Description: SOP Vs BZG Dream11 Team Overview, Match Centre And Probable Playing 5: Last year’s champions Zielona Gora look to begin the new season with aplomb.
Zielona Gora were unmatched in the 2019-20 edition of the Energa Basket Liga. The premier basketball league in Poland was set alight by Gora, a side whose electric form saw it take on the identity of an absolute juggernaut.
Winning four of their last five scrimmages in the league last season, the side ended up registering 19 wins in 22 games. It saw them clear at the top of the league standings with their 41 points seeing them two clear of their closest challengers with the side hardly affected by the incessant pressure piled on it in the last month of play.
It was that dominance which sees them earn the moniker of outright favourites for the 2020-21 edition of the marquee league. And its one the team will be looking to justify when they take to the court to partake in their opening game of the new venture, one where they have been paired off against Trefl Sopot.
SOP Vs BZG Dream11 Probable Winner
Ending last season in 7th spot, Sopot’s season fell apart at the wrong moment. From once pushing Gora hard to ending up the season with two wins in their last five clashes, the team’s decline in form was a calamitous one.
However, with just 7 points behind Gora despite their torrid show in the culminating stages, Sopot showed that they have it in them to make for staunch challengers. And with a win today seeing them lay down a real statement in the opening exchanges, we envision the side coming hot out of the blocks.
This skirmish will be an edge of the seat thriller. We envisage Gora’s ability to exploit the corners and shoot down field points with a high conversion rate resulting in a league opening win for them.
Probable Playing 5
Medlock, Moten, Ayers, Foulland, Kolenda
King, Thomasson, Radic, Hakanson, Gordon
Energa Basket Liga 2020-21
Match: Sopot Vs Gora
Date And Time: 29th August, Saturday: 6:35pm
Venue: Ergo Arena, Sopot
- Medlock: 19 Points
- King: 19 Points
Best Ball Stealer
- Leonczyk: 10 Rebounds
- King: 9 Rebounds
Dream 11 Picks
Coronavirus has massively hindered Gora’s preparations for the upcoming season. With a string of players from outside the country lining up the side, the team finds itself massively depleted amongst travel restrictions.
Its at this time that Lukasz Koszarek will find himself taking centrestage in the side’s attack. He’s likely to play a part in the team’s starting rotations today with him registering 8 points, 3 assists and 4 rebounds in his last encounter.
Sopot will see us earmark Lukasz Kolenda for the impending affair. He’s someone who can shoot from the deep, traits which saw him pile on 8 points the last time around.
Gabriel Lundberg from Gora will be instilled in our side as the shooting guard. A talismanic figure, his ability to maraud his way right outside the circle and layup the treys makes him an enticing name to invest in.
He’s largely played as a substitute for Sopot but that hasn’t hindered Michal Kolenda from making his presence felt in all the facets of his side’s play. He pulled off 3 points, 4 assists and 2 rebounds the last time he took to the court to see us rope him in.
Today’s encounter could end up being a watershed moment for Cecil Williams. He’s been roped in by his side to compensate for their lack of regular names, a player who has an innate ability to come up with a string of points in the paint.
While his shooting skill set was well documented in the 9 points and 5 assists he had in his last encounter last season, the real reason Pawel Leonczyk will be instilled in our side is due to his defensive attributes. A real menace, his ability to piece together rebounds saw him come up with 10 the last time around to see him become a must have pick for us.
Blake Reynolds will be making a way into our side from the other side meanwhile owing to his ability to come up with the jump shots.
Partnering up with him is Geoffrey Groselle, a player who is endowed with the ability to guard players and screen his side’s post.
His expansive ability allows him to coax his way the double-doubles to see Pawel be our star player while Reynolds is the pro player.
Dream 11 Team
Kolenda, Koszarek, Lundberg, Kolenda, Williams, Reynods, Pawel, Groselle
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