Zalgiris Kaunas vs Real Madrid
Date: 20th December 2017
Kick-off: 18:00 CET
In what will most likely be a one-sided game, Zalgiris Kaunas will host Real Madrid at the Zalgirio Arena on Friday evening.
Zalgiris haven’t been even a decent team this season, as they currently hold a 6-11 record and have lost five of their last seven matches. The Lithuanians haven’t been able to find a good rhythm and that has produced a pretty bad result for them. Zalgiris are quite far from reaching the playoffs and will most likely play just for pride until the regular season.
Real Madrid have been able to find their groove lately, as they have won three times in a row and have looked pretty good on the court. Moreover, they are currently sitting in second place in the regular season table and look like serious contenders for the top seed. The Whites should have a relatively easy game on Friday, as they visit Zalgiris, and continue their attempts to get the first stop in the standings.
Zalgiris Kaunas vs Real Madrid: Head to head stats
For the past 16 years, Zalgiris Kaunas and Real Madrid have played 15 times in the Euroleague and the Whites have 14 games.
Zalgiris is 1-6 against Real Madrid at home.
In the previous game between the two teams this season, Real Madrid won at home with a 96-91 score.
Zalgiris Kaunas vs Real Madrid: Prediction
Real Madrid are the huge favorites to win their game on Friday against Zalgiris and the statistics are there to back it up.
The Whites have been near-perfect when to comes to offense, as they have averaged 87.0 points per game so far, which is second-best in the entire Euroleague. On the other hand, Zalgiris have been simply decent in scoring, averaging 79.8 ppg. Defensively, the Spaniards haven’t been extraordinary good, but they have managed to keep up a good discipline (80.2ppg).
Moreover, with all of their stars healthy and expect to play on Friday, expect a confident win by Real Madrid.
Zalgiris Kaunas vs Real Madrid: Tips
- Real Madrid -7 at 1.90