Thanks God it’s Thursday! Euroleague Top 16 Round 7 is here with 4 games scheduled for today – thu 12 feb – and 4 games scheduled for tomorrow – fri 13 feb.
Nyznhy Novgorod – Olympiacos Pireaus is the opening game, with Zalgiris Kaunas – Real Madrid and Maccabi Tel Aviv – Alba Berlin following. Three interesting games (by the way, good luck to my beloved Maccabi), but what I am waiting for is the Palau Bluagrana match: FC BARCELONA – GALATASARAY ISTANBUL.
This morning my lazy and poor bookmaker publish these odds: Barcelona @ 1.05 vs Galatasaray @ 10.00. Yes, there is not any mistake: 10.00. What is it? Barcelona vs Altopascio? (by the way, Altopascio is an team playing in Italian 5th division) San Antonio Spurs vs Galatasaray U16?.
We must be serious: Barcelona is a strong team, stronger than Gala, I mean, but not so strong!
The handicap offer is this: Barcelona (-14.5) @ 1.90 vs Galatasaray (+14.5) @ 1.90. Yes, 14.5 points. I love these bookies, I love these odds, I take it. Today my bet is Galatasaray (+14.5) @ 1.90 stake 5/10.
Match starts at 21:00 cet with the Blaugrana (3-3 in the Top 16) trying to destroy the Red and Yellow (2-4). Ante Tomic vs Justin Carter, this the duel. It’s not a final, it’s a just a Top 16 game, but for the Turkish team it’s like a final, they will fight for every ball. It will not be easy for Barcelona to win this match. It’s never easy against Turkish teams, it’s never easy against Galatasaray.