Khimki Moscow vs Anadolu Efes will be the 10th round of this year Euroleague, so far both teams are showing very difficult results, while Anadolu Efes starting to improve their game and climbing back to the top8, Khimki is in 18th place with a single win. So this should be a very interesting and important game for the Russians. To have more insights on this Khimki Moscow vs Anadolu Efes game, please read our preview below.
This a very important game for coach Kurtinaitis, because every loss might be the last one for him as a coach. Although they managed to snap the losing streak against Zvezda, they suffered another loss against Fenerbahce and still are the worst team in Euroleague. Considering how much money the team is spending on such players as Monroe, Shved, Jerebko, it is not difficult to imagine that the board is starting to pressure coach. However, some of those losses came as a result of Coronavirus. Nevertheless, the team is already full last few games, but the results are not improving, so Khimki should be very motivated to win this game and start playing as they were expected to.
Anadolu had a bit similar situation as Khimki, when Larkin could not play and the team seemed just helpless. Anadolu suffered 3 defeats, including against Zalgiris by 16 points and it was a very poor game for them. However, once Larkin came back, Anadolu won against Olympiacos, Maccabi, Panathinaikos and currently are on 3 games winning streak. It only shows how important one player is for the team. Clearly, Khimki will have to stop him and somehow expect that their own leaders will show a very good results. Nevertheless, Khimki will be underdogs and not without a reason. Because Anadolu now are more focused team, but the Russians will be more desperate.
Khimki Moscow vs Anadolu Efes H2H
Both teams have faced each other 5 times in the past 2 years and Khimki managed to win only once. So this is a chance for them to improve their record against Anadolu.