Barcelona vs. Real Madrid Prediction, Tips & Odds – Jun. 13, 2022 21:00 CET
Three weeks after Real Madrid shocked Barcelona in the Euroleague semifinals, these two teams will meet again in the Endesa League finals.
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Barcelona played the weakest half in the entire season in game number four against Joventut, but they still managed to make a comeback in the second half and win. Barcelona scored only 19 points in the first 20 minutes of basketball. Nikola Mirotic and Cory Higgins were the only two players on the required level in both games in Badalona, while the rest of the team looked uninterested in the offense. The good thing for Barcelona is the much better defense in game number four compared to previous matches in playoffs and that is something that will make head coach Sarunas Jasikevicius happy. Barcelona didn’t achieve their main goal for this season, and that was to win the Euroleague. In the semifinals, this team lost to Real Madrid and will now have the opportunity to take revenge on them. Barcelona was much superior in the clashes against Los Blancos throughout the season, but they failed in the most important game. Winning the title will not improve the impression much, but a possible defeat by Real Madrid in the Endesa League finals would be a huge blow.
— 🏆 Barça Basket (@FCBbasket) June 12, 2022
Real Madrid eliminated Baskonia in the Endesa League semifinals without losing a game, but the real shock was experienced the day after win in game number two. Head coach Pablo Laso has been admitted to the hospital due to a heart attack and fortunately his condition is stable, but he will not be able to lead his team in this series against Barcelona. Real Madrid have won all five games in the playoffs so far (two against Manresa and three against Baskonia) and they have a 15-1 record in their last 16 games. The only defeat in the last two months, Real Madrid suffered in the Euroleague final game against Anadolu Efes. This season, this club won the Spanish Super Cup, while in the Copa del Rey final they lost to Barcelona. Since neither of two Spanish biggest clubs won the Euroleague, the club that wins the Endesa League will have a more successful season and there will be no lack of motivation. Real shot well against Baskonia for three points, while Walter Tavares was unstoppable under the rim. To beat Barcelona in Blaugrana, the shot will have to be at the top level.
— Real Madrid Basket (@RMBaloncesto) June 11, 2022
Seven times these clubs have played against each other this season and Barcelona are leading 5-2. They met three times in the elimination games, and twice Real Madrid beat Catalans. First time it was the case in the Spanish Super Cup final game, and the second time in the Euroleague semifinals. Barcelona was better in the Copa del Rey final, and they achieved four more wins in the regular season in the Endesa League and Euroleague combined.
All players are available for Barcelona. Carlos Alocen and Nigel Williams-Goss won’t play for Real Madrid due to injuries. Sergio Llull and Alberto Abalde missed game number three against Baskonia, but both of them are probable for the first game in the Endesa League finals.
Barcelona vs. Real Madrid Prediction
There are two key reasons for this pick. First, Barcelona wants revenge for the defeat in the Euroleague semifinals and they will do everything they can to destroy Real Madrid. Another reason is Pablo Laso absence. In this series, head coach experience is very important, and Real Madrid will be led by Laso first assistant Jesus Mateo.
Date and Time: 13.06.2022 21:00 CET
Pick: Barcelona -4
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