Zalgiris Kaunas vs Baskonia will be the first round of this year‘s Euroleague season which will happen in Zalgiris Arena (Lithuania). Both teams know each other very well, because they will be facing each other 5th straight season, so it should be a very interesting Euroleague Zalgiris Kaunas vs Baskonia match, please read our thoughts here below.
Last year Zalgiris has shown an incredible comeback when it seemed impossible to reach top8, they managed to do it. However, in quarterfinals, they had to face Fenerbahce and lost 3:1. Still, all things considered, last season wasn‘t bad as they once again won LKL cup and qualified to Top8 in Euroleague. Obviously this year they want to repeat it, maybe even go further. It will be very difficult, because most of the teams come stronger, while Zalgiris sold Davies, White. Clearly to find same talented players is very hard, will see if Landale and LeDay will manage to show the same results but is very doubtful.
Baskonia started the season with a comfortable home win against Estudiantes, but lost Granger, probably for the whole season. It is a huge blow for them, as they lost one of the team‘s leaders. It will be very difficult to replace him. Last year Baskonia collected 30 points, just like Zalgiris, but finished in 7th place leaving Zalgiris in 8th place. But then lost against CSKA 3:1. Of course, it is not disappointing to lose against CSKA, so season in Europe was not bad at all. However, the season in Spain ended also in a bad way, as they lost against Zaragosa in quarterfinals. So this year Baskonia clearly will try to go further on both fronts.
Zalgiris Kaunas vs Baskonia H2H
Both teams faced each other 20 times, 12 times Baskonia won, including the last 4 meetings. However in the past, both teams managed to win a few away games, it only shows how equal teams are.
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