USA vs FRA Dream11 : France look to act as a roadblock in USA’s ambitions today when the two sides clash it out in quarter-final 3
After having topped both their first and second round groups, USA look to keep their soiree in the FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019 moving forward with the same vigour as they get ready to partake in their quarter-final encounter today. Up against France as the land of the world cup gets ready for its final day of the quarter-finals, USA know the margins of error will be none when they take on a tricky French outfit.
For France, the progression to this stage of the showpiece tournamnet has been far from easy. The second round was an especially arduous one for them with the side just about managing to scramble through to two wins, following a 78-75 win over Lithuania with a humdinger of a 100-98 triumph over Australia.
In what was one of the most titillating encounters in the world cup till now, a thriller and extradonaire attacking feast saw France persevere right in the closing quarter as the side managed to hang on and how the requisite composure to fight it out for a spot in the quarter-finals. And they’ll be well aware that the same level of determination, grit and diligence will be needed today as well when they clash heads against what is their toughest opponent till now.
Undefeated in the tournamnet with 5 wins from 5, USA have done extremely well to quench the ever growing qualms of how the side would fare ahead of the ongoing world cup. Despite a jittery over time win against Turkey, the side have cruised to wins in their remaining encounter with their previous 89-73 win over Brazil manifesting that rhetoric.
Probable Playing 5
- There is no news on Jayson Tatum’s ongoing injury, rendering his involvement today obsolete in all likelihood.
Donovan Mitchell, Harrison Barnes, Kemba Walker, Joe Harris, Myles Turner
Rudy Gobert, Amath M’Baye, Nicolas Batum, Evan Fournier, Frank Ntilikina
USA vs FRA Match Prediction
Although the French have shown that they are not a side who can be taken likely, in USA they are up against way too wily an opponent. What particularly goes against them is their defence with the side vulnerable to leaking points, a predicament USA are bound to capitalise on.
This should be a high scoring game, one which USA ultimately see swing their way and along with it ascertain their progression to the next round.
FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019
Match Details: USA Vs France Quarter-Final 3
Date And Time: 11th September, Wednesday- 4:30pm
Venue: Dongguan Basketball Center, Dongguan
Television: FanCode, livebasketball.tv
- Donovan Mitchell, Kemba Walker
- Rudy Gobert, Evan Fournier
- Myles Turner
- Evan Fournier
Best Ball Stealer
- Donovan Mitchell
- Rudy Gobert
USA vs FRA Dream11 Point Guard
In Kemba Walker, USA have had one of their most impressive and consistent performers in the world cup till now. The point guard has been sensational for the side in not only running the play and ensuring that their gameplan is executed to the till but in shooting down baskets as well. He’s stepped up for the side at crucial junctures, heralding in a slew of points and becomes our first pick from the side for this match.
Shooting Guard for USA vs FRA Dream11
With 7 assists and the 1 block against Brazil, USA’s Donovan Mitchell comes into our side in the shooting guard position. Probably the side’s best shooter, he showcased his ability to getup layups and alley-oops in the previous encounter, playing a pivotal role in the side’s plays to keep the ball moving hands quickly.
A stunning 31 points and 6 assists the last time around see us pick up France’s Evan Fournier without any hesitation in this facet. In a game where France could find it tough to navigate their way inside the circle, the side will look to set themselves up from outside the circle which will see Evan involved heavily today.
USA vs FRA Dream11 Small Forward
His 3 steals against Brazil make is opt for USA’s Jaylen Brown in this facet. USA will need to parry away a strong French attacking unit and Brown will be deployed with the task of curtailing their attacking attempts by using is precise ability to snatch the ball away and turn over possession for the side at crucial junctures.
Power Forward for USA vs FRA Dream11
We have gone in with the one player each from either side, beginning this segment with the pick of USA’s power forward Harrison Barnes. Not only has he been effective is sending down doubles and finding himself available for passes inside the circle but has also ensured he’s the first to latch onto rebounds and keep possession in his side’s hand.
Amath M’Baye is our pick from France for this prevelant encounter over here.
USA vs FRA Dream11 Centre
With 16 points and 8 rebounds the last time around, we are getting in USA’s centre Myles Tuner in this department of our Dream 11 side for today’s match. He’ll not only be asked to be heavily involved in the attacking side of his side’s play but be asked to screen players and guard his post as well and should get good points in this clash.
Our side is wrapped up with the selection of Vincent Poirier from the French unit.
We are moving in with USA’s Kemba Walker as our captain for today’s match.
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.