VAL vs BER Dream11 Match Prediction
VAL ve BER Dream11: Having dropped the last two games against Panathinaikos and Zalgiris Kaunas in round-16 and 17 respectively, Maccabi Tel Aviv will be eying an immediate response as they look to get their EuroLeague season back on track when they play an “out-of-form” Alba Berlin in a round-18 match at Mercedes-Benz Arena Berlin.
This is the first time this season that Maccabi dropped two straight games in Europe, a run that has robbed them a place in top-two. But they remain hot in their pursuit of the top-four, and sit at 4th on the table, with an 11-6 return this season.
Alba Berlin, on the other hand, are seemingly fighting the lost battle. They are second from bottom coming into this game, with just five wins this season.
Teams: Alba Berlin and Maccabi Tel Aviv
Venue: Mercedes-Benz Arena Berlin
Match Timing: January 10, @ 12:30 AM
Alba Berlin team news: Stefan Peno remains a long-term injury absentee for Alba Berlin. He is yet to play this season as he recovers from a knee injury sustained last season. Peyton Siva and Johannes Thiemann both have missed the last three games are will not feature in this match
However, Alba Berlin will have Tyler Cavanaugh available once again following full recovery from an injury. Expect him to get some minutes.
Maccabi Tel Aviv team news: Maccabi Tel Aviv has some issues in this department with some key players missing, while a handful of others are doubtful for the match. The players missing are Omri Casspi, Tarik Black, John DiBartolomeo and Nate Wolters.
In addition, Scottie Wilbekin (ankle injury) and Othello Hunter (stomach problem) are both doubtful for the match having missed the last round’s action with the same issues.
Alba Berlin: Rokas Giedraitis / Marcus Eriksson, Luke Sikma, Landry Nnoko, Jonas Mattisseck, Martin Hermannsson
Maccabi Tel Aviv: Hunter Madden / Angelo Caloiaro, Tyler Dorsey, Scottie Wilbekin / Quincy Acy, Jake Cohen, Yovel Zoosman
Alba Berlin: Peyton Siva, Jonas Mattisseck, Makai Mason, Malte Delow, Tim Schneider, Kenneth Ogbe, Martin Hermannsson, Landy Nnoko, Rokas Giedraitis, Niels Giffey, Luke Sikma
Maccabi Tel Aviv: 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
PG: M Hermannsson, S Wilbekin (SP)
SG: Tyler Dorsey
SF: R Giedraitis
PF: Luke Sikma, Cohen, Quincy Acy
C: L Nnoko
PG: M Hermannsson
SG: T Dorsey, E Bryant
SF: R Giedraitis
PF: L Sikma, Quincy Acy
C: L Nnoko, O Hunter