Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul vs Fenerbahce Istanbul
Date: 10th February 2017
Kick-off: 18:00 CET
In the first Euroleague game on Friday, an Istanbul derby will be played, as Darussafaka Dogus will host Fenerbahce.
Exactly when it has mattered the most, Darussafaka Dogus have faltered. David Blatt and his men have now lost three games in a row and have given up their eighth place in the standings to Anadolu Efes. The even worse part is that Darussafaka had a favorable opponents in those last three matches – Anadolu Efes, Zalgiris and Milan. In their next four games, they will have to meet Fenerbahce, Real Madrid, Panathinaikos and Olympiacos.
Fenerbahce have been playing quite well lately, as they have won four consecutive games now. Moreover, in their previous match, they managed to defeat CSKA Moscow for the second time this season. On Friday, they will visit Darussafaka Dogus which definitely be a quite competitive match, but still winnable for Fenerbahce.
Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul vs Fenerbahce Istanbul: Head to head stats
Darussafaka Dogus and Fenerbahce have met three times in the Euroleague and Fenerbahce have been victorious twice.
In the first game between the two clubs this season, Darussafaka Dogus managed to win as visitors with a 64-71 score.
Last year, Darussafaka lost at home to Fenerbahce with a 100-106 score.
Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul vs Fenerbahce Istanbul: Prediction
Despite the fact that Darussafaka Dogus have lost three games in a row, the match between them and Fenerbahce will definitely be a competitive one. Both clubs are fighting hard for playoff positions and the hosts are in a desperate need for a victory if they are to conserve their chances of reaching the eighth spot.
Statistically, neither team stands out. Offensively, Darussafaka Dogus and Fenerbahce have performed pretty similarly, as they have averaged 79.3 and 78.1 points per game respectively. On defense, the visitors have managed to play better, allowing only 76.0 ppg compared to 79.5 by Darussafaka.
Moreover, David Blatt’s club has been dead-last in terms of assists this season, averaging just 14.8 apg so far. However, they have more than compensated with good iso-plays.
In the end, expect a win by Fenerbahce, as they are currently in a better form.
Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul vs Fenerbahce Istanbul: Tips
- Fenerbahce -3 @ 1.90