Zenit are finding themselves in the Euroleague bottom after 13 rounds gone by, and only Zalgiris Kaunas share this modest winning record with the Russian side. The team’s management tried to better the situation and was thinking to wave goodbye to head coach Plaza, who has got plenty of Euroleague coaching experience behind the back, but I am not sure this move would bring the Euroleague representatives from the second largest Russian city any kind of positiveness. The team’s roster is gathered for the Eurocup, not the Euroleague level, so replacing the head coach will seemingly not help big time. Nevertheless, Plaza continues his job in St. Petersburg and will again be blinking his mystic eyes when his charges take on hot Maccabi Tel Aviv on Tuesday evening. I think Maccabi is one of the worst rivals Zenit can get, because they have so many strengths Zenit can not deal with that it would be hard even to count them.
In general, Maccabi deserves all the credit they have been receiving from European basketball experts. Greek head coach Sfairopoulos has done an amazing job in the city of Tel Aviv, famous with great basketball achievements in the past. He makes his super athletic team to work very hard on the defensive end and the result is Maccabi is among the Euroleague’s best defences at the moment, allowing as few as 75.6 points per game. That alone is a bad new for Zenit, who is really struggling offensively in the European club basketball’s top flight, collecting only 74 per event. Defence is not helping Zenit either as the Russian side allows 81.7. Maccabi’s strong offence will be a headache for Zenit’s coaching staff, Maccabi collecting 86.4 and ranking among the best in Euroleague in terms of attacking efficiency.
No matter what angle is chosen to look from, Zenit does not stand tall before the tip-off. Therefore, I expect Maccabi to have at least 6 points more than Zenit after the final whistle. If you also want to place all your bets with better odds and higher limits, so open an account on the best betting software VIP-IBC, enjoy the outcome of this game and count yourself among winners today.