NEWS STORY. 21/11/2021. Edu Bueno
Real Madrid head into what will be their seventh game inside 16 days in a hugely demanding month of November which has nevertheless yielded a full house of victories so far. Today, they host Coosur Real Betis on matchday 11 in the league, where they sit top on basket average, looking to clinch a third victory of the week having come out on top in their Euroleague double-header against Asvel and KK Crvena Zvezda.
Despite the distance between the two teams in the table (Coosur Betis sit last) this will be far from an easy game. Real Madrid will be up against a team desperate to turn their fortunes around and are having to deal with the fatigue caused by such a fully loaded fixture schedule.
Laso's boys are the highest rated team in the competition (97.1), while the Andalusian team have quality players but just haven't got going yet this season. Having lost Magassa, both Todorovic and Carrington have now moved on, but Pasecniks comes in. On the perimeter, Evans, alongside Brown-Burjanadze on the inside, will be the key men for the visitors, who are averaging 73.2 points per game.
Continuing a fine run
The madridistas have beaten Coosur Betis in all of their last seven meetings, last time out back in March when they won by 18 points at the WiZink Center (95-77). Causeur made his 300th appearance for the team recently, and today it could be Tavares' turn to mark a milestone. The Cape Verde-born center averaged a PIR of 24 in the midweek Euroleague games and could now move level with Hervelle in fifth place on the all-time list of foreign-born appearance-makers for Real Madrid (310).