TUR vs NZL Dream11 : Turkey and New Zealand fight it out for top spot today as either side looks to end its campaign with a flourish
While the first round of the group stages was an aberration for both Turkey and New Zealand, the two sides have been in better touch in the Classification Round. Spurred on by the ambitions of ending as high as possible in the 17-32 ranking bracket they are battling for, both these sides won their first round of the classification matches to sit in the annuls of Group O as things stand.
And today’s match will act as the deciding factor in the group with the winner not only winning the match but also the group with it. It’s a narrative which is bound to buoy these two sides and give them the added impetuous ahead of what promises to be a fine clash in the dramatic land of the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019.
New Zealand enter the fray of today’s match in the wake of an incredible attacking display against Japan, one which saw them obliterate their opponents 111-81. In what was an amazing display of basketball by the side, they ended up leaving the Japanese in angst as New Zealand finally stopped being underachievers to unlock the true potential and worth of their side.
It’s a performance they know they’ll have to emanate today as well as they get ready to take on a way more wily and astute opponent in the form of Turkey. The side ended up persevering in a closely contested, edge of the seat thriller against Montenegro the last time around, scampering through to a 79-74 win which places them in the pinnacles of the group ahead of today’s imminent clash.
Probable Playing 5
Furkan Korkmazz, Cedi Osman, Melih Mahmutoglu, Semih Erden, Dogus Balbay
Corey Webster, Tai Webster, Isaac Fotu, Thomas Abercrombie, Robert Loe
TUR vs NZL Match Prediction
Fine margins should come into play today with the barest of straws deciding who wins this clash and we envisage New Zealand having enough to pull off a win. Turkey clearly struggle to craft out attacking moves and their accuracy in sending down threes is something which has been a massive cause of concern for the side as well.
Keeping all these factors in place plus considering New Zealand’s known expansive brand of basketball, the New Zealanders should cruise through to a win today.
FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019
Match Details: Turkey Vs New Zealand Group O
Date And Time: 9th September, Monday- 5:00pm
Venue: Dongfeng Cultural and Sports Centre, Dongfeng
Television: FanCode, livebasketball.tv
- Cedi Osman, Melih Mahmutoglu
- Corey Webster, Tai Webster
- Cedi Osman
- Corey Webster
Best Ball Stealer
- Semih Erden
- Tai Webster
TUR vs NZL Dream11 Point Guard
With 9 assists against Japan, New Zealand’s Tai Webster did no damage to his reputation as he showcased why he’s such an integral part of this side. As New Zealand blew past Japan in that match, they had to turn back and massively thank Webster for ensuring that the ball was always shuffled around quickly, switching hands articulately to ensure that free players were found perfectly.
An equally important player for Turkey is also their point guard with Scottie Wilbekin pulling off 13 assists in their last match, a figure which resonated his worth to the team.
Shooting Guard for TUR vs NZL Dream11
A staggering 22 points to his name in the previous clash showed just how good a shooter Corey Webster is. He was unforgiving while sending down threes, lapping up the open spaces he was able to conjure for himself to set himself up nicely outside the circle and keep picking up vital points for his side from down the court.
TUR vs NZL Dream11 Small Forward
We have gotten in Metecan Birsen from Turkey for this clash with him bound to come on and get some good points as a substitute while the main pick in this facet is Cedi Osman from the side. He’s persistently been his side’s top scorer, a standing he emulated the last time as well as he peeled off a stunning 19 points to see him become an unmissable pick for us.
TUR vs NZL Dream11 Power Forward
With 9 rebounds in the last clash, we have opted to bring in Isaac Fotu from New Zealand while coming in from Turkey is Tohi Smith-Milner. He registered the one steal and two blocks against Montenegro, a defensive display which increases his importance to the side ahead of today’s upcoming clash. Tohi Smith-Milner is going to play a vital role for Turkey today as they face as incredible New Zealand side, one which will keeping peppering them with attacks.
TUR vs NZL Dream11 Centre
Alex Pledger from New Zealand closes out our side for this prevelant match in the Classification Round.
Corey Webster from New Zealand has been chosen as the star performer of our side today.
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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.