On Sunday, January 10, at 12 o’clock, Mega Soccerbet will host Igokea team in the 14th round of the ABA league, and the match will be played without spectators in the Hall of Sports Ranko Zeravica due to the well-known situation with the Covid-19 pandemic. Coach Vladimir Jovanovic’s team is tied in the number of victories with Igokea with one match more, so the game on Sunday will be derby of the round.
Mega’s coach Vladimir Jovanovic pointed out that Igokea is a solid team with very experienced individuals and that his team has to play good defense:
– We had a somewhat harder week after Cedevita Olimpija and the game against Olympiacos in Athens. We have a few days to prepare for the match against Igokea which is a very solid team with very experienced individuals. A difficult match awaits us against a team that has a good result in the previous part of the ABA league. They change the defense a lot, they run well and it is very important that we play a good defense and that we use our opportunities in attack after that,
said coach of Mega.
After 13 rounds of ABA league play, Mega Soccerbet currently has a score of 9-4 while Igokea has recorded nine wins and three defeats. These two teams have met 15 times so far in the ABA league with a score of 11:4 in favor of Mega. In the last round, Mega lost at home to Cedevita Olimpija with 88:93, while Igokea lost away to Mornar with 90:76.
Guard of Mega Malcolm Casalon said that energy must be at the highest level during all 40 minutes of the game against Igokea:
– On Sunday, we are playing an extremely important match against Igokea. We got them at the very beginning of the league, but that will not deceive us in any way, since they generally play great, which is also evidenced by their position on the standings. They are a very high quality and experienced team and it is up to us to fight during all 40 minutes of the game and for our energy to be at the highest level in order to be able to achieve a positive outcome,
The match Mega Soccerbet – Igokea will be played on Sunday, January 10, at 12 o’clock in the Hall of Sports Ranko Zeravica, without the presence of the audience, with a live broadcast on TV Arena Sport.
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