Zalgiris vs Anadolu Efes will be the 14th round of this year’s Euroleague, which will take place in Zalgiris Arena (Lithuania). So far both teams are showing very different results, while Anadolu is in the 1st place with only two losses, Lithuanians have only 3 wins and are sharing the last place with Zenit. So this game is important for both sides. To have more insights on this Euroleague Zalgiris vs Anadolu Efes match, please read our preview below.
Just like the last season, Zalgiris started Euroleague not as well as everyone expected. Moreover, at the moment, Lithuanians are on 7 games losing streak, and couple more defeats might end their season much sooner than last year. However, this season Zalgiris has already proven that they have much more motivation to play well against stronger teams. Cska, Real, Fenerbahce all these teams faced the very different faces of Zalgiris than all others. However, pressure will be on hosts, because every loss from now on, leaves less and fewer chances of even thinking about top8.
Anadolu looks this season even better than the last one. So far they have lost only 2 times in Euroleague and once in Turkey Cup. Moreover, in a few day’s time, Anadolu twice won against Fenerbahce. It only shows how much improved this team became. Of course, very much depends on Larkin, as he became one of the biggest stars this season after scoring 49 points in a single game. However, coach Ataman must motivate the team to fight at its best, because Zalgiris is still one of the most unpredictable teams, and surely are not going to give up easily.
Zalgiris vs Anadolu Efes H2H
Both teams faced each other 20 times in the past 20 years, and 12 times Lithuanians have won, so this might give them some self-trust.
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