One may be forgiven for thinking this is the makings of an epic football match as two well-known teams collide in the Eurocup group B opening encounter. However, unlike in football, the roles have been reversed and it is Galatasaray Odeabank who are the heavyweights of the group. Eurocup winners as recently as 2015/16, Odeabank are once again one of the favourites to go all the way as they expected to get off to a winning start against their illustrious opponents.
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The home side are looking to exert their authority once again in the Eurocup as they aim to continue their recent impressive performances on the European stage. However, they will be up against it as their opponents Bayern München have been on a run of fine form winning four of their last five matches in all competitions. On home soil and with the squad depth that Galatasaray boast, it is hard to look beyond them to start group B with a win which is why it is one of our best basketball betting tips for the Eurocup.
When it comes to the variety of Eurocup basketball games to bet on, Swedish bookmaker Betsson are the way to go as they offer some of the best basketball betting odds in a host of matches. Former Eurocup champions Odeabank have the skill, temperament and experience of high profile and pressure matches to get themselves over the line with an early win in group B. With four teams qualifying from the six-team group, defeat will not spell disaster for the Germans who will still expect to qualify reasonably comfortably to the next stage. It will be close, however, with Bayern boasting better recent form than the home side with four wins in their last five compared to Galatasaray’s two wins in five. However, the Cauldron of Istanbul will prove intimidating for Bayern leaving the home fans smiling come to the end of the match.
As soon as Galatasaray get into the lead, more often than not they stay there for the remainder of the game. This makes 10Bet’s offering of the home side to be leading at halftime and then see out the game a tempting prospect which is too good to turn down. The bookmaker is well known for their multitude of markets in the Eurocup betting making them a real winner for strength-in-depth for basketball betting. Despite a poorer recent record than their opponents, Galatasaray do boast a single point higher average score over the last ten games, 77 to Bayern’s 76. This may only be a fine margin, but it only takes a single point to transform an entire game as the home side edge both halves in this entertaining opening group B affair.
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