MAT vs CN Dream11: Matagalpa Basketball Club will be looking to get their season back on track when they play hosts to Chinandega Basketball in the Nicaragua Basketball League 2020 regular season match on early Sunday morning (IST).
Matagalpa made a 13-game winning start to the season, but the defeats in the last two games took the shine out of their imperious looking record, but they are the top team and will be back to their best.
As for Basketball Club Chinandega, the writings may be on the wall, as they continue to slip down the table. At this stage in the competition, a negative result can be catastrophic and Chinandega are in position where they need to win most of their remaining matches.
Teams: Matagalpa Basketball and Basketball Club Chinandega
Match Timing: May 10, @ 04:30 AM
Matagalpa Basketball vs Basketball Club Chinandega team news:
Matagalpa Basketball: The hosts have some issues in this department, with some key players listed as doubtful for this game.
Elgin Mejia is one player who sat out the last game due to a knock and will be put throiygh a late fitness test, while Gerson Zeledon and Darwin Almendarez Rocha are also listed as questionable for this match and will be monitored.
In addition, some players, in the shape of Franklin Zeledon Marin, Francisco Baltodano, Jose Calero and Harold Miranda, are not used as often as they would like and Dream11 players may be better off without these players in their teams.
Basketball Club Chinandega: The visitors are sweating over the fitness of Kerling Zelaya Meza. He missed the last few games owing to an injury and will be monitored before the match.
In addition, Ladin Navarro Paniagua is listed as questionable due to an ankle injury. He will be having a late fitness test, while the likes of Keneth Aviles, Michael Siwzar Mora and Leonel Garcia may not be used in this match.
Frank Soto Arguello returned to the squad following a recovery from an injury and should be fine for this game as well.
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Matagalpa Basketball vs Basketball Club Chinandega starting five:
Matagalpa Basketball: Raul Mendoza, Byron Castillo, Rudy Taylor, Kevin Andino, Dayton Cacho
Basketball Club Chinandega: Kerling Zelaya Meza/Byron Parajon, Ricardo Vega Zamora, Mauricio Lopez, Ladin Navarro Paniagua/Carlos Bejarano Baltodano, Jorge Blanco Lazo
Grand League tips:
Matagalpa Basketball: Francisco Baltodano, Elgin Mejia, Franklin Zeledon Marin, Kevin Andino, Bryan Parajon, Byron Castillo, Raul Mendoza, Jose Calero, Rudy Taylor, Dayton Cacho, Darwin Almendarez Rocha, Carlos, Gerson Zeledon, Harold Miranda
Basketball Club Chinandega: Keneth Aviles, Carlos Cano Cruz, Emmanuel Paredes Prado, Frank Soto Argullo, Ladin Navarro Paniagua, Marvin Garcia, Mauricio Lopez, Jorge Blanco Lazo, Carlos Cano Flores, Kerling Zelaya Meza, Kelvin Urrecho Espinozo, Leonel Garcia, Carlos Bejarano Baltodano, Michael Siwzar Mora, Ricardo Vega Zamora
MAT vs CN Dream11 teams:
PG: K Andino, E Paredes Prado
SG: D Cacho (SP), J Calero
SF: R Vega Zamora
PF: R Mendoza
C: E Mejia, M Lopez
PG: J Blanco Lazom, K Andino (SP)
SG: J Calero, D Cacho
SF: R Vega Zamora, B Castillo
PF: K Urtecho Espinozo
C: E Mejia
Indeed, Matagalpa are showing signs of weakness of late, following two defeats in as many games heading into this match, but they are too good for Chinandega at the moment and we back the hosts to get their season back on track in our Fantasy Basketball prediction.