ESP vs SER Dream11 : Spain and Serbia battle it out for top spot in Group J as either side looks to seal its berth in the quarter-finals
Coming into today’s final clash in Group J, for both Spain and Serbia, this is more than just a group stage encounter. With both the sides having sealed their progression into the quarter-finals of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019, Sunday’s impending clash is an opportunity for either to remain unscathed before their soiree into the quarter-finals.
Having played 8 matches in between them, both these sides are currently unbeaten, having won the four matches apiece to sit in the echelons of the second round of the world cup. It’s this narrative which adds to the intrigue of today’s clash with this encounter ascertaining which side ends up as group toppers and continue in their ascendancy in the marquee tournamnet.
Taking on Italy in their previous contest, Spain ended up facing their toughest and trickiest test till date as the side wee made It to tough it out against a wily opposition. In what was a low scoring but enthralling encounter, Spain managed to persevere by the smallest of margins as they powered past a relentless Italian outfit 67-60, a match which prepares them perfectly ahead of today’s imminent clash.
In Serbia, Spain will be up against one of the best sides in the tournamnet, an outfit which is expected to be one of the firm challengers for the prestigious trophy. They pulled off a comprehensive win over Puerto Rico previously, hammering them 90-47 as the side encapsulated their attacking and defence facets seamlessly to put in a flawless display of basketball.
Probable Playing 5
Gasol, Fernandez, Rubio, Juancho, Claver.
Nikola Jokic, Stefan Bircevic, Vladimir Lucic, Bogdan Bogdanovic, Stefan Jovic
ESP vs SER Match Prediciton
This clash is the perfect way to wrap up an exciting and action filled Sunday in the land of the world cup with both these sides set to enthralling us in an engrossing fixture. The margins for error will be small if nay in this fixture and what tilts the scales in Serbia’s favour is their attacking exuberance, one which should power the side past Spain.
FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019
Match Details: Spain Vs Serbia Group J
Date And Time: 8th September, Sunday- 5:00pm
Venue: Wuhan Gymnasium, Wuhan
Television: FanCode, livebasketball.tv
- Gasol, Juancho
- Nikola Jokic, Stefan Jovic
- Nikola Jokic
Best Ball Stealer
- Nikola Jokic
ESP vs SER Dream11 Point Guard
While Spain’s Ricky Rubio has been providing a good amount of assists in every match, the previous encounter saw him come up with 2 steals as well, partaking in the job of a point guard to perfection. It’s his two toned nature which sees us pick him up with him set to register good points by picking up both attacking and defensive contributions.
A staggering nine assists the last time around see us rope in Stefan Jovic from Serbia as well. He’s not only dictated play from his own circle but been a pivotal player in turning over the ball from defence to attack, transitioning the ball with effervescent ease to set up his side’s plays.
Shooting Guard for ESP vs SER Dream11
Undoubtedly the side’s best shooter, Bogdan Bogdanovic has been sending down shots in regulation fashion for Serbia this world cup. With Spain looking to curtail Serbia’s soirees inside their circle and guard their forwards and centre, Bogdan will get ample open ranges to send down treys from and should register good points in this clash.
We are also picking out Spain’s Rudy Fernandez for this clash given his recent good performances.
Small Forward for ESP vs SER Dream11
Serbia’s Marko Simonovic is opted by us due to hs price tag of just 6 credits and with him bound to get adequate minutes to come out and play today as well. With the side bound to find it tough today to carry out their usual gameplan given Spain’s staunch defensive gameplan, the side could revert to shooting amply from outside the circle, an eventuality which will see him come into play heavily.
Power Forward for ESP vs SER Dream11
The points last time around saw Nemanja Bjelica become Serbia’s top scorer for the third match for Serbia at the world cup, piling on the baskets for his side to lead them to a comprehensive win. Not only does the power forward spare no expense in finding himself in open spaces and always ensuing he’s available to latch onto passes but is the first to rush to rebounds as well.
Stefan Bircevic looks set to be involved today as well for the side after a solid showing the last time around, seeing us rope him into our Dream 11 side as well.
Centre for ESP vs SER Dream11
His 10 rebounds came with two blocks as well, seeing Serbia’s Nikola Jovic carry out his role as centre to pinch perfection. A quissential player for the side in both attack and defence, his two way style of play to not only get on the end of rebounds in attack but also in defence see him become someone we have to indulge in for today.
Star Player for ESP vs SER Dream11
Serbia’s Nemnaja is being made our side’s star performer for today’s 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.