Fenerbahce vs Real Madrid
Competition: Turkish Airlines Euroleague
Date: 28 December 2017
Time: 18:45 CET
Fenerbahce failed to be competitive against Maccabi Tel Aviv last week, as they fell by 82:73 on the road. We only fell one bucket short from that bet, which is really frustrating. Maccabi Tel Aviv easily outscored them in three of the four quarters, as Fenerbahce had a dreadful 35.4% in the field goals. Vesely has been in good form lately, as he scored 18 points with 6 rebounds, a steal and a block, while Muhammed and Melli also scored double digits. That was just their second loss in their last thirteen matches. Fenerbahce are now sitting at the 4th spot of the Euroleague (W9 L5), scoring an average of 78.14 points per match, against 71.5 conceded.
On the other hand, Real Madrid easily confirmed our bet last week, when they destroyed Brose Bamberg by 66:81 on the road. They practically secured the win from the first quarter, where they outscored their opponents by 13:29. After that they just preserved their lead, as they cruised towards a really easy win. Thompkins exploded for a game-high 20 points and 5 rebounds, Causeur scored 13, Reyes had 10 points, Tavares nearly missed a double double (9p, 10r), and Doncic was somewhat quiet (7p, 8as, 5r, 2st). Real Madrid have finally shook off their bad November form, as they have now won five in a row in all competitions. They are now sitting at the 6th spot of the Euroleague (W8 L6), featuring the 2nd best offense with 84.14 points per match, against 77.92 conceded.
Previous 5 games:
Fenerbahce vs Usak Sportif 89:72
Maccabi Tel Aviv vs Fenerbahce 82:73
Fenerbahce vs Crvena Zvezda 82:56
Tofas vs Fenerbahce 71:88
Fenerbahce vs Zalgiris Kaunas 89:90
Brose Bamberg vs Real Madrid 66:81
Real Madrid vs Valencia 91:72
Xacobeo vs Real Madrid 93:102
Real Madrid vs Barcelona 87:75
Real Madrid vs Murcia 87:85
Fenerbahce vs Real Madrid: Head to Head Stats
The two teams last met in the semi-finals of the Euroleague last season, where Fenerbahce won by 84:75. During the season, the two teams exchanged home wins, when Real Madrid won by a slim 61:56 at home, before Fenerbahce won by 84:75 in this venue. Fenerbahce have been great as hosts in this match-up lately, having won each of the last five.
Fenerbahce vs Real Madrid: Prediction
Fenerbahce have been really strong at home this season, and they have also been great as hosts against Real Madrid lately. This looks like a high scoring match between the two teams, but the hosts have the upper hand regarding the win here.
Fenerbahce vs Real Madrid: Betting Tips
I will take the home win by -4 here @ 1.80, as they have covered that handicap in four of the last five matches against Real Madrid here. However, Real Madrid have been in really strong form lately, but they have only won three of their seven road matches in the Euroleague this season.
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