ABA Adriatic league 2013-14, Game 8 preview
Here we are, in Game 8 in ABA Adriatic league regular season. After seven played games, Partizan NIS is at the top of standings with 6-1 record, as Crvena Zvezda Telekom, Buducnost VOLI and Cedevita Zagreb have 5-2 record.
In Game 7, Union Olimpija finally reached its first win in ABA Adriatic league, so there are no more winless teams in competition. Union Olimpija is at the bottom of the standings with poor 1-6 record.
Game 8 start today with four games, two more will be played tomorrow, November 17, and one game at November 18, big Serbian derby between Partizan NIS and Crvena Zvezda Telekom.
Today, at 17.00 CET, Zadar will host MZT Skopje. Zadar in difficult situation, with only 2 wins and 5 defeats will try to win at home and escape from the bottom of standings. MZT Skopje with 3-4 record, will try to use not so good form of Zadar and surprise them on the road game.
At 17.30 CET, Igokea will host Szolnoki Olaj. Igokea with 4-3 record and with Home court advantage is favorite in this game. Szolnoki Olaj have 3-4 record, but will try to surprise Igokea. Igokea failed to win over BC Khimki in Eurocup, until Szolnoki Olaj topped BC Mures in EuroChallenge.
At 19.00 CET, Buducnost VOLI will host Union Olimpija. Buducnost VOLI had good start in ABA Adriatic league and they have 5-2 record. After win in last week, and its first win in competition, Union Olimpija will try to continue winning streak even ot won’t be an easy goal at all in Podgorica.
At 21.00 CET, Krka will host Cibona in Novo Mesto. Krka with 3-4 record will try to use home court to beat wounded Cibona after Head Coach Neven Spahije decided to leave Cibona. Slaven Rimas who is promoted as new coach will have not easy goal against Krka. Cibona currently with 4-3 record.
At Sunday, at 19.00 CET, Cedevita will host Radnicki Kragujevac in Zagreb. Cedevita have 5-2 record, Radnicki is at 3-4. Cedevita is favorite in this game since they playing very well in this season. Radnicki kave its ups and downs, but they need one very good game if they have an goal to win in this game.
Also at 19.00 CET, Mega Vizura will host Siroki Primorka in Smederevo. Mega Vizura have better record 3-4, until Siroki Primorka have 2-5. Young team of Mega Vizura will try to reach another one win at front of its fans. Siroki Primorka is not known as team who played good in road game, so I am not sure if they have chance in this game.
Finally, at Monday, at 20.30 CET, a long-waited Serbian derby, Game of the week, clash between Partizan NIS and Crvena Zvezda Telekom. Serbian media are already full of articles about this game, fans are crazy, looking forward for start of this spectacle. Partizan NIS is current leader of ABA Adriatic league standings with great 6-1 record. Crvena Zvezda Telekom have 5-2 record, and will do everything to win. Really can’t wait to watch this game.
Here is the schedule for Game 8 of ABA Adriatic league:
Saturday, November 16
Zadar : MZT Skopje Aerodrom 17:00 CET
Igokea : Szolnoki Olaj 17:30 Cet
Buducnost VOLI : Union Olimpija 19:00 CET
Krka : Cibona 21:00 CET
Sunday, November 17
Cedevita : Radnicki 19:00 CET
Mega Vizura : Siroki Primorka 19:00 CET
Monday, November 18
Partizan NIS : Crvena zvezda Telekom 20:30 CET