DOR vs LTU Dream11 : Lithuania look to boost themselves into the quarter-finals as the country takes on an agonising opponent today
The closing day of round 2 of the group stage encounters in the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 promises to be an action filled and exciting one. With qualification at stake into the quarter-finals for the partaking sides, our clashes lined up for today have all the ingredients of being riveting affairs and humdingers, matches which are bound to engross us across the four quarters.
And the first match of the day itself is a testament to this narrative with Group L seeing third placed Lithuania clash heads with bottom ranked Dominican Republic is match which comes bearing for it massive ramifications for Lithuania. With France and Australia squaring off in the other clash in the group, Lithuania know a colossal win would see them move into second place, a narrative which is bound to thrust the side ahead of today’s opening encounter.
Elsewhere for their opponents, round 2 ended after suffering a chastening defeat to Australia in their previous fixture. With the side ascertained of a place in the Classification Round, today’s match is all about showcasing their skill set for one last time in the league and garnering some much needed momentum ahead of their placement matches.
Probable Playing 5
Gelvis Solano, Victor Liz, Luis Montero, Eulis Baez, Eloy Vargas
Mantas Kalnietis, Jonas Munson, Jonas Valanciunas, Domantas Sabonis, Marius Grigonis
DOR vs LTU Match Prediction
This match is going to be an edge of the seat thriller with two sides completely identical to each other in not only nature but the way their tournamnet has traversed as well clashing heads against each other. In what is set to be a cliff-hanger of a match, the margins for error will be none with both the sides engaged in a tantalisingly poised fixture.
What favour Lithuania in this is their superior attack, one which is capable of rummaging its way past defences and creating open plays and layups with ease. The margin of win won’t be huge but Lithuania will do just about enough to get the three points.
FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019
Match Details: Dominican Republic Vs Lithuania Group L
Date And Time: 9th September, Monday- 1:30pm
Venue: Gymnasium of Youth Olympic Games Sport Park, Nanjing
Television: FanCode, livebasketball.tv
- Victor Liz, Luis Montero
- Domantas Sabonis, Marius Grigonis
- Victor Liz, Luis Montero
- Domantas Sabonis
Best Ball Stealer
- Luis Montero
- Domantas Sabonis
DOR vs LTU Dream11 Point Guard
With 7 assists for the side previous, Dominican Republic’s Gelvis Solana is our pick in this segment. The point guard will be critical for the side today, someone tasked with not only crafting play from his only side of the court but also ensuring that the side’s gameplan is executed meticulously at every step.
Lithuania’s Lukas Lekavicius comes in as well for in this facet with side’s point guard proving to be a more than adept dictator of the game, someone who holds a pivotal role for transitioning the ball from defence to attack seamlessly for the side.
DOR vs LTU Dream11 Shooting Guard
His 15 points against Jordan manifested Victor Liz’s tenacity and plethora of skill set as the side’s best shooter, someone capable of setting himself just on the brink of the circle to find his range and send down open threes. With his side bound to find their plays inside the circle closed out today, the region outside the circle will be crucial to the side’s cause of consummate success, seeing Liz heavily involved in his side’s gameplan.
Marius Grigonis comes in for us meanwhile from the other side.
DOR vs LTU Dream11 Small Forward
With 4 steals and the 1 block to his name, small forward Luis Montero showed that he brings more to the side than just his shooting capabilities. Playing the perfect role of a versatile small forward to pinch perfection till now in the tournamnet, it’s his defensive displays which have been particularly impressive, seeing him dismiss attacks with disdain on a persistent basis.
From Lithuania we have opted for the services of Jonas Maciulis after his two solid displays as a substitute in the recent bygone fixtures.
DOR vs LTU Dream11 Power Forward
With 13 points and 1 block against Senegal, Lithuania’s power forward, Domantas Sabonis was in untouchable form, blasting his way into the circle to find himself get on the end of the side’s luscious plays and rebounds. He’s extremely quick to get back and contribute in his side’s defensive facet as well, making hi probably the most vital player for his side, seeing him earn a spot in our side as well.
DOR vs LTU Dream11 Centre
Ronald Roberts might not start this but he’s definitely going to be called in at some point given his immense repertoire of skill set to launch himself and latch onto the rebounds. Winning the ball is going to be crucial in this match and Roberts is someone who can turnover possession perfectly for his side.
Lithuania’s power forward, Sabonis is our side’s star player for today.
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.