The ‘taronja’ want to seal the pass to the Cup

There is no truce. Valencia Baket faces its fifth match in just nine days. It will also be the fourth consecutive in La Fonteta. Today, it’s League time. Álex Mumbrú’s men receive Covirán Granada in a match in which they will try to ‘give themselves’ the qualification for the Copa del Rey for Christmas. With a victory today, the Taronja would seal their presence in the cup tournament, which would mark their twelfth consecutive participation. Furthermore, a victory would mean taking an important step towards securing a place in the top four and therefore being seeded in Malaga, the city that is hosting the Copa del Rey this season. Even losing today, depending on other results, the Taronja could secure the Cup, a circumstance that would occur if Joventut (at home against Real Madrid) and Lenovo Tenerife (at home against Casademont Zaragoza) fall.

After two Euroleague games this week at Fonteta: on Tuesday against Partizan (defeat) and on Thursday against Virtus de Bologna (win), Mumbrú’s men change their chip and get back into ‘league mode’.

Valencia Basket faces the visit of Covirán Granada with high morale after its valuable victory on Thursday against Virtus. Once again, Mumbrú’s team will appeal to their great defense to win the match against a team that stands out for its offensive potential. The invisible enemy may be fatigue since the marathon of matches begins to weigh and the players arrive overloaded with minutes. Especially when there are once again three casualties due to injury in the Taronja squad: Víctor Claver, Semi Ojeleye and Jared Harper. Therefore, there will be no rest for any of the 12 available who already played against Virtus.

Face to face there will be two teams with opposite numbers: while Valencia Basket has 10 wins and 4 losses, Granada presents a just inverse balance: 10 losses and only 4 wins. Despite the difference in classification, the Taronja do not want to get complacent since Covirán arrives at Fonteta in its best moment of the season, with three wins in its last five games to leave the relegation zone and place itself in 16th position. The Nasrid team is the fourth team that scores the most in the Endesa League (85.1 points per game), so stopping its attack will be key for Valencia BC.

This match will be the second visit of Fundación CB Granada after the promotion to the acb that they achieved in the summer of 2022. The only precedent, last season, ended with a Taronja victory by 80-72.

2023-12-23 03:00:05
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