Watch Spain vs Slovenia predictions in their next fixture. The Spanish team have been in a swish performance. They have already registered 2 wins over Argentina and Japan already in the series. Now with their last game against Slovenia, Spain will be confident to end their group games on high note. Spain are coming off an 81-71 win against Argentina, while Slovenia crushed Japan 116-81 in their last game.
The Slovenia team on the other hand have been the most attractive team. Their surprising performance this season has astounded everyone. More than that Luka Doncic, the golden boy has made his presence felt. Carrying his experience from NBA, Doncic has made Slovenia’s debut edition a huge one.
Spain vs Slovenia Team Preview
Spain were dominant on the defensive end in the game against Argentina, giving up just 71 points. Ricky Rubio had a solid outing for the Spaniards as he scored 26 points, grabbed five rebounds, and dished out four assists. The Gasol brothers were their dominant selves, as Spain made 53% of their field goals as opposed to Argentina’s 43%. Bench scoring is something Spain is overly reliant on, and Sergio Scarilio will be hoping his bench unit shows up in the game against Slovenia. Spain have not reported any injuries ahead of Sunday’s game. Minnesota Timberwolves star Ricky Rubio will start at point guard, while Rudy Fernandez will partner him in the backcourt.
Slovenia are one of the dark horse contenders for the tournament. They have won both their games but will face a much sterner test when they take on Spain on Sunday. Luka Doncic once again turned in a sumptuous performance, tallying 25 points, seven rebounds, and seven assists. Zoran Dragic and Vlatko Cancar have been in phenomenal touch as well, and Slovenia certainly possess the ability to take down Spain. Like Spain, Slovenia have a completely fit squad for Sunday’s game. There is little doubt that Luka Doncic will start at point guard, with Jaka Blazic playing the 2-guard role.
Spain vs Slovenia Line Ups and Starting 5s
The Spanish team will start with Ricky Rubio, Rudy Fernandez, Alberto Abalde, Victor Claver and Marc Gasol. Their rotations will be Alex Abrines, Willy Hernangomez, Sergio Llull, Xabier Lopez-Arostegui, Sergio Rodriguez, Pau Gasol and Usman Garuba.
The Slovenia starting 5 will be Luka Doncic, Jaka Blazic, Zoran Dragic, Vlakto Cancar and Mike Tobey. Their substitution will be Luka rupnik, Gregor Hrovat, Jakob Cebasek, Klemen Preplic, Edo Muric and Aleksej Nikolic.
Spain vs Slovenia Predictions
Spain have dominated games on both ends of the floor, but in Luka Doncic, they face a player who can lead his side to a win on his own. Spain will have to put in a team effort to keep the Dallas Mavericks starlet at bay. If they succeed in doing so, there is no doubt they will end up winning against the Slovenians. Spain are the dominant and hopefully will end with a win on Slovenia. Watch the Spain vs Slovenia predictions ahead of this exciting game.