Though it’s a second-tier level international cup behind EuroLeague, you can also watch exciting games and great teams in EuroCup. And with our 2020 EuroCup Betting tips, we also share the favorites of the bookmakers and their odds for the final win.
Spanish team Valencia Basket has won last season and qualified for the EuroLeague for 2019-20 alongside second place Alba Berlin. Italian team Virtus Granarolo Bologna is tipped by online sportsbooks in Italy to win the cup this season, but we can find other candidates in the participating 24 teams for the title.
In the 2020 EuroCup betting tips four teams are head-to-head
We find 4 Italian, 3 Spanish, 3 French, 3 Turkish, 2 German and 2 Russian teams in the competing teams, and top favorites are coming from these countries too. Spanish and Russian teams have been dominating this cup so far, winning 12 times the cup since its beginning in 2002.
Despite all these statistics, 2020 EuroCup betting tips are now favorizing an Italian team, Virtus Bologna to win the competition. It is understandable though as Bologna is the oldest Italian club and one of the oldest in Europe too. Since its foundation in 1929, they won 15 Italian national championships, and also twice the EuroLeague. Last season they won the Basketball Champions League, a new competition by FIBA. During the summer they signed a few new players, including Milos Teodosic, one of the best European point guards of all time. Bologna’s odds to win the cup are 4.50.
One of his biggest opponents can be the team of Unicaja Malaga. The Spanish team was competing in Euroleague for 15 consecutive seasons, reaching its best result in 2007. They got into the Final Four that year and finished third there. Unfortunately, they lost the Euroleague license in 2015, so they were competing in EuroCup the next season which they won straight away. Last season they reached the quarter-final, where they lost against Alba Berlin. This season they can go for the title again, their odds are 5.5 with 1xBet.
As was mentioned, Russian teams are generally doing well in this competition, this year both teams can easily win the cup. The team from Kazan called UNICS and Lokomotiv Kuban, which is based in Krasnodar. UNICS has a long history, starting as a University team in 1957. The professional club was founded only in 1991. They are competing in European major leagues since 2002, were playing in the Euroleague and EuroCup. Last season they reached the semi-final, where they lost against future champion Valencia. Bookmakers are giving them the same chances as Malaga for the final win.
Lokomotiv Kuban has a similar old history, founded in 1946. The club has some changes during its years, including moving to different towns. They relocated to Krasnodar in 2009. Their best achievement so far is a third place in the Euroleague from 2016. After that, they were competing in EuroCup. In 2018-19, they had three different coaches and lost out in the quarterfinals against UNICS, they might take revenge for it this season. Their odds to win are 9.00 with 1xBet.
The club with fanatic fans
Online gambling sites in Italy are also mentioning a Serbian team, KK Partizan in favorites. Since its foundation in 1947, Partizan has won 21 national champion titles and 15 national cups. They also managed to win the Euroleague in 1992, playing almost every game on foreign grounds. They were back in the Euroleague Final Four in 1998, then in 2009, finishing fourth both times. In the last few years the club was suffering from financial problems and staff changes, but last year with a new coach, Andrea Trinchieri they seemed to be on the right path again. They also have 5.5 odds from 1xBet. To know more about the site before betting, read our latest review about 1xBet sportsbook.