The semi-finals of this season’s EuroLeague are only two weeks away. They will be held between the 28th and 30th of May at the Lanxess Arena in Cologne. Barcelona will play against Milano while Anadolu Efes meet CSKA Moscow in the other game. The Spanish and Turkish teams are favored to go through in the 2021 EuroLeague Final Four predictions, but the defending champions will also aim to reach the final.
After the cancellation of last season’s Final Four, basketball fans surely can’t wait to see the best teams again fighting for the title. The last four clubs will meet at the end of May in Cologne to decide the winner of the top European club tournament. CSKA Moscow won the event in 2019 which makes them the defending champions. The Russian team defeated Anadolu Efes in the final but now the two teams will meet again in the semi-final. Surely Anadolu wants to take revenge in the game which promised to bring lots of scores and excitement. The other semi-final will feature the return of former winners. As Barcelona have reached the last four for the first time since 2014. While Milano will feature in the final four after 29 years.
Anadolu are favored against CSKA in the 2021 EuroLeague Final Four predictions
Turkish top team Anadolu Efes have reached the Final Four of the tournament for the fourth time, and have the chance to win it for the first time. The 14-time Turkish champions were the closest to winning the trophy in the 2018-19 season, but they lost against CSKA Moscow in the final. While last season they also won the regular season and could have featured in the final. Now Efes only need to defeat CSKA to reach the final. Online sportsbooks in Germany favor them to do so and offer the odds of 1.49 for their victory.
With players like Vasilije Micic or Shane Larkin, the team is expected to score a lot, just like they did all season. But CSKA have great players in their squad too from American Will Clyburn to Serbian Nikola Milutinov. The Russian team reached the semi-final easily. After winning 3-0 on aggregate against another Turkish side, Fenerbahce. CSKA have won the tournament 8 times already and will play in a record 20th Final Four. They also have a great record against Anadolu, after winning 11 of their last 13 games. Even though they lost against them in their last meeting in March. Now their odds to win the game is 2.62 in the 2021 EuroLeague Final Four predictions.
Barcelona have the bigger chance to reach the final
In the other semi-final, FC Barcelona will play against Ax Armani Exchange Milan, with both teams returning to the Final Four after a long time. The Catalan team is favored by online gambling sites in Germany to win the game with the odds of 1.405. They won the regular season but had to play five games against Zenit St Petersburg in the playoff. Now their aim is to win their third EuroLeague trophy after 2003 and 2010. Spanish players like Pau Gasol, Nikola Mirotic or Alex Abrines who are also members of the Spanish national team can play a key role in that. Just like American-Ugandan Brandon Davies, who scored 40 points with Mirotic in the two teams’ last meeting.
While Milan’s two point guards, Malcolm Delaney and Sergio Rodriguez are also well-known by Barcelona. Delaney joined the Italian team from the Catalans last summer, while Rodriguez plays in the Spanish national team. Milan have won the EuroLeague three times so far, but their latest victory is from 1988. Now the team seems to be back in the European elite and has the odds of 2.93 to win against Barcelona. They finished fourth in the regular season and knocked out Bayern Munich in the playoffs. But Ettore Messina’s team will need their best play if they want to feature in the final.