Both teams currently have the same number of points in the Euroleague, but Fenerbahce has played two more games. The places are getting expensive for the Play-offs, so Fenerbahce must definitely win. A defeat can therefore have much more severe consequences for the top Turkish team than the Russians.
Let’s have a look on Fenerbahce
Last weekend, some of their top players a rest after Fenerbahce had to play 11 games in January. They lost in overtime this weekend. Fenerbahce is in top form, only two of those 11 games were lost. This was both in their own league. The Euroleague was successful for Fenerbahce. The team achieved an excellent total score with even a victory over CSKA Moscow, the current No. 2. Every match they were favourites they easily reached their handicap. With players like De Colo, Vesely, Pierre and Brown showing deadly efficiency at the hive, their weakest percentage of “field points scored” was 56% in the last matches.
Zenit Saint Petersburgh expectations
Zenit played a league match against Nizhny last Tuesday, travelling from Russia to Turkey, give the Russians a full schedule. We see this reflected in their results in the Euroleague. The previous three displacements were lost against Milano, Barcelona and Bayern. At that time, they never achieved a 50% score. They also have a right midfield, but mostly a broad core, without real top players.
What do we expect for Fenerbahce vs Zenit?
The pressure is clearly on the top Turkish team. But given the ultimate form in which Fenerbahce is in and that they can start this match rested, she has a good chance of winning. The last two games H2H also resulted in two wins for Fenerbahce. We think the odds we get for a -3.5 handicap at 888Sport is too good to pass up. You can bet on odds of 1.86 with this bet!