Can Cedevita Olimpija revenge their Belgrade defeat against FMP?

Friday, 26. February 2021 at 11:59

On Saturday night, Cedevita Olimpija will be hosting FMP at home in their Stožice Arena in Ljubljana. Which of the two squads will achieve a new valuable win?

Marko Radovanovic (Photo: FMP)

ABA League Round 19, Saturday, 27 February 2021:


Where? Stožice Arena, Ljubljana

When? 19:00

Story of the game: A big game for both teams is coming up in Ljubljana on Saturday night, as Playoffs-chasing Cedevita Olimpija will be hosting FMP, that is looking to get away from the danger zone near the bottom of the ABA League standings.

Cedevita Olimpija are currently on fire, having won 7 consecutive games in the ABA League and with a record of 13:3, they are right now amongst the top Playoffs contenders after 18 rounds. They need to score another win, which would seem likely given their current shape. However, it’s worth mentioning that the Dragons have suffered their last defeat in the ABA League against… FMP.

The Belgrade squad will for sure do everything in their power in order to repeat their Belgrade success against the Ljubljana powerhouse, but perhaps this time with a different strategy, with their new head coach Vanja Guša at the helm. They need a new win, since they currently hold only 1 win more in their hands than Borac, that have collected the smallest number of triumphs so far in the ABA League (4).

Which team will achieve their goal in Stožice? Tune in on Saturday and find out!

Match-up in focus: It’s Kendrick Perry against Filip Čović! Two fantastic point guards, arguably amongst a few best in the ABA League will battle head to head to take their team towards a new potential valuable win. And indeed a lot might depend on them, as both of them are currently the second-leading scorers and top passers of their squads with Perry averaging 14.3 points and 4.9 assists per game, while Čović is having an average of 12.4 points and 7.1 assists right now. Which one’s contribution will be crucial this time?

Head to head in the regional league: In total 2:1; In Ljubljana 1:0.