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Anadolu Efes vs Real Madrid: Prediction and Betting Tips
Anadolu Efes looking to get back to form
After dominating the first two matches in Istanbul where they won by 27 and 23 points difference, Efes went to Madrid in search of a win to finish the series. But instead, they lost the two matches narrowly by six and four points. They now have the home-court advantage again and are looking for a win that will take them to the semi-finals.
After scoring over 90 points in the first two matches, Efes were restricted to 76 points in each of their next two matches in Madrid. If we compare Efes’s 2nd and 4th matches we can see that their shooting decreased from 60% in the 2nd match to 46% in the 4th. This was due to the high-pressure defense by Real Madrid and Efes’s low percentage shooting. The Turkish side will be looking to get back to their first two match percentages.
Can Real Madrid complete a historic comeback?
Los Galacticos did their part of the job by winning their two home games in Madrid but they still have to do the hardest part and that is to win in Istanbul. It’s not an impossible task as Real have won during the group stages in Sinan Erdem Dome Back in December. Coach Pablo Laso will work on his team’s defensive shape as he has in the two games in Madrid and will hope they can maintain that Intensity.
The difference in the fourth match that gave the win to Real was the number of offensive rebounds the Real players had which stood at 11 to Efes’s 3. Also, coach Laso’s team was able to restrict Efes’s players to just 23 attempts from mid-range and scoring 11 of them in game four after the Turkish side had 37 attempts from which they had scored 20 shots in game two.
- Efes have been shooting 48% from all distances in this series
- Real Madrid have been shooting 40.5% from all distances
Anadolu Efes vs Real Madrid Prediction
Three of four matches in the Euroleague Quarter-Final playoffs have gone to the fifth match and this is one of them. Although Efes have been more dominant at home than Real have been at their home, we can’t count off an experienced Real Madrid team in this match. Coach Ergan Ataman has to find the momentum they were in in the first two matches where they won comfortably at Sinan Erdem Dome in the first two matches.
With 156.5 Total match points being scored on average in four matches, we predict an under 159.5 total match points in this match.
Anadolu Efes vs Real Madrid Betting Tips
Under 159.5 Total Match Points 1.90 at bet365
Under 40.5 Total 1st Quarter Points 1.50 at bet365
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