Zalgiris Kaunas vs Panathinaikos will be the ninth round of this year Euroleague, which will take place in Zalgiris Arena. So far both teams are outside the top8 and both lost in the previous round, so this match will be important for both sides as they will try to come back to the winning way. Please read our preview about exciting Zalgiris Kaunas vs Panathinaikos Euroleague match, here below.
In the previous round Zalgiris loss against Olympiacos in an away game. It was a very poor performance from Lithuanians side as they couldn’t solve their problems under the rim and had a terrible percentage of three-point shots 4/19. For now, it is obvious that the team lacks a true leader and athleticism. Also, if Zalgiris wants to repeat their last year’s success and reach top 8, they must start playing because every loss, in the end, might cost very dearly. Now, Lithuanians are facing an opponent which is also struggling. It is a good chance to come back into the winning way.
Panathinaikos are struggling just like their current opponents, which resulted in sacking a coach. Usually, after such changes, team results start improving and it is exactly what the Greeks need. In the previous round they managed to lose against Alba in their own arena, so it a big surprise. Also, Panathinaikos were kicked out of the Greek Cup by Promitheas. The team had a few very difficult weeks, but now they have a chance to come back, because Zalgiris is also struggling, and a win against such an opponent would bring back confidence.
Zalgiris vs Panathinaikos H2H
Both teams faced each other 20 times in the past 14 years and only 7 times Lithuanians were victorious, nevertheless, now both teams have almost equal chances of winning.
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