CSKA vs Anadolu Efes. Will the “soldiers” be able to take revenge on the Turks for past grievances?

In the Euroleague, every matchday becomes more important as playoff spots start to be distributed. CSKA is practically not worried about this, because after the New Year holidays they made a powerful breakthrough. The team is fully focused on international competitions, which allows us to demonstrate high-quality basketball. But you can’t relax, because the most important task remains - to win the advantage of the home court before the playoffs.

Anadolu Efes frankly fails the season, and missing out on the playoffs literally hung over the heads of the players. They feel emotional pressure that leads to strange mistakes and constant defeat. Correcting the situation at the finish line will be incredibly difficult. On February 2, the rivals will meet each other on the floor of the Megasport Arena in Moscow.

Our Expert Predictions & Analysis on CSKA vs Anadolu Efes


CSKA won three of the last four matches and moved up to fifth position in the Euroleague standings. There are opportunities to climb higher, but for this you will have to try your best. The last match was a fundamental confrontation with UNICS. On the road, the team was able to demonstrate their character and pull out the most important victory - 86:75. And the main character was the Swede, who literally destroyed the opponent's defensive structures. He completely took over leadership functions, scored 27 points and made two rebounds. As usual, Milutinov plowed well, who turned from a “workhorse” into one of the main stars of this squad.

In addition, rotation is being used more and more actively, young basketball players are being attracted. The team is gaining momentum and can approach the playoffs in an optimal emotional and functional state.

Anadolu Efes

Anadolu Efes have lost three of their last four matches. And he let Bayern go ahead, being only in ninth place in the standings. In the last match, the team played on the road with another representative of Russia - Zenit. The result was disappointing, she lost with a score of 67:76, there was no special struggle. The only bright spot was Micic, who spends the season quite stably. He scored 22 points, had six rebounds and three assists. But the rest of the basketball players looked faded, they could not help the leader correct the situation on the floor. It is noticeable that the skillful team frankly does not try, in some moments they do not give a damn about the instructions of the head coach - Attaman. And the mentor is increasingly boiling up, which only harms his team, receiving serious disciplinary sanctions.

CSKA vs Anadolu Efes

History of the confrontation

Up to this point, the teams have already faced each other 34 times in the open spaces of various tournaments. Absolute superiority in the history of personal meetings on the side of CSKA - 25 wins. But Anadolu Efes was able to beat the opponent in only nine fights. The last face-to-face match took place in the second round of the current Euroleague draw. The rivals clashed with each other in October 2021. They fought on the floor of the Sinan Erdem Dom arena in Istanbul. As a result, the “soldiers” on the road turned out to be stronger than the opponent with a score of 100:96.

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CSKA plays on the home court, so it looks like a favorite in the eyes of the bookmaker. It is offered to bet on a possible victory of the owners of the ice with a coefficient of 1.75. But Anadolu Efes, after a series of defeats, is not quoted so highly. The potential victory of the guests is estimated with a coefficient of 2.16. The base total of this match was set at around 160.5 points. To bet on its penetration, as well as on the reverse option, they give with a coefficient of 1.94. Install the 1xbet app and place a bet on the favorite!

Game Totals Prediction

CSKA rebooted and began to churn out victories, it looks very decent throughout all the last matches. The team is extremely motivated, as they want to get home court advantage before the start of the playoffs. She will try to win a convincing victory, enlisting the support of the home stands. Anadolu Ephesus fell down and can not recover. It is noticeable that basketball players do not particularly understand each other, they act in isolation. Therefore, the disposition of forces in this pair at the moment is too clear. We predict that CSKA Moscow will deal with the opponent without any special problems, it will be stronger with a handicap of (-3.5) points.

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