ZAL vs VAL Dream11 Match Prediction
ZAL vs VAL Dream11: Two teams struggling for consistency will look for an elusive win when Zalgiris Kaunas and Valencia Basket met each other in round-13 of EuroLeague 2019-20 season at Žalgiris arena.
After opening the season impressively, Zalgiris are going South and down with each passing week. They suffered their 9th defeat in 12 EuroLeague games this season as they went down 85-82 to CSKA Moscow in the last round. Nothing unexpected here as Moscow are the reigning champions and most teams would come short against them. But Zalgiris can certainly do better, and they should target a win here as the opponent is also short on form and confidence.
Valencia Basket are also on the wrong side of the table as they sit 14th and come into this game looking to avoid a hat-trick of defeats. The Spanish outfit has four wins and 8 defeats from 12 games in Europe.
Valencia Basket lead the overall head-to-head record against Zalgiris Kaunas, but the Lithuanian team won the last two encounters against Valencia.
Total matches: 06
Zalgiris Kaunas: 02
Valencia Basket: 04
Host: Zalgiris Kaunas
Visitors: Valencia Basket
Match Timing: December 13, @ 11:30 PM
Venue: Žalgiris arena
From Zalgiris Kaunas:
Jock Landale is the best player in the team on current form. He has scored in double digits in five of his last six games. He has also been impressive inside the opponents' paint as he has racked up more than two offensive rebounds in each of his last six games.
Marius Grigonis can be a game-changer for your team. He has been impressive both from two-point range and from beyond the arc.
From Valencia Basket:
Bojan Dubljevic will be looking to make 10 games in double digits in his last 11 games.
Bojan Dubljevic is the third-best player in the league with 6.8 rebounds per game, and fourth overall in offensive rebounds with 2.2 per game.
Zalgiris Kaunas team news: Marius Grigonis underwent successful foot surgery last week and will be out for at least three months. In addition, Rokas Jokubaitis is recovering from an ankle injury and is expected to miss at least a month of action.
Zalgiris Kaunas expected squad for this match: 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
Valencia Basket team news: Sam Van Rossom has missed the last eight weeks due to an injury and remains a doubt for this game. Guillem Vives is also a doubt to feature against Zalgiris Kaunas.
Valencia Basket expected squad for this game: Louis Labeyrie, Jordan Loyd, Fernando San Emeterio, Alberto Abalde, Quino Colom, Aaron Doornekamp, Bojan Dubljevic, Joan Sastre, Mike Tobey, Sam Van Rossom, Guillem Vives, Vanja Marinkovic, Brock Motum, Maurice Ndour
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PF: Zach LeDay
SF: K. C. Rivers
C: Jack Landale
PG: Edgaras Ulanovas
SG: Thomas Walkup
PF: Guillem Vives
SF: Louis Labeyrie
C: Bojan Dubljevic
PG: Vanja Marinkovic
SG: Fernando San Emeterio
Zalgiris Kaunas: Arturas Milaknis, Jock Landale, Lukas Lekavicius, Paulius Jankunas, Rokas Jokubaitis, Marius Grigonis
Valencia Basket: Maurice Ndour, Jordan Loyd, Alberto Abalde, Mike Tobey, Aaron Doornekamp, Quino Colom
ZAL vs VAL Dream11 teams:
To be updated once the line-ups are out!
As mentioned above, Valencia are slightly better on current form and should be considered favourite in this game.