Who will bounce back in Belgrade? FMP or Cibona?
On Saturday night, FMP will be hosting Cibona at home in FMP Arena in Belgrade. Which of the two squads can bounce back after recent defeats?
Josip Bilinovac (Photo: Cibona/Ivan Santro)
ABA League Round 14, Saturday, 4.1.2020:
Where? FMP Arena, Belgrade
Story of the game: An interesting encounter is coming up in Belgrade, as FMP will be hosting Cibona at home in their FMP Arena.
FMP are still amongst the main Playoffs contenders, as they are currently occupying the fourth place in the standings, together with Koper Primorska. On the other side, Cibona are doing everything in their power to escape the danger zone near the bottom of the standings, where they are now placed with four victories grabbed so far, only one more than the three teams that are sharing the bottom of the standings right now – Igokea, Zadar and Mega Bemax.
One thing is clear before the game – the team that celebrates the victory this time will bounce back after recent defeats. While FMP have won 3 of their last 5 games, they have lost in the previous round against Mega Bemax. On the other side, Cibona have won only one game out of their five and lost four in a row.
How will it be this time?
Match-up in focus: We will be watching an intriguing match-up of two former teammates at FMP – Stefan Pot and Matic Rebec. Both of them are currently the top passers of Cibona, with Pot averaging 5.5 assists per game and Rebec 4.2. Who will shine brighter this time?
Head to head in the regional league: In total 14:8; In Belgrade 9:1.