Barcelona vs Real Madrid. Basketball El Clasico in the Euroleague Final Four

On May 19, Catalan Barcelona and Real Madrid will meet in the Final Four of the Euroleague of the current convocation. The game will be held in Kaunas (Lithuania). She will be accepted by the parquet of the Zalgiris sports complex.

Our Expert Predictions & Analysis on Barcelona vs Real Madrid


At the start of the season, once again, many made the club the winners of the Euroleague regular season, but again it did not grow together. The team, with a luxurious composition, failed to emerge as a leader in the playoffs. This is where the effect of coaching stupidity takes place. Sarunas Jasikevicius proves to everyone again and again that he is such a mentor, but the bosses of Barça love him and keep him for something.

Barcelona advanced to the quarter-finals of their rival in three matches, while all other current participants in the Final Four in that stage played five meetings. Although this is not an achievement of the Catalans at all, but the weakness of Zalgiris, who was their opponent. By the way, the match against Real Madrid takes place in Kaunas. It seems that the Lithuanians present in the hall will root for the “creamy”, and not for the offenders of their favorites.

Real Madrid

This is not the first year that the team has been criticized for the lack of a large-scale renewal of the roster. Allegedly, the current roster is very old and promising signings are needed. They are not, and Real continues to show great basketball. In this case, it is not old age, but experience.

The “creamy” went through the Euroleague regular season relatively smoothly. In the first round of the playoffs, the club suffered with Partizan (3:2), but then the Serbs were charged for success. There was no pressure on them, since they were hacked to death with Real Madrid in the status of an underdog. Their game went well, the balls flew into the basket, and as a result, the Spaniards had to win back in the series from 0:2. Happened. This is called experience, as mentioned above.

Barcelona vs Real Madrid

History of the confrontation

In the Euroleague 2022/23 regular season, the clubs played two games. In them, the teams upset each other once (“Barcelona” was stronger at home here with a score of 75:73, respectively, “creamy” here achieved success on their territory in overtime - 91:86 after 73:73). The teams also have a couple more battles from the national championship of the 22/23 season. Here twice the success was on the side of the "blue garnet" (87:78 away and 97:82 on the home floor).

Odds from download 1xbet

The bookmakers see Barcelona as the favourite. They are willing to give 1.59 for Victory 1. The odds for Victory 2 are 2.51. Bets on Total Under (160.5) are multiplied by 1.95. The price of overcoming this points bar is also 1.95. Handicap 2(-4.5) is priced at 3.44. Install the 1xbet app and place a bet on the favorite!

Game Totals Prediction

Barcelona's quality basketball players, led by a mediocre coach, against the experienced fighters of Real Madrid, led by the same coach. The nominal visitors may not be better than the Catalans right now, but they will be able to win relatively handily - Win 2 and handicap 2(-4.5), thanks to the fact that they are a real team and not a copy of it like their opponent. "The Blue Granatayas will be firing back, but that will only make the match relatively productive, but no more than that.

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