Anadolu Efes vs CSKA. Who will win the first Euroleague win this year?

Basketball Euroleague is rapidly gaining momentum, on October 8 another portion of the most interesting matches will take place. Anadolu Efes started the current Euroleague draw with an away defeat. So far, the team looks confident only in Turkey, where it literally runs over rivals with a skating rink. Now it is necessary to prove their worth in the international arena as well.

CSKA also crashed away in the first round of the competition, but put up decent resistance to the very end. CSKA finally have a wide bench and a serious attacking potential. They do not know defeat in Russia, they managed to win the VTB United League Super Cup.

The rivals will meet on the parquet of the Sinan Erdem Dom stadium in Istanbul.

Our Expert Predictions & Analysis on Anadolu Efes vs CSKA

Anadolu Efes

Anadolu Efes won the Turkish Super Cup with great difficulty - he beat Merkezefendi in overtime (94:93). This fight clearly demonstrated that the team is experiencing serious playing difficulties. And then it literally crumbled under the onslaught of Real Madrid - 69:82. She lost in the starting game with a difference of 17 points, after which it became almost impossible to fully return to the game. Such a serious blow to self-esteem should whip up the Turkish team.

In addition, the leader of the roster, Larkin, still showed himself well, who scored 21 points, made four rebounds and six assists. And a major victory over Besiktas (101: 55) in the national championship should bring Anadolu Ephesus to his senses.


CSKA is quite confident in dealing with its rivals in the VTB United League. As part of this tournament, the club won three victories in a row - over Tsmoki-Minsk (92:44), Zelena Gora (105: 71) and Nizhny Novgorod (92:72). All the fights have clearly demonstrated how powerful attack the "army team" has. So far, the role of leaders is assumed by legionnaires, but Russian basketball players are actively working to improve their performance.

In the Euroleague, the team started with a defeat to Olimpia Milano (74:84), which should shake up ambitious performers. For a long time, the team was in the lead and even left the leader for a long break. But after him the initiative completely passed into the hands of the opponent, who ended the meeting with his victory.

Anadolu Efes vs CSKA

History of the confrontation

Opponents up to this point have crossed paths 33 times within the framework of various tournaments. The obvious advantage is on the side of CSKA, which turned out to be stronger in 24 matches. Nine more times the victory went to Anadolu Efes. The last face-to-face fight took place in May 2021 as part of the Final Four, which took place in Cologne. Then the Turkish club turned out to be stronger, which won with a score of 89:86. And the best in terms of performance was the performer of the "army" Clyburn, he scored 26 points, made seven rebounds and one assist.

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Anadolu Efes looks like the favorite of this confrontation in the eyes of the bookmaker. The owners of the parquet offer to bet on the victory with the odds of 1.435. But CSKA is approaching the upcoming fight in the status of a dark horse. The possible triumph of the guests is given with the odds of 3.04. The basic total of the meeting was set at around 164.5 points. It is offered to play its breakout with a coefficient of 2.075, and the opposite variant is estimated at 1.84. Install the 1xbet app and place a bet on the favorite!

Game Totals Prediction

Both teams did not start in the best way, so now they expect to do some work on the mistakes. Anadolu Efes has a serious attacking potential, which could not be demonstrated in the match with Real Madrid. But now the attack of the Turkish club will hit the floor with double motivation. CSKA looked good in the fight with Milano, but the basketball players did not have enough strength for the ending. Therefore, now the team will try to more competently distribute forces for the entire duration of the match. We predict that the opponents will show off their performance and break through the established total of 164.5 points.

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