Emporio Armani Milan Vs. Virtus Bologna: Round 33 Match Prediction.

Armani Milan Vs. Virtus Bologna: Round 33 Match Prediction.

Apart from the matches between the teams in the top positions of the Euroleague standings, all eyes are on the 7th to 10th positions, which will allow some teams to compete in this year’s Euroleague play-in. Particularly intriguing are Alba Berlin vs. Partizan and Valencia vs. Asvel Villeurbanne. However, the most controversial and arguably the most important game is Emporio Armani Milan vs. Virtus Bologna. With the return of N. Mirotic, Emporio Armani looks like a different team on the court. In the Italian derby against Virtus, they unquestionably need a win to secure a spot in the play-in contention. Nonetheless, this outcome will only be determined on the final day of the season, alongside the results of other teams.

The latest news from Emporio Armani Milan.

Emporio Armani’s journey is anything but easy; it’s a challenging one. It all kicks off with the match on Friday, April 5th, 2024, as they host Virtus Bologna at the Forum at 18:30 (UTC). A victory in this crucial match significantly boosts their chances of making it to the play-in round. Emporio Armani finds themselves in a favorable position, one they should capitalize on.

Firstly, they hold a positive point difference compared to other contenders for the 9th and 10th spots, with a +5 (PTS+/PTS-) just 2 points ahead of Zalgiris, who stand at +7. The other potential contenders for these positions are Partizan (-44), Efes (-31), Valencia (-55), and Zalgiris (+7). Should they secure a win, and given that Zalgiris faces Monaco away and is expected to lose, and Efes confronts Fenerbahce away in a challenging match, their path to 10th place seems promising. Moreover, they can solidify this position by securing a victory on the final day of the season at Maccabi’s neutral venue. The likelihood of this scenario is high, as even with a loss, Maccabi, playing at Barcelona’s home court, secures 7th place in the Euroleague standings, rendering them irrelevant on week 34, the last day of the regular season.

In the 32nd round of the Euroleague, Armani Milan suffered a defeat at home against Zalgiris in a crucial game for both teams, with a score of 87-73. N. Mirotic appeared to be in good form, but it wasn’t sufficient for his team to secure victory on the heated Lithuanian home court.

The schedule and scores of the teams competing for a place in the play-in.

PosTeamGamesWinsLossesWin %Points +Points –+/-Home RecordAway RecordLast 10Streak
7Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv32191359.4%27882761+2712-47-97-31-0
8Virtus Segafredo Bologna32171553.1%25622619-5712-45-112-80-0
9Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz32161650%26572683-2610-76-94-60-1
10Anadolu Efes Istanbul32151746.9%26892720-3112-43-136-41-1
11Zalgiris Kaunas32141843.8%25662559+79-75-116-40-1
12EA7 Emporio Armani Milan32141843.8%24692464+511-53-135-50-2
13Partizan Mozzart Bet Belgrade32141843.8%26092653-4411-53-133-72-1

Round 33:

  • AC Monaco – Zalgiris (04 April 2024 18:00 UTC)
  • FC Barcelona – Maccabi Tel Aviv (04 April 2024 18:00 UTC)
  • Alba Berlin – Partizan (04 April 2024 19:30 UTC)
  • Valencia Basket – ASVEL Villeurbanne (04 April 2024 19:45 UTC)
  • Fenerbahce IstaNbul – Efes IstaNbul (05 April 2024 18:45 UTC)
  • Real Madrid – Baskonia (05 April 2024 19:30 UTC)
  • Emporio Armani Milan – Virtus Bologna (05 April 2024 19:30 UTC)

Round 34:

  • Zalgiris – Real Madrid (11 April 2024 18:00 UTC)
  • Efes Instabul – Crvena Zvezda (11 April 2024 18:30 UTC)
  • Maccabi Tel Aviv – Emporio Armani Milan (11 April 2024 19:05 UTC)
  • Partizan – Valencia Basket (12 April 2024 19:30 UTC)
  • Virtus Bologna – Baskonia (12 April 2024 19:30 UTC)

What conclusions can we draw from the data?

Taking a close look at the schedule and the standings, we can confidently assert that Armani Milan has a serious chance of entering the play-in.

Let’s examine them in detail:

  • Zalgiris will face Monaco away and Real Madrid at home. Logically, it’s reasonable to expect that they might lose at least one of these games.
  • Efes will encounter Fenerbahce on the road and Crvena Zvezda at home. There’s a high likelihood that they might suffer a loss against Fenerbahce in the 33rd round of the Euroleague.
  • Maccabi is set to play against Barcelona on the road in the 33rd round. Given that they likely won’t be striving to surpass Olympiakos for the 6th place, they might exhibit indifference in round 34 against Armani Milan.

Current status and the latest news from Virtus Bologna.

In an exciting game for the 32nd round, Virtus Bologna was defeated at home by Panathinaikos with a basket by Kentrick Nunn in the last tenths of a second, resulting in a final score of 79-81. In their recent matches, they have struggled to maintain good performance and secure victories, having lost their last five games. Their most recent win on Italian soil was against Valencia Basket, with a score of 87-74. The team’s focus seems to revolve mainly around the performance of T. Shengelia, who appears to be in good form. However, against Armani Milan, he appears to lack the psychological and physical fitness to handle the pressure from his opponents.

The upcoming game is expected to be closely contested with a strong emphasis on defense, as neither team wants to concede defeat. However, for Virtus to drop from the 8th place in the rankings, simply losing to Armani Milan won’t suffice. They will also need other results to go against them, and they must lose at home to Baskonia on the last day, while the latter must defeat Real Madrid in the 33rd round.

Emporio Armani Milan Vs. Virtus Bologna – Who will win?

As mentioned, the game is expected to be closely contested on the scoreboard, with both teams prioritizing defense to secure the win. However, considering Armani Milan’s recent performances, including their victory at home against Monaco, I believe they will either manage to secure the win with difficulty or ease. Given their focus on point difference, I anticipate they will secure at least a slight margin in their favor. My chosen point for this match is:

Emporio Armani Milan vs. Virtus Bologna: Emporio Armani Milan to win with a handicap of -3.5.

In this game, I expect two players to stand out: N. Mirotic from Armani Milan and T. Shengelia from Virtus Bologna. Both players have shown strong performances in recent games, and I anticipate Thursday’s match will be a battle between them.

Bet Builder:

The Bet Builder I recommend is:

  • Over 18.5 Points: T. Shengelia
  • Over 4.5 Rebounds: T. Shengelia
  • Over 20.5 Points: N. Mirotic
  • Over 5.5 Rebounds: N. Mirotic
Emporio Armani Milan Vs. Virtus Bologna - Who will win?

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