After two defeats in a row – in Euroleague on the floor of Olympiakos (86-65) then in Betlic Elite in Bourg-en-Bresse (88-63), AS Monaco witness Bayern Munich firmly.
Back in the Principality after two setbacks away from home, the Roca Team wants to take advantage of its reunion with its public on Friday to return to victory in the Euroleague. Currently 8th in the standings (4 wins for 4 losses), Zvezdan Mitrovic and his players must win against Bayern Munich if they want to regain a positive balance and secure their place in the top 8.
For the 7th participation in its history at the Euroleague, Bayern Munich has posted a record of 3 wins for 5 losses this season. After 4 setbacks from the outset, Andrea Trinchieri’s men recovered well, stringing together 3 successes, one of which was against the leader, Armani Milan (83-77). Last defeat to date, at home against Real Madrid (76-80).
The Bavarian player to watch will undoubtedly be Darrun Hilliard. The American full-back, best scorer of his team in the Euroleague (16.8 points at 47% success at 2-points and 40% at 3-points), multiplies high-level performances. Drafted in 2015 by the Detroit Pistons and passed by the San Antonio Spurs, Darrun Hilliard left the NBA and took over the management of Europe in 2018. For the past two seasons, he played at CSKA Moscow alongside a certain Mike James .
“This game against Bayern Munich will be very important for us before we face Maccabi Tel Aviv and EFES Istanbul. Bayern are a very serious team that aims to qualify for the playoffs, like last season. They benefit from a quality workforce with experienced players. We were able to analyze our match against Olympiakos and pinpoint our mistakes in defense. The players are ready. Léo Westermann and Donta Hall should be suitable for this match, in any case I hope so ”,comments coach Zvezdan Mitrovic.
Photo: Alpha Diallo (ASM, Euroleague)