CZE vs SER Dream11 : Serbia and Czech Republic look to end their world cup sojourns with a 5th place finish today
They might have been sent packing from the main tournamnet after being ousted in the quarter-final fixtures, but Serbia and Czech Republic were quick not to ponder on the qualms of those defeats. Instead, the two sides impressively worked quickly to overturn their losses into resurgent displays, ruthlessly putting down two formidable units in the Classification Round matches.
For Serbia especially, their win against USA turned out to be the biggest talking point from those set of fixtures. It was the second time in the space of a day that USA were handed defeat, this time by an extremely impressive Serbia outfit who did everything to hang onto their sensational first quarter display.
Coming hot out of the blocks, Serbia were relentless in the early exchanges of their 94-89 as they took the opening quarter, 33-7, one which played a decisive factor in deciding the winner on the night. Although USA did manage to erase the deficit subsequently, the margin opened up was way too big with Serbia’s ability to keep clocking regular points in every quarter ensuring their progression into today’s clash.
Elsewhere, Czech Republic find their way in this match having pulled off a clinical 94-84 win over Poland, one which reciprocated the side’s ability as an attacking unit. Layups and alley-oops were easy to craft for the side who made the most of the possession warranted to them, ensuring most of it ending up translating into points.
Probable Playing 5
Bogdan Bogdanovic, Vladimir Lucic, Stefan Jovic, Nikola Milutinov, Nikola Jokic
Jaromir Bohacik, Ondrej Balvin, Martin Kriz, Vojtech Hruban, Tomas Satoransky
CZE vs SER Match Prediction
With this being a 5th place match, both the sides will come out and express themselves freely, winning us over with their astute attacking display which will augur well for a match of such stature. We envisage this to be an attacking extradonaire encounter, one where either side spares no expense in putting the other down.
What will ultimately work in Serbia’s favour is their ability to keep the points coming in from all quarters, a prospect which should win this one by the smallest of margins.
FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019
Match Details: Serbia Vs Czech Republic 5th Place Match
Date And Time: 14th September, Saturday- 5:30pm
Venue: LeSports Center, Shanghai
Television: FanCode, livebasketball.tv
- Bogdan Bogdanovic, Nikola Milutinov
- Ondrej Balvin, Tomas Satoransky
- Bogdan Bogdanovic
- Vojtech Hruban
Best Ball Stealer
- Stefan Jovic
- Ondrej Balvin
CZE vs SER Dream11 Point Guard
He might be worth 20 credits but Tomas Satoransky is someone for whom we have to keep aside that staggering amount. He’s been regularly delivering points in Dream 11 and for his side due to his ability to register both points and assists and should get some good points in this clash as well given the narrative around it.
We are also picking up a player from Serbia, brining in Vasilije Micic into our side after the small forward was handed over an extended role in the previous match. As the campaign draw to a culmination for Serbia, they should play him majorly today as well as they look to give their lesser played some much needed time out in the middle.
CZE vs SER Dream11 Shooting Guard
His 28 points in the last match saw Serbia’s Bogdan Bogdanovic once again become the highest scorer for his side, a performance in which he picked up 4 assists and 6 rebounds as well, seeing him become an instant pick for us. Czech Republic are guilty of letting up open spaces and failing to defend their pole articulately, something which should see Bogdan get triples today as well.
Small Forward for CZE vs SER Dream11
His sensational and enigmatic all round performance from the previous match make us pick out Czech Republic’s Vojtech Hruban as our option for small forward. He not only picked up points in the attacking facet with the 24 points, 12 rebounds and 3 assists but was present in the defensive side of things as well with the one steal and block apiece.
Coming in at just a price tag of 7.5 credits, Serbia’s Vladimir Lucic was someone we could never ignore, seeing us bring him in as well for this match with his triples bound to get points for us today.
CZE vs SER Dream11 Power Forward
His 5 rebounds and the 1 block against USA showed that Nemanja Bjelica is not just someone who’ll play a role for his side inside the opposition’s circle but one who has been handed over the responsibilities of screening the opposition’s attackers and guarding his basket as well. It sees him offer a two toned variety to our side, being someone who can pick up points in either segment in this clash.
From the opposing side we have opted to go in with Martin Peterka with the side involving him heftily across the last couple of matches.
Centre for CZE vs SER Dream11
Nikola Milutinov will be closing out our side for this match with us going in with the centre from Serbia given the importance the side accord to this role in turning over possession and winning the ball for their side.
Absolutely no doubts in deciding our star performer with us choosing Bogdan here.
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.