BAR vs VAL Dream11: Barcelona will be looking to book a spot in the semi-final of Copa del Rey when they host Valencia Basket in the quarter0fnal at Palau Blaugrana on Thursday night (IST).
Barca will go into this game as the favourite. There’s a clear gulf between these two teams which is clear from both team’s current positions in both EuroLeague and Liga ACB. Barca are 3rd in EuroLeague standings, and lead the domestic competition, while Valencia are 7th in Europe as well as in Liga ACB rankings.
As far as form is concerned, Barca are on a nine-game winning run in all competition, while Valencia have won two lost as many games in the last four games heading into this match.
Barcelona vs Valencia Basket team news:
Barcelona: The Catalan giants remain without Kevin Pangos, who is yet to lay for them this season as the Achilles tendon injury has kept him out of the squad.
Thomas Heurtel missed the weekend Liga ACB game against Gran Canaria with an injury and will be monitored before this game.
Cory Higgins was back to full fitness to play at the weekend and should be available for this game as well.
Superstar Nikola Mirotic should come into the side after missing the Liga ACB game for the rest purposes.
Valencia Basket: Jordan Loyd as been ruled out with a foot injury. Sam Van Rossom is set to miss some games with a thigh injury, but Mike Tobey is back to full fitness following an injury and will be available for this game.
Barcelona vs Valencia Basket starting five:
Barcelona: Victor Claver, Nikila Mirotic, Ante Tomic, Malcolm Delaney, Kyle Kuric / Alex Abrines
Valencia Basket: Maurice Ndour, Joan Sastre, Bojan Dubljevic, Guillem Vives, Fernando San Emeterio
Grand League tips:
Barcelona: Victor Claver, Nikila Mirotic, Ante Tomic, Malcolm Delaney, Kyle Kuric / Alex Abrines, Pierre Oriola, Cory Higgins, Adam Hanga, Rolands Smits, Brandon Davies, Artem Pustovyi
Valencia Basket: Maurice Ndour, Joan Sastre, Bojan Dubljevic, Guillem Vives, Fernando San Emeterio, Quino Colom, Louis Labeyrie, Aaron Doornkamp, Mike Tobey, Vanja Marinkovic, Alberto Abalde
BAR vs VAL Dream11 teams:
PG: Malcolm Delaney
SG: Kyle Kuric, Cory Higgins
SF: Adam Hanga, Fernando San Emeterio
PF: Nikola Mirotic (SP), Labeyrie
C: Bojan Dubljevic
PG: Malcolm Delaney
SG: John Sastre, Cory Higgins
SF: Adam Hanga
PF: Nikola Mirotic (SP)
C: Bojan Dubljevic, Ante Tomic, Mike Tobey