ASB Vs LEW Dream11 Team Overview, Match Centre And Probable Playing 5: Winless Astoria slowly slumping towards demise in the early exchanges of the new season
Defeated 83-73 in their foregone encounter, Astoria ended up slumping to their third successive defeat in Energa Basket Liga 2020-21. The side has failed to record a win in the ongoing edition of the showpiece league to find itself plummeting all the way down into 15th position.
While its still early days in the competition and too much shouldn’t be read into the results, Astoria’s ship is a sinking one. Complete devoid of any wind in their sails, the sail makes for a disgruntled unit, a team which has left its ardent supporters despondent and miffed.
And the side’s plight looks set to only further worsen when it comes up against Legia this Thursday. It’s not only down to the staunch stature of their opponents but also owing to the ramifications stemming from the affair for Legia with the side looking to turnaround its only opening defeat in the league.
After registering wins in their opening couple of fixtures, Legia finally had to taste defeat in the league. The side was comprehensively dominated and dismantled 98-83 by Gora the last time around, a showing which saw them put in a surprisingly underwhelming showing.
After such an agonising performance, Astoria is just the side Legia would have wanted to matchup against. This Astoria side has offered absolutely nothing, a team Legia will end up wiping the floor with across the four quarters today.
Probable Playing 5
Gabric, Michal, Corey, Jakub, Marcin
Justin, Jamel, Michal, Kulka, Jakub
Energa Basket Liga 2020-21
Match: Astoria Vs Legia
Date And Time: 17th September, Thursday: 9:05pm
Venue: Cos Torwar, Warsaw
Best Ball Stealer
Astoria Vs Szczecin: 73-83
Gora Vs Legia: 98-83
ASB Vs LEW Dream11 Picks
Jamel Morris was surprisingly off his game, a predicament which lead directly to Legia slumping to their first defeat this term. However, he’s someone who seldom fails in two straight games, a player set to immediately return to his best today to shoot the triples from the deep with a high success rate.
Corey Sanders has put in performances worthy of being converted into wins. The Astoria point guard has unlike his counterparts not only shown dependability but consistency as well with him dropping a stunning 18 points, 7 assist and 8 rebound showing in the bygone showdown.
With Legia going off the boil in defence the last time around, Jakub Niziol is set to have poured insights over those chinks. And its one he’ll be looking to exploit today as he looks to emulate his pristine 24-10 double-double from the foregone affair.
Justin Bibbins has doused defences with his penchant for the points from the deep. He’s not only shot from the midrange region but shot at a high conversion rate to make the shooitng guard a must have pick for us.
At a measly 7.5 credits, Michal Sokolowski offers the best value for us today. The Legia small forward did everything on the court for his side the last time around with his 13 points, 7 assists and 8 rebounds seeing him wage a lone battle for the club.
Legia’s Dariusz Wyka’s stature as a defensive player has seen him earn a place in the side’s shooting arounds. He’s not only someone who can protect the rim but rather also guard players and screen his side’s post to see him be our pick in this slot.
At a time when the rest of his side had a problem in converting their field points, Jakub Karolak has no such qualms. His quest to strive for victory saw him drop the highest points for Legia on the day as he popped up with a behemoth 31 points on the day.
Astoria will see us opt for the pick of Lukasz Frackiewicz. Its down to the vigour he showed in a robust defensive showing to cajole his way a neat 11 rebounds.
His 31 point showing in game 3 will see Jakub lead our side out as the captain while Bibbins is the pro player.
Dream 11 Team
Sanders, Morris, Niziol, Bibbins, Sokolowski, Wyka, Jakub, Lukasz
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