As part of one of the quarterfinal matches of the OI-2020 in Tokyo, volleyball players of the national teams of Canada and Russia will come face to face. On whose side will the victory be in the upcoming confrontation?

Canada

The Canadian squad left a very mixed impression from their performance at the OI-2020 in Tokyo. The team of nominal hosts has victories over the Venezuelans and Iranians. It was not possible to oppose anything to the Italians, Japanese and Poles. As a result, the team was able to finish only on the fourth line, reaching the playoffs. Unstable performances can affect the team's game in the face-to-face confrontation with Russia.

Russia

The Russian team played well in groups at the Olympic Games. She managed to beat dry not only the weakest Tunisia, but also Brazil. The victories over Argentina and the United States were obtained in three games. It is worth noting that the red machine played the worst match at the tournament with the French, losing in four games. I would like this match to remain the only unsuccessful one for our team, and only successes were waiting for us ahead.

Statistics and figures:

  • Russia is a clear favorite of the meeting;
  • Canada was able to win twice in 5 meetings;
  • Russia won 4 out of 5 matches at the tournament;
  • The last face-to-face meeting of the rivals ended with a score of 3:0 in favor of Russia.

Forecast                                

It is unlikely that the Russian national team will be able to defeat the opponent in three sets. Canada is focused on fighting, which it has repeatedly proved at the tournament. I take "total more than 3.5 sets" in this match, counting on fierce volleyball performed by both opponents.