BBL Play-offs 2023, Quarterfinals, Game 2 on Thursday, 18.05.2023
How many titles will FC Bayern win this season? A question that applies within the club, because not only the footballers are hoping for the championship, but also the basketballers, who are currently attacking in the quarter-finals of the Play-Offs!
The second quarter-final is scheduled for Thursday, with the FCB again enjoying home advantage. And not only Bet3000 is sure: 2:0 should not cause any problems! In my Bayern Göttingen tip, I now reveal why I am also pro-Munich and even suggest a HC!
Berlin, Munich, Bamberg? The German basketball champions have come exclusively from these three cities since 2010! FC Bayern fans naturally hope that the title will go to the Isar again this year.
Just as it did in 2014, 2018 and 2019. In the regular season, Bonn and Alba Berlin were the measure of all things, the Bavarians lined up in third place with a much worse yield.
Before the Play-Offs started, the Munich team definitely did not show its best side. Oldenburg, Heidenberg and Göttingen, the FCB ended the actual season with three defeats in a row.
Well aware of the third place, which of course entitles them to participate in the play-offs. Here, BG Göttingen was drawn for the quarter-finals, the opponent against whom the Bavarians still lost at the end of April.
On Tuesday, the first quarter-final took place in the Audi Dome, and the Reds more than lived up to their role as favourites. Only the second quarter was even, and in the end the home side won 87:67.
Almost half of all 3-point shots found their target, a great rate. On Thursday, the Bavarians can once again look forward to the support of their supporters, whether that will be a decisive advantage?
There have been three defeats at the Audi Dome in the Bundesliga, so not a bad haul. FC Bayern and Göttingen have met directly a total of 22 times, with the balance clearly in favour of the Reds.
22 wins and four defeats, will number 23 be added on Thursday? It was only at the end of January that Göttingen suffered a real dismantling in the Bavarian capital, going down 74:105
The odds from our betting providers are also heading in a very clear direction, coming in at an average of 1.10 to 9.00. A 2:0 lead would be worth a lot for the favourites in any case.
Göttingen, of course, also have the misfortune of having to play twice in a row at the Audi Dome. As sixth, the team has made it to the Play-Offs, for the first time since 2011!
That alone is worth a lot, but of course they would also like to celebrate a small sensation. Shortly before the start of the Play-Offs, it became clear what is still missing from the national top spot.
The team lost 60-95 to Bonn, the newly crowned Champions League winners. They have lost a total of 15 times in the regular season, and now there was also the clear defeat against Bayern.
On Thursday, the team must succeed in increasing its own efficiency. 41% field goals and 26% three-pointers, the rates in front of the opponent’s basket are still not acceptable.
How it can work against the Bavarians became clear a few weeks ago when the home game was won with 83:75. Here, Göttingen was a little bit stronger than the actual favourite in every quarter.
The Bavarians are individually much stronger than Göttingen, that’s no surprise. Already in the first quarter-final it became clear what separates the two teams when it really comes down to it all.
The Munich team feels particularly at home in the Audi Dome, and they were able to gain a clear advantage in the first match. So I can’t imagine it will be any different on Thursday.
The Munich team wants its second point, elimination before the semi-finals is not an option. For Göttingen, everything should go better than on Tuesday, but on balance I still opt for the following tip:
Bayern win despite a HC of -13.5!