TUR vs MON Dream11 : Group O begins its first round of matches today as Turkey and Montenegro look to people themselves after a disappointing first round
Dropping off into the Classification Round after failing to qualify for the second round of the group stage matches, for Turkey and Montenegro, today’s clash comes bearing massive ramifications. Paired in Group O, either side will be looking to climb as high as possible in the available 17-32 ranking spots as they look to turnaround a dejecting outing in the bygone round.
Far Montenegro especially, today’s clash is a massive one if they are to have any chance of making strides in Group O. The side ended up losing all their first round group stage matches, being not only put down by their opponents but trounced and battered to emerge as the bottom placed team in the current group.
Their 85-60 defeat to Greece perfectly emphasised everything wrong with the team with the side not only collapsing in the attacking front but failing to show the stomach for a fight in the defensive side f things either. Elsewhere with the one win from their previous round, Turkey are perched at the pinnacle of Group O as things stand, a position they’ll be looking to further consolidate after they defeated Japan 86-76 previously.
It’s a win which puts them in good stead against today’s impending clash with the side bound to have been massively buoyed by their first two points in the world cup. They’ll be quietly confident of pummelling a clearly inferior Montenegro side when the two meet today and further plant themselves in first place.
Probable Playing 5
Ersan Ilyasova, Cedi Osman, Melih Mahmutoglu, Semih Erden, Dogus Balbay
Nikola Ivanovic, Petar Popovic, Nikola Vucevic, Bojan Dubljevic, Dino Radoncic
TUR vs MON Match Prediction
Although both the sides endured horrid first rounds, Turkey still managed to show glimpses of promising basketball, something Montenegro were devoid off across their stay in the first round. Bestowed with attacking players who can craft some alluring moves and pepper their opponents when functioning at their best, Turkey will be looking to emanate the same and should end up winning this clash with relative ease.
FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019
Match Details: Turkey Vs Montenegro Group O
Date And Time: 7th September, Tuesday- 5:00pm
Venue: Dongfeng Cultural and Sports Centre, Dongfeng
Television: Sony Six/HD, FanCode, livebasketball.tv
- Ersan Ilyasova, Cedi Osman
- Nikola Ivanovic, Nikola Vucevic
- Ersan Ilyasova
- Nikola Vucevic
Best Ball Stealer
- Semih Erden
- Nikola Vucevic
TUR vs MON Dream11 Point Guard
With 8 assists in the previous encounter, Turkey’s Dogus Balbay comes into our side for this clash as the first player we are rolling into our setup for today. He showed how pivotal he is to the side’s consummate success, someone not only responsible for ensuring the side’s gameplan is executed perfectly but also navigating the ball around efficiently and quickly to traverse defenders.
TUR vs MON Dream11 Shooting Guard
Turkey’s Furkan Korkmaz has been a steady and consistent performer for the side, one of the best shooters for the outfit who has perched himself nicely outside the opposition’s circle. Always available in open spaces, he’s available to receive passes and set himself up to shoot down open threes from the court, something which should immerse us in a bagful of points.
We are also getting in Petar Popovic from Montenegro for this encounter given Turkey’s vulnerabilities at the back which should open up the range for him to send the ball down the basket.
TUR vs MON Dream11 Small Forward
Another pivotal player for Turkey has been Cedi Osman with the small forward being one of their most versatile player, a perfect two toned player who can not only shoot treys but also work his way inside the circle and be a part of the side’s layups and assists. He should be one of their highest points amasser in this one, getting both triples as well as double to intertwine a rich bagful of points.
TUR vs MON Dream11 Power Forward
With a staggering 19 points, 10 rebounds and 2 steals, Turkey’s Ersan Ilyasova has been terrific for Turkey this world cup. He’s waged a lone battle for his side, contributing in not only their attacking sojourns but mixing up his skill set to guard his side’s basket as well to perfection and put in well cued and articulate blocks and steals.
From Montenegro we have opted for Nemanja Radovic for this one with us looking to indulge in all the cheap options from the side for this clash.
TUR vs MON Dream11 Centre
We finally invest heavily in Montenegro as well for this clash, getting n their centre and by some distance their best player, Nikola Vucevic. His 12 points and 2 steals bespoke a versatile game, one where he’s going to play a crucial role in both the departments for his side today as well.
From Turkey we have chosen Sertac Sanli as the final player for today’s fixture.
TUR vs MON Dream11 Star Player
Turkey’s power forward, Ersan is our side’s star performer for today.
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.