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ZAL vs MTA Dream11 Match Prediction – EuroLeague | Zalgiris Kaunas vs Maccabi Tel Aviv | Fantasy Teams

ZAL vs MTA Dream11 Match Prediction

ZAL vs MTA Dream11: Following a big loss in the last round, Maccabi Tel Aviv will be looking for an immediate response when they play Zalgiris Kaunas in EuroLeague round-17 match at Zalgiris Arena, on Thursday night (IST).


Form:

  • Zalgiris changed their situation in the last round with an out of the blue result against German giants Bayern Munich, beating them 73-98 on the road. The result helped the move out of the bottom, and within four games of the playoff positions.
  • But Zalgiris can't afford to dwell on that result, for their bad form has cost them both the position and time this season. Time is a luxury and their fortunes are bound by games. Zalgiris know another bad streak can be catastrophic in their pursuit of the playoffs.
  • Maccabi Tel Aviv, on the other hand, have no such problems for they are fourth on the points table and should be in the post-season.
  • They had their five-game winning run snapped in the last round, following a chastening 99-79 defeat at the hands of high-flying Anadolu Efes.

Head-to-head:

This will be the 25th meeting between these two teams since 2000. Maccabi Tel Aviv hold the advantage with 16 wins to 8 defeats against Zalgiris Kaunas.
However, Zalgiris have won the last three encounters against Maccabi and will draw confidence from those wins.

Season matchup:
Zalgiris Kaunas | Maccabi Tel Aviv
Games: 16 | 16
Wins: 04 | 11
Defeats: 12 | 05
Total Points scored: 1193 | 1355
Points conceded: 1199 | 1220


Match Basics:

Host: Zalgiris Kaunas
Visitors: Maccabi Tel Aviv
Match Timing: January 02, @ 11:30 PM
Venue: Zalgiris Arena


Zalgiris Kaunas and Maccabi Tel Aviv team news:

Zalgiris Kaunas team news:
Status Out: Marius Grigonis has been ruled out until March. Rokas Jokubaitis injured his ankle and is not available for Zalgiris.
Status Questionable: Jock Landale missed Round 16 with an ankle injury and will be evaluated before the game.
Zalgiris Kaunas active roster: Thomas Walkup, Karolis Lukosiunas, Arturas Milaknis, Alex Perez, Lukas Lekavicius, Nigel Hayes, Erikas Venskus, Paulius Jankunas, Martinas Geben, Zach LeDay, Jock Landale, Marius Grigonis, Kerr Kriisa, Edgaras Ulanovas


Maccabi Tel Aviv team news:
Status Out: Omri Casspi (knee injury), Nate Wolters (groin injury), Tarik Black, and John DiBartolomeo (both ankle injury) will miss the game for Maccabi.
Status Questionable:
Maccabi Tel Aviv active roster: Elijah Bryant, Scottie Wilbekin, Quincy Acy, Angelo Caloiaro, Othello Hunter, Sandy Cohen, Deni Avdija, Tyler Dorsey, Jake Cohen, Dori Sahar, Yonathan Atias, Tarik Black, Yovel Zoosman


ZAL vs MTA Dream11 starting five:

Zalgiris Kaunas:
PF: K. C. Rivers
SF: Edgaras Ulanovas
C: Martinas Geben
PG: Thomas Walkup
SG: Paulius Jankunas

Maccabi Tel Aviv:
PF: Hunter Madden
SF: Quincy Acy
C: Scottie Wilbekin
PG: Elijah Bryant
SG: Yovel Zoosman


Likely to feature from the bench:

Zalgiris Kaunas: Zach LeDay, Arturas Milaknis, Nigel Hayes, Lukas Lekavicius, Erikas Venskus, Karolis Lukosiunas
Maccabi Tel Aviv: Dani Avdija, Angelo Caloiaro, Tyler Dorsey, Jake Cohen, Sandy Cohen


ZAL vs MTA Dream11 teams:

PG: Wilbekin (SP), Lekavicius
SG: E Bryant, T Dorsey
SF: T Walkup
PF: Q Acy
C: Z LeDay, O Hunter

PG: Wilbekin
SG: KC Rivers, T Dorsey
SF: T Walkup, Y Zoosman
PF: Q Acy
C: Z LeDay (SP), O Hunter


ZAL vs MTA Dream11 Today Match Prediction:

Maccabi Tel Aviv are in better shape at the moment and will start the game as favourites.


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