ARG vs NGR Dream11 : Argentina look to seal their berth in the second phase of the group stage after mincing South Korea in their tournament opener.
Ranked fifth in the world ahead of the ongoing edition of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019, Argentina showed just why with a comprehensive display in their first match of the prestigious tournament. In what was a clinical showing, a performance as pristine as they come, the side ended up sweeping away South Korea to sit in the pinnacles of Group B.
And it’s a position they’ll be looking to consolidate when they clash heads against Nigeria today, a side Argentina will be quietly confident of decimating. Ranked 39th in the world, Nigeria punched above their weight against Russia, engaging in a humdinger of a congested before eventually failing to hang on in the closing stages of the match.
The Africans went down 82-77 but It was a performance the side can be proud off, one where they kept fighting till the last minute to make things extremely jittery and nervous for the Russians. They’ll be buoyed by that showing ahead of today’s clash as they look to test themselves against an opponent of the stature of Argentina, a side who’ll test their real mettle as a basketball side.
Elsewhere, for Argentina, this match will be a good one to finally get an adequate opponent ahead of the ensuing second round with South Korea being too easy for them earlier. They ended up lambasting the Asian country, winning with relative ease. The score-line of 95-69 did full justice to their performance, a match in which they were never required to shift into the echelons of their game with the South Koreans allowing them to dictate proceedings.
Probable Playing 5
Ekpe Udoh, Ike Diogu, Al-Farouq Aminu, Josh Okogie, Ike Iroegbu
Marcus Selia, Luis Scola, Nicolas Brussino, Patricio Garino, Facundo Campazzo
ARG vs NGR Match Prediction
Argentina should have no problems winning this one. They are unequivocally the better side out of these two units and should put in a pulsating performance to not only move onto the ensuing round but also consolidate their spot as group leaders as well. It’s their attack which makes all the difference, one which should see them win this by around 20 points.
FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019
Match Details: Nigeria Vs Argentina
Date And Time: 2nd September, Monday- 2:00pm
Venue: Wuhan Gymnasium, Wuhan, China
Television: Sony Six/HD, FanCode, livebasketball.tv
- Ike Diogu, Al-Farouq Aminu
- Luis Scola, Nicolas Brussin
ARG vs NGR Dream11 Point Guard
In Facundo Campazzo, Argentina have their best builder of play. The point guard not only moves the ball around quickly and ensures his side are quick in their layups and transition from defence to attack but is also adept at ensuring the opposition’s gameplan is broken by shifting the ball through extremely small areas between their defence. He’s averaged 7 assists per match recently and should add to that today.
ARG vs NGR Dream11 Shooting Guard
His side’s best shooter of the ball, Patricio Garino is not only influential is shootings treys but shifting his position as well to send down threes from either side of the circle. With his side bound to screen the defenders effectively today, he’ll get more than open three opportunities to send down and show end up amassing a rich bagful of points today.
We are also choosing Nigeria’s best and most effective shooter of the ball here. He was their most exquisite shooter in the first match, converting 7 of his 9 throws and could easily emulate that showing today as well.
ARG vs NGR Dream11 Small Forward
While he’s a pinch perfect shooter from outside the circle, his role in picking up steals and coming up with assists is what makes him someone to have in this encounter. Al-Farouq Aminu is easily his side’s main player, someone who has been massively responsible for the ascendancy his side have been in the basketball fraternity.
Everything the side fathom today will run through him and expect him to be laid up at will to send down baskets, something which saw him get 10 points in the first game. From Argentina meanwhile, we have selected Nicolas Brussino for this clash.
ARG vs NGR Dream11 Power Forward
With a score of 15 in the side’s opening match, one that saw him shoot at a success rate of 75% and convert all his free throws, Luis Scola is in our side from Argentina. He’s their best shooter of the ball inside the midrange of the circle, not only being the first latch onto rebounds but providing assists for his centre as well. Nigeria’s Ike Diogu comes in as well owing to his role in the side’s defence and rebounds on both sides of the court.
ARG vs NGR Dream11 Centre
Marcos Delia’s two toned role in the side, one of shooting down and converting the sides fruitful attacking sojourns and second of guarding his team’s pole. He’ll screen the opposition’s players perfectly today and will put in steals and blocks as well as getting point up the court, making him a good player to pick out for this one.
ARG vs NGR Dream11 Star Player
We have chosen Scola as our side’s star player for this clash.
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.