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FC Barcelona vs Anadolu Efes Istanbul Predictions & Tips - Istanbul To Win Euroleague Final

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Leigh Copson 29 May 2021
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FC Barcelona vs Anadolu Efes Istanbul Predictions & Tips


Istanbul can maintain their 100% record against Barcelona to win the Euroleague Final.

The Turkish team won a couple of closely contested games in the regular season and we could see a repeat here.

  • Anadolu Efes Istanbul are 2-0 vs Barcelona this season
  • Anadolu Efes Istanbul covered -1.5 in both regular season wins over Barcelona
  • Anadolu Efes Istanbul have covered -1.5 in all 26 victories this season
  • Anadolu Efes Istanbul ranked #1 in scoring in the regular season
  • Anadolu Efes Istanbul ranked #2 in points difference in the regular season
  • FC Barcelona ranked #1 in points allowed in the regular season
  • FC Barcelona ranked #1 in points difference in the regular season
  • Both regular season meetings produced -160.5 points

Head To Head


  • FC Barcelona lead the all-time series 12-11
  • Anadolu Efes Istanbul lead the season series 2-0

FC Barcelona Form


FC Barcelona finished the regular season top of the standings, landing the #1 seeding.

The Spanish team compiled a 24-10 record and boasted the best defence in the league.

They were taken the distance by #8 seeds Zenit St Petersburg in the playoffs.

FC Barcelona dropped the first game 76-74 but bounced back with 81=78 and 78-70 wins.

Zenit forced a deciding game with a 74-61 win in Game 4, but they merely delayed Barcelona’s progress.

Barca clinched the series with a 79-53 win and then edged Milan 84-82 in the Final Four.

Anadolu Efes Istanbul Form


Anadolu Efes Istanbul finished third in the standings in the regular season.

Not team scored more points than the Turkish team, who racked up 2,838 points.

Like Barcelona they too needed five games to win their playoff.

Anadolu Efes Istanbul made a red-hot start as they blew out Real Madrid 90-63 and 91-68 at home.

However, they failed to clinch the series in Madrid.

They dropped Game 3 80-76 and then surrendered their series lead with an 82-76 loss.

Istanbul got the job done back home though, edging their Spanish opponents 88-83 in Game 5.

They then overcame CSKA Moscow, who finished second, 89-86 in the Final Four.

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Verdict

Anadolu Efes Istanbul have had Barcelona’s number here and that may not change in the final.

It is likely to be a close clash with the league’s leading scorer, Vasilije Micic, proving the difference.

Best Bet: Istanbul -1.5 Spread @-140.85 at BetMGM - 2 Units
Value Bet: Istanbul & -160.5 Moneyline & Total Points @218.00 at bet365 Sport NJ - 2 Units

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