NEWS | 13/01/2019 | Nacho DíazThe Whites won twice in Europe, and are hoping to be top seed in the Copa (12:30pm CET).
Twelve consecutive wins show Madrid's dominance at home in their clashes with the Aragon based side. Without Carroll who is injured, Kuzmic and others are out from the toll of the demanding schedule, the coaching staff will hope to give minutes to players who have previously missed out. Prepelic, Pantzar and Yusta will feature, and when they get twenty minutes of play in the league, they average over ten points each (10.4) per game.
It will be a game of points. Real Madrid are the best offensive team in the League in the 15 games played they averaged 88.2, going up to 91.8 at the WiZink Center (twice going over a hundred). Tecnyconta Zaragoza, who are hoping to get into the Copa, are the fifth highest scoring team (81.3), but their stats go down by three points at home. Okoye is their best player, with 14 points on average, followed by the likes of McCalebb, Radovic and Seibutis.
"They are experienced and having a good season," said Laso about the rivals. The two teams have the most blocks in the competition: 3.7 against 3.2 in favor of Real Madrid, and two big names stand out above the others: Tavares (2.1 on average) and Justiz (1 per game). Zaragoza have a positive balance (8-7) and three of their wins have been away from home, but the Palacio is not historically an easy place to go (twelve consecutive wins for Real Madrid).