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The two undefeated teams of the 2023-24 EuroLeague season will face each other in round five of the competition. The clashes between the two best Spanish teams are always a pleasure to watch, and this one will not be any different.
Real Madrid vs Barcelona – game predictions
- 1 Real Madrid vs Barcelona – game predictions
- 2 Is Barcelona a legit contender this season?
- 3 Key game details
There is no better game for the EuroLeague fans than the derby between the Spanish giants. It is pretty tough to predict this one, but one thing is for sure, one of these teams will not be undefeated after this game.
Prediction 1: Barcelona +5.5 @ 17/20 (1.85)
Real Madrid won the last two games against Barcelona including the Super Cup, but the Catalan team is the one that won the ACB championship last season. Both teams are having a great start in the EuroLeague winning the first four games. Real Madrid kept the core from the last season which is not the case with Barcelona and that gives them a slight advantage going into this game. Still, Barcelona has shown high level of confidence and will be able to cover the +5.5 points spread.
Prediction 2: Gabriel Deck over 9.5 points @ 17/20 (1.85)
Gabriel Deck had a tough season last year. First, he had to come back from the NBA after seeing no playing time in Oklahoma, and then suffered a knee injury in the Playoff series against Partizan. The Argentinian is now fully recovered and is averaging 9.7 points per game in almost 20 minutes on the floor. Deck is the type of player who loves to play under pressure that this game brings and will prove that once again by scoring in double digits.
Is Barcelona a legit contender this season?
Every year, Barcelona is trying to put up a roster that can go all the way to the EuroLeague title. This team does not look like the one who will make the dreams come true, but actually, they are playing much better than expected. It is still too early to call them contenders, but if they keep playing like they do at the moment, anything is possible for Barcelona.
Real Madrid news, injuries, and starting lineups
The defending EuroLeague champion is having an excellent start of the season winning the first four games. It’s been a month and a half since Real Madrid lost their last game and are currently on a 13-game winning streak. Another great thing for the team is that Gabriel Beck and Walter Tavares are fully recovered from their injuries and are ready to help the team stay undefeated in the EuroLeague.
Real Madrid injury report
Real Madrid starting lineup
Facundo Campazzo, Fabien Causer, Dzanan Musa, Guershon Yabusele and Walter Tavares
Barcelona news, injuries, and starting lineups
Barcelona is off to a great start winning the first four games of the season even though they made a huge pay cut compared to the last season. Roger Grimau has a great group of guys who are playing well together and put the team in first place. Nicolas Laprovittola has emerged as the new leader of this team and Barcelona is currently on a seven-game winning streak in all competitions.
Barcelona injury report
Barcelona starting lineup
Nicolas Laprovittola, Tomas Satoransky, Oscar da Silva, Nikola Kalinic and Yan Vesely
Real Madrid vs Barcelona head to head record
Barcelona won 6 of the last 10 games against Real Madrid.
- 01.10.2023: Real Madrid won 86-79 in Madrid
- 16.09.2023: Real Madrid won 90-80 in Barcelona
- 20.06.2023: Barcelona won 93-82 in Madrid
- 18.06.2023: Barcelona won 86-85 in Barcelona
- 16.06.2023: Barcelona won 97-88 in Barcelona
Key game details
- Date & Time: October 26th, 2023 at 19:45 GMT
- Venue: WiZink Center, Madrid, Spain
- Where to watch match in UK: EuroLeagueTV and Eurosport Player
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