CZE vs GRE Dream11 : Greece head out in dire need of a win today when they face off against a trick Czech Republic side
For Greece, Group K has not transpired as the side would have fathomed. Losing to USA in their opening match of the second round, the side ended up pummelling all the way into last place in the group, sitting in a precarious position ahead of today’s encounter.
The most tightly contested and congested group in the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019, the level of competition in Group K is a testament to how tricky it is to navigate your way in the prestigious tournamnet. And Greece unfortunately have been given a hard lesson in their quest of progressing into the quarter-finals with the side floundering for the second time in the tournamnet recently.
While they lost a closely contested clash to Brazil earlier in the first round, the second round defeat to USA was a dejecting one. The side were put down with ease in what was a runaway 88-67 win for USA, a result which ended up unravelling the side and playing a massive determent in their progression to the ensuing round. However with just one point separating them and second placed Czech Republic, the side know a win today would reinvigorate their campaign and assure them of second spot.
Things won’t be easy for them though with Czech Republic to continue on their rampant run and seal the second spot they occupy today. The side have been in pristine form in the tournamnet, defeating Brazil the last time around in what was a resounding result for the side, acting as a massive impetuous in pushing them one step closer to the quarter-finals.
Probable Playing 5
Jaromir Bohacik, Ondrej Balvin, Martin Kriz, Vojtech Hruban, Tomas Satoransky
Giannis Antetokounmpo, Nick Calathes, Ioannis Papapetrou, Kostas Papanikolaou, Giorgos Printezis
CZE vs GRE Match Prediction
Greece might have been lacklustre in their previous outing but the side are not one to dwell on their mistakes for too long. They’ll come back having rectified their mistakes at the back and are bound to put in a more clinical display today as they look to make things jittery for Czech Republic.
A potentially group shaping encounter, one which will determine which side moves on to the next round, this will be a jaffer of a match, one we see Greece just about edging owing to their might in the attacking unit.
FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019
Match Details: Czech Republic Vs Greece Group K
Date And Time: 9th September, Monday- 2:00pm
Venue: Shenzhen Bay Sports Center, Shenzhen
Television: FanCode, livebasketball.tv
- Ondrej Balvin, Tomas Satoransky
- Kostas Papanikolaou, Giorgos Printezis
- Tomas Satoransky
- Giorgos Printezis
Best Ball Stealer
- Ondrej Balvin
- Giannis Antetokounmpo
CZE vs GRE Dream11 Point Guard
His 17 points and 5 assists against USA was a performance which perfectly encapsulated the enigmatic nature of Czech Republic’s point guard. In Tomas Satoransky, the side have an indispensible player, someone who is not only critical in constructing play from his own circle but is more than willing to canter down dutifully and shoot articulate baskets as well for his side.
The 7 assists for Nick Calathes previously yet again epitomised his enterprising nature as someone who is vital to the side’s consummate success in transitioning the ball from defence to attack, seeing him come into our side as well for this match.
CZE vs GRE Dream11 Shooting Guard
We have decided to go in for the cheap option in this segment as we look to free up funds to invest in elsewhere, seeing us bring in Greece’s Giannoulis Larentzakis. He might not be a part of his sides playing 7 but will definitely get time on the court at some point, a proposition which justifies his price tag of 6 credits.
Small Forward for CZE vs GRE Dream11
Our most heavily packed segment, we have an entire plethora of three small forwards come into our side for this clash, a narrative which hammers down how important this role is to a side’s formation. We’ll begin with Greece first, a side from which we have opted for Giannis Antetokounmpo.
He came up with 8 rebounds and 2 steals recently, figures which showed how important this role is for the side with the small forward contributing in not only attack but playing a key role in defence as well. Elsewhere we have opted for a duo from the opposition, brining in Vojtech Hruban and Pavel Pumprla into our side.
CZE vs GRE Dream11 Power Forward
His 16 points against Montenegro were a testament to Georgios Printezis’ role in the side, someone who has ensured that the side haven’t had to face the brunt of a power forward too much. Hs brute ability to power into the circle and thwart opposition defences and break past their screens and shields has been quissential to Greece’s success and he’ll need to resonate the same showing today as well.
Centre for CZE vs GRE Dream11
He didn’t enjoy a good match the last time around but Georgios Papagiannis should retain his side in the team’s playing 7 for today’s encounter. This sees us get in the centre from Greece with him being someone capable of not only shooting down doubles but also positioning himself under his side’s post and coming up with well cued blocks.
We are choosing Printezis as our side’s star performer for today’s encounter.
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.