Olympiacos injury report
Shaqueille McKissic and Luke Sikma are still recovering from injuries and will not be available for this game.
Olympiacos starting lineup
Thomas Walkup, George Paps, Kostas Papanikolau, Alec Peters and Nikola Milutinov
Olimpia Milano vs Olympiacos head to head record
Olympiacos leads 17-10 in the previous games against Olimpia Milano.
- 17.09.2023: Olimpia Milano won 57-50 in Athens
- 15.09.2023: Olympiacos won 60-57 in Athens
- 03.03.2023: Olimpia Milano won 83-62 in Milano
- 06.01.2023: Olympiacos won 82-66 in Athens
- 24.02.2022: Olympiacos won 67-52 in Athens
Key game details
- Date & Time: October 17th, 2023 at 19:45 GMT
- Venue: Mediolanum Forum, Milano, Italy
- Where to watch match in UK: EuroLeagueTV and Eurosport Player
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