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EuroBasket 2017: Croatia – Russia preview

Yesterday we lost some money as Italy destroyed Finland. Today we are set to get our revenge with another EuroBasket 2017 game.

🇪🇺 EuroBasket 2017
20:30  Croatia – Russia
round of 16

Sinan Erdem Arena
Istanbul, Turkey
EuroBasket 2017

round of 16

It sounds strange to have Croatia vs Russia in the round of 16 as both teams have hopes of contending for a medal, as fiba.com writes. Both teams played a good basketball in the Group Phase, so it is not easy to find a clear favorite here. Anyway, we are in love with yugobasket, so your choise is for Aleksandar Petrovic boys.

TV Sky (in Italy)
Radio no info
Internet video streaming on livebasketball.tv

money line FT including OT average odds
Croatia @ 1.45
Russia @ 2.90

handicap FT including OT   average odds
Croatia (-5.5) @ 1.90
Russia (+5.5) @ 1.85

When I started to write this post Croatia win was @ 1.40. Now, 15 minutes later, it’s @ 1.45. This is good for us, isn’t it?

Our Pick: Croatia @ 1.45 stake 3/10

🧙‍♂️ European basketball calendar by cigarafterten

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Kazan is back!

Kazan (Russia)
Friday, October 14 2016 18:00 cet
After one-year absence Unics Kazan returns to Euroleague and on Friday hosts Barcelona. The Russian team arrives to this match after a good start in VTB United League, while the Catalan team faces some problems with the injured players Petteri Koponen and Shane Lawal.

What bookmakers think
All the bookmakers in this planet agrre that Barcelona is favorite here. This a good reason for chosing Unics Kazan. Often bookies copy each other without working with their mind, we have to earn money thanks to their mistakes.


🅾 Euroleague 2016/2017 with SKY or euroleague.tv
You have to choice for watching Euroleague games this season: sat TV SKY or euroleague.tv on internet. Both solutions are good solutions, in my humble opinion.

📘 BETTING: the Russian week
For Euroleague Round 1 I choose to back the Russian teams. On Thursday I bet on CSKA Moscow winning in Istanbul, while on Friday I choose Kazan, even if with and handicap bet: Unics Kazan (+3.5) @ 1.87 stake 2/10. For dummies: I win my bet if Kazan win the match and even if Kazan loses with less than 4 point.


questions? tips? friend requests?


The VTB United League Final

CSKA Moscow and Unics Kazan meet in the best of 5 final series of VTB United League 2015/2016. Two russian teams will fight for the title.


Game 1: Wednesday, June 1, 2016 – 18:00 cet in Moscow

Game 2: Friday, June 3, 2016 – 18:00 cet in Moscow

Game 3: Monday, June 6, 2016 – 18:00 cet in Kazan

Game 4: (if necessary) Wednesday, June 8, 2016 in Kazan

Game 5: (if necessary) Saturday, June 11, 2016 in Moscow


Bookmakers stiil have to publish their odds, so it’s too early for placing any bet. At a first sight, I think CSKA can win the series 3-1, anyway let’s wait for the odds before making a good analysis.

Russia is free to take part in #EuroBasket2015

I have no doubt about it, anyway, now it’s official. As Yahoo reports, FIBA announced Russia is free to take part in EUROBASKET 2015. I am happy and everyone who loves basketball should be. The war between FIBA and Russian Federation is over, or probably is set to arrive to a solution.

Russia will play in Group A in Montpellier, with France, Finland, Bosnia Erzagovina and Poland. These are some of the scheduled preparation games for Group A teams.

Tue 11 Aug

Wed 12 Aug

Sat 14 Aug

I am set to place some bets on these games. Let’s keep in touch.


04 Sep: Russia vs Italy

1st Round – Group D – 1st matchday
Bonifika Arena, Koper (SLO)
Wednesday 4, 2013 – 09:00 PM CET
(CET is Central Europe Time)


Russia (0-0) is s team that has been hit hard by problems throughout the summer. Anyway last week Russia defeated Ukraine 86-70. Never underestimate the Russians.

Italy (0-0) has a lot of iniured players and those who are not injured don’t seem to be at the top of the form. Anyway everybody know that the Italian do their best when everything is against them. The match will be broadcasted live on Italian TV Raisport. By the way, all the Italian media think this one against Russia is the key match for the Azzurri.

My bookmaker odds
Russia (-4.5) @ 1.82
Italy (+4.5) @ 1.95

My bet
 Italy (+4.5) @ 1.95
stake 4

V Green

Russia – Italy 69-76  + 3.80

Cigarafterten, one to follow.

My September bets
N° Proofed Tips: 1
Results (W-D-L): 1-0-0
Staked: 4.00 units
Won : 7.80 units
Profit: +3.80 units

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