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BAR vs MOS Dream11 Match Prediction – EuroLeague | Barcelona vs CSKA Moscow | Fantasy Teams

By Anurag tyagi @anuragtyaggi

BAR vs MOS Dream11 Match Prediction

BAR vs MOS Dream11: Table-topper Barcelona host reigning European champions CSKA Moscow in EuroLeague round-11 matchup at Palau Blaugrana, Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain. The hosts are 10-8 on the season, and share the record with Anadolu Efes, while CSKA Moscow are 6-4 on the season.


Recent form:

As mentioned above, Barcelona are flying high in Europe, and are enjoying the view from the top of the table, having won 8 times in the first 10 games. The Spanish giants beat Maccabi Tel Aviv 96-73 in the last game, their 2nd straight win.

Barca outscored their opponents by a combined margin of 100 in the first 10 games. Thet are averaging 84.4 points per game, which is the 3rd best offensive return in EuroLeague this season. Only Maccabi Tel Aviv (85.4 PPG) and BCK Khimki (84.8 PPG) have averaged more per game this season.

As for CSKA Moscow, the form is a cause for concern for the defending EuroLeague champions. After opening the season with four consecutive wins, Moscow are now 2-4 in the last six games. That’s a return you would never associate with Moscow.


Head-to-head:

This is a historical fixture in EuroLeague matchups, with both the teams facing each other 24 times since 2000. Moscow holds a clear advantage in the head-to-head encounters with 15 wins, with Barca winning 9 times. Moscow did the double over Barca last season, winning both at home and away.


Match Basics:

Host: Barcelona
Visitors: CSKA Moscow
Match Timing: November 30, @ 01:30 AM
Venue: Palau Blaugrana


Key players:

Nikola Mirotic is absolutely on fire for Barcelona this seaosn. He has scored in double-digits in 12 of his last 13 EuroLeague games. He is averaging 18.5 points per game.

Cory Higgins: Never fails the court without making an impact on the game. You can be almost sure of a good return from him.

Other key players for Barcelona are Kyle Kuric, Alex Abrines, and Malcolm Delaney. Abrines is the 3rd-best player in Europe from three-point range, Delaney is averaging 8th best 5.0 assists per game, while Kuric has made at least one steal in the last seven games.


Barcelona vs CSKA Moscow Team News:

Barcelona team news: Thomas Heurtel will be out until January due to a knee injury. Kevin Pangos is also out of contention these days due to a toe injury. Barcelona are also without Victor Claver and will be so for 3 to 5 more weeks with plantar fascia injury.

Alex Abrines is back to full fitness and is up and running in the season with some impactful performances. Pau Ribas made his EuroLeague debut in round-8 and is expected to feature from the bench here.

Barcelona expected squad for this match: Malcolm Davies, Adam Hanga, Cory Higgins, Kyle Kuric, Alex Abrines, Leandro Bolmaro, Victor Claver, Pau Ribas, Rolands Smits, Ante Tomic, Brandon Davies, Sergi Martinez, Nikola Mirotic, Pierre Oriola, Artem Pustovyi

CSKA Moscow team news: Will Clyburn is a long-term absentee for the champions with a knee injury, while Mikhail Kulagin is out with foot injury.

CSKA Moscow expected squad for this game: Mike James, Joel Bolomboy, Janis Strelnieks, Nikita Kurbanov, Daniel Hackett, Andrey Vorontsevich, Johannes Voigtmann, Joel Bolomboy, Ron Baker, Kyle Hines


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BAR vs MOS Dream11 starting five:

Barcelona:

PF: Nikola Mirotic
SF: Cory Higgins
C: Brandon Davies
PG: Adam Hanga
SG: Rolands Smits

CSKA Moscow:

PF: Johannes Voigtmann
SF: Nikita Kurbanov
C: Kosta Koufos
PG: Mike James
SG: Darrun Hillard


Likely to feature from the bench:

Barcelona: Kyle Kuric, Malcolm Delaney, Ante Tomic, Pierre Oriola, Pau Ribas

CSKA Moscow: Jānis Strēlnieks, Kyle Hines, Joel Bolomboy, Daniel Hackett, Andrey Vorontsevich, Ron Baker


BAR vs MOS Dream11 teams:

PG: M James
SG: C Higgins, A Abrines
SF: Kurbanov
PF: J Voigtmann, N Mirotic (SP)
C: J Bolomboy, K Hines

PG: M James, J Strelnieks
SG: C Higgins, A Abrines
SF: A Hanga
PF: J Voigtmann, N Mirotic (SP)
C: J Bolomboy


BAR vs MOS Dream11 Today Match Prediction:

CSKA Moscow are at clear advantage in terms of head-to-head record, but if the form is an indicator, then it’s Barcelona who is more likely to come out on top in this game.

Anurag tyagi @anuragtyaggi

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