Real Madrid vs Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul
Date: 19th April 2017
Kick-off: 21:00 CET
In the second Euroleague game on Wednesday, Real Madrid will host Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul in what will be the opener of their playoff series.
The 2016-17 Euroleague regular season was almost a perfect one for Real Madrid as they finished on top of the standings with a 21-7 record. Moreover, the Whites will be heading into the playoffs with a lot of momentum, as they managed to grab 14 wins in their last 16 games. Madrid are undoubtedly not only to win their series against Darussafaka Dogus, but also the entire tournament.
Darussafaka Dogus barely managed to grab the eighth spot in the regular season standings, after dramatically winning over Crvena Zvezda Belgrade in the last round. However, the team from Istanbul did not do that well in the second half of the season, losing 6 of their last 12 games.
Real Madrid vs Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul: Head to head stats
For the past 16 years, Real Madrid and Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul have met just twice which was throughout the current regular season.
Each team won its home game.
Real Madrid vs Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul: Prediction
The game on Wednesday between Real Madrid and Darussafaka Dogus could be the only one from the games of the opening round that could end in a blowout. The Whites are definitely the team with a lot more talent on their roster and that will definitely show on Wednesday.
Statistically, Real Madrid have certainly performed better than Darussafaka Dogus. The Whites have scored on average 86.2 ppg during the regular season, which was the second-best mark. Darussafaka Dogus have averaged only 79.1 ppg on offense. Defensively, both clubs have performed similarly, as Real Madrid have limited their opponents to 78.4 ppg, while Darussafaka Dogus 78.9 ppg.
Expect a big win by Real Madrid on Wednesday, as they will definitely like to start their playoff run with a good show.
Real Madrid vs Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul: Tips
- Over 164 @1.90