KRA vs LIE Dream11 Match: PBC Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar can clinch a spot in the round-16 with a win in the next game against Lietkabelis Panevezys at Basketkholl on Wednesday night (IST). It’s no surprise though. Krasnodar have been consistent so far, both in EuroCup and in VTB United League. In fact, they boast an identical record in both Europe and VTB, winning five times in the seven rounds.
But Kuban know that clinching the spot in the next round is the first hurdle, the road ahead will be tough, and goals even harder to achieve. There’s still some gap between them and some of the other high-profile teams in EuroCup. The 83-89 home defeat against Virtus Segafredo Bologna certainly goes that way. It was Krasnodar’s second defeat in EuroCup this season.
While problems are aplenty for Lietkabelis Panevezys. They are dawdling at 5th on the table in Group C having won just once in the first five rounds. Nothing has worked out for them so far, whether it’s the offence or the defence. A defeat here will bury their EuroCup aspirations for the season.
KRA vs LIE Dream11 Match Details:
Competition: EuroCup 2020-21 Season, Regular-Season
Teams: PBC Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar vs Lietkabelis Panevezys
Stadium/Arena: Suzhou Olympic Sports Centre
Match Timing: November 18, at 10:00 PM (IST)
Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar: Lost just two games in EuroCup this season, both coming against Italian side Virtus Segafredo Bologna including 83-89 defeat in the last round. More heartbreak for Krasnodar as they went down 85-89 in the overtime against Avtodor in VTB United League. Those two defeats certainly took some shine off their season. They were on an 8-game winning run before losing in the last two matches.
Lietkabelis Panevezys: They are a strong team in Lithuanian domestic structure, but the EuroCup is proving to be a tough nut to crack for them. They are almost on the brink after losing four of the first five games.
Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar vs Lietkabelis Panevezys Dream11 Team News:
Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar: Jordan Crawford was not involved in the weekend’s VTB United game against Avtodor due to a knock. He remains questionable and will be assessed before the match.
Ivan Paunic is hardly getting minutes from the bench. He could be overlooked once again.
Lietkabelis Panevezys: A slight knock forced guard Paulius Valinskas to miss the last match. He will be a game-time call.
Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar vs Lietkabelis Panevezys: Head To Head
This will only be the second meeting between these two teams in Europe, which in fact, was a reverse fixture earlier in the season. Krasnodar won that encounter 105-76.
KRA vs LIE Dream11 Starting 5:
KRA Starting 5 (probable):
PG: Mantas Kalnietis
SG: Vladislav Yemchenko
C: Alan Williams
PF: Mindaugas Kuzminskas
SF: Stanislav Il’nickij
LIE Starting 5 (probable):
PG: Kyle Vinales
SG: Margiris Normantas
C: Marin Maric
PF: Gytis Masiulis
SF: Vytenis Lipkevicius
Likely Starters From The Bench:
Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar: Will Cummins, Kevin Hervey, Reggie Lynch, Grigory Motovilov
Lietkabelis Panevezys: Troy Barnies, Gabrielius Maldunas, Jokubas Gintvainis, Erikas Venskus
KRA vs LIE Dream11 Captain Options, Key Players:
Alan Williams: Clocked a double-double in the last match. He can play both defence and offence and guarantees points.
Will Cummings: Got the offence running after coming off the bench, ending the match with the best efforts at 29 points.
Mindaugas Kuzminskas: A player who can pass the ball with some precision, and has the shots in his armour to hurt the opponents. He can also defend inside the paint.
Kyle Vinales: Led the scoring for the Lietkabelis Panevezys in the last match. He is worth the shot here.
Gytis Masiulis: He is a two-way player and can affect the game with his defence and offence.
GED vs JNG Dream11 Teams:
PG: W Cummings (PP), M Kalnietis
SG: K Vinales, G Motovilov
SF: V Lipkevicius, T Barnies
PF: K Hervey
C: A Williams (SP)