Ratiopharm Ulm vs Alba Berlin Prediction comes from the German BBL – Playoff – Game 3 on Thursday, 03.06.2021, at Ratiopharm Arena (Ulm). Let’s look at the match preview as we try to provide the game-winner, Asian handicap, and over/under margins – the best betting tip for this tie.
Ratiopharm Ulm vs Alba Berlin Preview & Betting Tips
After a surprising and exciting defeat in the first match of 73-71 for Ulm, Alba Berlin returned to the series. In the second game, Alba Berlin had a great evening! Namely, the Albatross totally outclassed Ulm, winning 92-78, the result is 1-1 in the series. In addition to the previously injured players - Louis Olinde, Luke Sikma and Johannes Thiemann, coach Aito Garcia Renenses could not count on Jonas Mattisseck and Peyton Silva (one of Alba’s key players), in the second semifinal match against Ulm, due to injuries.
On the other hand, Ulm has secured the BBL playoff semifinals for the seventh time in the last 10 years. Ulm finished the regular season in sixth place in the table with a 23-11, and Jaka Lakovic's team placed in the top four after they eliminated Oldenburg (3-1 in the series), and they won 12 of the previous 13 league games. Ulm is considered one of the strongest home teams in the BBL, so Alba Berlin will not have an easy task.
Statistics and tradition speak for Alba Berlin, which has won each of the previous five meetings on the road against Ulm. In the first game, Alba Berlin threw a 12-point advantage into the water and suffered defeat, while in the second game, they demonstrated strength. Despite the absence of important players, Alba Berlin has strong enough players in their roster to win this clash.
- After two games played in Berlin, the result is 1-1 in the series.
- Alba Berlin has been better than Ulm in 9 of the previous 10 meetings.
- Alba Berlin has won each of the previous five meetings against Ulm at the Ratiopharm Arena.
Alba Berlin to win
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