Barcelona vs. Real Madrid Prediction, Tips and Odds – Jun. 15, 2022, 21:00 CET
The second match of the final series of the ACB League between Barcelona and Real Madrid is scheduled for Wednesday. The host is the Catalan club again, and the match starts at 9 p.m.
Los Blancos made a surprise at the start and defeated the rival more easily than many expected. Sarunas Jasikevicius’ team must win in the second clash. Otherwise, Real will be one step away from winning the title.
Barcelona vs Real Madrid Odds
Barcelona Odds: 1.43
Real Madrid Odds: 2.832
Total Over (158): 1.9
Total Under (158): 1.9
Barcelona basketball players played impressively for most of the season and they were dominant both in the Euroleague and in the domestic championship, but their form began to decline in the crucial part of the year.
First, they lost to Real (83:86) in the semifinals of the Final Four of the Euroleague in Belgrade, and now they gambled away home court advantage (75:88) at the start of the series. Jasikevicius’ players obviously lack self-confidence and energy, and the Lithuanian coach will have to find a way to motivate them in the rest of the series.
Barca, above all, lost the battle in paint. Brandon Davies did not cope against Tavares and Poirier, and his teammates Sertac Sanli and Pierre Oriola did not play due to injuries. The Barcelona coach tried to surprise his opponents with Latvian Rolands Smits in the center position, but this idea did not give the desired effect.
— 🏆 Barça Basket (@FCBbasket) June 15, 2022
“Los Blancos” entered this match more aggressively and with a greater desire to start this final in a winning way. Already at half time, they had a huge advantage (49:29) and it was clear that they would take the lead in the series.
Real Madrid players played tough defense and this best describes the number of points scored by the rival after the first 20 minutes (29). They also dominated the offense, so as many as four players scored double-digit points. The most efficient was Gabriel Deck with 18, followed by Adam Hanga with 16, Fabien Causer with 15 and Guerschon Yabusele with 11 points.
Causer has once again shown that he enjoys playing against Barcelona this season. With 18 points, the Frenchman was one of the most deserving for Real’s triumph in the mentioned semifinal clash in the F4 Euroleague.
Sergio Llull and Alberto Abalde recovered from injuries and were on the roster for Game 1, but the staff decided to spare them. Whether the duo of guards will have more minutes in the rest of the series remains to be seen.
— Real Madrid Basket (@RMBaloncesto) June 15, 2022
Barcelona vs. Real Madrid H2H
Barcelona and Real Madrid have already played eight matches this season, and the Catalans have a 5: 3 advantage. Barca has won five consecutive matches, but the “Los Blancos” have triumphed in the last two, perhaps the most important ones.
Barcelona vs Real Madrid Prediction
We are of the opinion that the momentum is currently on the side of the guests, as evidenced by the higher level of energy, desire and aggression in the first game. We believe that Barcelona will react positively in the second match and that they will play much better at both ends of the court. Despite this, we believe that bookmakers have underestimated Real’s current form.
Prediction: Real Madrid 6.5
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