ESP vs IRI Dream11 : Iran look to keep their dreams of a top 2 finish alive today when they head out scouring for a much needed elusive win against a formidable Spain side
For world number 8 Iran, the 18th edition of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2018 has transpired completely opposing to the gameplan the side had in place. Falling to two straight defeats, the team finds itself languishing in an unprecedented fourth place in Group C, embroiled in an impasse that they are finding hard to break free off.
What would perturb them especially is the close defeat they had to endure in their previous clash, one where they failed to show the composure worthy of a side of stature. They ended up falling apart in the fourth quarter, squandering a healthy lead to lose against Puerto Rico from a winning position with no one but the side to blame for their ordeal.
With the final quarter swinging 32-16 away from them, the side were condemned to a stunning 83-81 defeating seeing the side chasing a spot in the top 2 rather than dominating proceedings as expected. And up against group toppers Spain today, things are bound to remain caught up in a misdemeanour for Iran who’ll need to massively overhaul their form and unlock their true potential today.
Meanwhile, Spain will be looking to make it three successive wins when they take on bottom of the group Iran as they look to ascertain themselves of a spot in the pinnacle of the group. Defeating Tunisia by a massive 101-62 in their last outing, the side assured themselves of moving onto the next round and will be looking to use this clash as preparation for round 2.
Probable Playing 5
Gasol, Fernandez, Rubio, Juancho, Claver
Yakhchali, Haddidi, Jamshidi, Bahrami, Hassanzadeh
ESP vs IRI Match Prediction
Calling a winner from this one is extremely difficult given the current form of both these outfits. While Iran would have been expected to win this fixture if it was contested a month back, the side have been unable to come to terms with the massive pressure they have encountered in the world cup, being made light work of by their counterparts.
Their vulnerability at the moment will lead to their demise today and see Spain emerge as the winners today.
FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019
Match Details: Spain Vs Iran
Date And Time: 4th September, Wednesday- 6:00pm
Venue: Guangzhou Gymnasium, Guangzhou
Television: FanCode, livebasketball.tv
- Rubio, Claver
- Yakhchali, Hassanzadeh
Best Ball Stealer
ESP vs IRI Dream11 Point Guard
With 17 points and 9 assists in the previous match, Spain’s Ricky Rubio is the first player to be selected by us in this facet. The point has been a good player for the side, coming up with steals as well to hold the identity of a player to definitely indulge in for this encounter.
ESP vs IRI Dream11 Shooting Guard
With 22 points, 3 steals and the 1 assist, Iran’s Behnam Yakhchali carried out more than just a role of a shooting guard. While his astute open treys and two pointers were impeccable, it was his willingness and determination to win the ball back for his side and turnover player effectively which stood out, seeing him come into our side for this clash.
Iran’s Hamed Hosseinzadeh is also selected by us for this match.
ESP vs IRI Dream11 Small Forward
Our small forwards are made up of cheap picks as we look to free up funds to invest in elsewhere. From Ian we have chosen Mohammad Jamshidi while coming in from Spain is an excellent pick at just 5 credits.
Xavier Rabaseda got very limited minutes in both the matches but the fact that he made an appearance as a substitute sees us go in for the small guard who could end up contributing with some shoots outside the circle as well.
ESP vs IRI Dream11 Power Forward
With 3 steals in the previous encounter, we are getting in Victor Claver from Spain. His role in the side has been massively undermined with the power forward putting in vital points for his side on a consistent basis and screening the opposition to open up areas for the rest of his side to find the basket.
ESP vs IRI Dream11 Centre
What Victor Claver’s perfect role as a power forward has done is lay up the ball for March Gasol and put in rebounds and assists for him, seeing Gasol come up with good points across the course of the side’s two clashes. This narrative sees him being brought in by us while from Iran we have gone in with their finest player.
He cost a momentous 23.5 credits, seeing us having to work our side’s composition articulately but after his last performance, he’s someone we could not do without. With 22 points, 16 rebounds and 4 assists, Iran’s centre Hamed Haddadi was quissential to their cause of leading in the first half and if his side are to have any chance of registering a win today, he’s going to have to emulate the same showing.
ESP vs IRI Dream11 Star Player
The aforementioned performance sees us make Haddadi our star performer for this clash as well.
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.