MOS vs FEN Dream11: The clash between the two genuine contenders is always a must-see affair irrespective of the sport you support. And if you happen to love the game of basketball, then this is the fixture for you as perennial rivals CSKS Moscow and Fenerbahce bump into each other in round-8 of EuroLeague 2019-20 season.
This regular season match will be played at Sports Swimming Complex CSKA, in Moscow, Russia.
The defending champions started the defense of their title with four consecutive wins, but are limping of late, following two defeats in the last three European games. That said, the fast start to the season means, they are within touching distance of the summit, and could even move to the top of the pile after both Barcelona and Olimpia Milano suffered defeats if they beat their Turkish counterpart by at least 24 points.
Fenerbahce, meanwhile, are looking for a morale-boosting win here Russian opponents. They have not been at their usual best this season, winning just thrice in the first seven games, and falling behind in the standing, on the 14th spot.
This will be the 27th meeting between these two giants of EuroLeague, with CSKA Moscow leading the overall record at 18-8. Both the teams won their respective home fixtures against each other last season.
CSKA beat Fenerbahce 96-101 in the 2016 EuroLeague final.
CSKA Moscow also came out on the top against Fenerbahce in the third-place game in 2015.
Host: CSKA Moscow
Venue: Sports Swimming Complex CSKA
Match Timing: November 15, 10:30 PM
Mike James: He has made at least 1 three-point shot in seven of his last eight games. He has three scores of 20-plus in the last five games.
Darrun Hilliard: Another in-form player on Moscow’s roster. He has been brilliant from the three-point range this season and has hit more than two 3-pointer in six of seven games this season.
Kyle Hines and Johannes Voigtmann are good options to have in your Dream11 teams.
From Fenerbahce, Derrick Williams and Kostas Sloukas have been in good form as well.
CSKA Moscow team news:
Moscow suffered a huge blow in their pursuit for the title as last season’s final four MVP Will Clyburn has suffered a torn ACL and could miss the remainder of the season.
But the good piece of news is that Kosta Koufos made his EuroLeague debut for CSKA Moscow in Round 7 and will be getting significant minutes here.
Fenerbahce team news:
Nando de Colo will miss the game for the Turkish outfit due to muscle injury. He will be a big miss as not only he has been the most consistent player for Fenerbahce this season but he has scored in double-digits in the last 11 consecutive games, leading the scoring charts in the EuroLeague with 20.9 points per game.
Berkay Candan is expected to make his EuroLeague debut here.
PF: Nikola Kalinic
SF: Kostas Sloukas
C: Jan Vesely
PG: Derrick Williams
SG: Melih Mahmutoglu
PF: Nikita Kurbanov
SF: Kyle Hines
C: Mike James
PG: Janis Strelnieks
SG: Andrey Vorontsevich
Fenerbahce: Bobby Dixon, Ahmet Duverioglu, Luigi Datome, Joffrey Lauvergne
Moscow: Johannes Voigtmann, Darrun Hillard, Ron Baker, Kosta Koufas, Ivan Ukhov, Semen Antonov
PG: M James (SP) SG: D Hillard, K Sloukas, M Mahmutoglu SF: N Kurbanov PF: J Voigtmann, D Williams C: K Hines
Team 2: PG: M James (SP) SG: D Hillard, K Sloukas SF: N Kurbanov, Kalinic PF: J Voigtmann, D Williams C: K Hines
Considering Fenerbahce are without their leading scorer in this match, CSKA Moscow are the odds-on favourite to win this game.