RM vs VAL Dream11: This is a season-defining game for two of the biggest Basketball teams in Spain as Real Madrid and Valencia Basket face each other in the semi-final of Copa del Rey at Palacio de Deportes José María Martín Carpena on Saturday night (IST).
Valencia Basket did the unthinkable in the last game as they beat the favourite Barcelona 78-82 in the quarterfinals and that was a very surprising result, considering where both the teams are in Liga ACB and also in EuroLeague. Barca are currently leading the charge in the domestic competitions and sit at the top of the table, and are also going strong in EuroLeague. Valencia, meanwhile, are only the 7th best team in both Liga ACB and EuroLeague.
Real Madrid, on the other hand, came unscathed from their quarterfinal matchup against Bilbao Basket and won 93-83. They are now only two games away from winning their first trophy of the season.
Real Madrid vs Valencia Basket team news:
Real Madrid: Madrid have listed Anthony Randolph and Rudy Fernandez as “Doubtful” for this game. It means, the duo will be monitored before the game, and if passed fit, they will be playing the game.
Valencia Basket: As for Valencia, the issue remains the same as they are without Jordan Loyd, out with a foot injury and Sam Van Rossom, who is on the sideline with a thigh injury.
In addition, Mike Tobey is back to full fitness following an injury and will be available for this game.
Real Madrid vs Valencia Basket starting five:
Real Madrid: Gabriel Deck, Anthony Randolph, Edy Tavares, Jaycee Carroll, Facundo Campazzo
Valencia Basket: Maurice Ndour, Joan Sastre, Bojan Dubljevic, Guillem Vives, Fernando San Emeterio
Grand League tips:
Real Madrid: Sergio Llull, Jordan Mickey, Fabien Causeur, Felipe Reyes, Nico Laprovittola, Usman Garuba, Gabriel Deck, Rudy Fernandez, Anthony Randolph, Edy Tavares, Jaycee Carroll, Facundo Campazzo
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
RM vs VAL Dream11 teams:
PG: G Vives, F Campazzo (SP)
SG: J Carroll
SF: Abalde, G Deck
PF: J Mickey
C: Dubljevic, Tavares
PG: G Vives, F Campazzo, Llull
SG: J Carroll
SF: F. San Emeterio
C: Dubljevic (SP), Tavares