Real Madrid vs Maccabi Tel Aviv
Date: 13th December 2017
Kick-off: 21:00 CET
In the last game from Round 17, Real Madrid will host Maccabi Tel Aviv, as they will push hard to challenge CSKA Moscow for the first place in the regular season standings.
The Whites haven’t been at their absolute best lately, as they have won three of their last five games. However, in the last round Real Madrid managed to get a very important win over CSKA Moscow, where they showed that they are a very serious title contended. On Friday night, the Whites will face Maccabi in a game that shouldn’t be too hard for them.
After six games without even a single victory, Maccabi finally managed to get a win, as they defeated Darussafaka Dogus Istanbul in the previous round. However, the club from Tel Aviv could have easily lost that match as well, as they won with a 93-92 score at the end. Unfortunately for Maccabi, their chances of stringing good performances will be quite small, as they will have to face Real Madrid on Friday.
Real Madrid vs Maccabi Tel Aviv: Head to head stats
For the past 16 years, Real Madrid and Maccabi Tel Aviv have faced each other 20 times and the Whites have won 11 games.
In the first game of the 2016-17 Euroleague regular season, Real Madrid won by an 82-89 score away from home.
The Whites are 7-3 at home against Maccabi.
Real Madrid vs Maccabi Tel Aviv: Prediction
The favorites to win the last Euroleague game on Friday are without a doubt Real Madrid and there is a lot of evidence to support it.
The Whites are the second-best offensive team in the Euroleague, as they average 87.4 ppg and also have a pretty decent defense which allows just 80.6 ppg. On the other hand, Maccabi have been disastrous when it comes to making stops, as they have allowed opponents to score 84.5 ppg.
Real Madrid will have to seriously watch out for Andrew Goudelock (16.1 ppg) and Sonny Weems (12.6 ppg), as both players having pretty good seasons so far.
In the end expect an easy win for Real Madrid at home, as they will most likely dominate from beginning till end.
Real Madrid vs Maccabi Tel Aviv: Tips
- Over 173.5 at 1.90
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