Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul vs Real Madrid
Date: 26th April 2017
Kick-off: 20:15 CET
In what will be the third game of their playoff series, Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul are hosting Real Madrid.
Darussafaka Dogus managed to pull quite a shocker in the previous game, defeating the top-seeded Real Madrid in the Spanish capital. As a result, David Blatt and his men have gained home-court advantage at least for now. If they are to keep it, Darussafaka Dogus will have to play at an even higher level from now on, as the Whites will surely be playing with a chip on their shoulder.
Real Madrid definitely did not expect to find themselves in such a position after two games, but they were simply outplayed by Darussafaka in the fourth quarter. However, despite playing in Istanbul on Wednesday, the Whites will probably be at their best in order to re-gain their advantage in the series.
Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul vs Real Madrid: Head to head stats
For the past 16 years, Real Madrid and Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul have met four times and each team has won twice.
Each team won its home game during the 2016-17 Euroleague regular season.
Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul vs Real Madrid: Prediction
The game on Wednesday between Darussafaka Dogus and Real Madrid will surely be a heated one, as the hosts will be trying to cheer up their fans and protect their current home-court advantage. On the other hand, the Whites will give everything to grab the lead again.
Darussafaka managed to play some great perimeter defense in the previous game, as they held Real Madrid to just 30% from behind the three-point line. However, the Whites, despite having earned 20 attempts from the free-throw line, managed to make just 55% of them.
Darussafaka did play good overall in the previous match, but don’t expect Real Madrid to make the same mistakes twice. The Whites will surely be a lot more focused on Wednesday and will pick their shots more carefully throughout the entire game.
Despite this, expect a win by Darussafaka, even though it could be with a pretty small margin.
Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul vs Real Madrid: Tips
- Darussafaka +4.5 @ 1.80