History Favors Olympiacos in Game 5 Against Anadolu Efes
History shows that Olympiacos are the clear favorites to defeat Anadolu Efes in game 5 of the Euroleague Playoff series.
On Tuesday, Olympiacos host Anadolu Efes in game 5 of this year’s Euroleague playoff series with the winner advancing to the Final-4 along with Real Madrid, Fenerbahce, and CSKA Moscow. On only 8 previous occasions has a Euroleague playoff series gone to a do or die game 5. In all eight previous game 5’s, the hosts have come away victorious to celebrate a place in the Euroleague Final 4.
One of those instances was in 2012-2013 when Olympiacos defeated Anadolu Efes 82-72 to march onto the Final-4, which they eventually won against Real Madrid in the final. On Tuesday, Olympiacos will hope to continue this tradition and celebrate their place in yet another FInal-4.
All the Euroleague Playoff Game 5’s
2008/09: Barcelona v Tau, 78 - 62
2010/11: Real Madrid v Valencia, 66 - 58
2011/12: Panathinaikos v Maccabi Tel-Aviv 86 - 85
2012/13: Olympiacos v Anadolu Efes, 82 - 72
2012/13: Barcelona v Panathinaikos, 64 - 53
2013/14: Real Madrid v Olympiacos, 83 - 69
2013/14: CSKA Moscow v Panathinaikos, 74 - 44
2015/16: Lokomotiv Kuban v Barcelona, 81 - 67