Israeli champions Maccabi Tel Aviv host Valencia in the round four of Euro League Basketball at Menora Mivtachim Arena, with both the teams looking for a win in this crunch fixture.
Considering Maccabi’s lofty standards, the Isreali giants are certainly not hitting the heights in Euro League, after losing twice in the first three games. Though, their domestic campaign is a complete opposite of their European adventure as the defending Israeli champions are currently the joint leaders with Hapoel J-M in the Israeli Basketball Premier League following three wins from as many games.
Valencia are hard-pressed for a win and can’t afford to lose more ground after losing the first three matches. No wonder, the Spanish giants are propping up the table in Euro League.
In fact, Valencia have been on the downfall for quite some time now as they have lost 10 times in the last 12 games in all competitions, and come into this game on the back of a four-game skid.
What competition it is? Euro League Basketball
The match will be played between Maccabi Tel Aviv and Valencia Basket at Menora Mivtachim Arena, in southern Tel Aviv, Israel. The arena has a capacity of 10,383.
Match Day: October 24, 2019, @ 11:35 PM IST
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MTA vs VAL Dream11 Team News:
Maccabi Tel Aviv:
Maccabi have no injury issues and will take Valencia with their full roster.
Valencia’s problems lie more in the offensive department, with no player looking in the form to carry the burden of scoring for the team.
Players like Brock Motum and Fernando San Emeterio have failed to recapture the form of last season with latter hardly contributing to the team’s cause.
That said, head coach Jaume Ponsarnau has a deep roster to make changes to tweak his system.
Emeterio’s lack of form has already seen Brock Motuim moving ahead in the pecking order, while Maurice Ndour is clocking more minutes than what many would have expected at the start of the season.
Maccabi Tel Aviv squad:
Elijah Bryant, Scottie Wilbekin, Quincy Acy, Angelo Caloiaro, Othello Hunter, Sandy Cohen, Omri Casspi, Deni Avdija, Tyler Dorsey, John DiBartolomeo, Nate Wolters, Jake Cohen, Dori Sahar, Yonathan Atias, Tarik Black, Yovel Zoosman
Valencia Basket Squad:
Alberto Abalde, Quino Colom, Aaron Doornekamp, Bojan Dubljevic, Louis Labeyrie, Jordan Loyd, Vanja Marinkovic, Brock Motum, Maurice Ndour, Fernando San Emeterio, Joan Sastre, Mike Tobey, Sam Van Rossom, Guillem Vives
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MTA vs VAL Dream11 Teams (Starting Lineup; Probables):
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MTA vs VAL Dream11 Teams:
INDIA FANTASY PREDICTION:
There’s a sense of familiarity between these two teams due to the encounters in the past. This will be the 5th game these two teams play in Euro League, with Maccani Tel Aviv leading the overall head-to-head record 3-1.
With Maccabi at home, we back them to win this match.