In Ljubljana, Petrol Olimpija will be hosting FMP in Stožice Arena on Saturday night. Both teams have only one desire on their mind – to get back to the winning track!
Marko Simonovic (Photo: Petrol Olimpija/Ales Fevzer)
ABA League Round 8, Saturday, 24.11.2018:
Where? Stožice Arena, Ljubljana
Story of the game: Petrol Olimpija will be hosting FMP in Stožice Arena, Ljubljana, in their clash on Saturday night. Both teams have clear goals – to win and to return to winning in the ABA League, where Petrol Olimpija have lost their five games in a row and FMP have lost their last one and three of their last five games played.
The Dragons desperately need to win in order to escape from the danger zone at the bottom of the stadings, where they are currently placed with two triumphs grabbed so far in eight rounds. On the other hand, FMP would be back in the battle for a Playoffs spot in case of another victory.
It will be the first game for Saša Nikitović at the bench of the green and white and for sure this will be another motive for his team to prove what they are capable of right now.
Match-up in focus: Experience against ambition – it will be Scott Michael Reynolds against Matic Rebec at the point guard position. While Reynolds is currently the top scorer (12.8 points per game) and top passer (5.5 assists per game), Matic Rebec is currently the third in scoring at the side of FMP (11.1 points per game) and the top passer of his team (6.5 assists per game). Who will take his team to the victory this time around?
Head to head in regional league: In total 9:10; In Ljubljana 7:3.