Baskonia vs Real Madrid
Date: 03rd February 2017
Kick-off: 20:30 CET
In what will most likely be the most exciting Euroleague game on Friday, Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz will host Real Madrid in an all-Spanish clash.
Baskonia haven’t exactly performed well lately, as they have managed to win just one game from their previous four matches. The victory came in the last round and it was a pretty dominant one against Barcelona. Baskonia will definitely look to on a winning streak, but that will be more than a hard task, as they will none other than the current best team in the Euroleague – Real Madrid.
Real Madrid have played more than good for the past month, as after the previous round, they have won six games in a row. Moreover, they have grabbed three consecutive victories away from home, which will certainly give them confidence for Friday. Achieving a seventh straight win be quite hard for Real Madrid though, as visiting Baskonia is never easy
Baskonia vs Real Madrid: Head to head stats
In the three Euroleague games that Baskonia Vitoria Gasteiz and Real Madrid have played against each other, the Whites don’t have a single victory.
In the first match between the two clubs earlier this season, Baskonia managed to grab victory with an 87-91 score.
Baskonia vs Real Madrid: Prediction
Neither Baskonia nor Real Madrid will head into Friday’s clash as a clear favorite, as both team are among the Euroleague elite and have performed good this season.
Statistically, Real Madrid have the advantage though. The Whites are the second-best team in terms of offense this season, as they have averaged 86.9 points per game, compared to 81.0 by Baskonia. Defensively, the hosts have performed slightly better than Madrid, but not by a significant margin (79.2 ppg vs 80.1 ppg).
It will be a hard-fought game for sure and it’s quite likely that it won’t be decided until the last minutes of the fourth quarter.
Expect a win for Real Madrid at the end, as they have been in a better form lately and will seek revenge for the loss earlier this season.
Player updates: Real Madrid will be without Rudy Fernandez and Felipe Reyes. (source)
Baskonia vs Real Madrid: Tips
- Real Madrid wins @ 2.00