This will be one of the final games in the basketball leg of the Olympics. Serbia and France will meet each other after being ousted by Japan and the USA respectively. More about SER W vs FRA W Dream 11 will be given below.
Phew, well well, it was predicted that one of these teams could have been playing against the USA in the Gold medal game but both of them had their campaign stopped short in the SemiFinals. Serbia’s loss was of no surprise, they ran into a team with a 50+ game winning streak and the eternal favorites in the USA, however, Japan shocked France twice in this Olympics showing that their form is no fluke. Both teams were shut down in the Semi-Finals and had no chance in the second half of their respective games. Now for France, it is more of a shock because they were beaten with a big margin by a team that has not ever made the Semi-Finals. Both squads have quality shooters and inside players and are evenly matched up in every area. Serbia has won one more game than France during the Olympics but it isn’t like that the French women are heavily outmatched. France will need more from their forwards while Serbia will need to regain their confidence after getting badly beaten by the USA juggernaut. This game has a bronze at stake so both teams will go all-out so it is difficult to predict a winner.
Match Timing: 8 August, @ 12:30 PM
Venue: Saitama Super Arena
The contest will take place at Saitama Super Arena, which is the designated spot for basketball matches in Tokyo Olympics 2020.
Games: 05 | 05
Wins: 03 | 02
Defeats: 02| 03
PG: Y Anderson, S Vasic(SP), A Duchet
SG: A Dabovic
SF: D Butulija, E Miyem
PF: J Brooks
C: S Gruda(PP)
Sonja Vasic (last match stats)
Sandrine Gruda(last match stats)
1. Sonja Vasic
PPG: 9.8 RPG: 6.4 APG: 3.0
Vasic deserves the first mention here because this will be her last game in the Serbian jersey. The highly talented player’s skill set is of premium quality both scoring-wise and defensively. She may have had some off nights during the Olympics but her body of work is too huge to ignore. She deserves a tribute and mention for her service to the game and she will be sorely missed. Sonja is a candidate for the Super-Player in the Dream11 Fantasy basketball scenario.
2. Sandrine Gruda
PPG: 13,6 RPG: 6.2
Sandrine leads France in PPG and it comes as no surprise as she gets a terrific low-post position. Since she gets the great low-post position, she is also hitting more than 62% of her shots in the 5 games so far. Add rebounding and defense to her game, and she becomes a typical Center.
3. Yvonne Anderson
PPG: 12.0 RPG: 4.6
Although she has been coming off the bench for Serbia in the last two games, Anderson has all the tools to be a regular starter. The veteran guard is perhaps the most athletic player in the team and gets it done on the offensive end with pretty drives, superb jumpers, and she is also a superb rebounder. She was the only player to reach the double figures for Serbia against the USA.
4. Endene Miyem
PPG: 10.6 RPG: 3.8
Miyem is an excellent forward who has a knack for finding open spaces through her off-ball movements. She is great in the mid-range and inside area, where she can feed off the ball movement and hit open shots. She can be picked as the Pro-Player in the Dream11 Fantasy basketball setting.
5. Jelena Brooks
The veteran Forward has a savvy game and has been consistent in her production. She can create chances on the offensive end by stretching the floor and also possesses an in-between game. Brooks will have to ring it up against a sturdy French frontline.
6. Marine Johannes
PPG: 11.4 APG: 4.0 RPG: 3.0
Marine can light it up from long-range and is perhaps the best shooter among both teams. She has a terrific shooting form and has the ability to go on hot streaks which can pose problems for the Serbian defense.
7. Ana Dabovic
8. Gabby Williams
BENCH: Sasa Cado, Nevena Jovanovic, Dajana Butulija, Yvonne Anderson, Dragana Stankovic, Maja Skoric, Angela Dugalic.
Serbia Squad: Sonja Vasic, Sasa Cado, Nevena Jovanovic, Jelena Brooks, Dajana Butulija, Aleksandra Crvendakic, Yvonne Anderson, Dragana Stankovic, Ana Dabovic, Maja Skoric, Angela Dugalic, Tina Krajisnik.
BENCH: Marinne Johannes, Helena Ciak, Alexia Chartereau, Marine Fauthoux, Valeriane Vukosavljevic, Iliana Rupert, Diandra Tchatchoung.
France: Marinne Johannes, Alix Duchet, Sarah Michel, Endene Miyem, Sandrine Gruda, Gabby Williams, Helena Ciak, Alexia Chartereau, Marine Fauthoux, Valeriane Vukosavljevic, Iliana Rupert, Diandra Tchatchoung.
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