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The defending EuroLeague champion Real Madrid starts the new season on the road in Vitoria. Baskonia has proved to be a tough opponent for the team from the Spanish capital, and we can expect another tough game on Friday. Real Madrid is definitely the favourite to win, but it will not be an upset if the victory stays with the home team.
Baskonia vs Real Madrid – game predictions
- 1 Baskonia vs Real Madrid – game predictions
- 2 Who wins the Spanish clash?
- 3 Key game details
Real Madrid have won every possible trophy since their last win in Vitoria. Baskonia has made a lot of trouble for Real, and this will be an interesting game to follow.
Prediction 1: Real Madrid to win @ 1/2 (1.50)
Real Madrid won the EuroLeague title last season despite having an average season for their standards. They picked up the pace when needed and managed to go all the way to the trophy. They have lost the last four games against Baskonia but started this season with five straight wins. First, they won the Spanish Super Cup with back to back wins over Barcelona and Unicaja Malaga. They showed their great form with a 3-0 start in the ACB league and now will start strong in the elite competition as well. Baskonia is a solid team that will play their game, but this time, Real Madrid will take care of business.
Prediction 2: Facundo Campazzo over 12.5 points @ 17/20 (1.85)
Facundo Campazzo is back in Madrid after three seasons split between the NBA and Crvena Zvezda last season. His NBA tenure was not as successful as his career in Madrid, and now, when all that is in the past, the Argentinian is back and ready to continue where he stopped. He has been the leader of this team in the past and won every tournament. This will be an emotional comeback for him, and he will make sure to be one to remember. Campazoo is a great scorer and will start with a strong performance going over 12.5 points against Baskonia.
Who wins the Spanish clash?
Baskonia won both games against Real Madrid last year in the EuroLeague and have won the last four overall. Whoever follows European basketball knows that the team from Vitoria is very dangerous at home, so this will not be an easy trip for the defending champion Real Madrid.
Baskonia news, injuries, and starting lineups
Baskonia had a quiet summer without making any significant changes to the roster. Joan Penarroya replaced Dusko Ivanovic during last season and hopes to have success in his first full season with the team from Vitoria.
Baskonia injury report
Baskonia starting lineup
Markus Howard, Niccolo Mannion, Vanja Marinkovic, Matthew Costello and Khalifa Diop
Real Madrid news, injuries, and starting lineups
Real Madrid is the defending champion in the EuroLeague after proving their class last season. The team got Facundo Campazzo back but will play without Guerschon Yabusele, who is still serving his five-game suspension after the brawl against Partizan last season. Gabriel Deck suffered a knee injury and is still going through a recovery process.
Real Madrid injury report
Gabriel Deck is out with an injury and Guerschon Yabusele is serving a suspension.
Real Madrid starting lineup
Facundo Campazzo, Fabien Causer, Dzanan Musa, Ismail Diagne and Walter Tavares
Baskonia vs Real Madrid head to head record
Real Madrid leads 44-30 in the previous games against Baskonia.
- 19.03.2023: Baskonia won 99-85 in Madrid
- 07.03.2023: Baskonia won 85-81 in Madrid
- 29.12.2022: Baskonia won 92-86 in Vitoria
- 23.10.2022: Baskonia won 88-82 in Vitoria
- 07.06.2022: Real Madrid won 85-77 in Vitoria
Key game details
- Date & Time: October 6th, 2023 at 19:30 GMT
- Venue: Fernando Buasa Arena, Vitoria, Spain
- Where to watch match in UK: EuroLeagueTV and Eurosport Player
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