Real Madrid will take on Bayern Munich at the Rudi-Sedlmayer-Halle in the EuroLeague on Wednesday.
Bayern Munich stand sixth in the EuroLeague after winning two of their four games. Bayern opened their EuroLeague campaign with a 78-64 win over Olimpia Milano. In the next game, they faced defending champions CSKA Moscow, which was always going to be a tough fixture. CSKA claimed a 79-68 win to assert their dominance. But Bayern bounced back in perfect fashion. They demolished ASVEL 104-63 in the next EuroLeague game. Five players scored ten or more points in that game for Bayern.
Khimki beat Bayern 87-74 in their last EuroLeague game. Unlike the continental competition, Bayern have suffered no hiccups in the Bundesliga. After five games they have a perfect record to stand second in the table. Merlins are first due to a superior points difference compared to Bayern. Last season Bayern won the Bundesliga by a margin of six points to claim their second straight league title.
Maodo Lo and Nihad Dedovic have carried the scoring responsibility for Bayern this season. Lo averages 13 points, and Dedovic is not far behind with 12.8 points per game. Impressively, Bayern have four players who are averaging more than 10 points per game in the EuroLeague. Gregory Monroe and Vladimir Lucic are the other players who are above the mark. Monroe leads the side in the assists category as well as in the rebounds. Only two players average more than his 7.8 rebounds per game.
Like Bayern, Real Madrid have also won two out of their four games in the EuroLeague. Madrid won the EuroLeague title in 2018 but finished third last season. Coach Pablo Laso will want his side to challenge for the continental title once again. As for the domestic league, they are going strong. Real is the only side to win all their games in the Liga ACB and they are first in the table.
Real faced Fenerbahce in the first EuroLeague game and won 81-77. Their starters combined for 66 points and led their side to victory. Real won their second game as well, an 86-85 win over Maccabi Tel Aviv. Since then, they have lost two straight in the EuroLeague. Zalgiris and Anadolu Efes were the two teams who beat Real. Against Anadolu Real scored just 60 points, which will be a major worry for Laso.
They faced Manresa on Sunday in the league, where Real claimed a 94-74 win. That result must have boosted the confidence as they attempt to break their rut in the EuroLeague. Gabriel Deck top-scored for Real against Manresa with 18 points. Anthony Randolph has averaged 11.8 points per game in the EuroLeague, which is the most for Real Madrid.
Bayern Munich vs Real Madrid Prediction
It will be a close game, as neither side will give away much defensively. The total points should be under 162.5, and Madrid should get a narrow win. They have suffered some close losses this season, but their performances have been credible, which will be reflected on Wednesday.