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02 Nov

Barcelona v Olympiacos Live Stream Euroleague

In these difficult times, there is no harder opponent to face in an attempt to snap a losing streak, as Barcelona will host Olympiacos in Palau Blaugrana on November 3rd, in the last game of Euroleague’s fifth fixture.

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After initial bang and blow over victory against Panathinaikos, Barcelona is facing heavy struggles and has lost 3 matches in a row. And now they have to host a team that has yet to suffer a defeat in this year’s campaign, as Oly went 4-0 in the first four matches.

Coach Sito Alonso still can’t count on Rakim Sanders and Victor Claver due to injuries, as Barcelona faces difficult result crisis. After starting a season with five consecutive wins, including dominant 98-71 smashing of Panathinaikos, Barca doesn’t know for a win in the last five games, three of them in Euroleague.

Catalonian giant has great shooting percentage and leads the league in assists (21.2 per game), but there are obvious problems with confidence. With several new players in roster, it will take some time for Barca to put all the pieces together, and play against probably the toughest, team-oriented squad as Olympiacos comes at the worst time.

Although they’re playing without their leader and mastermind Vassilis Spanoulis since the start of the season, Olympiacos has a great, experienced group that plays together and for one another. They are one of the toughest teams in the league for the last several years, and they are keeping it that way this season also.

They are struggling with outside shooting so far (28.6%), but they are strong under the basket and lead the league in rebounding (33.0 per game). Their defense is standardly exceptional, allowing opponents only 70.5 points per game, and limiting them to only 11.8 assists per game (2nd in the league). It’s hard very to play against them if their defense in up to the task.

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The decisive battle is under the rim in this game. Nikola Milutinov is constantly improving as he took over starting position at center, as teams’s second-best scorer in the league so far, only behind ever-present Georgios Printesis. These two make the Olympiacos basket a very hard to hit. Kevin Seraphim is playing on a high level for Barca as a starting center and is team’s leading scorer (14.8 PPG). If he manages to compete with Oly’s big men and win rebounding battle, Barca might have a chance.

On the other side, Tomas Huertel is the main ball-handler for Barca, and in this game, he’ll face a huge pressure from Olympiacos guards, whether it’s Brian Roberts or Janis Strelnieks. He needs to find a way to be productive against Oly’s guards, who’ll keep an eye on him as long as he’s on the court.

Olympiacos comes in Barcelona on a good wave, having won their last 7 games in all competitions. They are mentally strong and persistent, and Barcelona will have to play above their current possibilities to steal a victory in this clash.