ZAL vs BAR Dream11: Zalgiris Kaunas entertain Barcelona in the round-seven of EuroLeague at Zalgiris Arena. The host will look to build on the 76-79 win over Fenerbahce in the last round while Barcelona come into this game on the back of their first defeat of the season.
The win over Fenerbahce was Zalgiris’ first win on the road, but they had to dig after trailing by seven points going into the break. But thanks to Zach LeDay (16 points and 13.2 ppg.) and Marius Grigonis’ (19 points and 12.7 ppg.) efforts, Zalgiris recorded an impressive win on the road.
Meanwhile, Barcelona will look to bounce back with a win here following an 83-70 defeat to the in-form Olimpia Milano on the road. It was the first defeat for Barcelona in this season’s competition, and they can still move to the top of the table with a win over Zalgiris.
Zach LeDay: He is the leading scorer for Zalgiris this season and is averaging in the double-digits. He scored 16 points in the last game.
Marius Grigonis: The 25-year-old is very much the most in-form player for Zalgiris this season. He has scored in double figures in six consecutive games. His conversion rate from beyond the arc is also very impressive.
Barcelona: The visitors will be relying on the consistency of Nikola Mirotic who come into this match in red-hot form, scoring in double figures in each of his last nine EuroLeague games.
Cory Higgins and Alex Abriens are worth considering, for the duo has made a significant contribution in the team’s cause.
This will be the 30th meeting between these two teams. Barcelona have 10 wins in the last 12 games but Zalgiris can take heart from their recent showings against Barcelona as they won the last encounters against the Spanish outfit.
Host: Zalgiris Kaunas
Venue: Zalgiris Arena
Match Timing: November 08, 11:30 PM
PF: Marius Grigonis
SF: Edgaras Ulanovas
C: Alex Perez
PG: Paulius Jankunas
SG: Jock Landale
PF: Cory Higgins
SF: Nikola Mirotic
C: Victor Claver
PG: Brandon Davies
SG: Adam Hanga
Zalgiris Kaunas: Zach LeDay, Nigel Hayes, Thomas Walkup, Arturas Milaknis, Martinas Geben
Barcelona: Kyle Kuric, Malcolm Delaney, Ante Tomic, Pierre Oriola, Alex Abrines
Zalgiris: Thomas Walkup, Alex Perez, Lukas Lekavicius, Nigel Hayes, Erikas Venskus, Paulius Jankunas, Karolis Lukosiunas, Arturas Milaknis, Martinas Geben, Zach LeDay, Jock Landale, Marius Grigonis, Kerr Kriisa, Edgaras Ulanovas
Barcelona: Alex Abrines, Leandro Bolmaro, Victor Claver, Brandon Davies, Malcolm Davies, Adam Hanga, Cory Higgins, Kyle Kuric, Sergi Martinez, Nikola Mirotic, Pierre Oriola, Artem Pustovyi, Pau Ribas, Rolands Smits, Ante Tomic
Zalgiris: Laurynas Birutis remains sidelined with a knee injury, while Rokas Jokubaitis is questionable due to an injured thumb. Alex Perez is back to full fitness after recovering from a groin injury.
Marius Grigonis is listed as questionable after injuring his foot last week in Istanbul. Rokas Jokubaitis is back after the wrist-injury and already had some practices with the team.
Barcelona: The visitors will be missing Thomas Heurtel who has been ruled out until at least January due to a knee injury, while Kevin Pangos is out as well due to a toe injury.
Victor Claver has been ruled out for 4 to 6 weeks with injury, but Pau Ribas has travelled with the squad despite remaining a game-time decision.
ZAL vs BAR Dream11 Teams:
To be updated.
ZAL vs BAR Dream11 Today Match Prediction:
Barcelona have a good away record against Zalgiris and considering how they have performed so fat this season, a win for the visitors looks a good call.