Fenerbahce Istanbul vs Real Madrid
Date: 19th May 2017
Kick-off: 20:30 CET
On Friday night, two amazing clubs will meet in the Euroleague Final Four, as Fenerbahce Istanbul will host Real Madrid at the Sinan Erdem Dome.
Fenerbahce absolutely stomped over Panathinaikos Athens in the opening round of the playoffs, winning their series with three games to none. Absolutely nobody doubted that the team from Istanbul could advance to the Final Four phase, but there were not a lot of people that believed that they could do it in such a dominating fashion. In their match against Real Madrid, Fenerbahce have to be favorites.
Real Madrid unsurprisingly are at the Final Four, managing to eliminate Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul, winning three games to one in their first round playoff series. The Whites have looked like the favorites to reach the Final since the beginning of the season and despite facing Fenerbahce, they still hold their chances.
Fenerbahce Istanbul vs Real Madrid: Head to head stats
Fenerbahce Istanbul and Real Madrid have met 18 times in the Euroleague for the past 16 years and the Whites have emerged victorious in 12 of those games.
Fenerbahce are 5-4 at home against Real Madrid.
During the current season, each team won its game at home.
Fenerbahce Istanbul vs Real Madrid: Prediction
The match between Fenerbahce and Real Madrid will undoubtedly be an amazing one, as everyone knows what these two teams are capable of. The Whites have showed that they can play amazingly good on offense, while Fenerbahce have been playing stellar defense all campaign long.
Expect Fenerbahce to try and slow the game down and once again rely on their three-point shooting to get them the victory. Bogdan Bogdanovic will be the man to watch once again, as if Real Madrid don’t manage to stop him from shooting threes, they will simply wave good-bye to their hopes of reaching the Final. The team from Istanbul will also have their hands full on defense though, as stopping Sergio Llull and Antony Randolph is never an easy task.
Expect a tightly contested game, which will most likely end with a win for Fenerbahce, but not with a big margin.
Fenerbahce Istanbul vs Real Madrid: Tips
- Fenerbahce win @ 1.66