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The new 2023-24 EuroLeague season for Valencia and Fenerbahce began with narrow home wins. Fenerbahce even needed overtime to eventually claim the victory. Last season both clashes between the teams were dramatic thrillers. Will we get another close game again this time around?
Valencia vs Fenerbahce – game predictions
- 1 Valencia vs Fenerbahce – game predictions
- 2 Valencia vs Fenerbahce preview – is another close match on the cards?
- 3 Valencia vs Fenerbahce game details
Here are our Valencia vs Fenerbahce predictions. You can find more EuroLeague predictions here.
Prediction 1: Fenerbahce to win @ 7/10 (1.70)
We back Fenerbahce to secure a road win in this match simply because of their depth. The Turks had 5 different players in double digits in round 1 and have a much better bench than Valencia. The hosts rely heavily on Chris Jones for their points and this makes them predictable.
In any case, we expected a close match but we think the larger amount of contributors in Fenerbahce’s camp should give them a slight edge.
Prediction 2: Over 156.5 total points @ 1/2 (1.50)
Our second prediction is that there will be at least 157 total points scored in this match. This has happened in 4 of the last 6 matches between the teams and also Fenerbahce’s round 1 match went well above that mark.
Both teams have gifted scorers in their ranks and this is why we think the game will again have plenty of points.
These odds were correct at the time of writing.
Valencia vs Fenerbahce preview – is another close match on the cards?
Last season the sides exchanged dramatic home wins. Both times only 2 points decided the match. In recent years the clashes between the teams have been very close. In 4 of the last 5 H2Hs, there had been 7 or fewer points of winning margin.
Valencia news, injuries, and starting lineups
Valencia edged Monaco 70-65 at home last week. The game was tight and only in the final period, Chris Jones took over to give the hosts the win. There was an impressive debut for Valencia for their small forward Semi Ojeleye. He contributed 19 points coming off the bench.
Valencia are yet to lose this season, they won 3 consecutive matches in the domestic league on top of beating Monaco.
Last season both clashes between the teams ended with home wins but both those wins were by just 2 points.
Valencia Injury Report:
Valencia Starting Lineup:
Chris Jones, Damien Inglis, Kassius Robertson, Josep Puerto, Brandon Davies
Fenerbahce news, injuries, and starting lineups
Fenerbahce had some issues orchestrating their play in round 1 without their emblematic playmaker Raul Neto. He got hurt during the recent FIBA World Cup and is set to be absent until the spring. In his absence, Yam Madar has to step in and he was a bit shaky against Olimpia Milano.
This didn’t stop Fenerbahce from winning 85-82 in overtime. The main reason for the success were the balanced contributions from everyone. The Turks had 5 different players in double digits in this match.
Scottie Wilbekin was the most impressive player in round 1, scoring 19 points. Fenerbahce had 3 other players that scored 15 points each and really the squad looks very well-balanced and deep right now.
Fenerbahce Injury Report:
Raul Neto PG – out
Fenerbahce Starting Lineup:
Yam Madar, Dyshawn Pierre, Tyler Dorsey, Scottie Wilbekin, Johnathan Motley
Valencia vs Fenerbahce head-to-head record since 2000
The sides have met 10 times in the last 12 years and there is complete parity in those clashes with 5 wins each achieved. Here are the last 5 results:
- 16.03.23 EUR Valencia vs Fenerbahce 82-80
- 20.10.22 EUR Fenerbahce vs Valencia 79-77
- 12.03.21 EUR Valencia Fenerbahce 66-52
- 27.11.20 EUR Fenerbahce vs Valencia 86-90
- 28.02.20 EUR Valencia vs Fenerbahce 86-93
Valencia vs Fenerbahce game details
- Date & Time: Friday, October 13th, 2023 at 19:30 GMT
- Venue: Font de Sant Lluis in Valencia, Spain
- Where to watch the match in the UK: EuroLeagueTV, Eurosport 2 TV channel, plus Eurosport Player
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