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Real Madrid-Anadolu Efes: huge clash between the Euroleague's top two

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NEWS | 24/01/2020 | Rodrigo Salamanca

The Whites, who sit second in the table, take on the leaders on match day 21 (9:00pm CET).
It's set to be a huge night at the WiZink Center as it plays host to the two best teams in this year's Euroleague campaign. Real Madrid welcome Anadolu Efes on match day 21 looking to pick up a crucial win over the competition leaders (9:00pm CET), with only two victories between the pair in the table.

The Palacio has been a huge factor in Europe so far (11 successive wins) and Laso's men have a golden opportunity to put the pressure on if they beat the Turkish side. The head-to-head against the two sides in the Euroleague favours the madridistas with 22 wins and seven defeats. In terms of home games, the Whites have won the last 10 meetings on Madrid soil.

Real Madrid have the best average PIR at home (110.7).

Real Madrid come up against the tournament's second-highest scoring side (87.3 points) and so it'll be crucial to maintain their focus at the back. In that regard, efforts in the paint will be absolutely vital, with Tavares and Mickey as the Euroleague's best two blockers. Up the other end, the Whites are the highest-scoring home side in the competition (90.7).

Anadolu Efes
The Turkish side, who were runners-up last year, have only lost one game at home this term, and have won their last five. Ataman's team also boast the competition's best player to date, in the form of Larkin. The point guard is averaging a PIR of 25.5 and 21.1 points per game.