Barcelona vs Olympiacos. Meeting of teams from the Final Four of the last Euroleague

Barcelona will play at home against Olympiacos on January 10 in the 21st round of the 2023/24 Euroleague Basketball. The battle will take place on the floor of the Palau Blaugrana arena in the main city of Catalonia.

Our Expert Predictions & Analysis on Barcelona vs Olympiacos


The team has been around the best teams in the Euroleague basketball for a very long time. Barcelona traditionally has an excellent roster, but the Lithuanian coach of the club was not able to get everything out of these star guys. The management of the “blue garnets” should have fired him a long time ago, but they delayed making a logical decision. Fortunately, this happened and in this case, perhaps, better late than never.

The Catalans are now coached by Roger Grimau. Are there any changes in the team's game? Well, she is again among the best in the Euroleague, but not at the top. Barcelona is now in third position in the championship, with 13 wins after 19 meetings. This does not mean that everything remains as it was. The new mentor instills his basketball skills in his players. It will take time, but there is a bright future ahead. Moreover, the Catalans can shoot in the Euroleague 2023/24. They go high. Everything is fine. The playoffs are still a long way off. There is time to play and so on.

The Catalans have three wins in their last six matches in the tournament. If we talk about the situation right here and now, then problems may arise with Olympiacos. The opponent is very good. He is in good shape, his squad is united and skillful.


The club is dangerous for absolutely all opponents in the Euroleague 2023/24. In the last edition of the tournament, the Greeks won the regular season and then managed to reach the final, where they lost to Real Madrid by only one point. This is a certain level. Let’s say here that Olympiacos certainly hasn’t gotten any worse over the summer holidays.

At the moment, the Greek team is in fifth place in the overall standings of the competition, with a balance of 11/8. Pao (fourth place) has exactly the same difference in victories and defeats, however, as Fener and Maccabi (sixth and seventh positions in the championship).

Olympiacos has not lost four matches in a row in the Euroleague. Of course, here it is necessary to make a reservation that in this period he was lucky with his opponents, but one should not underestimate the excellent series of positive results.

The Greeks play very smart basketball. They do not run mindlessly forward at unrealistic speeds. The team works very closely in defense and then goes on offense. There is no rush or fuss.

Barcelona vs Olympiacos

History of the confrontation

The clubs have already met in the current Euroleague season. This was in mid-October 2023 (second round of the competition). This battle took place in Greece. The guests achieved success in it with a score of 77:68. If we look at the ten most recent rivalries between teams, they will have a 6:4 win in favor of the Catalans.

Odds from download 1xbet

Bookmakers believe in Barcelona. They pay 1.53 for its success. Olympiacos' victory is estimated at 2.5 at 1xbet. The odds on the total under(157,5) is 1.83. Betting on the total more(157,5) is multiplied by 1.87. If you bet on handicap 1(-2.5), you can increase your bank 1.67 times. handicap 2(-2.5) is estimated at 3.05. Install the 1xbet app and place a bet on the favorite!

Game Totals Prediction

Barcelona is transforming itself. It is powerful, but at the moment it is slightly hampered by a reset under a new coach. Hence we have some instability in the results of the Catalans. Predicting the outcome of the upcoming battle is very difficult. Here, each side can shoot. In this case it is worth referring to the defensive style of play of the Greeks, which should lead to a relatively low scoreline and take the total under(157.5) for 1.83.

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