MATCH OF THE ROUND: Battle for the top 3 in Belgrade
In the opening game of the second half of the AdmiralBet ABA League Regular Season, FMP Meridian will be hosting Budućnost VOLI at home in their FMP Arena in Belgrade.
Nenad Stefanovic (Photo: FMP Meridian)
AdmiralBet ABA League Round 14, Sunday, 2 January 2022:
FMP MERIDIAN – BUDUĆNOST VOLI
Where? FMP Arena, Belgrade
Story of the game: In the opening game of the second half of the AdmiralBet ABA League Regular Season, FMP Meridian will be hosting Budućnost VOLI at home in their FMP Arena in Belgrade.
It will be a clash, in which the two squads, that are in identical situation in the standings midway through the season, will decide which of them will continue the season amongst the three best-placed teams of the season.
Both of them have won 10 out of 13 games played so far this season in the regional competition and also, both of them have triumphed 4 times in their last 5 games. However, while Budućnost VOLI are entering this game after an undefeated run of 4 rounds, FMP have been defeated in the last round and will seek to get back to the winning track.
The first time this season, that the two sides have met, Budućnost VOLI have prevailed by 10 points, while playing at home, with the score of 82:72.
Can FMP Meridian come up with a revenge this time?
Match-up in focus: It will be an exciting match-up watching FMP’s Bryce Jones battle against Budućnost VOLI’s Justin Cobbs at the point guard position. They are both the top scorers of their respective squads at the moment, with Jones averaging 15.9 points per game and Cobbs 14.8 points per game. They are also leading their teams in assists, with 5.7 assists dished out per game by Jones and 3.8 by Cobbs. Which one will shine brighter and take his team to the win this time? Watch the game and find out!
Head to head in the regional league: In total 8:14; In Belgrade 5:6.