Calendar countdown: Round 4

Aug 09, 2019 by Print
Calendar countdown: Round 4

The countdown is on for the start of the 2019-20 Turkish Airlines EuroLeague season on October 3! The new EuroLeague season once again promises great matchups, week in and week out, but also more teams and games to enjoy than ever before in European club basketball. Season-long drama is in store, that's for certain. Just check out the matchups in Round 4!

Zenit St Petersburg vs. Panathinaikos OPAP Athens

Welcome to the north

In this first-ever meeting between these sides, Zenit will host Panathinaikos on its first visit ever to St Petersburg.

Anadolu Efes Istanbul vs. Real Madrid

Real has dominated

Real has beaten Efes in their last seven meetings and 10 of the last 11 to lead their overall series this century 21-6. Efes has defeated Real three times in Istanbul this decade, each time by three or fewer points.

Maccabi FOX Tel Aviv vs. Valencia Basket

Expect a close one

Each of last two EuroLeague games between Maccabi and Valencia, in the 2017-18 season, was a three-point decision in favor of the home team.

FC Bayern Munich vs. Khimki Moscow Region

Streak in progress

Bayern is a perfect 6-0 all-time against Khimki, including all of their four EuroLeague meetings between 2015 and last season.

Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade vs. FC Barcelona

Home-court trend

Barcelona has a 6-2 record in games against Zvezda this century, but the home team has won the last four meetings between them.

Zalgiris Kaunas vs. LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne

Tie-breaker game

ASVEL and Zalgiris have played eight games in their history, four of them this century, and have an even 4-4 record, with home teams winning all games

ALBA Berlin vs. CSKA Moscow

ALBA aims for a first

In their four previous meetings this century, CSKA is a perfect 4-0 and has beaten ALBA by an average margin of 19.5 points.

AX Armani Exchange Milan vs. Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul

Messina vs. Obradovic

Two head coaches who have combined to win 13 EuroLeague titles in the past 27 years go head to head for the first time since December of 2013.

KIROLBET Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz vs. Olympiacos Piraeus

The legend landed

Olympiacos star Vassilis Spanoulis delivered a career-high and a club-record 15 assists against Baskonia in Vitoria-Gasteiz in his team's 90-95 win there in October 2016.