SI vs MAT Dream11: Having lost for the first time this season, Matagalpa Basketball Club will be looking to return to winning ways when they hit the road for an away matchup against San Isidro Basketball Club in the 2020 regular season of Nicaragua Basketball League on early Thursday morning (IST).
But it won’t be easy for Matagalpa as the game is at the home of the best team in the league, a team that is sitting at the top of the ladder at the moment. That said, Matagalpa are also having a season to remember, at least up until now they have been right at the top with the best teams in the league. They have lost just once all season, and that defeat came in the last match and against all odds as they lost against Tipitapa, who had a 9-6 return before winning 82-78 to condemn Matagalpa to their first negative result of the season.
Meanwhile, San Isidro are coming into this match on the back of a two-game winning run. They had a phenomenal result in the last match and showed every team in the league why they are leading the table as they pounded Nandaime 78-34 in what was one of the biggest wins by a margin. Isidro are also the best team in the league in the defensive department.
Teams: San Isidro and Matagalpa
Match Timing: May 07, @ 05:30 AM
San Isidro vs Matagalpa team news:
San Isidro: The hosts will be assessing Arath Cruz, Andres Ponce Navarrete, Pedro Laguna, Andy Laguna, Felix Centeno Ramos and Isaac Vallejos Jimenez ahead of the game due to the knocks they are carrying at the moment. While the likes of Derek Castillo Gallardo and Edwin Picado are not in the good books of the head coach and may not get minutes in this match.
Matagalpa: As for the visitors, Gerson Zeledon, Darwin Almendarez Rocha, and Franklin Zeledon Marin will be monitored before the game, while Francisco Baltodano, Jose Calero and Harold Miranda are spending their time on the fringes these days, and may not be a good choice in this match.
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San Isidro vs Matagalpa starting five:
San Isidro: Ervin Morgan, Francisco Garth, Roger Munoz, Carlos Gonzalez, Romario Ponce
Matagalpa: Raul Mendoza, Byron Castillo, Rudy Taylor, Kevin Andino, Dayton Cacho
Grand League tips:
San Isidro: Felix Centeno Ramos, Daniel Cardoza, Arath Cruz, Romario Ponce, Ervin Morgan, Nelson Davis, Roger Munoz, Ideal Vallejos Jimenez, Derek Castillo Gallardo, Edwin Picado, Francisco Garth, Andy Laguna, Carlos Gonzalez, Andres Ponce Navarrete
Matagalpa: Rudy Taylor, Dayton Cacho, Darwin Almendarez Rocha, Francisco Baltodano, Elgin Mejia, Franklin Zeledon Marin, Byron Castillo, Raul Mendoza, Jose Calero, Carlos, Gerson Zeledon, Harold Miranda, Kevin Andino, Bryan Parajon
SI vs MAT Dream11 teams:
PG: K Andino
SG: D Cacho (SP)
SF: B Parajon, B Castillo
PF: E Morgan, N Davis
C: E Mejia, R Munoz
PG: C Gonzalez
SG: R Ponce
SF: B Parajon, B Castillo, F Garth (SP)
PF: N Davis
C: E Mejia, R Munoz
Indeed San Isidro are leading the table and had too many easy wins this season, but this game will be different as they will be facing a team that has been one of the most consistent teams in the league.
The same can be said about Matagalpa as well. The visitors will be under no illusion that the defeat in the last match robbed them of the aura of invincibility. And considering this is an away match against the current leaders, makes their task of an immediate return to winning ways a tad harder. We think Isidro are likely to get a win here in our Fantasy Basketball Prediction.