Zalgiris Kaunas vs Anadolu Efes will be the fourth round of this year Euroleague which will take place in Kaunas Arena. So far, both teams are showing different results. While Zalgiris is surprising with 2:0 start, Anadolu is struggling without their leader Larkin and lost both games so far. Nevertheless, both teams should give everything for the win and this should be a very interesting game. To have more insights on this match, please read our Zalgiris Kaunas vs Anadolu Efes preview below.
Zalgiris we‘re expected to start with 0:4, but surprisingly they won both games so far and are among the top teams. However, previous wins were against weaker teams. Olympiacos have shown that they have a long way to go, if they want to challenge for the top 8. Khimki, on the other hand, didn’t have the half squad and only Jerebko have shown some desire to win. Other players did not perform so well and couldn’t challenge Zalgiris when they started hitting three’s. Zalgiris have a good chance to prove all critics wrong and defeat a really strong opponent, but Anadolu also needs this win to ensure they are still in a fight for the 1st place in the regular season.
So far it goes pretty hard for last season’s leaders as they lost both games so far and don’t look like themselves without Larkin. It was reported that Larkin should return only in November, so this could be a rough month for Efes. Coach Ataman has to motivate his team to try to perform, because otherwise even with Larkin’s return team might be demotivated. They are not playing so bad, only don’t make so many chances on offence and do not look so sharp as they used to. If the Turks will continue to play like this, there might be the third loss, because Zalgiris will be confident and well-rested, while Efes players might be a bit tired after travel.
Zalgiris Kaunas vs Anadolu Efes H2H
Both teams faced each other 4 times in the last 2 years, but Zalgiris could not win any of them.