Panathinaikos is stuck among the outsiders
Panathinaikos has no playoff hopes, the team is only 16th in the championship, 5 wins behind the top eight. The club is now on a four-straight losing streak in the Euroleague. In the last meeting, the team in a fierce battle lost away to Olimpia Milano 76:78. Things are going better on the domestic scene as Panathinaikos is second in the league behind Olympiacos. Five basketball players will not be able to speak in this confrontation right away.
Ephesus needs a strong finish
In the first round confrontation, Efes took a confident home victory with a score of 88:69, it was all decided in the first half as the teams went into an extended break with a lead of 16 points in favor of the Turkish club.
The odds for this meeting look logical, although Ephesus has not been impressive this season, the Turkish club is more motivated and Panathinaikos is on a losing streak. It will not be easy for the visitors to win because everyone is playing against the reigning champions with a special attitude. We are betting on a decisive victory for Anadolu Ephesus here.