Olympiacos Piraeus vs Real Madrid
Date: 28th March 2017
Kick-off: 20:00 CET
In what will definitely be the most exciting match from the Euroleague Round 28, Olympiacos Piraeus will be hosting Real Madrid in a battle from the top of the table.
Olympiacos have been solid all season long and deservedly are among the top three best teams in the competition. They have won three of their last four games, including an overtime win over Crvena Zvezda in Belgrade in the previous round. Olympiacos still have a chance to grab the first place in the regular season standings, as they face Real Madrid on Friday night and CSKA Moscow in the last round.
Real Madrid were able to secure home-court advantage in the previous round, as they dominated Barcelona for the second time this season. The Whites are currently occupying the first spot in the standings, but if they don’t stay focused in the next three games, they could quickly fall down. Their first big challenge will be on Friday, as they visit Olympiacos – a direct challenger for the top seed.
Olympiacos Piraeus vs Real Madrid: Head to head stats
For the past 16 years, Olympiacos Piraeus and Real Madrid have met 24 times in the Euroleague and the Whites have won 13 games.
Olympiacos are 10-1 at home against Real Madrid.
In the previous game between the two clubs which was earlier this season, Real Madrid won at home with an 83-65 score.
Olympiacos Piraeus vs Real Madrid: Prediction
The duel on Friday between the two European heavyweights, Olympiacos and Real Madrid, will surely offer a great show for the fans, as both clubs need the victory. The two teams also met in the 2014-15 final, where Real Madrid won with a 78-59 score.
Moreover, the game on Friday will offer us to watch two clubs with totally different philosophies. Real Madrid rely mostly on their offense and that’s evident from the fact that the Whites are second in terms of scoring in the Euroleague (87.0 ppg). On the other hand, Olympiacos have been more than dominant on defense, as they are club that allows the fewest points in the tournament (73.4 ppg).
Given Olympiacos’ historical advantage at home (last time when Real won as visitors was in 2004-05), expect them to get the victory.
Olympiacos Piraeus vs Real Madrid: Tips
- Olympiacos -2 @ 1.90