ESP vs PUR Dream11 : Top of the table clash sees Spain and Puerto Rico make an advent into today’s clash looking to ascertain themselves of a spot the nest round
After winning their opening encounters in the ongoing edition of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019, both Puerto Rico and Spain square off against each other today with either side looking to extend its unbeaten run. While for Spain the opening clash was as easy as they come, Puerto Rico were made to drain it out in a rigorous encounter, one which tested their reserves all the way.
Playing against Iran, Puerto Rico hung onto the smallest of straws to pull off an 83-81 win with the side showing immense composure in the closing stages of the encounter to put in some delightful and well cued blocks and steals. In a show of immense defensive resolve and resilience by the side, they ended up picking up two extremely pivotal points, ones which could make all the difference in them making it to the next round.
However, for all the accolades they earned from that win, the side are up against an extremely tricky side today. In Spain, they are facing the side expected to easily top Group C, an outfit which made a mockery out of Tunisia earlier, trashing them 101-62 to seal their berth in the pinnacles of the league, a spot they so deservedly earned and will be looking to make their own today.
Probable Playing 5
Gary Browne, David Huertas, Isaiah Pinerio, Renaldo Balkman, Jorge Diaz
Marc Gasol, Juan Hernangomez, Victor Claver, Rudy Fernandez, Ricky Rubio
ESP vs PUR Match Prediction
Although Puerto Rico are expected to dish up Spain’s way a more tedious challenge than Tunisia did, Spain should be able to overpower them with ease at the end of the proceedings. Their attacking might is just too exemplary, something Puerto Rico will find an extremely tepid task to manage and will ultimately lead in their demise on the day.
FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019
Match Details: Puerto Rico Vs Spain Group C
Date And Time: 2nd September, Monday- 6:00pm
Venue: Foshan International Sports And Cultural Arena, Foshan
Television: Sony Six/HD, FanCode, livebasketball.tv
- David Huertas, Jorge Diaz
- Juan Hernangomez, Victor Claver
ESP vs PUR Dream11 Best Shooter
- David Huertas
- Juan Hernangomez
Best Ball Stealer
- Gary Browne
- Marc Gasol
Dream 11 Picks
ESP vs PUR Dream11 Point Guard
Spain’s point guard, Ricky Rubio is the first player we are getting into our side in this fixture. One of the highest scorers in the World Cup in the opening exchanges, he moved the ball around perfectly, delivering assists with ease along with coming up with steals as well. Up against a similarly defensively vulnerable outfit, he should get good points today as well.
ESP vs PUR Dream11 Shooting Guard
With an incredible 32 points for him in the previous match, David Huertas showed why he’s regarded so highly in his country’s basketball circuit. In what was a stupendous performance by him, he positioned himself perfectly both inside and outside the circle to not only come up with two pointers but shoot impeccable open three as well.
ESP vs PUR Dream11 Small Forward
Spain’s best shooter of the ball, Juan Hernangomez makes an advent into our side. With the side lacking a truly wordclass shooting guard, the small forward has taken accountability on himself to deliver crucial treys at crucial junctures and we envision him rising to the occasion today as well and heralding in a slew of points for us.
ESP vs PUR Dream11 Power Forward
Power forward Victor Claver from Spain comes into our side due to two reasons. He’s true two way player, someone who not only canters into the opposition’s circle with ease to layup the ball and become the main assist provider and rebounder but also put in steals and see possession change hands with immediate effect.
Devon Collier is our selection from Puerto Rico here.
ESP vs PUR Dream11 Centre
Although centres at times are not the best picks owing to their limited role in attacks and shooting down from distance, Spain’s Marc Gasol doesn’t offer any such worries. With the identity of his opposition being that of a meek defensive unit, he’ll not only layup he ball and latch onto rebounds but find it easy to send the ball down into the basket from under and inside the 15 metre range.
Chris Brady will start as a substitute for Puerto Rico but at just 4.5 credits he offers excellent value and should be brought on at some point.
ESP vs PUR Dream11 Star Player
We have selected Juan from Spain as our side’s captain for this clash.
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.