NEWS | 08/11/2018 | Nacho DíazThe leaders are unbeaten in the competition but will be tested in the 57th meeting between the two teams (8:05pm CET).
The two teams have led entirely different paths thus far. Real Madrid are Euroleague leaders (5-0); Maccabi have had a terrible start (1-4) and are unable to bring their fans much joy. The Whites have the best offense in the competition (95.2 points on average), best valuation (119), best defensive rebound stats (279) and have made the most assists (22.8) in the five games so far.
This is the second European away game in a row for Real Madrid, after beating Zalgiris Kaunas (79-90), and their third overall (they beat Olimpia in Milan). The Whites average 90.5 points away from the WiZink Center; and Randolph has an average 20.5 points, 6 rebounds and a PIR of 17.6 in away games, including the Milan, game, where he was named MVP for match day two.
The start of the regular Euroleague season has caused Maccabi to make some moves. Ex NBA star Ramon Sessions has come in. Despite a lack of experience in Europe he has a career average of 10.3 points and 4.1 assists. He will surely boost Tel Aviv, who also hope to get back high scoring Wilbekin, who was injured. If not, they have Black, Roll, Caloiaro and Kane. The Israeli side have a tough time scoring and getting rebounds, and those are the two key aspects that the Whites have to profit from, if they intend to stay undefeated.