Argentina vs France: will the Argentinians show character?
On July 28, the national teams of Argentina and France go against each other in the third round of the Olympic volleyball tournament. We have made a prediction for this match, which you can find below.
Argentina national volleyball team leaves a good impression in terms of the quality of the game. But the results are not as good. The Argentinians lost to Russia in four sets, and in five sets - to Brazil. We would like to point out, that in both cases Argentina actually won the first set, but failed to maintain the advantage and secure victories.
France national volleyball team started off with a defeat in three sets from the Americans. But in the second round, the french pulled themselves together and recorded a victory over Tunisia (25:21, 25:11, 25:21). France doesn't get a chance to relax: they have matches against Russia and Brazil ahead. If you look at the tournament grid, it is clear that France must win the upcoming match, otherwise, their chances of reaching the playoffs will be very small.
In three out of the last four head-to-head matches, this bet won.
In three out of the last four matches between these teams, the French won the first set.
France is the favourite of this match, but the team is unlikely to win easily. They lack the flow that we saw in France's performance at the League of Nations. Considering this, we believe that there will be more than 3 sets in the upcoming game.
Our prediction - total over 3.5 sets
Prediction: Total over 3,5 sets
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The Argentinians understand, that they do not have a big chance of making the playoffs, so they will fight stubbornly and try to put as much pressure on France as they can. We believe that even if the Argentinians lose, the points difference will not be too big.
Second wager - Asian handicap to Argentina (+11.5) points