France vs ROC: fight for the Olympic gold
Despite the unconvincing performance at the group stage of the tournament, France managed to get into the Olympic final. At the start of the competition, they lost to the USA, Argentina, and Brazil. In the quarterfinals, France defeated Poland in five sets, and in the semifinals, the French team confidently outplayed Argentina (25:22, 25:19, 25:22).
Russia national volleyball team showed a very stable game at this tournament. They suffered only one defeat from France in four sets (21:25, 25:20, 17:25, 20:25), and won all their other games. The Russians finished on top of their group. In the playoffs, they eliminated the Canadians and outplayed Brazil.
This bet played in four of the last five matches of France.
More than 45 points were scored in the first set in three of France's last five matches.
Russia looked very strong in all the games at the Olympics, and they probably are very keen to get revenge for their defeat from France at the group stage. We believe that they have every chance to do that. The Russians are very confident, they show powerful and interesting play.
Our prediction - Russia to win
France are gaining momentum with each match. They surely cannot be underestimated, and it will be very difficult for Russia to defeat them. We suggest betting on the total over, which should play if four or more sets are played.
Second wager - total over 178.5 points