POL vs ESP Dream11 : Spain look to get the better of a paper thin Polish defence when the two sides clash heads today
The second quarter-final of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2091 pairs together two outfits for whom the ongoing edition of the frontier tournamnet has scoured in completely differing fashions. Whilst Spain have had things extremely easy, making it this far by winning all of their matches, for Poland the journey has been a far tedious and testing one.
After being exposed by Argentina in their first Group I encounter, a match which exposed the gaping holes in their defence as they were put down 91-65, the side stood n a precarious situation against Russia as well. In what was a must win encounter for the side, the outfit struggled to dominate proceedings, being persistently snapped at by the Russians across the four quarters, ultimately just about managing to wrench free with a 79-74 win in their favour.
It’s not been a convincing road to the quarter-finals for the outfit and they’ll be well aware that if they are to have any chance of defeating Spain today, they’ll have to function at their pristine best. They are up against one of their stiffest tests in the tournamnet, a side who won all five of their matches across the first and second set of group stage matches, sparing no expense in winning matches with ease.
Testing their lesser played side against the Italians in their concluding Group J match, Spain ended up winning 67-60, a win which saw them shut down their opponent at the back, a narrative which holds the side in good stead ahead of today’s clash. Poland will try to conjure everything up the court, giving utmost importance to their attacking game and wit Spain holding resolute the last time around, they could end up killing any chances Poland have of winning today.
Probable Playing 5
Marc Gasol, Ricky Rubio, Juan Hernangomez, Victor Claver, Rudy Fernandez, Ricky Rubio
Adam Waczynski, Mateusz Ponitka, A. J. Slaughter, Aaron Cel, Adam Hrycaniuk
POL vs ESP Match Prediction
Although Spain look the likelier side to win today, we just can’t negate Poland from this encounter. The side have done well for themselves in their own aspect, having crafted an abundance of delightful attacking sojourns and will be looking to emulate those today when they lock heads against Spain.
Unfortunately for them though, this is going to be a gameplan which favours Spain, something we saw against Serbia as well with the side making the most of the spaces exposed when teams come out and play against them. Spain should outscore Poland with ease today and win this clash.
FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019
Match Details: Spain Vs Poland Quarter-Final 2
Date And Time: 9th September, Tuesday- 6:30pm
Venue: Shanghai Oriental Sports Center, Shanghai
Television: FanCode, livebasketball.tv
- Juan Hernangomez, Victor Claver
- Adam Waczynski, Mateusz Ponitka
- Juan Hernangomez
- Mateusz Ponitka
Best Ball Stealer
- Ricky Rubio
- Mateusz Ponitka
POL vs ESP Dream11 Point Guard
We’ll be beginning this compartment with the pick of Spain’s Ricky Rubio. He got two steals for the side in the last match and this will be an ambit where he can thrive today as well with Serbia bound to be jittery in possession as the look to keep quickly bring on a slew of attacks Spain’s way, a predicament which should see them lose possession on many an occasion.
With four assists in the side’s previous win, we have opted for the services for Poland’s Likasz Koszarek a well meanwhile for this match.
POL vs ESP Dream11 Shooting Guard
While a shooting guard doesn’t offer the opportunity to getting too many assists, Spain’s Rudy Fernandez ended up registering the five the last time around as he put in a strong performance for his side While Poland’s Ponitka was someone we seriously considered as well, his humongous price deterred us from roping him in, getting in Spain’s shooting guard instead over here.
POL vs ESP Dream11 Small Forward
Spain’s Juan Hernangomez’s 16 points in the side’s win over Italy should that he’s easily the best shooter of the ball in the side. Serbia will also open up plenty of spaces in their circle, allowing him to nicely set himself up outside the circle and send down triples with aplomb, finding his range easily as he takes on a defence not known for its astuteness.
An incredible 18 points from Adam Waczynski in the side’s last outing see us pick up the Polish man as well with him more than adept at being the custodian serenading and cascading triples for his side.
POL vs ESP Dream11 Power Forward
On the end of 9 rebounds and picking up the 1 block as well, Victor Claver showed that he’s someone who can contribute in both the attacking and defensive side of Spain’s play. The power forward will guard his side’s post today and latch onto rebounds on both ends of the court, a two way player who comes into our side for today’s match.
POL vs ESP Dream11 Centre
Someone whose rebounds he’s gotten the end of have been March Gasol’s attempts at finishing the basket with Spain heavily involving their centre in sending down doubles from instead the circle. He’s an important part of their sublime and quick plays, one which see him not only screen defenders and leave himself open to receiving passes as well.
Poland’s Olek Balcerowski closes out our Dream 11 side for this match.
Spain’s Juan has been opted for 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.