European club basketball hosts several international tournaments, but the Euroleague is considered the most prestigious. Every year, eighteen teams play each other in two rounds in the regular season. The top eight clubs then continue through the play-off stage, with the top four who will determine the trophy winner in the final tournament.
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The five potential contenders have not changed
Among the eighteen participants in the regular season, there are teams from year to year claiming the main trophy of European basketball. Among them are Turkish, Spanish, French and Italian clubs. This season, according to experts and bookmakers, this list has not changed significantly:
- Anadolu Ephesus
- Armani Milan
The current champion is ready to fight for the third title in a row. The Brewers had a successful start in the national championship, and the team is also showing a spectacular game in the Euroleague. The past season has shown the importance of the “long bench”. To successfully fight on all fronts, the club signed several well-known basketball players. In particular, Anadolu Ephesus has been strengthened by the arrival of Will Clyburn, Ante Zizhitsa, Achille Polonara. At the same time, the Brewers re-signed all their key players, retaining the backbone of the team. Coach Ergin Ataman will have to solve the problem of injured point guard Shane Larkin, who has not yet found a full-fledged replacement. Bookmakers offer to bet on the victory of the Turkish club with a coefficient of 1 to 4.
Madrid are the most titled club in the Old World, but the team has not been able to climb the main European peak for several years. Last season, the team reached the final, where in a bitter struggle they lost with a gap of one point to the champion. At the start of this season, the “creamy” faces all the same tasks: victory in the Euroleague and the national championship. In order to achieve these goals, a new coach (Chus Mateo) came in and the club also signed several top performers (Janan Musa, Sergio Rodriguez, Mario Hezonha and Petr Corneli). Bookmakers believe in the strength of Madrid, the odds for winning the tournament are 1 to 4.5.
For twelve years, the Catalans have not won the Euroleague, more and more inferior in the number of titles to their eternal enemy from Madrid. So last season, Real stopped Barcelona at the semi-final stage. In the off-season the club made a number of important acquisitions, Tomasz Satoranski, Jan Vesely, Mike Toby, Oscar Da Silva joined the team. Also, the “pomegranate” managed to keep their brightest star – striker Nikola Mirotica. Experts believe that Barcelona is ready to fight for the title, the odds for winning are 1 to 4.74.
Olympiacos had a great regular season season 2021/22, finishing second. Then there was a difficult victory over Monaco in the ¼ finals and a defeat from Anadolu Efes. Not a bad result, but the club’s management and fans want more. To improve the situation, it was decided to make a partial rejuvenation of the squad, the team was replenished with young talents Georgios Tanulis and Omiros Necipoglu. The team was also strengthened by more famous players (Tariq Black and Janis Strelnieks). The odds of Olympiacos winning the title are 1:9.
Milan had a great start in the national championship, but in the Euroleague, the team is not doing so well. Today, the Rossoneri are not included in the top eight, however, experts are confident that the team will make up for lost time in the long standings. Perhaps the unsuccessful start in the Euroleague is associated with the injury of Shavon Shields, who has no equivalent replacement for Milan. During the summer off-season, the club retained key players and in addition signed Johannes Voigtmann, Deshawn Thomas, Kevin Pangos, Leonardo Okiki. The chances of Milan winning the title are less than those of its rivals: 1 to 11.