In the opening game of the Saturday’s ABA League schedule, Cibona will be hosting Budućnost VOLI in Dražen Petrović Arena in Zagreb. Which of the two sides will continue the season on the winning track?
Danilo Nikolic (Photo: Buducnost VOLI)
ABA League Round 21, Saturday, 13 March 2021:
CIBONA – BUDUĆNOST VOLI
Where? Dražen Petrović Arena, Zagreb
Story of the game: In the opening game of the Saturday’s ABA League schedule, Cibona will be hosting Budućnost VOLI in Dražen Petrović Arena in Zagreb.
An interesting game is coming up in the Wolves’ lair, as Cibona will be hosting Budućnost VOLI in the clash where both sides need a win in order to stay on track with their goals set for this season.
Cibona, have, after beating Partizan NIS in a big game on the road in Belgrade last weekend, 7 wins on their record, just like the Belgrade black and white, one more than FMP, Zadar, Krka and Split and 3 more than Borac, that have collected the lowest number of wins so far. With a win over Budućnost VOLI, they would get safely away from the danger zone near the bottom of the standings. In case of a defeat, they would need to score a couple of wins in the remainder of the season in order to stay safe.
On the other side, Budućnost VOLI are currently still in the middle of the Playoffs race, as they are on a 14:3 record after having played 17 games. A win over Cibona is a must for them in order to stay well-positioned in the battle for the Top Four.
As far as current shape of both squads is concerned, both of them have won their last games, with Cibona ending their winless streak, while Budućnost VOLI have won their last 4 games in a row.
Which of the two sides will continue the season on the winning track? Tune in on Saturday and find out!
Match-up in focus: Roko Prkačin or Melvin Ejim? The two tall men will be in focus on Saturday night in Dražen Petrović Arena and we will have to wait and see if talent and ambition of Prkačin would be enough to stop Ejim and help his team upset another big rival. Prkačin is currently the top scorer and rebounder of the Wolves, averaging 13.2 points and 6.5 rebounds per game. On the other side, Ejim is having 11.1 points and 5 rebounds as the third-leading scorer and second-leading rebounder of Budućnost VOLI.
Head to head in the regional league: In total 14:21; In Zagreb 9:8.