CSKA Moscow vs Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul
Date: 21st March 2017
Kick-off: 17:00 CET
The first Euroleague game on Tuesday will definitely be an intense one, as CSKA Moscow will be hosting Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul.
CSKA are still occupying the second place in the regular season standings, as the reigning champs were defeated with a 79-78 score by Baskonia last week. Despite the loss, the team from Moscow has been playing quite solid lately, as before the last round, they had won four games in a row. CSKA will have a really difficult game on Wednesday, as despite playing at home, they will have to face Darussafaka Dogus who are fighting with everything they have to get into the playoffs.
Darussafaka Dogus are currently in ninth place in the regular season standings and have some pretty solid chances of making the playoffs. They have won three of their last six games, but they will have to do better until the end of the regular season if they are to actually move up the table. On Wednesday Darussafaka Dogus will visit CSKA in what will definitely be a hard match for them.
CSKA Moscow vs Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul: Head to head stats
In the last 16 years, CSKA Moscow and Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul have met three times and the club from Moscow has won twice.
In the previous game between the two clubs earlier this season, Darussafaka Dogus managed to win with a 91-83 score.
CSKA Moscow vs Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul: Prediction
The match on Thursday between CSKA and Darussafaka Dogus will definitely be a competitive one, as both teams have a lot to fight for. The reigning champs are still trying to get that first place in the table, while the visitors are trying to move up among the top 8 teams.
Statistically, CSKA are definitely the better team. They have the best offense in the tournament, averaging 87.3 ppg, compared to 78.4 by Darussafaka Dogus. Defensively, the team from Istanbul has done slightly better, as they have limited their opponents to 78.7 ppg, while CSKA to 79.1.
Expect an intense battle between the two teams, which will most likely end with a win for the russians.
CSKA Moscow vs Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul: Tips
Over 167.5 @1.90