Saski Baskonia vs. BC Zenit Saint Petersburg || EuroLeague 2020 || Match Prediction
Saski Baskonia vs. BC Zenit Saint Petersburg – Tue, 24th November
EuroLeague 2020 Match Prediction
This Baskonia vs BC Zenit Saint Petersburg prediction is for the clash between both the teams in the Euroleague on Tuesday, 24th November 2020 at 12 am (IST), at Fernando Buesa Arena in Vitoria-Gasteiz.
Both club’s fans are very thrilled about this match, and most of them acknowledge that the result is very difficult to predict because all the basketball fans know the Euroleague as one of the most competitively tough leagues in the world.
Both clubs are in dire need of a win if they want to accomplish their goals this season, so inevitably the players will play their hearts out to win this game. The last time when both teams faced each other last season at Fernando Buesa Arena, Baskonia won 70-60 against Zenit.
Baskonia’s form in the last five matches: L-L-L-W-W
Zenit’s form in the last five matches: W-L-W-L-W
We predict that Baskonia will win since they have consistently won the last three matches, but it is not going to be that straightforward as even Zenit is a really strong team.
Saski Baskonia will win this game.
Baskonia is currently placed at the 9th position on the table with only four wins from all the eight matches they have played. They are also playing in the Liga ACB – the Spanish League, where they are currently at the 5th position on the table with eight wins and three losses. Baskonia has a 9-3 w/l record in both the leagues at the Fernando Buesa Arena.
Baskonia has won all the previous three matches, so we can say that they are in excellent form now. Baskonia won 93-72 at home against Panathinaikos in their last game. Panathinaikos played well only in the first quarter in which they won with a three points margin (23-20).
From that point, the home team took over complete control of the game; that’s how they secured another victory. The home team’s defence was distinguished, as they limited the guest team to only 40% made shots from the field. Luca Vildoza and Alec Peters were the foremost scorers for the winning side, both scored 19 points respectively.
Zenit is currently placed 10th on the table, just one position and 213 points behind Baskonia with four wins and two losses. They also play in the VTB league, in which they are undefeated in all the six matches they have played. We can easily say that Zenit has so far been exemplary on the road in both the leagues.
Zenit in the previous game won 73-66 against Alba Berlin at their home. The deciding round was the second quarter, in which guests won with 21-12. W Thomas was sumptuous for the winning side with 17 points, while A Gudaitis added 16 points and M. Ponitka added 14 points.
Zenit’s possible starting lineup: Pangos, Fridzon, Ponitka, Trushkin, Thomas, Baron, Hollins, Khvostov, Gudaitis, Rivers, Zubkov, Poythress
Baskonia’s possible starting lineup: Polonara, Kurucs, Giedraitis, Sedekerskis, Vildoza, Diop, Raieste, Dragic, Fall, Henry, Jekiri, Peters
Baskonia has defeated Zenit the last time these two teams faced each other. Baskonia also favourites because they are the host. Thus, we predict the score line would be in favor of Baskonia.