PREVIEW J.10: With one eye on the leader Movistar Estudiantes and another on the debut of Marc Gasol
They will be the two main focuses of attention of the weekend and, in the case of Marc Gasol’s debut, one of the epicenters of the season. Because the historic national pivot and double world champion with the Spanish National Team will debut this Friday with the Bàsquet Girona shirt, welcoming Levitec Huesca La Magia in Fontajau. A duel that will serve as the best preamble to a day in which Movistar Estudiantes will regain the defense of its leadership by receiving the always complicated UEMC Real Valladolid at home.
The LEB Oro League is back after a weekend break on the occasion of the last FIBA ??Window and it does so with Movistar Estudiantes defending their status as solo leader at the WiZink Center. The sporting highlight of a day that will begin on Friday night with a star acting as the opening act, a Marc Gasol who will debut with the Girona Basketball jersey and his legendary 33 on his back.
FORECASTS: The pool of … Xabi Beraza (Acunsa Gipuzkoa)
With the stands presenting the best aspect of the season, the Pavelló de Fontajau will dress up this Friday night in its best clothes to receive an international star. Because the long-awaited debut of Marc Gasol will be the highlight of a weekend in which the most important objective for his Bàsquet Girona will be to be able to achieve the victory. Because the people of Girona face a direct rival for permanence such as Levitec Huesca and they will do so with a single challenge in their hands, that of being able to break a negative streak of seven games without winning. To do this, the Girona squad will have to offer its best version to a bottom team that arrives with the minimum to Girona, after the cut of two of its players and still pending to be able to make movements in its squad.
A typical Friday night with only one meeting and that will precede a Sunday of authentic passion on the slopes, starting with the visit of Palmer Alma Mediterránea to Castilian lands to take on the EasyCharger Palencia and continuing with one of the most demanding matches at the end of week, the one in which Movistar Estudiantes will defend its leadership status against a UEMC Real Valladolid that will arrive in Madrid ready for anything. A beautiful duel between two 3×3 painting partners like Nacho Martín and Sergio de la Fuente and that will mark the most immediate future of the upper part.
A duel of which the Palencians will be very aware, but also a Covirán Granada one step away from the leadership and that will get on the plane to visit Melilla Sport Capital and a Unicaja Banco Oviedo that will have a demanding test at home with the visit of Acunsa Gipuzkoa Basket. For its part, Leyma Coruña will try to regain its path with an exit to the other end of the peninsular geography to fight a tough battle for victory with ICG Força Lleida.
Although if there is a team with its match marked in red on the calendar, that is CB Almansa with Afanion since a victory in Azpeitia could allow Rubén Perelló’s men to take an important step forward over dangerous positions to fully enter into the upper-middle zone of the table. An objective similar to that of a Cáceres P. Humanidad willing to break his negative streak on the court of an HLA Alicante that surpasses them by average in the table or that of a CB Prat with a complicated company when receiving a TAU Castelló that should not fail if you want to keep looking high for the next few weeks.
LEB GOLD LEAGUE – DAY 10:
– Basketball Girona vs Levitec Huesca La Magia (Fri-19: 00h) | LaLigaSports.tv
– EasyCharger Palencia vs Palmer Alma Mediterránea (D-12: 00h) | LaLigaSports.tv
– CB Prat vs TAU Castelló (Sun-12: 15h) | LaLigaSports.tv
– HLA Alicante vs Cáceres P. Humanidad (Sun-12: 15h) | LaLigaSports.tv
– ICG Força Lleida vs Leyma Coruña (Sun-12: 30h) | LaLigaSports.tv
– Unicaja Oviedo vs Acunsa Gipuzkoa Basket (Sun-12: 30h) | LaLigaSports.tv
– Movistar Estudiantes vs UEMC Real Valladolid (Sun-12: 30h) | LaLigaSports.tv
– Melilla Sport Capital vs Covirán Granada (Sun-12: 30h) | LaLigaSports.tv
– Juaristi ISB vs CB Almansa with Afanion (Sun-18: 00h) | LaLigaSports.tv