As part of the 2nd round of the group stage of the OI-2020, the women's national teams of France and Nigeria will face off. Who will win the first victory at the Olympics?
In the first round, the French women unexpectedly lost to the Japanese national team, although before the start of the match they were the favorites and they were offered a coefficient of 1.35 for their victory, and the hosts of the tournament could be put on Victoria for a quote of about 3.5. In the first quarter, France justified the status of the favorite and won it as a result 17-13, and lost in the other three. This loss was the third for the French women in the last four games.
As expected, the Nigerian national team started at the Olympics with a 72-81 defeat to the United States. Although, it was the "green-white" who were able to win in the opening quarter, and also turned out to be stronger in the final fourth, but the loss in the second and third turned out to be bigger. The failure with the Americans was already the fifth in a row for Nigeria. The last time Nigeria won at the end of May this year, when it defeated Serbia (59-56) in a friendly match.
Statistics and figures:
- France (w) lost in three of the previous four games;
- Nigeria (w) has lost in the last five matches;
- France (w) approaches the confrontation in the status of the favorite.
Each of the national teams understands that a defeat can cause a serious blow to the chances of reaching the playoffs, so in the reporting match, both sides will think exclusively about winning. I propose to bet on the fact that the fight will turn out to be productive, namely, on a total of more than 140.5.