As part of the next match of the group stage of the OI-2020, volleyball players from Japan and Italy will come face to face. Which of the opponents will get the victory in this meeting? Our sports portal gives a forecast for this match.


The volleyball players of the Japanese national team look very cool at the home Olympic Games. The home team has a "dry" victory over the Venezuelan national team, as well as success in the duel with Canada in four games – 3:1. Objectively, the team's chances of reaching the playoffs are very high. It is extremely important for Asians to cling to points in the remaining games or wait for a disastrous game from the Canadian team chasing them.


The beginning of the tournament for the Italian national team was marked by a difficult match against Canada, in which "squadra azzurra" had to win back from the score 0:2. However, the Italians coped with their task and were able to win over their opponent with a result of 3:2. In the confrontation with the Poles, the Italians looked very decent, but lost to their opponent in three sets. A victory over the Japanese guarantees the Italians a place in the OI playoffs in Tokyo.

Statistics and figures:

  • The Italians are the favorites of the meeting;
  • Japan has 3 wins in 5 meetings;
  • Italy has 4 wins in 5 matches;
  • The last face-to-face meeting between the rivals ended with a score of 3:2 in favor of Japan.


I believe that this meeting will be delayed to the maximum. Both opponents are hungry for victory, and they will try to do everything to win. The opponents will not finish this game in three sets. We bet on an increased betting total.