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In a rematch of the 2022 EuroLeague final, Anadolu Efes is hosting Real Madrid in Istanbul. The Turkish team had a tough start to the season, while Real Madrid is coming off a road win.
Anadolu Efes vs Real Madrid – game predictions
- 1 Anadolu Efes vs Real Madrid – game predictions
- 2 Who wins the clash between the last two EuroLeague champions?
- 3 Key game details
For the second consecutive round, Anadolu Efes will face a Spanish giant. They will have the home court advantage but that may not be enough to beat the defending champions.
Prediction 1: Real Madrid to win @ 19/20 (1.95)
Real Madrid won the EuroLeague title last season, and had a good start of the new season with a tight win against Baskonia. Unlike them, Anadolu Efes lost by 17 points in Barcelona, a game that showed a lot of issues in the Turkish team. New Efes’ head coach Erdem Can has a lot of work to do with his team to make them play the way we are used seeing them. Real Madrid will play without two of their best players, Gabriel Deck and Walter Tavares, but they still have the better team. Anadolu Efes is not fond of a challenging home court, so Real will have no problem taking the win to Madrid.
Prediction 2: Dzanan Musa over 14.5 points @ 17/20 (1.85)
Musa will have special motive in this game. He joined Anadolu Efes in 2021 when he got cut by the Detroit Pistons, but did not get a real chance to play for the team from Istanbul. The Bosnian was named to the All-EuroLeague First Team last season, and he still has not reached his prime. It seems like he has all the freedom to take any shot he wants and he will not hesitate to do that in Istanbul. Even though his shooting percentage may be questionable, Musa will score over 14.5 points.
Who wins the clash between the last two EuroLeague champions?
These two teams won the three last EuroLeague titles. They met in the final in 2022 when Anadolu Efes won by a point in Belgrade. The Turkish team has made significant changes until their last title while Real Madrid has kept the core of the team. Both teams have replaced the coaches since that final and that brings another note to this game.
Anadolu Efes news, injuries, and starting lineups
Anadolu Efes started the season with a blow out loss in Barcelona. They defeated Cagdas Bodrum Sport in the Turkish league but they still have to work on finding their identity with the new coach, Erdem Can.
Anadolu Efes injury report
Anadolu Efes starting lineup
Shane Larkin, Darius Thompson, Erkan Yilmaz, Derek Willis and Ante Zizic
Real Madrid news, injuries, and starting lineups
The defending EuroLeague champion is having a good start of the season. They won on the road against Baskonia in the first round of the EuroLeague, had no trouble against Murcia in the ACB and even managed to beat the Dallas Mavericks in an exhibition game. They are currently in a series of 8 consecutive wins which started with a Super Cup win over Barcelona.
Real Madrid injury report
Gabriel Deck and Walter Tavares will not play for Real Madrid in this game.
Real Madrid starting lineup
Facundo Campazzo, Fabien Causer, Dzanan Musa, Guershon Yabusele and Ismail Diagne
Anadolu Efes vs Real Madrid head to head record
Real Madrid leads 26-12 in the previous games against Anadolu Efes.
- 14.03.2023: Anadolu Efes won 90-89 in Istanbul
- 10.11.2022: Real Madrid won 94-85 in Madrid
- 21.05.2022: Anadolu Efes won 58-57 in Belgrade
- 22.03.2022: Anadolu Efes won 93-90 in Istanbul
- 30.09.2021: Real Madrid won 82-69 in Madrid
Key game details
- Date & Time: October 12th, 2023 at 18:30 GMT
- Venue: Sinan Erdem Dome, Istanbul, Turkey
- Where to watch match in UK: EuroLeagueTV and Eurosport Player
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