UPDATE: Match has been cancelled due to COVID-19 until further notice
The Euroleague train continues its journey towards the playoff stage and while some teams like Anadolu Efes, Maccabi Tel Aviv, CSKA Moscow, Real Madrid, or Barcelona have already secured their spots in the post-regular season stage, teams like ASVEL or Zenit have long buried their tiny hopes to feel and taste playoff action. That does not mean these two Euroleague newcomers will take this game in France light, because any Euroleague win is still prestigious for either rival.
These two teams are very similar in many aspects. Neither is very talented and stick to their strengths, which are physicality, good defensive focus, and offence based on their leaders. These values help both ASVEL and Zenit to take rare wins in the Euroleague as long as they get advantage by managing to impose their strengths upon their rivals. However, in this game both teams will have alert defence prepared against each other’s strengths, because both can handle the offensive leaders at the both ends of the court. For ASVEL, the worst Euroleague scorers with 74.4 points scored per game, defence will again be the main and perhaps only key to success. The same is valid in Zenit’s case, because this team knows they are not heads above ASVEL in terms of offence with 74.9 points collected per match. Zenit have been looking more stubborn and win-hungry since Pasqual took over the team’s charge from Plaza, so I believe they will give the hosting French club a good and contact-filled battle. Small details will decide the winner of the pair, I am sure about it.
I believe a scrappy and defensive game will happen, and my betting choice for the match reflects my thoughts. If you want to enjoy the best odds and highest limits on the market you should also sign up for an account on the best betting software.