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The new 2023-24 EuroLeague season for Panathinaikos started with a painful loss. Bayern won their first match and the Germans travel to Athens high on confidence and full of hope. However, all of the last 6 H2Hs had been won by the team hosting the fixture. Can Bayern stop that trend now?
Panathinaikos vs Bayern Munich – game predictions
- 1 Panathinaikos vs Bayern Munich – game predictions
- 2 Panathinaikos vs Bayern Munich preview – will the home dominance in this fixture continue?
- 3 Panathinaikos vs Bayern Munich game details
Here are our Panathinaikos vs Bayern Munich predictions. You can find more EuroLeague predictions here.
Prediction 1: Marius Grigonis over 12.5 points @ 3/4 (1.75)
Our first Panathinaikos vs Bayern prediction backs Marius Grigonis from the hosts to score at least 13 points. Grigonis had 17 points in round 1. The Lithuanian also averaged 14.4 points per game at home for PAO last season in the EuroLeague. These two facts are enough to make us back Grigonis to once more score at least 13 points.
Prediction 2: Isaac Bonga over 4.5 rebounds @ 3/5 (1.60)
Our second prediction looks at the other end of the floor. Bayern’s centre Isaac Bonga had an impressive showing in round 1 when he registered a double-double with 11 points and 10 rebounds. Bonga grabbed 6 offensive rebounds in this match and he was a real beast inside the paint at both ends of the floor.
Considering that Panathinaikos lost in round 1 because they had issues rebounding the ball we think that Bonga should easily grab at least 5 rebounds in Athens.
These odds were correct at the time of writing.
Panathinaikos vs Bayern Munich preview – will the home dominance in this fixture continue?
All of the last 6 matches between the sides had been won by the home side, with 3 wins each. Will that trend continue now?
Panathinaikos news, injuries, and starting lineups
Panathinaikos opened their EuroLeague campaign with a painful overtime defeat against the bitter Athen rivals Olympiacos. PAO started well and led at halftime by 7 points. However, they lost the fourth quarter 15-22 and allowed the game to go to overtime. There PAO collapsed and ended up losing 78-88.
Substitute Sloukas led all scorers with his 20 points in this match. Juan Hernangomez also had a solid debut with 13 points and 10 rebounds.
Led by their new head coach Ergin Ataman, who spent the last 6 years in charge of Anadolu Efes, Panathinaikos have reasons to feel optimistic heading into round 2. Grigonis and Hernangomez were very effective last week. The pick-and-roll action between the two showed lots of promise and more of the same is expected to be witnessed now against Bayern.
An interesting fact is that PAO have lost all of their last 3 away games against the Bavarians but at home, they have won 5 in a row in this fixture.
Are you ready to live the OAKA experience? 🏀
— Panathinaikos BC (@paobcgr) October 10, 2023
Panathinaikos Injury Report:
Ioannis Papapetrou PF – ruled out
Panathinaikos Starting Lineup:
Aleksander Balcerowski, Jerian Grant, Marius Grigonis, Juan Hernangomez, Luca Vildoza
Bayern Munich news, injuries, and starting lineups
Bayern also came into the new season with a new head coach. Pablo Lasso is a proven specialist and his appointment was what attracted the NBA champion Serge Ibaka to join the team. Ibaka’s influence was felt profoundly in round 1 when in an all-German duel Bayern beat Alba Berlin 80-68. They did that the hard way with Alba leading at halftime but the Bavarians tightened up their defence after the interval to triumph.
Substitute Sylvain Francisco led all scorers with 17 points. Bonga had a double-double – 11 points and 10 rebounds. Bayern also set a new club record with their 20 offensive rebounds.
The experience of Ibaka and the very deep bench make Bayern a team to watch in this year’s EuroLeague.
Bayern Munich Injury Report:
Vladimir Lucic PF – ineligible
Bayern Munich Starting Lineup:
Leandro Bolmaro, Isaac Bonga, Serge Ibaka, Devin Booker, Nick Weiler-Babb
Panathinaikos vs Bayern Munich head-to-head record since 2000
The sides have met 12 times in official matches before. Panathinaikos hold a narrow 7-5 advantage. PAO also won a recent friendly between the teams.
- 23.09.23 CF Panathinaikos vs Bayern 80-73
- 28.03.23 EUR Panathinaikos vs Bayern 86-76
- 05.01.23 EUR Bayern vs Panathinaikos 84-68
- 22.03.22 EUR Panathinaikos vs Bayern 80-67
- 18.11.21 EUR Bayern vs Panathinaikos 81-78
Panathinaikos vs Bayern Munich game details
- Date & Time: Thursday, October 12th, 2023 at 19:15 GMT
- Venue: O.A.C.A. Olympic Indoor Hall in Athens, Greece
- Where to watch the match in the UK: EuroLeagueTV, Eurosport 2 TV channels, plus Eurosport Player
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