Anadolu Efes vs Barcelona will be the first round of this year Euroleague season. So far both teams started the season with a win, so it should be very interesting how they will start in Europe. Although Anadolu is playing at home, Barcelona has worked well with new signings so it should be a very entertaining game. Please read our preview about exciting Euroleague Anadolu Efes vs Barcelona, here below.
Last year Anadolu took 4th place in the group stage and in the playoffs managed to advance to the final, where they lost against CSKA 83:91. Nevertheless, the season in Europe was amazing, second place is a huge achievement for Turks and big motivation to try to repeat their success this year. Moreover, they managed to win the Turkey Cup as well, defeating Fenerbahce 4:3 in the final. Turks managed to keep all the important players- Larkin, Singleton, Micic, Simon. So this year they also have a very good chance to try to show the same performance as the last year.
Barca took 5th place last year in the group stage and in the quarterfinals lost against Anadolu Efes 3:2. So this should be a good chance for Spaniards to get vengeance for last year‘s year‘s Barcelona have shocked the world after they managed to sign Mirotic, also Brandon Davies came from Zalgiris, so Barca worked well with the signings. Only thing is left to show results. So far they played only to match- against Baskonia, there they managed to win after overtime. And against Estudiantes in an away game. So, for now, Barca is performing well, but Anadolu is a much stronger opponent, so it should be quite a close game.
Anadolu Efes vs Barcelona H2H
Both teams faced each other 20 times and 11 times Barcelona have won. However from last 6 meetings only 2 times Anadolu have lost, so this should surely give them extra motivation. Moreover knowing that last season it was Anadolu who ended Barcelona‘s season. So clearly we have an interesting pair.
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