France vs Argentina: no intrugue?
On August 5, France take on Argentina in the semifinal of the Olympic volleyball tournament in Tokyo. Which team has a better chance to win? Our answer is in the prediction below.
France won only three matches out of six at the Olympics, but at the same time managed to get into the semifinals. The French lost three games at the group stage: defeat from the USA in three games, two losses in five sets, to the Argentines and the Brazilians. In the quarterfinals, France outplayed Poland (21: 25, 25: 22, 21: 25, 25: 21, 15: 9).
Argentina played five sets in four out of their six games at the Olympics. In the hardest quarterfinal match against the Italians, Argentina snatched a ticket to the semifinals (21: 25, 25: 23, 25: 22, 14: 25, 15: 12). The Argentines must be exhausted physically, but their character and fighting qualities deserve respect and shouldn't be underestimated.
In four of the last five head-to-head matches, this bet won.
In four of the last five matches between these teams, less than 47 points were scored in the first set.
Both teams spent a huge amount of energy on their way to the semifinals. This is why we advise betting on total under. We believe that the team which seizes the advantage at the very beginning of the game will be able to secure a victory, losing maybe one set, but no more.
Our prediction - total under 181.5 points.
In our opinion, the French team looks slightly stronger. They also lead the head-to-head. We propose to play the victory of the French with the negative handicaps.
Second prediction - Asian handicap (-1.5) sets to France.