ARG vs FRA Dream11 : France and Argentina look to continue their unprecedented journey as a spot in the summit clash beckons for either side
For both Argentina and France, the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 couldn’t have gotten any more better than it already has. Both the sides pulled off resounding wins in the quarter-finals, incredible results which have imbued in the outfits immense momentum heading into today’s second semi-final.
Looking to cap off those wondrous results by reserving a spot in the revered final, both our opponents of today will make ad advent in the clash with massive aspirations. This is a golden opportunity for either side, one no side will be looking to let slip as either looks to make it to the summit clash, one on whose cusp both of them sit.
For France in particular, this journey till here has been nothing short of a dream one. Enduring a topsy-turvy time in the group stage, the country were drawn up against USA in the quarter-finals, a tie which promised to be a nervy affair for them. It that proposition which increased the state of their incredible 89-79 win, a complete performance which saw them shut out the opposition with consummate ease.
What particularly impressed from the side was the way in which they executed a sublime gameplan, one which saw them identity USA’s weaknesses and capitalise on them. Elsewhere, Argentina are coming into today’s match having pulled off a 97-87 win over Serbia, one which seems them unbeaten in the showpiece tournamnet in the 6 matches they have played in.
Probable Playing 5
Patricio Garino, Facundo Campazzo, Marcos Delia, Luis Scola, Nicolas Brussino
Rudy Gobert, Amath M’Baye, Nicolas Batum, Evan Fournier, Frank Ntilikina
ARG vs FRA Match Prediction
Given the way both these sides have carried out their journey’s till now in the world cup, determining a winner from this clash was an extremely dicey proposition but what sees us side with France is their strategy. The side have shown that they are more than flexible in twisting their style of play as per the opposition, something which adds a massive advantage to them ahead of today’s encounter which they should scrape past by the smallest of margins.
FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019
Match Details: Argentina Vs France Semi-Final 2
Date And Time: 13th September, Friday- 5:30pm
Venue: LeSports Center, Beijing
Television: FanCode, livebasketball.tv
- Facundo Campazzo, Luis Scola
- Rudy Gobert, Evan Fournier
- Luis Scola
- Evan Fournier
Best Ball Stealer
- Facundo Campazzo
- Frank Ntilikina
ARG vs FRA Dream11 Point Guard
A staggering 12 assists and 3 steal see us pick up Argentina’s Facundo Campazzo as the first player to get into our side in this facet. The point guard is important to his side’s play with him needing to build out play for the side from the centre, needing to match France’s ball movement if his side are to have a chance of making this a tedious outing for the French.
With defence so important today, France’s Frank Ntilinka is also brought in by us over here after his 1 steal in the previous match pointed towards his credentials as a defensive minded player as well.
ARG vs FRA Dream11 Shooting Guard
He’s undoubtedly France’s best shooter of the ball and not picking him up for today’s match would have been criminal and a big determent to our side. A stunning 22 point display in the last match saw him register 4 assists as well, a testament to his all round game as a player, one which saw him send down trey with consummate ease as he besmirched USA.
ARG vs FRA Dream11 Small Forward
What Argentina lack in the shooting guard position, they compensate for in the small guard in the form of Gabriel Deck. With the French guarding their post and circle immaculately against USA, Argentina know they have to resort to positioning themselves outside the circle and eye sending down triples, something Deck is capable of along with moving into the circle as well.
ARG vs FRA Dream11 Power Forward
Our most heavily packed segment of our side, we have gone in with three picks in this facet given then exuberance of choices from both the sides. Both these units are incredible ball handlers, sides extremely daunting and formidable in possession with France having scored 123 points from the 100 occasions they were in possession of the ball.
With small play, alley-oops and layups so pivotal in today’s match, we are choosing Amath M’Baye and Louis Labeyrie from France whilst Luis Scola comes in from Argentina. He scored 20 points in the previous encounter and with France bound to set up an astute defensive gameplan, his ability to power into the circle will need to come to the fore today.
ARG vs FRA Dream11 Centre
After his sensational display against USA, one that made them squirm when it came to sending down points, player of the match Rudy Gobert was always going to be an instant pick for us. The two time Defender Of The Year put in a complete show, one crucial to his side winning with conviction as he registered 21 points, 16 rebounds, 2 assists along with the 1 steal and 3 blocks
Its Rudy Gilbert only who gets to be our side’s star performer for today’s match after that incredible display.
Dream 11 Disclaimer
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.