With the defeat of Strasbourg but all the other favorites won and convinced. I believe that this will be the most balanced game of this first day.
Paris Levallois won a tremendous boost with the arrival of super experienced French international Boris Diaw who is back in his country several years with an NBA exit clause.
Together with Diaw we will have one of the great revelations of the EuroBasket in the Slovenian Prepelic to which we join very experienced Americans like Louis Campbell. I think they will be one of the good teams in the championship and they will be a playoff team.
On the other side we have Monaco that went from great certainty with the first place in the regular phase of the previous season to an early elimination in front of the 8th place in Lyon.
They have a team with good players and experienced players like Gladyr, Fofana, Sy and especially two players that I really like in Aaron Craft and in the post Kikanovic.
Prognosis Paris Levallois vs Monaco:
For me, the Monaco team is better team has well more solutions especially at the defensive level. The home factor can make the bet tricky but I think the greater European experience of some Principado team players will make a difference.