NEWS | 12/01/2020 | Edu BuenoThe Whites want to remain leaders before the double Euroleague commitments in Russia (12:30pm CET).
Real Madrid are in great form, fighting the injuries with great team spirit. Estudiantes always challenge Laso's side. An example of that is the 93-88 win they managed last year. They need wins, only winning four times until now, and their position in the table will be motivation to beat Real Madrid again, whilst the Whites want to stay at the top of the table.
Laso's team will be counting on defense, the best in the competition. They concede as many points as Estudiantes score (75.1). The Whites also average 85 points per game. The madridistas are a strong team unit. Tavares (14.5 PIR) leads the team in which five players are in double digits for PIR. Thompkins is in form. The North American started the year averaging 17.3 points in three games he has played.
The face a rival made up of six key players (Scrubb, Pressey, Arteaga, Douglas, Kadji and Avramovic), who score more than 75% of their points. The Serbian who came in for Brizuela (signed by Unicaja) is in fine form and will be a real threat for the home side.
The most wins in the last decade
Real Madrid got the most wins in the decade of 2010-20 in the ACB. A total of 367 compared to 343 for Barça. They got a record for points in a game (129 against Montakit Fuenlabrada) on 11th April 2016; rebounds (57); and assists (35). Today the first derbi of the decade. Whatever happens, they are top of the pile for the Copa del Rey draw this Monday.