Real Madrid vs Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul
Date: 19th April 2017
Kick-off: 21:00 CET
In what will be the second game of their playoff series, Real Madrid will once again host Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul.
Unsurprisingly, Real Madrid managed to win the first game against Darussafaka, but it was not in the dominating fashion that many expected. The Whites only got the victory with an 83-75 score, after trailing 16-24 in the opening quarter. However, this scare in the first quarter will at least make Real a bit more prepared for the second meeting on Friday, which could be the key to the series.
Darussafaka Dogus definitely surprised everyone a bit with how well they played on Wednesday, as most people expected the White to completely dominate them. If David Blatt and his men are to have any chances for advancing to the Final Four, they will need to play even better on Friday.
Real Madrid vs Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul: Head to head stats
For the past 16 years, Real Madrid and Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul have met just three times and the Whites have two victories.
Each team won its home game during the 2016-17 Euroleague regular season.
Real Madrid vs Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul: Prediction
The game on Friday between Los Blancos and Darussafaka will surely be an interesting one, as everyone will be curious to see whether or not the good performance of the team from Istanbul was a fluke.
Real Madrid were at their usual best on offense, succeeding in 48.8% of their attempts for two points and 53.3% of their shots from downtown. However, they missed a lot of shots at the free-throw line, which resulted in a 73.1% success from there.
Darussafaka Dogus did play well offensively too, but it was their miss three-point attempts that cost them the victory. The team led by David Blatt managed to make just 36% of its attempts from downtown, which isn’t all too bad, but it’s definitely something that can be improved. Moreover, their 14 turnovers didn’t help them either.
Expect a better game by Real Madrid on Friday and a bigger win for them.
Real Madrid vs Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul: Tips
- Over 162.5 @ 1.90