We have 4 games scheduled on Thursday and 4 games on Friday. It’s the perfect solution for Euroleague lovers as we are. Round 26 is almost here and it’s time we study every game.

Thursday 16 March 2017

18:00 Efes – Maccabi 🎖
20:15 Panathinaikos – Real
20:45 Brose – Fenerbahce
20:45 EA7 Milano – Crvena Zvezda

Friday 17 March 2017

17:00 Unics Kazan – Zalgiris
18:00 Darussafaka – Barcelona 🎖
20:00 Olympiacos – Galatasaray
21:00 Baskonia – CSKA Moscow

🎖 The Cigarafterten Match of the Day for thursday  16 march 2017
Istanbul, Turkey
🏀 EFES (13-12) – MACCABI TEL AVIV (9-16)
You know I like very much Maccabi Tel Aviv, anyway I can not hide anymore the that the yellow & blue are living a bad season in Europe. It’s not easy to win in Istanbul, at Efes home. It’s never easy, but now it’s almost impossible, as Velamir Perasovic boys want to get a playoff spot.
Efes @ 1.16 stake 2/10

Athens, Greece, EU
As court-side.com reports, Real Madrid lived a wonderful weekend in Spain, as they defeated Barcelona ina Liga ACB match. Will Pablo Laso lead his boys to win in Athens? I would not be so sure as, you know, Panathinaikos home court is not the easiest place where to get an away win.

Bamberg, Germany, EU
Fenerbahce is the team of Anthony Bennet, a player I like very much. This is the reason why I see the Turkish team as favorite in Bamberg. The Canadian power forward is one of the most interesting player in Euroleague and I say we should be praoud to have him in the old Europe in these months.
Fenerbahce @ 1.67 stake 3/10

Milano, Italy, EU
🏀 EA7 MILANO (7-18) – CRVENA ZVEZDA (14-11)
The standings say everything: on Thursday night Milano will play for nothing, while Crvena Zvezda will fight for a playoff spot. I found in court-side.com some rumors about Milano chasing Kaleb Tarczewski by Okahoma City Blues, anyway Milano will play this match with some young Italian players. No problem for the Red Star!
Crvena Zvezda @ 1.76 stake 4/10

Kazan, Russia
The point is that Unics is already outside of any post season dream, while Zalgiris still hopes to get a playoff spot. I suggest to read this analysis about the moment Kazan is living, it’s by Unics official website and, somehow,  tell us the team should focus on VTB United League, as, Euroleague dreams are already broke.
Zalgiris (+1.5) @ 1.88 stake 3/10

🎖 The Cigarafterten Match of the Day for friday 17 march 2017
Istanbul, Turkey
🏀 DARUSSAFAKA (12-13) – BARCELONA (10-15)
I have to be honest with you: I don’t trust Barcelona anymore. The Catalans are out of order, their season has gone. No hope for them neither in Euroleague neither in Liga ACB. What about Darussafaka? Coach David Blatt knows this is a do or die game. They will do!
Darussafaka @ 1.58 stake 5/10

Athens, Greece, EU
No one think Gala can go to Athens and to secure a win. Nor do I, but for this match bookmakers offer very poor odds on home win and, you know, I am used to avoid poor odds.

Vitoria-Gasteiz, Spain, EU
🏀 BASKONIA (14-11) – CSKA MOSCOW (19-6)
This is the most important match of the week, as Baskonia is in 5th position and CSKA is in 2nd position. Somehome it seems to be a playoff game. We all know CSKA is a great team and court-side.com remeber us that CSKA is favorite to win VTB United League too, anyway, I see a battle in Fernando Buesa Arena on Friday night. Enjoy the game and back Baskonia!
Baskonia (+3.5) @ 1.86 stake 2/10

– Be careful !! –
I suggest to place only single bets and to place few bets every week. I am set to place only 1 bet per day, the Cigarafterten Match of the Day, Efes – Maccabi (Thu 16 March) and Darussafaka – Barcelona (Fri 17 March), anyway I hope my Euroleague Round 26 previews can be useful for your basketball bets.