AXA vs ANA Dream11: The top-spot will be up for grabs when third-placed Olimpia Milano play host to Anadolu Efes in round-10 EuroLeague match in the fashion capital of the world, in Milan, at Mediolanum Forum, Italy.
There's not much to differentiate between these two teams who have recorded seven wins apiece from the first nine games in EuroLeague. Anadolu have scored at 82.38 points per game in Europe, while Milan have averaged 81.38 from nine games. Another similar stats is that Anadolu have allowed a combined 702 points, with the teams scoring 708 points against Milan in EuroLeague this season. In a gist, this is going to be a very close game.
Milan could easily be considered as the most in-form team in Europe at the moment. They dropped just one game since opening the season with a 78-64 defeat against Bayern Munich and strung together a run of six consecutive wins before losing 87-79 to BCK Khimki. The host come into this game on the back of a 92-88 win over an in-form Maccabi Tel Aviv.
Anadolu Efes have set the league on fire in the early going. They have more than exceeded the expectations and are now very much the dark horse for the ultimate thing in Europe.
Anadolu Efes holds a big advantage over Olimpia Milano in the head-to-head fixtures with 18 wins against 8 defeats.
Host: Olimpia Milano
Visitors: Anadolu Efes
Match Timing: November 22, @ 01:15 AM
Venue: Mediolanum Forum, in Assago, Milan, Italy
Sergio Rodriguez: Scored a double-double in the last game. He is the best Milan currently have on their roster. The33-year-old Spanish is averaging 15.7 points per game in EuroLeague this season.
Shane Larkin: But no player on either team's roster has been as good as Shane Larkin. He is averaging almost 20 points per game for Anadolu Efes and had another good game last time around after scoring a game-high 19 points in the last match.
Luis Scola: The 39-year-old Argentine superstar still has in him to maintain a high level. That shows the player he is and has been since he burst onto the scene almost two decades ago. He is averaging 13.4 points per game.
Vasilije Micić: The Serbian can challenge fellow teammate Shane Larkin for the points per game battle, for he has racked up the points at 18.1 per game this season.
Amadeo Della Valle and Arturas Gudaitis both remain questionable for the home clash against Anadolu Efes having missed out on the last match due to unknown reasons. The host have no other injury problems or suspension to contend with before this match.
Amedeo Della Valle, Shelvin Mack, Vladimir Micov, Paul Biligha, Riccardo Moraschini, Michael Roll, Sergio Rodriguez, Kaleb Tarczewski, Nemanja Nedovic, CinCiarni, Christian Burns, Aaron White, Jeff Brooks, Luis Scola
Anadolu Efes team news:
Adrien Moerman has been ruled out until December after undergoing ankle surgery in August. Bryant Dunston is a huge doubt for this game having sat out the last game due to an injury.
Anadolu Efes: Shane Larkin, Krunoslav Simon, Chris Singleton, Rodrigue Beaubois, Dogus Balbay, Sertac Sanli, Bugrahan Tuncer, Vasilije Micic, Shane Larkin, Alec Peters, Tibor Pleiß, Bryant Dunston (Questionable)
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PF: Luis Scola
SF: Sergio Rodriguez
C: Kaleb Tarczewski
PG: Micheal Roll
SG: Vladimir Micov
PF: Chris Singleton
SF: James Anderson
C: Tibor Pleiß
PG: Vasilije Micić
SG: Rodrigue Beaubois
Olimpia Milano: Jeff Brooks, Shelvin Mack, Nemanja Nedovic, Paul Biligha, Aaron White, Andrea Cinciarini
Anadolu Efes: Shane Larkin, Alec Peters, Sertac Sanli, Krunoslav Simon, Dogus Balbay
AXE vs ANA Dream11 teams:
PG: S Rodriguez
SG: S Mack, S Larkin (SP)
SF: V Micov
PF: L Scola, C Singleton, A Peters
C: K Tarczewski
PG: S Rodriguez, V Micic (SP)
SG: S Mack, R Beaubois
SF: V Micov
PF: L Scola, C Singleton
C: K Tarczewski
Since you can hardly separate these two teams in terms of the stats, you have to give Milan a slight advantage for being the host in this game.