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Italy vs France: Prediction and Betting Tips
Italy need to be at their best
It was a crucial last group stage match for Italy as they beat Nigeria by nine points. That win secured the Azzurri second place and set up a quarter-final matchup with one of the best teams in the Olympics so far, France, who conquered the USA team in their opening match.
In their match against Nigeria, Italy started well and built up a lead of 12 points in the first quarter. Coach Sacchetti’s team lost focus at the end of the second and the start of the third quarter which allowed Nigeria to lead by seven points. But the Italians took back control of the game and outscored their opponents by 24-8 in the fourth quarter.
- The average points scored by Italy in Tokyo is 85
- The two-point shots made by Italy is 54.7%
- Italy have committed on average nine turnovers per match
France to maintain their winning streak against the Italians
It has been an amazing group stage for France who started off with an unprecedented win over the USA team. The French team continued their impressive form in their following matches against Iran and the Czech Republic beating them with 17 and 20 points difference to clinch the top of Group A.
Les Bleus are chasing their third medal in their history in the Olympics after two silver medals won in 1948 and 2000. They are up against the stubborn Italian side whom the French team had the upper hand in all of the last eight meetings. Coach Vincent Collet’s team look determined to continue that run as they head towards a medal finish.
France Key Stats
- The average points scored by France in Tokyo is 86.3
- France’s two-point shot made percentage is 60%
- 9.7 is the average number of three points made by France per match
Italy vs France Prediction
Despite being the favorites to win this game, France will face tough opposition from Italy who lost their only game to Australia who are a very strong team. Italy are relying on the 20-year-old Mannion of the Warriors who scored 14 points in their last match against Nigeria
France look the better side, are shooting better, and have more variety in their game with Fournier penetrating to the basket whenever possible while Batum and De Colo are being great in defense and offense not to forget Gobert and his incredible presence under the basket.
We think France will get off to a good start due to the confidence they are enjoying at the moment and hence we predict they will win the first quarter.
Italy vs France Betting Tips
France to win the 1st quarter 1.54 at Vbet
Under 169.5 Total Points 1.73 at Vbe
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