In round 8 of Eurocup, we have a very interesting match between MoraBanc Andorra and Virtus Bologna, two teams that are in very good form and also fight for the top spot in Group A, alongside Promitheas or Monaco. Those four teams have all the chances to deep in this competition. Let’s see who has bigger chances to win.
MoraBanc Andorra is in a very good form with 4 wins in the last 4 games, against Monaco in Eurocup or against Unicaja in the last round in Spanish League. Andorra won’t have any problems to pass this group with Ulm or Rishon being already eliminated. In the last game against Unicaja, they had very good percentages from the field, finishing with 57% shots made. They had 13 assists and 29 total rebounds, but the shooting was their main argument for an 89-73 win. The main contributors in this game were Clevin Hannah with 17 points and 4 assists, Jeremy Senglin with 15 points, 3 rebounds and Frantz Massenat with 13 points.
Virtus Bologna has a dream season until now, with only one defeat in all competitions against Promitheas away. In the last round in Italy, they had an unexpected tough match against Trieste and won the game only in overtime 89-85. Their three-points shooting was bad with only 8 made out of 32 attempts. They had a slow start, at halftime they were trailed by 13 points, 48-35. After that, they managed to overcome the deficit and managed to even the score in the last seconds with 2 free-throws made by Milos Teodosic. The main contributors were: Milos Teodosic (24 points and 5 assists), Julian Gamble (17 points and 12 rebounds) and Vincent Hunter (16 points and 6 rebounds). They used 9 players in this game, all of them playing at least 10 minutes.
This game will be a huge test for both teams. For Andorra, it means the perfect match to see where they are and if they can compete against a top team match. For Virtus is important to see if they can overcome the tough match against Trieste and a trip to Spain. As a prediction, Virtus can win this game, but Andorra is a tough team and will fight for every ball, especially in front of their fans. Good luck for both teams.
Bogdan Vasile Tirc