XFT Vs SL Dream 11 Prediction: Second placed Xinjiang look to extend their 100% winning record to four games on the spin today.
Defeating Jilin 106-105 in what could easily go down as one of the most pristine and tantalising contests of the CBA 2019-20, Xinjiang showed composure, fight and character in abundance, traits which saw the side further stamp their authority in the league.
It was a performance laden to the brim with fortitude and resolve, a showing which saw the side set a real of intent and show everyone why they are so highly revered in the competition. The display saw the side hang onto the finest of margins in the fourth quarter, not only sending down clutch treys in the culminating stages but pulling off blocks and steals at crucial junctures as well.
The side’s third win on the spin, the team ended up further asserting second place in the points tally in its favour. And when they take on 9th placed Shanxi, a team which has lost all semblance even since the league has returned, Xinjian Flying Tigers will be quietly confident of making that coveted spot their home to call.
Although Shanxi managed to take their encounter the last time around all the way down to overtime, the fact that the side eventually slipped to a 113-108 defeat on the day alluded towards their current unravelling form. Defence has seen the floodgates open for the side and force their hand, a plight which will result in the side’s second defeat on the bounce.
Probable Playing 5
Xinjiang Flying Tigers
Tang, Lin, Qi, Zeng, Co
Chang, Yuan, Ren, Ge, Liu
Match: Xinjiang Flying Tigers Vs Loongs
Date And Time: 7th July, Tuesday: 5:05pm
Venue: Arena, Beijing
Xinjiang Flying Tigers
- Qi: 33 Points
- Zeleng: 18 Points
Best Ball Stealer
Xinjiang Flying Tigers
- Qi: 11 Rebounds
- Ren: 7 Points
Xinjiang Vs Jilin: 106-105
Shanxi Vs Bayi Rockets: 108-113
Dream 11 Picks
Up infront of a sullied defence, the insatiable Lingzi Zeng is going to end up filling his shoes at the end of the four quarters. The point guard has become pivotal for Xinjiang Flying Tigers not only due to his ability to shoot points but more so due to his ability to layup the ball for his counterparts, traits which saw him pull off 12 assists for his side the last time around.
Shanxi Loongs will also find representation for us in this slot with us immersing ourselves in the services of Hanjun Chang The expansive player is undoubtedly the most expansive player in the side’s component, a player who waged a lone battle for his side the last time around to rake up 21 points from the deep.
Qi Lin from the second placed side will be our pick as the shooting guard for the imminent tie. The player cam up with 14 points the last time around, a figure which is bound to be escalated infront of a defence that has completely lost its way since the restart.
We are going to be partnering him up with Caiyu Tang, a player who has on more occasions than not found a place in our framework. And he’s justified his selection as well with his ability to send down triples seeing him pile on pivotal 19 points the last time around.
11 points and 7 rebounds for Changdong Yu in the same fixture showed why he’s such a pivotal name for Xinjiang in the defensive docket of the game. The player is someone who has utilised his ability to guard and screen players to keep registering the deflections and rebounds at ideal occasions for his team.
The importance of Zhou Qi to this Fighters side can’t be underestimated. The player has solely been responsible for converting this side into such a triumphant juggernaut, a player who is endowed with all the jargon needed to become the fulcrum of any side.
He has been shooting double-doubles in every tie since the league has made its way back to make him our pick from the side. The opposition will elsewhere find company in the identity of a partnership, one which will be solely responsible for the side’s aspirations of scrounging their way through to an unlikely win.
We begin with Zhaobao Ge who pulled off the 9 points and 9 rebounds in the last tie, a player partnered by Pengfei Yan who delivered the 9 points as well in the same scrimmage deflection on the court.
His exceptional 37-18 double-double in the previous showdown sees us make Qi an instant pick as our star player while Zeng is the vice-captain.
Dream 11 Team
Zeng, Chang, Lin, Tang, Yu, Qi, Yan, Ge
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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.