This will be the second round in this year Euroleague which will take place in WiZink Center (Spain). In the previous round, both teams had different matches, while Real managed to win against Fenerbahce, Maccabi lost against Khimki. So this should be an interesting match because neither team has shown true potential. Please read our preview about this interesting Euroleague Real Madrid vs Maccabi Tel Aviv game below.
It was a tough start for Spaniards, facing Fenerbahce in the very first round. But they managed to win even playing without Carrol and Thompkins while opponents were missing Vesely and Lauvergne. Taylor, Randolph and Campazzo scored 48 points combined out of 81 total. Campazzo also has made 8 assists. In ACB league Real also don‘t make mistakes 3 wins out of 3. So it is a positive start for them, and now should be an easier match, because Maccabi is a much weaker team, so if Real will perform as they did against Turks there should be no problems.
Maccabi Tel Aviv
In the previous round, Maccabi lost against Khimki 89:83 in an away game. Black, Casspi, Hunter scored 41 points in total. Hunter also made 8 rebounds. Unlike Real, Maccabi doesn’t have a positive start, in their first match, they lost League Cup to Hapoel. It was a hard defeat for all players, and they didn’t seem to be focused in a match against Khimki. So if they want to at least stand a chance against Royal club, they must give everything and perform much better, especially on defence. Because they allowed Russians to throw 35 three-pointers and now they face another team which likes to shoot from there. If Maccabi won‘t concentrate and place all the effort, Madrid will definitely have an easy win.
Real Madrid vs Maccabi Tel Aviv H2H
In the past 10 years both teams faced each other 20 times and only 7 times Maccabi managed to win. Also, the last 3 wins belong to Real Madrid as well.
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