PUR vs SER Dream11 : Serbia look to further ascertain their stature as title contenders when they play their opening second round match today
Serbia entered the bedlam of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 heavily touted as one of the firm favourites for the glistening trophy and the side have done absolutely no harm to their reputation till now. Sitting in the echelons of Group D with three wins for three matches, the side couldn’t have asked for a more toothsome start to life in the world cup, one they’ll be looking to emulate in round 2 as well.
Starting today, the side play their first Group J clash when they square off against Group C’s second place outfit, Puerto Rico for their first second round encounter. After decimating their opponents in Group D, Serbia befittingly find themselves placed at the top of the new Group J with points from the previous clashes carrying over into the second phase of the group stage fixtures as well.
And the 105-59 win over Angola in their culminating group stage match is exactly what the side will be looking to resonate today as well as they look to pummel a Puerto Rico which is clearly inferior when it comes to the skill set prevelant in both the outfits. The side just about scraped it into the impending round after scampering past Iran 83-81 in their closing clash, a win which took them to 5 points, the one ahead of Tunisia.
Probable Playing 5
Nikola Jokic, Stefan Bircevic, Vladimir Lucic, Bogdan Bogdanovic, Stefan Jovic
Gary Browne, David Huertas, Isaiah Pinerio, Renaldo Balkman, Jorge Diaz
PUR vs SER Match Prediction
There is going to be no winner emerging from this clash other than Serbia. He side have been unforgiving in attack, putting together some absolutely ravishing moves up the court to leave their opponent flummoxed and bludgeoned. Their ability to turnover player and keep moving the ball around quickly has been unanswerable till now and we don’t see Puerto Rico coming up with a reply to it either.
FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019
Match Details: Serbia Vs Puerto Rico Group J
Date And Time: 6th September, Friday- 2:00pm
Venue: Wuhan Gymnasium, Wuhan
Television: FanCode, livebasketball.tv
- Bogdan Bogdanovic, Stefan Jovic
- Gary Browne, David Huertas
- Bogdan Bogdanovic
- David Huertas
Best Ball Stealer
- Stefan Bircevic
- Renaldo Balkman
PUR vs SER Dream11 Point Guard
A major contributor to Serbia’s consummate success has been their point guard Stefan Jovic. Not only has he run play from his own circle but has been pivotal in transitioning the ball from defence to attack for his side, carrying the ball with intent and keeping play moving with his decisive and quick passing.
From Puerto Rico we are opting for Angel Rodriguez, someone who has come on as a substitute for hs side but has been more than effective to justify his election in this role.
PUR vs SER Dream11 Shooting Guard
The only player we had produced on picking up into our Dream 11 side was Serbia’s shooting guard, Bogdan Bogdanovic. He has been the player of the matches for two straight matches now, ripping apart Angola with his 24 points as he set himself up perfectly outside the circle and within his range to keep sending down open threes and doubles with luscious ease.
Elsewhere from Puerto Rico we have opted for Gian Glavell with him bound to have some success in his soirees of shooting from outside the circle.
PUR vs SER Dream11 Small Forward
With both sides not really having a slew of players in this facet who have really caught the eye, we decided to venture in with the cheap but reliable option. In Serbia’s Vladmir Lucic we found exactly such a player, someone who’ll get time on the court and could easily get some points today with Puerto Rico busy in blocking the crucial players.
Power Forward for PUR vs SER Dream11
Ever since he’s returned from injury ensuing the first match, Nemanja Bjelica has proved his worth to the side. Serbia’s shooting guard has not only linked up with his centre but has been crucial in getting on the end of passes and positioning himself in areas where he’s always available for a pass to send down the basket.
We have picked out Devon Collier from Puerto Rico as well in this segment of ur Dream 11 side.
Centre for PUR vs SER Dream11
Our reason for selecting Nikola Jovic from Serbia was due to his two toned identity as a player. Not only will he always be under the basket, looking to be the first player to pounce onto rebounds and convert them into points but will more than adequately guard his side’s post as well, something which will see him register steals and blocks as well.
PUR vs SER Dream11 Star Player
Absolutely no discusiions for this role with Bogdan an instant choice for us here.
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.