VAL Vs BAR Fantasy Team Overview, Match Centre And Probable Playing 5: Barcelona fast emerging as one of the firm challengers for this edition of the league
With three wins out of their opening three clashes in the 2020-21 edition of the Euroleague, Barcelona are fast taking on the identity of outright favourites for this season’s glistening trophy. The side is only one of the three unbeaten sides in the competition at the moment, a sparkling run the team will be looking to keep intact when it takes to the court today.
A massive reason why Barcelona are being held in such high stature is owing to the comprehensive manner in which they have scripted those wins. The side has been impeccable at the moment, a team which has not accorded its opponents the slightest bit of leeway as was well doubted in the team’s 82-64 routing of Bilbao.
Up against a Spanish outfit today as well, Barcelona are once again heavily touted to emerge unblemished from the showdown. The team is up against a side it has typically dominated in the ACB La Liga, a dominance the side is set to exert in the impending matchup.
VAL Vs BAR Fantasy Probable Winner
After a couple of wins in the tournament, things have bitterly down on a downward tumble for Valencia. The side has gone onto register two defeats on the spin, a sorry run set to turn further sour infront of a relentless Barcelona juggernaut.
Probable Playing 5
Dubljevic, Prepelic, Vives, Tobey, Williams
Davies, Mirotic, Higgins, Abrines, Hanga
Match: Valencia Vs Barcelona
Date And Time: 14th October, Wednesday: 12:30am
Venue: Fernando Buesa Arena, Vitoria-Gasteiz
- Dubljevic: 15 Points
- Hanga: 13 Points
- Dubljevic: 8 Rebounds
- Oriola: 6 Rebounds
Valencia Vs Unicaja: 66-71
Barcelona Vs Bilbao: 82-64
The hectic schedule has resulted in Barcelona massively chopping around with their paying 5. Despite the upheaval, Nick Calathes has managed to remain a constant at the side owing to his importance to the team with his crossovers and handles making him an extremely tricky name to spurn from scoring.
This ambit of our framework will feature both the names from Barcelona. We begin with Cory Higgins who has run the show for his side in attack, a player who has backstepped and delivered the offhanded shots with consummate ease.
Alex Abrines will be linking up with him after his 11 point performance against Zenit, one which saw him pile on the floating jump points.
With Barcelona deciding to rest a string of their usual names the last time around, Adam Hanga decided to step up and up the ante. He exploded for 13 points and 5 rebounds in the showdown, a showing which saw him lead his side to its third win on the spin.
Valencia on the other hand will see Nikola Kalinic be inducted in our side for the upcoming contest. He’s someone who has contributed to both attack and defence for the side, a radiant skillset well alluded to in the 10 point and 8 rebound display he ended up with the last time around.
Louis Labeyrie’s rebounds are going to be crucial to any chance Valencia have of pulling off a win today. He’s someone who can do it all in defence, ranging from guarding players, screening his side’s post to pulling off crucial steals.
For all of Barcelona’s might and stature, even they will have cold feet when they take on Bojan Dubljevic. He’s truly a stalwart of the game, a player who has the mettle to throw even this Barcelona attack out of the window with his ability to lung onto the second chance points and convert free throws.
Six points, three dimes and three boards the last time around see Brandon Davies wrap up our set of picks for the impending affair.
The 15 points and 8 rebounds he cajoled his way the last time around see Bojan be our star player while Calathes is the pro player.
Calathes, Abrines, Higgins, Hanga, Kalinic, Labeyrie, Davies, Bojan
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