Galatasaray Istanbul vs Maccabi Tel Aviv
Date: 24th January 2017
Kick-off: 18:00 CET
In a battle from the lower-half of the Euroleague table, Galatasaray Istanbul will host Maccabi Tel Aviv on Tuesday evening.
There is not much to say about Galatasaray’s season so far, as the team from Istanbul has been performing pretty bad and is unsurprisingly the second-worst team. They have won just a single game in their last six matches. Moreover, Galatasaray lost to the absolute-worst team in the previous round, as Emporio Armani Milan managed to defeat them.
Unfortunately for Maccabi, they have not been able to do a lot better than Galatasaray this season. The club from Tel Aviv does have a win more, but given how far they are from the playoff spots, that hardly matters. Moreover, Maccabi have performed a lot worse than Galatasaray lately, as they have won just once in their last nine games.
Galatasaray Istanbul vs Maccabi Tel Aviv: Head to head stats
For the past 16 years, Galatasaray Istanbul and Maccabi Tel Aviv have met five times and Maccabi have not lost a single game.
In the first match between the two teams this season, Maccabi won with a 98-92 score at home.
Maccabi have lost four in a row away from home.
Galatasaray Istanbul vs Maccabi Tel Aviv: Prediction
Despite that both these clubs are not among the Euroleague elite, the game between them on Tuesday will most likely be quite interesting, as they have performed similarly so far.
Statistically, Maccabi Tel Aviv have fared better on both ends of the floor. The Tel Aviv club has averaged 79.8 points per game on offense, compared to 78.6 ppg by Galatasaray. Defensive, despite not doing good overall, Maccabi have still managed to allow 83.5 ppg, which is 2.2 ppg less than the team from Istanbul.
Furthermore, the visitors have shot better than Galatasaray from all over the floor – from two-point territory, from downtown and from the three-point line – and with some pretty good efficiencies as well (53.8%, 39.1% and 75.2% respectively).
Expect a hard battle between Galatasaray and Maccabi on Tuesday and a win for the visitors.
Galatasaray Istanbul vs Maccabi Tel Aviv: Tips
- Maccabi win @ 2.00
- Over 163 @ 1.90