Panathinaikos vs CSKA. Will the “soldiers” be able to beat one of the outsiders?

Coronavirus has not canceled all Euroleague matches, individual teams continue to struggle with their last strength to get into the playoffs of the competition. Panathinaikos, however, looks frankly weak and helpless. He settled in the basement of the standings, has a frankly low chance of continuing to fight for the title. It is for this reason that basketball players openly give up.

CSKA is having one of the toughest seasons in recent memory. He is in a borderline position, and each misfire can greatly affect the chances of getting into the playoffs. It is for this reason that every single fight has to go to the limit of motivation. On January 12, the rivals will meet each other on the floor of the Olympic Indoor Hall in Athens.

Our Expert Predictions & Analysis on Panathinaikos vs CSKA


Panathinaikos spends the season frankly weak, can not fix the situation. The team settled on the penultimate position in the standings and looks helpless. There was another unpleasant series of three defeats in a row. The team consistently lost to Olimpia Milano (54:75), Barcelona (82:85) and Olympiacos (65:84). In addition, in recent years, he quite often suffers devastating defeats.

Even the leaders have lost their form and do not particularly threaten the ring of rivals. Sometimes the key basketball players of Panathinaikos still shoot, but this happens extremely rarely. It is not possible to put successful matches on stream, there is frankly not enough stability. Therefore, even now, even the stands of the home arena are unlikely to help the club demonstrate their best basketball.


CSKA managed to win three of the last five matches, but the situation is still in limbo. It is absolutely clear that the performers give their best, there is no basketball player who goes to the floor without burning eyes. But excessive zeal often leads to a large number of errors, strange cuts. The last defeat against Real Madrid turned out to be especially painful - 65:71. It seemed strange that in physics the team could not surpass the opponent, who was literally bled white by the coronavirus pandemic.

It is for this reason that there are quite big questions to the coaching staff. It is not entirely clear why the performers look so tired, literally dying on the floor. There is no lightness that would allow you to work wonders on the court.

Panathinaikos vs CSKA

History of the confrontation

Up to this point, the teams have already faced each other 46 times on the open spaces of the professional scene. The obvious advantage is on the side of CSKA, which sent 27 victories to its piggy bank. 19 matches ended with victory from Panathinaikos. It is noteworthy that the last four meetings were held precisely by the "soldiers". The previous match took place on the floor of the Megasport Arena in Moscow in early December. The match ended in a crushing victory for the hosts of the site with a score of 97:77. And the best basketball player of the meeting was Shved, who scored 17 points, made two rebounds and 13 assists.

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Bookmakers do not particularly believe in Panathinaikos, who is the undisputed outsider of the current draw of the competition. It is offered to bet on a possible victory of the hosts of the parquet with a coefficient of 3.21. But CSKA has real chances to improve their standings. A potential triumph of the guests is given with a coefficient of 1.38. The base total of this match was set at around 158 points. Both available options (both "bottom" and penetration) offer to take with the same coefficient - 1.94. Install the 1xbet app and place a bet on the favorite!

Game Totals Prediction

Panathinaikos looks frankly weak, unable to demonstrate the optimal level of the game. The team has already come to terms with the state of affairs and gave up. One gets the feeling that she will not even impose special resistance on a formidable opponent. The bet can be placed on the performance in the national championship. CSKA simply must take advantage of such a great opportunity. The New Year holidays gave me the opportunity to reboot and believe in myself again. Therefore, basketball players will be able to demonstrate the optimal level of play. We predict that the victory will go to the treasury of the Moscow club with a handicap of (-7.5) points.

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