MOS vs VAL Dream11: CSKA Moscow will be looking for their fifth straight win in all competitions when they host Valencia Basket in EuroLeague round-21 match at Sports Swimming Complex CSKA, on Thursday night (IST).
Moscow are fourth on the table, having won 14 times in the first 20 games. They are the seventh-best offensive team in the league and boasts the second-best defensive record amongst all 18 EuroLeague teams heading into this match.
Valencia Basket are in good form as well and they are also looking for their fifth consecutive win in all competitions. In fact, they have lost only two games in the last seven games in all competitions.
This will be the 6th meeting between these two teams in EuroLeague since 2000. CSKA Moscow leads the head-to-head record with 3 wins and won the last two games as well.
CSKA Moscow | Valencia Basket
Games: 20 | 20
Wins: 14 | 10
Defeats: 06 | 10
Total Points scored: 1658 | 1648
Points conceded: 1525 | 1654
Host: CSKA Moscow
Visitors: Valencia Basket
Match Timing: January 23, @ 10:30 PM
Venue: Sports Swimming Complex CSKA
CSKA Moscow team news:
Status out: Will Clyburn is expected to miss the rest of the season due to an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury. The defending champions are also without Janis Strelnieks as he recovers from a leg injury.
Status Questionable: None.
CSKA Moscow roster: Nikita Kurbanov, Darrun Hillard, Kyle Hines, Mike James, Andrey Vorontsevich, Johannes Voigtmann, Howard Sant-Roos, Daniel Hackett, Joel Bolomboy, Semen Antonov, Ivan Ukhov
Valencia Basket team news:
Status out: According to reports, Mike Tobey hasn't travelled with the team to Moscow for this game due to an injury and will surely miss this game.
Valencia Basket active roster: Jordan Loyd (Doubtful), Sam Van Rossom, Alberto Abalde, Louis Labeyrie, Brock Motum, Vanja Marinkovic, Aaron Doornekamp, Maurice Ndour, D Dubljevic, Guillem Vives, Fernando San Emeterio
MOS vs VAL Dream11 starting five:
PF: Nikita Kurbanov
SF: Darrun Hillard
C: Kyle Hines
PG: Mike James
SG: Andrey Vorontsevich
PF: Aaron Doornekamp
SF: Maurice Ndour
C: D Dubljevic
PG: Guillem Vives
SG: Fernando San Emeterio
CSKA Moscow: Johannes Voigtmann, Howard Sant-Roos, Daniel Hackett, Joel Bolomboy, Semen Antonov, Ivan Ukhov
Valencia Basket: Jordan Loyd (Doubtful), Sam Van Rossom, Alberto Abalde, Louis Labeyrie, Brock Motum, Vanja Marinkovic
MOS vs VAL Dream11 teams:
PF: Mike James (SP), S V Rossom
SF: D Hillard
C: A Abalde
PG: J Voigtmann, A Vorontsevich
SG: J Bolomboy, D Dubljevic
PF: Mike James (SP), S V Rossom, D Hackett
SF: D Hillard, V Marinkovic
C: N Kurbanov
PG: J Voigtmann
SG: D Dubljevic
It's a difficult call because Valencia Basket are in good form and will feel confident about their chances, but since CSKA Moscow are at home, backing them looks a more solid call ahead of this game.
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