Asvel Lyon vs Zalgiris Kaunas will face at 22nd round of the Euroleague, at L’Astroballe, in Lyon. This will be a very tough match for both teams, but a very important one in order to keep fighting for the playoffs spot. To have more insights on this Euroleague Asvel Lyon vs Zalgiris Kaunas match, please check out the preview below.
14th placed team with 8 victories in 21 matches have been struggling a lot lately. Asvel is facing a 5 loss streak and victory for them would be a huge mental boost trying to get back on track. Even though Asvel have been playing great at home and winning some matches from underdog positions, they’ve lost against Real Madrid 77-87 and Crvena Zvezda 80-83 in their last 2 matches at home. Asvel doesn’t have a budget as big as most of the other Euroleague teams. In fact, Asvel has the lowest one, but this doesn’t change the fact that these teams compete well against any team, especially at home, where they still hold a very good record (7-4).
Currently, 15th ranked Zalgiris are finally looking like a team everyone expected them to be a lot earlier in the season. Despite playing well for quite some time, the shots where just not falling down and after it changed, so did the results. Even though Zalgiris managed to win 3 out of the last 5 matches, 2 losses were in away matches against Panathinaikos (94-96) and Real Madrid (82-88). 3 victories were taken against Maccabi Tel Aviv (73-68), Crvena Zvezda (76-70) and Alba Berlin (104-80).
It’s kind of strange thing to say, but the team that has a sold-out arena in every match of the year is playing worse at home than they do in away matches. It’s hard to tell the reason why is that, but Zalgiris have been performing very well in away games and we will see if they manage to keep the same pace on Thursday.
Asvel Lyon vs Zalgiris Kaunas H2H
Zalgiris have won the match earlier this season at home, 70-56.
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