SL Vs NMK Dream 11 Prediction: Two sides in a rut look to tear away out of their agonising form when they lock heads today.
From being in contention for a direct spot in the quarter-finals of CBA 2019-20 to currently losing their grip on a top 12 position altogether, Shanxi Loongs have completely lost their proceedings. The return of the league hasn’t taken kindly to the side at all with the extended break wrenching from the side all the momentum it had garnered in the first round of the league.
The 111-91 defeat they tasted at the hands of Beijing the last time around was the side’s third putdown on the spin, a result which saw the club plummet all the way down into 10th position. In a deadlock, the club is failing in its bid to occult is horrid form, one the side needs to put the brakes on immediately as it looks to assert itself of a role in the ensuing round.
Fortuitously for Shanxi, Nanjing is the club they would have wanted to take on in this moment of rut. They are up against a side which is in even more floundering form than them with the team having to endure its fourth defeat in five games after being toyed with and played around in their 125-110 thumping the last time around.
With Nanjing offering absolutely nothing in the way of resilience and resolve in the defensive side of the game, Shanxi are set to finally arrest their languishing form. Shanxi will crumble in a side riddled with defensive lapses, a tie which will see them peddle out a straightforward win in their favour.
Probable Playing 5
Liu, Yan, Tian, Chang, Wei
Young, Li, Mardan, Hongpeng, Shengdong
Match: Shanxi Loongs Vs Nanjing
Date And Time: 15th July, Wednesday: 8:30pm
Venue: Arena, Beijing
- Tian: 17 Points
- Young: 51 Points
Best Ball Stealer
- Yan: 10 Rebounds
- Young: 11 Rebounds
Beijing Ducks Vs Shanxi: 111-91
Nanjing Vs Shandong: 110-125
Dream 11 Picks
The talismanic Joe Young was never going to depart the sanctum of our Dream 11 side. His side might have let him down but the Nanjing man has spared no expense to wage a long battle for the side all season long with the player effortlessly scoring 51 points and registering the 11 rebounds in the previous scrimmage.
Elsewhere, his ball handling abilities see us move in for the imperious Hanjin Chang as our pick from Shanxi for the outing.
A double of 16-14 for Qiao Wenham made the Nanjing man one of the more attainable names from the side. Despite being part of a dire side, his calibre has ensured he’s merged as a focal point for the side in attack, a skillset which could serve his side well against a floundering defence.
He’s joined up by Hongpeng Li who pulled off the 16 points for the side in the same fixture to show why he can be such a formidable name to defend against especially inside the paint. Shengdong Li will be paired up alongside him after his 9 points and 9 rebounds saw him coax his way crucial quick break points for the side.
Junwei Ren from Shanxi will be representing our side in the power forward ambit for the imminent contest. The player pulled off 24 points and 8 rebounds in the bygone clash, a performance which alludes towards his capability to spur his side towards a pulsating win against a defence which is set to be clobbered by him today.
He is linked up alongside Zhaobao Ge who registered the 9 points and 7 rebounds for the side in the same encounter with the defensive rebounds and steals of Pengfei Yan making him his partner for the impending outing.
A double-double comprising of 51 pints and 11 rebounds made it prudent to opt for Young as our side’s star player while Ren is the vice-captain.
Dream 11 Team
Young, Chang, Wenhan, Li, Shendong, Ren, Ge, Yan
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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.