It's too early to come to a coclusion. Olympiacos have a small lead because of his core. Panathinaikos are a new team but they proved in the friendlies that they are a good team. It's a good test for both. If Panathinaikos win, they'll become more enthusiastic. Mentality does not play a huge role on this level. Coaches and players are not that affected. Their trust on the coaches is their power.
About Sloukas's absence: "Olympiacos are hurt. They always try to have a Spanoulis back up. Sloukas had this role. Hackett is well-known. His basketball ego is big. Big club always find solutions though".
To the comparison of the two teams, Boudouris said: "Panathinaikos disadvantage is that they are a new team with a new coach. Their coach does not know Greek reality and some attributes of the derbies. His staff can help him though".
About Calathes, Charalompopoulos and Gist: "You can not just name a player, leader. The leader is there in difficult moments and controls the team on and off court. Diamantidis had this role the last years. We have to wait and see. We saw Charalampopoulos with his teammates in Volos European Championship. He has to be protected by the coach. He haw to prove his worth on court. He has to find a role to offer more to the team. Gist is a good player. It;s dangerous for him not to understand how this can affect his life. Sports are not before the man. I can understand the mistakes but I don't justify them".