PHI vs SER Dream11 : Serbia look to displace Italy from top spot and affirm themselves of a place in the following round of group stage contests.
Group D in the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 is all set to be decided today with Serbia and Philippines squaring off against each other in the second match of the day from the group. With Serbia currently in second place after trashing Angola in their tournament opener, in Philippines the side are up against another lowly ranked side, an outfit they’ll be confident of meting out the same treatment against.
Ranked 1 in the world, Serbia reinstated their staunch status as the finest basketball country in the arena with a trouncing of Angola prior to today’s encounter. In what was a complete decimation of their opponent, Serbia were exuberant in attack sparing no expense in mounting the points on the scoreboard as they went to win by 105-59 in a terrific display of complete basketball.
Elsewhere, Philippines were left suffering the aberrations of a flummoxed defence, one which was ripped apart by Italy. The side failed to put on a meaningful display in defence, completely failing to cover the gaps as Italy mined them out, unravelling the side to pummel them 108-62. Up against an even more formidable Serbia outfit today, things are bound to get only more severe and jittery for Philippines with the side up against an incredibly efficient and seamlessly effortless attacking outfit.
Probable Playing 5
- Nemanja Bjelica continues to remain an injury concern and could end up missing out this clash as well for Serbia.
- Jordan Clarkson failed to acquire a no objection certificate from FIBA and will miss the entirety of the World Cup due to the eventuality.
Nikola Jokic, Nemanja Bjelica, Vladimir Lucic, Bogdan Bogdanovic, Stefan Jovic
June Mar Fajardo, Andray Blatche, Gabe Norwood, Almazan Raymond, Jaymar Perez
PHI vs SER Match Prediction
This should be a runaway win for Serbia, one where they are not required to elevate their game or drain themselves with Philippines allowing them to cruise to a win. The attacking might of Serbia is just too immense and expansive with their players leaving no stone unturned in constructing ravishing moves up the court and playing the ball off each other to send down baskets with consummate ease.
FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019
Match Details: Serbia Vs Philippines Group D
Date And Time: 2nd September, Monday- 5:00pm
Venue: Foshan International Sports And Cultural Arena, Foshan
Television: Sony Six/HD, FanCode, livebasketball.tv
- Nikola Jokic, Bogdan Bogdanovic
- June Mar Fajardo, Gabe Norwood
PHI vs SER Dream11 Best Shooter
- Bogdan Bogdanovic
- June Mar Fajardo, Jaymar Perez
Best Ball Stealer
- Nikola Jokic
- June Mar Fajardo
PHI vs SER Dream11 Point Guard
Serbia’s most influential player and a major reason for their immense strides in the ranks of the world rankings, point guard Stefan Jovic is the first player we are roping in from the outfit here. He’s a flawless performer, not only stringing together play for his side but picking up steals and rebounds in defence as well to intertwine his skill set as a complete player for the side.
PHI vs SER Dream11 Shooting Guard
With 14.5 points and 35 assists per game in the bygone season of NBA, Serbia’s Bogdan Bogdanovic is undoubtedly their best shooter of the ball. The shooting guard persistently stations himself outside the range of the circle, switching his position to cover the scope of the range and use his ability to shoot open treys with ease.
We envisage him manoeuvring his way to a slew off baskets today and incurring in points at a slew for us today. From Philippines we are getting in Jaymar Perez, someone who came in as a substitute the last time around but was extremely effective in sending down baskets and amassing points at will for his outfit.
PHI vs SER Dream11 Small Forward
Although Gabe Norwood didn’t enjoy a good outing the previous time around, seeing him being eventually substituted for Troy Rosario, he’ll be in his sides playing 5 today, see us pick him up. There is a real dearth of viable options here and the Philippines ball shooter is the most ideal player to indulge in given the composition of our side.
PHI vs SER Dream11 Power Forward
Serbia’s Stefan Bircevic comes in for us over here given his ability to intertwine attacking and defending skills to perfection. With Bjelica expected to be injured for this one as well, Stefan should be played as a replacement yet again and will find himself with ample opportunities to screen play and provide assists to his centre.
PHI vs SER Dream11 Centre
The side’s best player and most impressive stealer of the ball, Nikola Jokic is our first pick in this segment of our side. He is someone who can dismiss defences with disdain, dauntlessly latching onto rebounds and clearing the way for the rest of his side to maraud forward as well.
He comes in along with Nikola Milutinov with Serbia expected to enjoy their time defensively as well today and these two should get a good point of points with the blocks and points up the court as well. Elsewhere we have roped in June Mar Fajardo as the final player into our side from the opposition.
PHI vs SER Dream11 Star Player
Nikola Jovic has been made our side’s captain for this one due to his two way play.
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.