PAN vs BAR Dream11: Having lost in the Copa del Rey semi-final against Valencia, Barcelona will be looking for an immediate response they players when the play Panathinaikos in EuroLeague round-25 game at O.A.C.A. Olympic Indoor Hall on Friday night (IST). That said, Barca are going strong in EuroLeague and arrive in this game on the back of a five-game winning run. As things stand, they are 3rd on the EuroLeague points table, one game behind Real Madrid in second and three points off leaders Anadolu Efes.
Panathinaikos. on the other hand, are in a good moment as well, having won four times in the last six games in Europe. That positive return has pulled them to 6th on the current EuroLeague table.
This will be the 36th meeting between these two teams in EuroLeague since 2000. Barcelona lead the head-to-head record with 22 wins, but Panathinaikos won the last two encounters, including a win in the reverse fixture earlier in the season.
Panathinaikos | Barcelona
Games: 24 | 24
Wins: 14 | 18
Defeats: 10 | 06
Total Points scored: 2089 | 2016
Points conceded: 2028 | 1872
Match Timing: February 22, @ 01:00 AM
Venue: O.A.C.A. Olympic Indoor Hall
Panathinaikos team news:
Status out: None.
Status Questionable: Three players could miss the game for Panathinaikos. DeShaun Thomas (toe injury), Andy Rautins (knee injury) and Jacob Wiley (ankle injury) all are listed as doubtful by the home, meaning, all three will be going through a late fitness test.
Panathinaikos roster: DeShaun Thomas, Nick Calathes, Georgios Papagiannis, Ben Bentil, Andy Rautins, Wesley Johnson, Tyrese Rice, Nikos Pappas, Konstantinos Mitoglu, Jimmer Fredette, Jacob Wiley
Barcelona team news:
Status out: Kevin Pangos remains out with a long-term toe injury and won’t feature any time soon.
Status Questionable: Thomas Heurtel is listed as doubtful due to an ankle sprain he suffered in the last EuroLeague game against Milan.
Barcelona active roster: Nikola Mirotic, Alex Abrines, Brandon Davies, Malcolm Delaney, Adam Hanga, Victor Claver, Kyle Kuric, Ante Tomic, Pierre Oriola, Thomas Heurtel
PAN vs BAR Dream11 starting five:
PF: DeShaun Thomas
SF: Nick Calathes
C: Georgios Papagiannis
PG: Ben Bentil
SG: Andy Rautins
PF: Nikola Mirotic
SF: Alex Abrines
C: Brandon Davies
PG: Malcolm Delaney
SG: Adam Hanga
Panathinaikos: Wesley Johnson, Tyrese Rice, Nikos Pappas, Konstantinos Mitoglu, Jimmer Fredette, Jacob Wiley
Barcelona: Victor Claver, Kyle Kuric, Ante Tomic, Pierre Oriola, Thomas Heurtel
PAN vs BAR Dream11 teams:
PF: Mitoglu, Mirotic (SP)
C: Papagiannis, Davies, Tomic
PG: Calathes (SP), Rice
SG: Kuric, Abrines
PF: Mitoglu, Mirotic
It’s a difficult call because Barcelona are in good form and will feel confident about their chances, but since Panathinaikos are at home, backing them looks a more solid call ahead of this game.
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