VAL Vs PAN Fantasy Team Overview, Match Centre And Probable Playing 5: Athens’ inability to protect the rim costs them another fixture in the league.
For all the gruelling and vigorous hard work ingrained by Athens this season, the club has failed to see that translate into wins for them. The side’s defensive setup has been left picking up the pieces game after game, a paper thin backline which cost the side another encounter.
Defeated 80-77 by Efes in their previous sortie, the club from Greece was once again left beating itself up for a result which could have easily swung in the side’s favour. Despite being in control of the contest at one points, the club’s inadequacies when it came to winning the battle of the boards saw the side concede its advantage.
Its been the story of the side’s sojourn in the 2020-21 season of the Euroleague. Despite giving a good account of themselves, the team finds itself languishing in the trenches of the points tally with just two wins from six games.
VAL Vs PAN Fantasy Probable Winner
Elsewhere, Valencia haven’t covered themselves in glory either off late. The last month has seen the side scram its way to just two wins in its last five outings, results which leave the club clutching at straws to hang onto a top 8 spot.
However, this comes across as a favourable contest for the Spanish side, one where they’ll manage to clobber Athens’ sorry defence.
Probable Playing 5
- Marinkovic and Sastre are still undergoing treatment for their injuries, ones which continue to rule out the Valencia duo.
Dubljevic, Prepelic, Vives, Tobey, Williams
Mack, White, Foster, Mitoglou, Bentil
Match: Valencia Basket Vs Athens
Date And Time: 18th November, Tuesday: 1:30am
Venue: La Fonteta, Valencia
- Prepelic: 18 Point
- Mack: 18 Points
- Dubljevic: 6 Rebounds
- White: 8 Rebounds
Bayern Munich Vs Valencia: 90-79
Athens Vs Efes: 77-80
Despite being up amongst one of the most formidable defences the last time around, Guillem Vives stood tall to come alive for Valencia. His ball handling abilities saw him register 7 points and 5 assists, a wholesome performance which makes him a must have pick for us.
Finally stepping out for Athens this season. Shelvin Mack showed why he can be the answer to the club’s problems. His expertise when it comes to dropping field points saw him end up with 18 points, a showing which makes him a must have pick at just 8 credits.
Valencia’s top scorer against the Germans, Klemen Prepelic’s high conversion rate saw him touch the roof with 18 points.
Be it attack or defence, Nikola Kalinic has made his aura felt in both the dockets of Valencia’s gameplan to show why he’s such an instrumental figure of the side’s wheel. Athens on the other hand will find representation in Ioannis Papaetrou after his versatile 12 point, 4 dime and 3 rebound showing against Efes.
After a torching start to the season, Konstantinos Mitoglou has lost steam off late. Despite this, he continues to exult his influence with him pulling off 7 points and 8 boards in his foregone travails.
After just getting measly minutes out on the court, Aaron White finally showed that he can become a regular part of Athens’ shooting arounds with his performance the last time around entailing 11 points and 8 rebounds.
Bojan Dubljevic pulled off 12 points and 6 rebounds against Bayern Munich, once again showcasing his credentials on the court for Valencia.
Bojan’s ability to cajole his way a double-double sees him be our star player for this one while Kalinic is the pro player.
Vives, Mack, Prepelic, Kalinic, Ioannis, Mitoglou, White, Bojan
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