Basketball Champions League – Week 7 Preview

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Giannis Askounis

14/Dec/20 08:47

Eurohoops.net

Three unbeaten Basketball Champions League sides to the test this week

By Johnny Askounis/ info@eurohoops.net

No easy tasks in the reduced format of the 2020-21 Basketball Champions League season entering Gameday 7. All seven games scheduled to take place across Europe Tuesday and Wednesday are of importance for both the hosts and visiting teams.

Group B features JDA Dijon at 3-0 ahead of potentially achieving its first five-game winning streak in the BCL with Tofas Bursa planning to visit, but the affair was postponed Monday. According to the Return to Play Protocol, the match was rescheduled for January 12. Still set for this week, second-placed ERA Nymburk having won seven of its eight last away Champions League games will be in Cyprus to take on Keravnos.

On to Group A, undefeated Dinamo Sassari off ten wins in its previous 11 home affairs and this season overall 3-0 will face the Bakken Bears. The visiting side is looking for its first road victory after nine unsuccessful attempts. The key fixture brings Iberostar Tenerife at the Sinan Erdem Dome and opposite to Galatasaray.

The other 3-0 team in action, AEK will be on the road against Cholet hoping to retain the lead in Group C. The hosts will look to avoid becoming the first French team dropping to 0-4 in its inaugural BCL campaign. Also, Tsmoki-Minsk and Hapoel Holon will meet at the Falcon Club.

In Group D, Casademont Zaragoza sitting at 2-0 off eight wins in its last nine home Champions League tilts get Falco Szombathely consisting of a 1-6 away record in league history. Winless Pszczołka Start Lublin will host Nizhny Novgorod rounding up the schedule.

Group A

Tuesday
Galatasaray – Iberostar Tenerife (18:00 CET)

Wednesday
Dinamo Sassari – Bakken Bears (20:30 CET)

Standings
1. Dinamo Sassari 6 (3-0)
2. Iberostar Tenerife 5 (2-1)
3. Galatasaray 4 (1-2)
4. Bakken Bears 3 (0-3)

Group B

Tuesday
Keravnos – ERA Nymburk (18:30 CET)

Standings
1. JDA Dijon 6 (3-0)
2. ERA Nymburk 5 (2-1)
3. Tofas Bursa 4 (1-2)
4. Keravnos 3 (0-3)

Group C

Tuesday
Cholet – AEK (18:00 CET)
Tsmoki-Minsk – Hapoel Holon (18:30 CET)

Standings
1. AEK 6 (3-0)
2. Tsmoki-Minsk 5 (2-1)
3. Hapoel Holon 4 (1-2)
4. Cholet 3 (0-3)

Group D

Wednesday
Casademont Zaragoza – Falco Szombathely (18:00 CET)
Pszczołka Start Lublin – Nizhny Novgorod (18:30 CET)

Standings
1. Casademont Zaragoza 4 (2-0)
2. Nizhny Novgorod 3 (1-1)
3. Falco Szombathely 3 (1-1)
4. Pszczołka Start Lublin 2 (0-2)

Group E

Standings
1. SIG Strasbourg 5 (2-1)
2. VEF Riga 5 (2-1)
3. Peristeri 4 (1-2)
4. Rytas Vilnius 4 (1-2)

Group F

Standings
1. Brose Bamberg 6 (3-0)
2. RETAbet Bilbao 4 (1-2)
3. Pinar Karsiyaka 3 (1-1)
4. Fortitudo Bologna 2 (0-2)

Group G

Standings
1. Turk Telekom 5 (2-1)
2. Limoges CSP 4 (1-2)
3. Igokea 3 (1-1)
4. Hapoel Bank Yahav Jerusalem 3 (1-1)

Group H

Standings
1. Hereda San Pablo Burgos 5 (2-1)
2. Happy Casa Brindisi 5 (2-1)
3. Darussafaka Tekfen 4 (1-2)
4. Filou Oostende 4 (1-2)

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