USA vs Tunisia: a crushing defeat?
On July 28, the national teams of the USA and Tunisia lock horns in the third round of the Olympic volleyball tournament. We have made a prediction for this game, which you can find below.
The USA won a confident victory over France in three sets, but they failed to beat the team from Russia. As a result, a defeat in four sets. After that match, the situation in Group B became quite complicated. The Americans must win over the Tunisian national team, but they also have to save as much energy as they can before the battle against Brazil.
Tunisia are the main outsider of the group. The team can no longer qualify for the playoffs, and the only question is whether Tunisia will be able to win at least one set at the Olympics. So far, they have lost to both Brazil and France in three straight sets.
In the last three head-to-head matches, less than 42 points were scored in the first set.
In the last four head-to-head matches, the Americans defeated Tunisia in three sets.
Hardly anyone doubts that the Americans will win this match. Their team has a significant class advantage. However, we do not think that Tunisia is hopeless. They actually are not likely to give up and will strive to put up a good fight. Sure, the USA are the favourite, but it will not be so easy for them to get over the handicap. In the first two games, Tunisia showed good performance in attack.
Our prediction - Asian handicap (+24.5) points to Tunisia.
Prediction: Handicap (+24.5) to Tunisia
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The Tunisians might show good spirit, but they can hardly count on a victory. Considering that the Americans will probably win in three sets, we suggest betting on the total under.
Second wager - total under 130.5 points