Panathinaikos vs Anadolu Efes will be the fifth match of this year‘s Euroleague which will take place in O.A.C.A. Olympic Indoor Hall (Greece). So far both teams are not performing as they are supposed to, although Anadolu is starting to improve, so this should be a very interesting match. Please read our preview about next Euroleague Panathinaikos vs Anadolu Efes game, here below.
Panathinaikos already suffered two unexpected losses against Lyon and Olimpia. However, in the previous round, they won against Zenit in an away game. So maybe Greeks will finally start to improve, however, the opponent is clearly very tough and Panathinaikos have a big advantage of the home arena. Greeks must perform much better than against Olimpia because otherwise they will be kicked out of top8 at least for now. Another big advantage for them is that Panathinaikos hasn‘t lost at home against Anadolu in last 10 meetings, however never before Anadolu was so close to winning in an away game.
Anadolu started the season in Euroleague with a loss against Barcelona, however then followed 3 wins in a row, so maybe they are starting to perform as they did the last season when Anadolu managed to reach final. Coach Ataman is still capable of surprising an opponent and the results show it. So far in Euroleague Anadolu played only one away game against Valencia and won. However, this time the opponent is very different. If Anadolu likes to play on offence than Panathinaikos loves to force opponents to make mistakes and struggle in tough defence, so it will be a match between teams which likes to play a different style.
Panathinaikos vs Anadolu Efes H2H
Both teams faced each other 20 times in the past 12 years. And only 7 times on Panathinaikos have lost. Also, Greeks have won 10 matches at home in a row. So this should give some more advantage.
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