LEO vs TP Dream11: Leon Basketball Club will be looking to avoid a hat-trick of defeats when they entertain an in-form Tipitapa in the regular season of Nicaragua Basketball League on early Sunday morning (IST). But Leon are not just losing the games, they are being hammered, for the last two defeats were 51-133 at home against Managua and 128-61 away defeat at Matagalpa. That’s just not acceptable for a team that is looking to enter into the playoff race. Tipitapa, on the other hand, are definitely one of the in-form teams in the league at the moment, as they arrive in this match on the back of a two-game winning run.
Teams: Leon and Tipitapa
Match Timing: May 17, @ 04:30 AM
Leon vs Tipitapa team news:
Leon: The hosts have some real issues in this department with some key players struggling to regain match fitness these days.
Xomar Cruz is one such player who is not playing for the last few weeks due to an injury. He is nearing a return but this game may have come too soon to play. Carlos Valdivia Narvaez was also absent from the active roster in the last game due to a knock and he will be a game-time call, while Kenny Urtecho will be assessed before the game as well.
In addition, Lester Zelaya was not involved in the last game and that may remain the case here, while players such as Gabriel Ruiz Vargas and Axel Reyes Meza may not be good option to consider from Leon.
Tipitapa: The visitors also have some issues in this department but not s many as the hosts. Steven Quintana and Franco Chavez both will be a game-time call, while Francisco Vasquez, Carlos Castillo and Kevin Salgado are lacking match fitness and may not be involved.
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Leon vs Tipitapa starting five:
Leon: Gerardo Amaya, Carlos Valdivia Narvaez, Marcos Orozco Cruz/Jeffrey Reyes, Lester Zelaya SG: Xomar Cruz/RC Blanco
Tipitapa: Reynaldo Sanchez, Harold Barberena, Roberto Rocha, Oscar Ramirez, Wesley Miranda
Grand League tips:
Leon: Manuel Mackenzie, Alfredo Borge, Marvin Omier, Peter Martinez, Kevin Alvarado, Mario Garcia, Lester Zelaya, GioVanny Umana, Jonathan Hodgson, Rogelio Bermudez, Jose Perez, Flavio Obando, Danny Gomez, Daniel Tenorio, Billy Gallardo
Tipitapa: Reynaldo Sanchez, Roberto Rocha, Terry Dawson, Cristofer Cuevas, Carlos Castillo, Caleb Davila Martinez, Harold Barberena, Franco Chavez, Oscar Ramirez, Kevin Salgado, Steven Quintana, Wesley Miranda, Franciso Vasquez
LEO vs TP Dream11 teams:
PG: O Ramirez, I Zelaya
SG: R C Blanco
SF: H Barberena
PF: S Sobalvarro, R Sanchez, G Amaya
C: R Rocha (SP)
PG: O Ramirez, R Rizo
SG: R C Blanco, W Miranda
SF: H Barberena
PF: S Sobalvarro, R Sanchez
C: R Rocha (SP)
Tipitapa Basketball have recaptured their early season form. The confidence is high in the squad and now they can aim for the top spots. Leon need this game more than the visitors, for they are falling behind the playoff race, and know their job will be harder if they lose this game. But a negative result for Leon looks like the most likeliest outcome from this game.