SC Derby are about to play their first home game of the season this Sunday evening, while their opponents in Podgorica will be Cibona.
Andrej Zakelj (Photo: Zadar/Zvonko Kucelin)
AdmiralBet ABA League Round 2, Sunday, 9 October 2022:
Where? Morača Sports Center, Podgorica
Story of the game: SC Derby are about to play their first home game of the season this Sunday evening, while their opponents in Podgorica will be Cibona.
Both sides suffered defeats in the opening round of the new season. SC Derby could not handle inspired Zadar team as they suffered a 29-point margin defeat on the road last weekend. That heavy defeat definitely triggered some red lights in the Podgorica team and they will now try their best to bounce back on their feet at home court and write down their first win of the season.
At the same time, Cibona started their 2022/23 campaign with a home defeat against Partizan Mozzart Bet. The Wolves conceded 105 points in that match, which is definitely worrying, but it should be fair to say that their opponents in the opening round were one of strongest teams in the league.
Now, each team believe that this is their chance to turn the things in their favor, so we should expect a big battle down on the court as both SC Derby and Cibona will do everything they can to get on the winning path.
Match-up in focus: It will be interesting to see how will SC Derby summer signing Mateo Drežnjak play against his former team Cibona in which he spent the previous season. Drežnjak was the best player of Cibona last year when these two teams met in Podgorica, while this time he will be on the other side. At the same time, Cibona put their hopes in their new point guard Borna Kapusta who made a remarkable performance last weekend when he dished 15 assists and therefore set the new club’s record in the regional league for most assists made in a single game by one player.
Head-to-head score in the regional league: In total 1:1; In Podgorica 1:0.