ANG vs SER Dream11 : Angola and Serbia throw open the gates of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 today with the two sides meeting in the tournament opener
We have been made to wait for the 18th instalment of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 but the prestigious tournament is all set to make an onset today with day one seeing 8 matches being hosted in the first phase of the group stage encounters. Spread over 6 days, 48 clashes will be contested across the first leg with each group seeing 6 games being contested in it.
And beginning proceedings in the upcoming edition of the Basketball World Cup will be Angola and Serbia with the two Group D outfits clashing heads against each other in the first clash of the tournament. Today’s clash is a massive opportunity for either side to not only get a vital first win in the tournament but also set the tone of what could end up being an extremely fruitful campaign for the winners.
Although Serbia found it tricky to navigate into the tournament after enduring a surprisingly arduous time in the qualifiers, the side have their full pool of players to choose from against after missing out on several star performers during the NBA. Elsewhere with nine wins from 12 matches, Angola ended up in the top 6 of Group E to make it this far, a testament to the ascendancy the side is on in the basketball fraternity, something they’ll want to emulate today as well.
Probable Playing 5
Yanick Moreira, Reggie Moore, Olimpio Cipriano, Carlos Morais, Gerson Domingos
Nikola Jokic, Nemanja Bjelica, Vladimir Lucic, Bogdan Bogdanovic, Stefan Jovic
ANG vs SER Match Prediction
This fixture promises to be an extremely one-sided affair with Serbia making a foray into the clash as firm favourites. Not only do they have the clearly superior players but are imbedded with a better know of the game with a sublime gameplan in place to decimate their opponents in this one.
What will serve them fortuitously in this encounter is the dearth of defensive options in Angola’s playing 5, an ordeal which is bound to see them be ripped apart by an efficient Serbia raiding unit.
FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019
Match Details: Angola Vs Serbia Group D
Date And Time: 31st August, Saturday- 1:00pm
Venue: Foshan International Sports & Cultural Arena, in Foshan
Television: Sony Six/HD
- Yanick Moreira, Carlos Morais
- Nikola Jokic, Stefan Jovic
ANG vs SER Dream11 Point Guard
Serbia’s point guard, Stefan Jovic is the first player to come into our for this encounter. The player is a wily operator, someone who knows not only how to dictate play but transition the ball from defence to attack extremely quickly and articulately as well, a narrative which is bound to see him register a slew of assists today.
ANG vs SER Dream11 Shooting Guard
Serbia’s Bogdan Bogdanovic was the first name of our mind while crafting out this department of our side. The outfit’s main shooter, his astute ability to find the basket from outside the circle has seen him come up with several decisive three pointers for his side over the course of his stay with the team and with Angola lacking a blocker, expect him to find his range and register a bagful of points.
We have also chosen Angora’s Carlos Morais in this segment with the side clearly looking to get some points from outside the circle today.
ANG vs SER Dream11 Small Forward
We finally open our account up from Angola with the selection of Olimpio Cipriano over here. The small forward is a pivotal player for the side, having imbued in him the innate ability to both contribute in his side’s attacking and defensive soirees and should put on a good showing today.
From Serbia we have picked out Marko Simonovis for this clash.
ANG vs SER Dream11 Power Forward
With Nemnaja Bjelica playing a key role for his side in both scoring and providing assists to the small forward, the power forward is our first pick in this facet. He has a good shooting ability inside the 15 metre range and should capitalise on Angola catapulting in defence.
We have gone in with Reggie Moore from Angola as well owing to the defensive side of his game rather than the attacking one. With the side lacking a proper pole, Moore will be required to not only block the opposition players but guard the basket as well with defensive rebounds his sole duty.
ANG vs SER Dream11 Centre
Serbia’s Nikola Milutinov wraps up our Dream 11 side for this particular clash.
Serbia’s Bogdan is our star player for this clash.
All our selections are based on in-depth and astute analysis of the players partaking in the match and a perusal of other reasoning. Please incorporate a slew of factors while crafting your own side with this article serving as a guide to the match and players.