On Wednesday Valencia will host Real Madrid in the third match of the final series of the League ACB (Spanish Championship). After two meetings in the Spanish capital, head to head score 1: 1.
Despite of the fact that Real Madrid is favorite in the final , the team do not prove on the pitch. The team of Pablo Laso could lose and the first match – the Levantine players kept the game and Real at a distance of 0-5 points and a few minutes before the end of the match the score was equal to 78:78. But a powerful ending allowed the current champions from Madrid to win 87:81. In the second match, Valencia showed a powerful start. Real could level the game by the end of the third quarter, but Valencia won the match with a gap of 7 points.
Madrid team suffered only a second defeat in this playoff. But this is quite understandable. Valencia jumped above the head, beating Barcelona and Baskonia earlier in the playoffs. Moreover, the team gave the magnificent first two matches of the finals.
The final series in the league ACB lasts up to three wins. Therefore, the third match of the series is very important. The winner of the meeting gets a serious advantage. Real and Valencia regularly conduct fairly productive matches. In the last 15 meetings between the teams only three times scored less than 160 points. However, Valencia on the home arena often plays in the grassroots matches.
Bookmakers determined the total over/under 165. Valencia in 10 games in a row played on the total less relative to this indicator. Two of the last three home meetings against Real were also played on total over/ under 165.