The regular season of the French LNB began at the end of September this year and will end in mid-May 2023. In the regular season, 18 clubs will play, which will play 34 rounds and meet each other twice. After that, the strongest eight will form playoff pairs. Elimination battles start from the 1/4 final stage.
Bookmakers single out two main favorites for the championship in the elite French basketball championship, namely Monaco and ASVEL. Also, the Metropolitan 92 and Le Mans are likely to fall into the strongest four. However, the likelihood that these clubs will compete for gold is not too high. Although the season in one of the strongest European basketball leagues promises to be boring. Bets on this event can be placed in ilovasi Mostbet.
Sasha Obradovic’s wards got off to a great start in the current LNB league season. In the starting seven matches of the championship, Monaco alternately defeated Nanterre, Nancy, Roanne, Gravelines-Dunkirk, Paris, Bourque and Strasbourg. Then, in the eighth round, the “red-white-gold” sensationally lost at home to Dijon – 84:95. It should also be noted that the team from Fontvieille performs well in the Euroleague. The brainchild of Alexei Fedorychev has an excellent team that is able to solve the tasks set, both on the domestic and international arena.
Representatives of the principality should easily get into the playoffs. The only one who can create problems for the “red-white-gold” is the most titled French club ASVEL from Villerbant.
TJ Parker’s guys have been French champions in the past two seasons and this time they will try to get a third title in a row. In the regular championship, ASVEL does not differ in stability, but scores points quite regularly. By the eighth round, the inhabitants of the Astrobal arena had five wins and three losses. Bourque, Le Portel, Graveline-Dunkirk, Nancy and Fos-sur-Mer managed to overcome the brainchild of Tony Parker. At the same time, the Lyon club was defeated by Cholet, Ada Blois and Roanne.
The White-Blacks shouldn’t have any problems getting into the strongest eight. Yes, and in the playoffs, Charles Lumbach-Cahudi and partners are able to go far enough.
The team from Levallois-Perret, after losing in the opening round to Gravelines-Dunkirk, gained excellent form. The guys of Vincent Florent Anthony Collet alternately defeated Pau-Orthez, Le Portel, Le Mans, Ada Blois, Bourque and Limoges. The Blue-and-Yellows won twice in overtime and four more in regular time. Lahau Konate and partners are great under someone else’s shield and confident enough under their own. The Metropolitan 92 averaged almost 90 points per game and conceded just over 80.
According to the regular season, the “hornets” are progressing well. However, it will be extremely difficult for the brainchild of Boris Diao to reach the final in the playoffs.
“Lions” in seven starting rounds of the championship did not suffer a single defeat in regular time. In addition, in the 1/32 finals of the French Cup, Le Mans confidently defeated Vitre Auror on the road with a score of 74:55 and advanced to the next round. In the domestic championship, the “orange-gray-whites” turned out to be stronger than Fos-sur-Mer, Limoges, Cholet, Dijon, Le Portel and Roanne, but lost in overtime to Metropolitan 92.
Eric Delord’s team last won the championship title in 2018. Now the Lions will try to get another set of gold medals, but it will be extremely difficult to do so.
Despite the fact that bookmakers consider Monaco to be the absolute favorite for the championship, however, ASVEL should not be written off due to experience. Considering the composition of the teams, we can assume that the “white-black” will get “gold”, and the “red-white-gold” – “silver”. For the Metropolitan 92 and Le Mans, getting into the strongest four will already be a good achievement.