Finally, the Euroleague season is here, and we have a very interesting pair. Because Khimky has spent a lot of money to join an elite of Europe, and Maccabi is still trying to reach past glory. This match will be held in the Basketball Center of Moscow Region (Russia). Please read our thoughts about this interesting Euroleague Khimki Moscow vs Maccabi Tel Aviv match here below.

Khimki Moscow

Khimki has decided to totally rebuild the team and made some exciting transfers: Booker, Jovic, Evans. The team is being coached by well known Rimas Kurtinaitis, who has fired once a few years ago, well if this year they will not show good results, most likely history will repeat. Start of the season did not promise much as they lost 3 friendly matches, but then followed 2 wins in a row VTB Cup, so let‘s hope that Khimki will start showing results everyone expects. Teams potential is huge, having players like Jovic, Timma, Evans, Booker they surely can play for a 3-5th place in Euroleague, although bookmakers predict the only 12th. But maybe it only gives Russians motivation, because they have everything else.

Maccabi Tel Aviv

Maccabi comes to the new Euroleague season not in the best mood as they lost League Cup against Hapoel. All things considered, it seems that the team is quite lost, last year they failed to reach the playoffs, this year already failed to beat Hapoel by being clear favourites of match. And while strongest teams are grabbing new players, MaMaccabi didn‘t seem interested in trying to sign good players, on the other hand, they have managed to save most of the players who played last season, so it might be an advantage. Knowing that they just failed to win a title at home, they must focus on the start of Euroleague, because the opponent is not the toughest but will be playing at home, and that is a huge advantage.

Khimki Moscow vs Maccabi Tel Aviv H2H

Khimki and Maccabi have faced each other 10 times and history favours Israelians. As they have lost only twice, so psychologically it might help a little this time. They played in this year March and Maccabi managed to win in away game, and that also gives confidence.

 

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