Casademont Zaragoza-Real Madrid: league leaders looking to extend unbeaten away run

NEWS STORY. 04/12/2021. Edu Bueno

Laso’s charges, who have won all five of their games on the road, have strung together a run of 10 wins in all competitions (8:45 pm CET).

Real Madrid are back in action for the second and last time of the week after Thursday’s win against Maccabi. The league leaders are yet to taste defeat on the road and head to the Casademont Zaragoza court for their sixth away matchup of the competition, where they have racked up 12 victories and haven’t slipped to defeat for over a decade. With six games remaining of the first half of the season, the Whites are close to qualifying for the Copa del Rey, an objective that the Aragón outfit, who sit in twelfth place, will also have in their sights.

Real Madrid are in a rich vein of form, as evidenced by the team's 10 consecutive victories in all competitions, four of which have come in the league. So far they are invincible away from the WiZink Center, winning all their matchups (MoraBanc Andorra, Valencia Basket, Río Breogán, Bitci Baskonia and Urbas Fuenlabrada). Today's clash will provide another stern test of this unbeaten run. Casademont Zaragoza will be looking to break the losing streak that has seen them come away empty handed from seven of their last eight games. But they have home advantage and this is where they have recorded all but one of their victories, while they still have a chance of making it to the cup competition in Granada at the end of February.

Video.Casademont Zaragoza-Real Madrid: league leaders looking to extend unbeaten away run

Madrid are the highest scoring team in the competition (96.5) and feature four players in double figures in this respect: Tavares, Poirier, Yabusele and Hanga. On their travels, they average 85.8 points and the defence is the strongest averaging just 68.1, eleven points less than their opponents. Meanwhile, Casademont Zaragoza have undergone numerous changes in comparison to last season and have been unlucky with injuries to Cook and Yusta, but they are a highly competitive, physically strong and dangerous side. Ponsarnau has spearheaded the Aragón team this season and other experienced players have arrived, such as Waczynski, former Madrid player Radoncic, Okoye and Deon Thompson, the latter replacing McLean.

History favours Madrid
The two sides have gone head to head 32 times in the ACB, with 30 wins for our team, including the last 25 in a row since 16 April 2011. In Aragon, the Whites have clinched 12 wins in a row. The last one came last season by 89-98 with Rudy leading the way (22 in PIR). This is a tough test for the madridistas ahead of the second Clasico of the season, which will be played next Friday in the EuroLeague.