CN vs LM Dream11: Leones de Managua will be looking to extend their lead in the series when they hit the road for an away matchup at Basketball Club Chinandega in the 2020 playoffs of Nicaragua Basketball League on early Sunday morning (IST).
Chinandega looked down and out as soon as the game began. It seems they lost the battle even before the start of the game as Leones hit them at will on both ends of the court. Even in the 106-51 win, at times it felt that Leones didn’t hit their top gear and could have made the result even worse for their opponents. It’s clear now that both the teams are playing at a completely different level at the moment, and Chinandega needs to work on many fronts to force Leones to get out of their comfort zones. In fact, Chinandega may have to prepare themselves in their mind first that they can fight against this opponent and can make things harder for them.
But that’s easier said than done, as Leones will also be looking to wrap up the series and give players a much-needed rest ahead of the next round. So expect Leones to go full Monty here as well.
Teams: Chinandega and Leones de Managua
Match Timing: May 24, @ 05:30 AM
Chinandega: The hosts have some real issues in this department. Ladin Navarro Paniagua will be asked to prove his match fitness ahead of the match, while Keneth Aviles is also not at 100% at the moment and he may not be a good option to consider.
Another player who is struggling is Kerling Zelaya Meza. He may not be involved in this game as he continues to recover from an injury. In addition, Jorge Blanco Lazo and Leonel Garcia are also struggling for form at the moment and may not be a good option.
Leones de Managua: Peter Martinez is a hige doubt for this game die an injury that forced him to sit out the last game and will be assessed before the match. Danny Gomez was missing from the roster in the last game and is a doubt for this match as well.
Another key player who is a doubt for this game is Manuel McKenzie. He will have to prove his match fitness ahead of the match. Henry Zelaya is not in good form and can be overlooked in this match.
To get exclusive fantasy tips, enter your name and phone number below.
Chinandega vs Leones de Managua starting five:
Chinandega: Byron Parajon/Kerling Zelaya Meza, Ricardo Vega Zamora, Mauricio Lopez, Carlos Bejarano Baltodano/Ladin Navarro Paniagua SG: Jorge Blanco Lazo
Leones de Managua: Manuel Mackenzie, Alfredo Borge, Danny Gomez, Peter Martinez/Mario Garcia, Daniel Tenorio
Grand League tips:
Chinandega: Kelvin Urtecho Espinozo, Leonel Garcia, Carlos Bejarano Baltodano, Michael Siwzar Mora, Ricardo Vega Zamora, Marvin Garcia, Mauricio Lopez, Jorge Blanco Lazo, Carlos Cano Flores, Kerling Zelaya Meza, Frank Soto Argullo, Ladin Navarro Paniagua, Keneth Aviles, Carlos Cano Cruz, Emmanuel Paredes Prado
Leones de Managua: Flavio Obando, Danny Gomez, Daniel Tenorio, Billy Gallardo, Lester Zelaya, GioVanny Umana, Jonathan Hodgson, Rogelio Bermudez, Jose Perez, Manuel Mackenzie, Alfredo Borge, Marvin Omier, Peter Martinez, Kevin Alvarado, Mario Garcia
CN vs LM Dream11 teams:
PF: C Baltodano, K Alvarado
SF: D Tenerio
C: R V Zamora, A Borge (SP)
PG: B Gallardo
SG: G Umana, M Lopez
PF: K Alvarado, C Baltodano
SF: D Tenerio
C: A Borge (SP), R V Zamora
PG: B Gallardo, M McKenzie
SG: F S Arguello
The way Leones de Managua played in the first game, they looked like a potential champion. In fact, their 15-4 return on the regular season shows that they are one of the favourites to lift the ultimate thing this season. Chinandega, meanwhile, seems they do not belong to the group and maybe fighting a losing battle in this series. We back Leones to win the match.