USA vs GRE Dream11 : Second round of the world cup set to explode today with two of the firm favourites for the title locking heads against each other
Where the 2019 edition of the FIBA Basketball World Cup has more than lived up to the expectations accorded from it, today’s clash between USA and Greece is only set to further escalate the level of riveting basketball in the showpiece tournament. Not only are these two sides heavily touted to make it to the quarter-finals but are also expected to put in a stern challenge for the glistening trophy, making this clash a cracker of an encounter.
Where USA had enjoyed an unbeaten spree in their first round, things were not quite the same for Greece. The side had to end Group F in second place after suffering a surprise defeat to Brazil, a result which places them in third place of Group K, a precarious position which the side know they’ll have to move up from at the earliest.
Winning their previous clash against Montenegro comfortably with a 85-60 result in their favour, Greece know they’ll have to rapturously emulate the same clinical performance when they take on a USA side who are gradually settling into their groove at the world cup. Said to be the worst ever side to represent the country at the quadrennial tournamnet, USA ended up facing massive flak after they were pushed all the way by Turkey in their opening clash before a late surge rescued the side.
Ever since then, the side have cruised to two wins with their recent one being a decimation of Japan. The 98-45 win was as comprehensive as they come, one which is bound to have pleased the side with their entire squad stepping upto the mantle to dismiss and silence the backlash directed at the unit.
Probable Playing 5
Donovan Mitchell, Khris Middleton, Derrick White, Marcus Smart, Brook Lopez, Jaylen Brown
Giannis Antetokounmpo, Kostas Papanikolaou, Nick Calathes, Ioannis Papapetrou, Giorgos Printezis
USA vs GRE Match Prediction
Although both the sides won their previous contests with relative ease, this clash is going to be a completely different one in nature. The level of compettion both the side’s will have to endure and thrive in to persevere today will be at its pinnacle with either side sparing no expense in registering a win in this clash.
What just about favours USA today is their immense attacking depth with the side lined up with names who have crafted stupendous attacking sojourns to leave their opponents besmirched. Greece’s defence is prone to falling apart under pressure and USA should capitalise on that to succeed in their agenda today.
FIBA Basketball World Cup 2019
Match Details: USA Vs Greece Group K
Date And Time: 7th September, Saturday- 6:00pm
Venue: Shenzhen Bay Sports Center, Shenzhen
Television: FanCode, livebasketball.tv
- Khris Middleton, Jaylen Brown
- Kostas Papanikolaou, Giorgos Printezis
- Jaylen Brown
- Giorgos Printezis
Best Ball Stealer
- Derrick White
- Giannis Antetokounmpo
USA vs GRE Dream11 Point Guard
One of USA’s most consistent players, Kemba Walker has been quissential to USA winning matches with conviction. His performances as a pint guard have seen him not only provide a slew of assists but contribute with steals as well, helping turnover possession for the side and cantering the ball effectively from defence to attack.
USA vs GRE Dream11 Shooting Guard
In a team which has a dearth of star performers, Donovan Mitchell was identified as being one of the most crucial players for USA this world cup and he’s justified his stature in the side. The point guard has been an exquisite shooter, impeccably sending down treys from down the court to keep churning out points at a steady rate for his outfit.
From Greece we have Giannoulis Larentzakis representing us for today’s contest.
USA vs GRE Dream11 Small Forward
Greece’s Giannis Antetokounmpo was a part of the NBA last season, emerging as one the main players for his outfit as he became a pivotal figure in their attacks. And he’s held the same identity for Greece with the small forward not only responsible for shooting triples but moving inside the circle and screening opponents along with being tasked with setting up layups.
He got on the end of 8 rebounds in the last match, seeing him come into our side while from USA we are opting for Khris Middleton, a player akin to Giannis.
USA vs GRE Dream11 Power Forward
After 16 points in the side’s previous outing, Greece’s Georgios Printezis was always going to be opted by us for today’s clash. He could easily end up being one of Greece’s most vital players today with USA bound to guard their post rigorously, something which will require the astute skill set of Greece’s small forward to breech.
Harrison Barnes is our pick from USA with Greece bound to expose gaps in their backline as they look to screen other players.
USA vs GRE Dream11 Centre
The two blocks for Georgios Papagiannis sees us bring in Greece’s centre for this match. Where the power forward has been thriving, Georgios’ contributions to his consummate success can’t be overlooked with the centre providing the perfect assists and rebounds to him to get behind.
USA vs GRE Dream11 Star Player
With so many options lining up this facet, we pondered heavily on who to make our star performer, ultimately opting for USA’s Donovan.
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.