Covirán Granada will seek a new step towards direct promotion at the same time that Diego Epifanio will debut on the Movistar Estudiantes bench in a weekend in which these will not be the only incentives with reasons such as Unicaja Oviedo’s visit to Bàsquet Girona or the duel that will lead the reborn Palmer Alma Mediterránea to seek permanence in his visit to the Municipal de Almansa.

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There are five remaining matches for Covirán Granada to be able to conclude the Regular League and, therefore, each match will already be a Final for a team that has a valuable cushion (1+1) over second place. And the first of them will arrive this Sunday with his visit to a complicated track such as the Municipal de Azpeitia. A duel against one of the teams in relegation places and that could become a trap if faced with that mentality. That is why Pablo Pin will have had to work hard this week with his men, not only in sports but also psychologically, where his men will have to become strong to avoid a stumbling block that could complicate his options . Because the Basque team knows very well what it means to defeat teams like Leyma Coruña or Movistar Estudiantes on their court.

Precisely the people of Madrid will be another focus of attention this weekend, specifically on a Sunday morning in which, after the departure of Jota Curpinera as coach, the people of Madrid will have to face the first game with Diego Epifanio at the controls. A clash that he will arrive with hardly any preparation time together with those who will be his new players and in which they will have to face an Acunsa Gipuzkoa who served last year as his relegation partner. And all this in a match with no margin of error for both, since a defeat would mean the almost definitive goodbye of the locals to direct promotion or of the Basques to the Playoffs by promotion.

Before, on Friday night, one of the most demanding and important matches for its protagonists will have taken place, since the Espai Fruita Barris Nord will once again dress in its best clothes for the fight for third place. And it is that Gerard finds men will receive an EasyCharger Palencia willing to recover the ground of the last defeat to get fully into the fight for a third place owned by ICG Força Lleida at the moment. A meeting in which they must not lose sight of the direct average and of which a Bàsquet Girona will be very aware, which will be in charge of closing the day on Sunday afternoon-night. And they will do it with a full level test against a Unicaja Banco Oviedo team that arrives at a good time in order to examine a team in which Marc Gasol is still in an intractable mode.

In the meantime, the HLA Alicane will continue their fight against a Leyma Coruña that seems to be at its best moment of the course and that will visit the Pedro Ferrándiz ready to settle definitively in Playoff positions And below, a match marked in red for a Melilla Sport Capital that could leave the permanence seen for sentence in case of victory against an already relegated Levitec Huesca La Magia, but that arrives in positive dynamics after their weekend match. A duel that could mark the future of another of the teams with water up to their necks, a Palmer AM Palma that surprised Bàsquet Girona on the last day and for which there will be no other possible result in their visit to the Municipal de Almansa other than the victory. Especially if CB Prat beats a UEMC Real Valladolid in his fief who, like the Melillans, will fight for the victory of tranquility.


– TAU Castelló vs Cáceres P. Humanity (V-20:45h) |
– ICG Força Lleida vs EasyCharger Palencia (F-9:00 p.m.) |
– CB Prat vs UEMC Real Valladolid (S-18:15h) |
– HLA Alicante vs. Leyma Coruña (S-7:30 p.m.) |
– CB Almansa with Afanion vs Palmer AM Palma Medirerranea (S-8:30 p.m.) |
– Movistar Students vs. Acunsa Gipuzkoa (D-12:30 p.m.) |
– Melilla Sport Capital vs. Levitec Huesca (D-12:30 p.m.) |
– Juaristi ISB vs. Covirán Granada (D-5:00 p.m.) |
– Bàsquet Girona vs Unicaja Banco Oviedo (D-7:00 p.m.) |