Aleksandar Dzikic (Photo: Buducnost VOLI)
AdmiralBet ABA League Round 6, Sunday, 31 October 2021:
Where? Morača Sports Hall, Podgorica
Story of the game: Budućnost VOLI will host their big local rivals Mornar-Barsko zlato in this week’s AdmiralBet ABA League match of the round.
Budućnost VOLI await this derby in much better mood than their rivals. The blue-and-whites have won 4 out of the previous 5 games in the championship, while on top of that they scored a huge win in EuroCup over the last week when they defeated Valencia Basket in a thrilling ending.
On the other side, Mornar-Barsko zlato had a nightmare start of the new season as they are still winless after the opening 5 rounds! The last season’s semifinalists lost all of their 5 games so far in the season and they desperately want to end that losing streak.
However, tradition is not really on Mornar-Barsko zlato side for this match. Budućnost VOLI and Mornar have so far faced 6 times in Podgorica in the regional league and Budućnost VOLI have triumphed all 6 times.
Will Budućnost VOLI keep that perfect home-court record against Mornar-Barsko zlato, or will the visitors finally triumph in Podgorica and clinch their first win in the new season? We are about to find out on Sunday evening.
Match-up in focus: Justin Cobbs (Budućnost VOLI) vs. Nemanja Gordić (Mornar-Barsko zlato).
Many things in this match will depend on this duel. Cobbs is a true leader of Budućnost VOLI, while he is currently the team’s top scorer in the ongoing season. At the same time, Gordić is the 2nd best scorer of Mornar-Barsko zlato, while he’s been the team’s best player in the last couple of games.
Head-to-head score in the regional league: In total 9:3; In Podgorica 6:0.