The only goal of Olympiakos, in tonight’s game against Baskonia (9/11, 19:15), for the 7th matchday of the Euroleague, is a good performance and a return to victories and a positive record, since at the moment the “Red and White » have 3 wins and as many losses in their start to the season.
Baskonia is coming to SEF, at a not-so-good time for itself, as it has not started the season in the place it would have liked. They are in 15th place in the Euroleague with just two wins in 6 games and in 7th place in the ACB, with 4 wins in 8 matches.
Barzokas’ plan to win against Baskonia
The Basques changed managers early in the season, with Penaroja leaving and former Red Star coach Dusko Ivanovic taking his place.
In their last game, they lost to Gran Canaria at home 88-76 for ACB and travel to Piraeus to get a positive result and “turn” the situation in their favor.
Moneke and the “battle” with Fal
Of course, her task will not be easy, as her big strength this season, Chima Moneke, who averages 17.2 points and 6.6 rebounds and plays in the “5”, will “fall” on Fal.
An advantage and a problem for the “Basques” at the same time, as Olympiacos gathers its greatest potential in the “5”, with Mustafa Fal coming off the best appearance of his career with the “red and whites”, after against PAOK for the Basket League performed a unique triple double…
If the ferocious French center of Olympiakos manages to limit the jumper yes… but only 1.96m. center of Baskonia, then he will significantly reduce the offensive function of tonight’s opponent of Piraeus.
Olympiacos should not get carried away by the “crazy” pace that Baskonia imposes on their games, as with Giorgos Bartzokas absent on the absentee list, playing time management may be an issue, with Olympiacos’ core units playing for a lot racing minutes.
Given the absence of McKissick, to whom Giorgos Bartzokas, of Sikmas, who is expected to be available from next week, but also the doubtful participation of Nikolas Milutinov, who has not yet “released” his entire program, expressed his support training of the “red and whites”, the coach of Olympiakos will have to manage the participation time of his players, who did have 4 days off from the previous match, but they will have to maintain strength, in view of the “devil’s week” that follows.