With the classification tighter than ever, the fight for promotion makes every match vital. The interest moves to Granada, Almansa, Castelló and Alicante with meetings of uncertain prognosis. In the fight for permanence, the Bàsquet Girona and Cáceres World Heritage Sites stand out.
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GRUPO ASCENSO: The leader defends his position in Almansa
HLA Alicante vs Destination Palencia:
Pedro Ferrándiz measures the good moment of HLA Alicante
Those of Pedro Rivero come from beating the two Galician teams, Leyma Coruña and Río Breogán, and are candidates for promotion. The third stage will be the visit of another historical of the competition, a Palencia Destination that begins to have qualifying emergencies. Pedro Llompart’s physical problems will force both Justin Pitts and Txemi Urtasun to have more responsibilities in attack. In addition, they will face one of the classic bases of the competition: a Dani Rodríguez who aims to put his Destino Palencia back in playoff positions, of which they have come out in recent days.
Date and Time: Friday 9 a.m.-7:30 p.m.
Tau Castelló vs Leyma Coruña
A victory that can be worth double
The LEB Oro classification was compressed last weekend with the tough defeat of Tau Castelló in Oviedo. But this second phase does not give truce and Toni Ten’s men again measure forces against a team that is candidate for promotion. Matt Stainbrook is back in training, though he may not make his debut until next week’s Lugo game. Leyma Coruña is just one victory away from the Castilians, traveling with the physical problems of Zach Monaghan and with the confidence of the last victory at home. A game between two very physical teams without a clear favorite.
Date and Time: Friday 9 am – 8:00 pm
Covirán Granada vs Liberbank Oviedo Bto:
Shock of positive dynamics
It will undoubtedly be one of the matches of the day. Two teams in great form. Covirán Granada is already second, and comes after winning in Valladolid and at home against Destino Palencia. The difficulty increases this Saturday with the visit of Liberbank Oviedo, possibly the team with the most form of the competition, and which has just played a spectacular basketball game to defeat Tau Castelló. Two teams with great confidence and with a good physical level.
Date and Time: Saturday 10 – 18:00
CB Almansa With Afanion vs Río Breogán
The leader has no time to heal his wounds
Those of Diego Epifanio have had five days to assimilate the defeat against HLA Alicante, and face the trip to La Mancha to face the bottom of this group of Qualifying. It will not be easy to win at the Almansa Sports Center, against a team that wants to take another step in its already good season. Rubén Perelló’s men have already won as locals against historical figures such as Destino Palencia or Levitec Huesca, and they have one of the most fit players in this second phase: Nikola Cvetinovic.
Date and Time: Saturday 10 – 19:00
Palmer Alma Mediterránea – Sur-Aspasia RVB Clinic
The fight for the playoff closes the day in Son Moix
After 12 rounds they are in 7th and 8th place in this second phase of the LEB Oro. In other words, Palmer Alma Mediterránea and Clínica Sur-Aspasia RVB will want to defend their playoff position in the remaining six rounds. The insulares come from winning an important match in Palencia, so a victory against the Castilians would give them a lot of air for the end of the season. Hugo López’s men have not won away since February and the visit to Son Moix could be a turning point in this second phase.
Date and Time: Sunday 11 – 12: 00h
GROUP B: Fontajau defends the leadership of the Group
ZTE Real Canoe vs Ibereólica Renovables Ourense:
Flying Fish Emergencies
ZTE Real Canoe had the victory in his hand in Cáceres a week ago, which has made this Friday’s duel against Ibereólica Ourense essential to start a comeback towards the permanence of the category. Those of José Rey begin to run out of net and receive a Galician team that could not play last week and that has just lost in Murcia and Girona as a visitor.
Date and Time: Friday 9 – 19:00
Real Murcia Bto – Tizona Univ. Burgos
Newly promoted looking for permanence
Two teams that competed in LEB Plata last season, and whose main objective is to seek permanence in the category. Rafa Monclova’s men have a bit more air in the standings than their rival and their last match was a worthy and important victory against Ibereólica Ourense. The Castilians have more urgencies despite also arriving with the confidence of the victory in El Plantío against ICF Força Lleida.
Date and Time: Saturday 10 – 19:00
ICG Força Lleida vs Melilla Sport Capital
Melilla Sport Capital seeks the fifth consecutive
The objective of Alejandro Alcoba’s team is clear: the first place in the Permanence Group and enter the playoffs. For that he has one of the most complicated matches of this end of the season in the visit to Barris Nord. Those of the Autonomous City will seek victory and delve into the wound of the Catalans, who come from two consecutive defeats.
Date and Time: Sunday 11 – 12: 30h
Basketball Girona vs Cáceres Pat. Hum.
The day closes in Fontajau
It is the last game of the day and one of the most interesting. Carles Marco’s men defend the lead at home, with Melilla Sport Capital on their heels after Burgos’ stumble. His rival also arrives with the confidence of winning in overtime seven days ago and with a Raven Barber in MVP mode.
Date and Time: Sunday 11 – 18: 00h