FRAPORT Skailainers - Villarreal for the final 1 round of the Yurocap Top-16. The only team in the group without winning the German, the absolute in the first 2 matches for the French.
With a defeat at its headquarters German league championship ended the year for FRAPORT, the same way the new year began with its defeat at the same headquarters for the premiere of Top-16 in the Yurokop with 70-63. There was a slight defeat in the home defeat of the German Championship Krailsheim with 77-91, the home-away crash by Lokomotiv Kuban with 69-92, and on Sunday came 5's defeat at home in the home of the best team in Germany Bayern 80-71, in a match that had Wohlfarth-Bottermann's return that somehow helped the team under the baskets and was the best of the player but did not seem to be enough with the team being competitive only in the 1 period before Bayern press c bout and found up to + 18 in the 3 period, before loosing to the end with her own coming from the double racing in Euroleague. Apart from the team, Bell-Haynes and Vargas are still in a position to reduce Herbert's turn-over to 10 players and I can hardly see the team making their first victory in 2019 against the best French team, Willerban.
On the other hand, the French have an extraordinary and overcrowded set that the owner of the team and active NBAer Tony Parker along with his partner and team mate Charlotte Hornets Nicolas Batum are constantly strengthening in order to reach the Final-4 of the event and with the ultimate goal of bringing the team to the top European Championship, Euroleague as soon as possible. Kalnietis, Slaughter and DeMarcus Nelson are distinguished by their performances at the top European level, flanked by some young Frenchmen who make the difference like Amine Noua and Alpha Kaba, which brings Zvezdan Mitrović an alliance of talent and experience. In fact, Tony Parker convinced another NBAer to go down to Lyon and join the team, greatly enhancing her momentum. This is 2,18 Center Alexis Ajinca, who counts 293 in the world's top championship with New Orleans, Toronto, Dallas and Charlotte. He coached for a week with his team and his debut is approaching and may take some minutes against FRAPORT, but he has not clarified whether he will be included in the mission or whether his debut will be transferred to a later stage. The team with its defense weapon having the top defensive performance of the game made wins against some of the favorites to win this year's Yirokup, indicating that it can fit into them. One of these great doubles in the home of strong Lokomotiv Cuban with 65-67 at the Top-16 premiere, and then doubled the victories of the German German Formula One in France with 93-89, in a match that nearly paid her over-relaxation at the end of what she paid on Saturday at Nanterre's head, making 3 her defeat in the French Championship this year, losing 79-78 with 2 shots a second before the end, which exasperated Mitrović who stressed this has to stop.
I expect from the top in all areas of Willerban to be more cautious in Germany and make 33 in the group without any problems that will greatly lock its qualification in the quarter-finals but will also allow it to have the upper hand in terms of the first of the group. It is expected again with a weapon the defense of keeping a team low to reach the 70 points in 2019, at a time when the Germans will hardly be able to limit the sporting Villarreal and since the top-16 lottery they knew how their future in the institution would not have continued.
If it were not the last samples of her relaxation in her last games, I would take all of her victory's handicaps, but on that basis I will lower it a bit and I will take the double with 4 points difference and up.
Frankfurt - Lyon Villeurbanne: 2 (-3.5) @ 1.65 Stoiximan.