Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul vs Real Madrid
Date: 28th April 2017
Kick-off: 18:30 CET
In what will be the fourth game of their playoff series, Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul are hosting Real Madrid in an attempt to extend their stay in the Euroleague.
Darussafaka Dogus were not able to win their first home game of the Euroleague playoffs, as Real Madrid managed to hold them off. Nonetheless, the squad led by David Blatt played pretty well and was actually the stronger team in the final two quarters. Friday’s game will be a must-win for Darussafaka Dogus, as if they do not come out on top, their season will be over.
Real Madrid did not allow to be stunned a second time in their previous game against Darussafaka and deservedly won. The Whites came out well-prepared in the third game and managed to get an 11-point lead before half-time. They held on it until the end of the match and as a result, if they win on Friday, they will be advancing to the Final Four.
Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul vs Real Madrid: Head to head stats
For the past 16 years, Real Madrid and Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul have met five times and the Whites have been victorious in three of the games.
Each team won its home game during the 2016-17 Euroleague regular season.
Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul vs Real Madrid: Prediction
The game on Friday between Darussafaka Dogus and Real Madrid will surely be an intense one, as the hosts will be fighting for their survival, while the visitors will want to advance to the Final Four as soon as possible.
In the previous game, Real Madrid’s offense came alive and it was the reason why the Whites managed to win. They shot 59% from inside the arc, relying mostly on their big men to carry the load. Darussafaka were also quite efficient from the two-point are, as they succeeded in 61.3% of their attempts. However scoring only 34.6% of their three-point attempts, did not do them a lot of good.
Real Madrid will surely come out stomping again, as they will definitely not underestimate Darussafaka once again. Nonetheless, expect the hosts to put a respectable fight, which could also push the game to an overtime.
Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul vs Real Madrid: Tips
- Darussafaka+5 @ 1.70