Fenerbahce will travel to the Menora Mivtachim Arena to face Maccabi Tel Aviv in the EuroLeague on Wednesday.
The first four games have brought two wins for Maccabi Tel Aviv. Their first two games ended in defeat this season in the EuroLeague. Maccabi faced Khimki in their first game and succumbed to an 89-83 loss. In the next match Real Madrid were their opponents. Madrid claimed an 86-85 victory to inflict a second consecutive defeat upon Maccabi. It was a close game, and Maccabi lost despite shooting an impressive 64.7% from the floor.
Since that loss, they have won two on the bounce in the EuroLeague. The game against Crvena zvezda went to overtime, where Maccabi outscored them 17-2 to take the win. Four players were in double figures, and it was a great team performance from Maccabi. They followed that up with a 76-63 win over Valencia Basket. Scottie Wilbekin top-scored for them with 14 points. Wilbekin is their leading scorer in the EuroLeague with 15.3 points per game. Only nine other players have averaged more points than him.
Maccabi are faring much better in the Israeli Basketball Premier League. They have won all their four games and stand first in the table. They finished first last season after 33 games, and Maccabi are favorites to repeat that this time. But coach Ioannis Sfairopoulos will want to fare better in the EuroLeague as well. They will hope to continue their winning streak against Fenerbahce.
Fenerbache have played four games in the EuroLeague as well, and they have won just once. They faced Real Madrid in their first game and fell to an 81-77 loss. Crvena zvezda awaited them in the second game, and Fenerbahce lost again. They got their first win of the EuroLeague season against Saski Baskonia on their home court. Nando de Colo scored 39 points to lead his side to an 87-80 victory.
In their last game, Fenerbahce lost 87-74 to Olimpia Milano. De Colo scored just 12 points in that game, but he has been a star performer for Fenerbahce so far. He has averaged 23 points per game in the EuroLeague, which is more than any other player. The French international had an impressive World Cup in the summer, and he has carried that form here.
In the domestic league, Fenerbahce are in a tough race for the title. Despite losing just one game, they are third in the table. They finished second last season, losing just one game more than winners Anadolu Efes. Even though it’s early, the competition is very strong this season.
Maccabi Tel Aviv vs Fenerbahce Betting Tips
Maccabi Tel Aviv are in form, and they should have enough to beat Fenerbahce. It will be a high-scoring game, and both sides should score more than 80 points. Fenerbahce will make it tough for Maccabi, and the margin of victory will be under five points. De Colo should have another strong game, but it won’t be enough to avoid defeat for Fenerbahce.