South Korea will play with Angola in the match of the 5th round of the group stage of the OI-2020. Who will make it to the playoffs?
South Korea (w)
South Korea started at the Olympics with two defeats-27: 39 from Norway and 36:43 from the Netherlands, but in the third round managed to win one of the two key matches in the fight for the playoffs, coping with Japan with a score of 27:24. It was not possible to develop success in the fourth match, there was a defeat from the Montenegro national team with a result of 26:28. Before the final round, South Korea is in fourth place and a draw will suit it in the upcoming match, but this is a rare phenomenon in handball, so you need to win.
The Angolan national team, which is in fifth place, but has the same two points as South Korea, will also fight exclusively for the victory, and if it wins, it will be Angola that will leave the group from fourth place. As for the performances in the group stage, here everything was terrible for Angola in the first three rounds, in which it was not possible to get hold of points: 22-33 with Montenegro, 21-30 with Norway and 28-37 with the Netherlands. And only in the fourth match was a victory over Japan (28-25), which leaves Angola in the battle for the playoffs.
Statistics and figures:
- South Korea (w) won in one match with three lost;
- Angola (w) won one victory in four matches;
- South Korea (w) is the favorite of the confrontation.
Despite the fact that both teams qualify for the playoffs before the last round, I will cast my vote in favor of South Korea and bet on its victory, since Angola is significantly inferior in class and one victory in the group stage is its maximum at the moment.