ESP vs AUS Dream11 : Spain and Australia get ready to begin things in the bedlam of the semi-finals from the land of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019
With the quarter-finals behind us in the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019, the exhibition tournamnet gets ready to scour into its business end on Friday, a day which will see both the semi-finals being contested. And we couldn’t have a more befitting encounter to begin proceedings in the prestigious semi-finals than the impending clash between Spain and Australia, a fixture which promises to be an edge of the seat thriller.
It’s not only the ramifications at stake from this clash which are set to escalate the level of competition today but the composition of our two opponents as well. In Spain and Australia, we have two side who have endured solid campaigns in the marquee world cup, two sides who emerged from the quarter-finals with the most comprehensive of wins.
While the other two quarter-finals were tricky and feisty affairs, for both these sides, the progression to today’s clash was more straightforward. Spain in particular had it extremely easy against Poland with the side winning 90-78, the biggest margin of a win in the quarter-final as the side saw their attacking and defensive setup rise to the occasion in tandem.
Elsewhere Australia put down Czech Republic in their quarter-final with an equally comfortable win as they went past their opponents 80-72, a win akin to Spain’s. It’s what makes this encounter a tantalising one as two levelly matched units get ready to battle it out for a spot in the coveted summit clash today.
Probable Playing 5
Marc Gasol, Juan Hernangomez, Victor Claver, Rudy Fernandez, Ricky Rubio
Joe Ingles, Matthew Dellavedova, Patty Mills, Aron Baynes, Jock Landale
ESP vs AUS Match Prediction
With both these sides unbeaten in the tournamnet till now, ascertaining a winner from this clash is an extremely tricky affair. Both the sides have revelled us in some dazzling displays of basketball, impressing in both the departments which will lead to this contest being decided by extremely fine margins.
What should just about favour Spain today is their ability to keep points coming in from all quarters with the side not really relying on one name to keep the game ticking. They should just about manage to outscore their opponents today and make it to the final.
FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019
Match Details: Spain Vs Australia Semi-Final 1
Date And Time: 13th September, Friday- 1:30pm
Venue: LeSports Center, Beijing
Television: FanCode, livebasketball.tv
- Juan Hernangomez, Victor Claver
- Joe Ingles, Patty Mills
- Ricky Rubio
- Patty Mills
Best Ball Stealer
- Juan Hernangomez
- Joe Ingles
ESP vs AUS Dream11 Point Guard
We ended up investing a massive amount of our money in this segment of our side with both the sides according immense responsibility on their point guards. Both have thrived immensely in building out play with their ball movement flourishing owing to the ball handlers in the side.
From Spain we have chosen Ricky Rubio who had 19 points and 5 assists in the previous encounter while we are getting in Patty Mills from Australia. The point forward picked up 24 points and 6 assists against Czech Republic and with Australia so efficient in transitioning play from defence to attack, he should get a good amount of points today as well.
ESP vs AUS Dream11 Shooting Guard
For Spain, the point guard position will be a massive one in this clash. With Australia defending their circle well, keeping an eye out for all-oops and layups to block them efficiently, Spain could be resorted to sending down a majority of open threes, something Rudy Fernandez has shown he can deliver impeccably to see us opt for him in this facet.
ESP vs AUS Dream11 Small Forward
Joe Ingles was the first player to come into our side over here with Australia’s small forward not just moving into the circle of setting himself outside the circle to send down treys but playing a role in his side’s defence as well. He picked up 3 steals in the side’s last match and if Australia are to succeed today, they’ll need him to turn over possession from Spain and thwart their attacking sojourns midway.
Mitch Creek comes in as well for us with his extremely cheap price tag and some assured time out on the court seeing us opt for him for this one.
Power Forward for ESP vs AUS Dream11
Vitor Claver has been another main scorer for Spain with the power forward stationing himself perfectly inside the circle to not only be on the receiving end of assists but also sending down doubles inside the circle. Spain like to keep the ball moving and build up plays inside the circle, something which sees Claver feature heavily for them across the match.
Nic Kay comes in as well for us with the player from Australia getting an extended role as the tournamnet has traversed past.
ESP vs AUS Dream11 Centre
Although Spain’s Gasol was someone we considered, we ended up picking Willy Hernangomez from the side given Gasol’s immense price tag. Willy has come on as a substitute in all of the side’s encounters and has guarded his side’s post to get some good blocks along with keeping possession for hs side as well by latching onto rebounds.
Spain’s Claver has been selected as our side’s captain for this match.
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.