NEWS STORY. 07/11/2021. Rodrigo Salamanca
Real Madrid's schedule shows no signs of letting up as they head into their second clash inside 48 hours. Following four games in a row away from home, the team heads back to the WiZink Center to host Surne Bilbao Basket on Endesa League matchday 9 (8:00pm CEST). The aim is to pick up an eighth successive win and remain up towards the top of the table.
Pablo Laso's team come off the back of a tough Euroleague test which saw them beat Bayern Munich in a game that was decided in the final minute. Back home tonight, the madridistas will be hoping for a repeat performance against the Basque team, who currently lie second-from-bottom. The head-to-head between the two teams favour our boys, who have won 29 of the 35 games played.
Video.Real Madrid-Surne Bilbao Basket: the team returns to the WiZink Center
Bilbao Basket come into the clash with two wins from the last three league fixtures. Mumbrú's team certainly have the weapons to make life hard for real Madrid, especially from the three-point line. They boast the best success rate from 6.75 in the competition (39.5%) and will need to pay close attention to Ángel Delgado in the paint, as he averages 10.3 points and 8.1 rebounds.
Real Madrid are enjoying an extremely complete campaign in offense and defense. They have conceded the second-lowest average points total in the league (69.5), while Yabusele and Tavares will be key at the other end. Both are averaging above 10 points per game, while alongside them, Poirier and Hanga will be crucial once again.