Real Madrid vs Fenerbahce Istanbul
Date: 23rd March 2017
Kick-off: 18:30 CET
In the last Euroleague game on Friday, Real Madrid will be hosting Fenerbahce Istanbul at the Wizink Center in the Spanish capital.
Real Madrid have been playing pretty decent lately, as they have won three of their last five games. The Whites are still on the top of the regular season standings, but if they are to maintain their spot, they will surely have to win their remaining two games, as waiting for CSKA to slip up is not an option. On Friday, Real Madrid will be hosting Fenerbahce in a game that will definitely be more than exciting.
Fenerbahce have been having slight problems lately, as they have won just once in their previous four matches. They were defeated by Maccabi and Anadolu Efes in the previous two rounds and will surely try everything to break the losing streak and maintain their position in the table. In order to do so, they will have to find a way to defeat Real Madrid on Friday, which will certainly be a pretty hard task.
Real Madrid vs Fenerbahce Istanbul: Head to head stats
In the past 16 years, Real Madrid and Fenerbahce Istanbul have met 17 times in the Euroleague and the Whites have emerged victorious in 11 of those matches.
Real Madrid are 7-1 at home against Fenerbahce.
In the previous game between the two clubs earlier this season, Fenerbahce won at home with a 78-77 score.
Real Madrid vs Fenerbahce Istanbul: Prediction
The battle between Real Madrid and Fenerbahce on Friday will surely be an intense one, as both clubs are keen on earning wins and keeping their respective places in the standings.
Statistically, it’s hard to tell which team has an advantage, as they simply play very different styles of basketball. Offensively, Real Madrid have the advantage, as they have averaged 86.7 ppg throughout the season, compared to 77.2 ppg by Fenerbahce. However, on the defensive end, the team from Istanbul has been doing more than fine, as they have limited opponents to just 75.6 ppg. Real Madrid have allowed on average 79.2 ppg.
Expect a fierce fight between these two European giants and eventually a win for Real Madrid, but definitely not by much.
Real Madrid vs Fenerbahce Istanbul: Tips
- Real Madrid -6 @1.80