Zalgiris vs Valencia will be the 13th round of this year Euroleague, which will take place in Zalgiris Arena. So far both teams are in the bottom of the table, Valencia has only one win more than Lithuanians, so this game is very important for both sides if they want to save their chances of reaching top8. To have more insights on this Euroleague match, please read our preview about Zalgiris vs Valencia here below.
Just like the last season, this year Zalgiris once again are struggling in the beginning. However, it seems a huge problem for Lithuanians with the pressure as they are incapable of handling it. Well, in the previous round Zalgiris fought toe to toe with CSKA, really tough team, but now they must focus on the next opponent, because this time losing would be a truly catastrophic, not only for table results but also to players psychology. Another big issue is that in two games against Zvezda and Alba Zalgiris made only 3 three-point shots, with such accuracy it is almost impossible to win, so this is another problem Lithuanians must solve.
Valencia started season in almost the worst possible way, they were winless not only in Euroleague but also in Spain Cup. However, after the board gave 1 week for coach to show better results, that’s what they did. Valencia won 4 straight games in Euroleague and seems they are finally looking like a team that dominated last season in Eurocup. However, now they lost two games in a row and will be looking to once again recover. But clearly it won’t be easy, as Zalgi ris play much better in front of their own fans.
Zalgiris vs Valencia H2H
Both teams faced each other 6 times in the past 15 years. And only last two times Zalgiris managed to win, so this should give them some self-trust.
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