Jaime Martinez Lafargue gets the honor to let us know what he thinks about FC Barcelona’s games against Maccabi Tel Aviv. Why? Well Jaime is the #1 prediction man of BallinEurope – although he is the man at solobasket.com. Here is what Jaime predicts:
Maccabi should win this series by 2-1. They managed to grow through the Top 16 phase to display their full potential in their last games. Their play against Real Madrid in Vistalegre was almost perfect. Anyway, until then their season has been quite disturbing; as it has been for Axa Barcelona. This gives the ACB team a chance to beat Vujcic & co. despite the home court factor.
The qualification of Barcelona for this stage of the Euroleague has surprised me, as my prediction of 3-3 for the Top 16 included their elimination. Again, the talent of their players will be the key to success. Even in a bad day, Lakovic or Basile can shoot you out from the 3 point range; and Kasun, Trias and Vázquez can outplay almost any frontcourt in Europe…if they find their inspiration. Eye on Pepe Sánchez, the cleverest guy on the wooden court.