Hungary will play Italy in the match of the 5th round of the group stage of the OI-2020. We analyze the form of the teams and give a forecast.
Hungary started the tournament with an offensive minimal defeat against Greece (9-10), and then covered the failure with three consecutive victories, coping alternately with Japan (16-11), South Africa (23-1) and the United States (11-8). Regular point additions led to the fact that the Hungarians scored a total of six points and rose to third place, being one point away from Greece and Italy, which are located above, with 7 points each.
Italy is currently performing almost perfectly, having allowed only one loss of points, and then not in full - it played 6: 6 with Greece. In the remaining matches, the Italians met the final siren with an advantage in the score, beating South Africa (21-2), the USA (12-11) and Japan (16-8). A victory in the reporting match can bring victory in Group A, but everything will depend on the difference between goals scored and conceded compared to Greece, while the difference between the Italians is +28, and the Greeks +25.
Statistics and figures:
- Hungary won in three matches with one lost;
- Italy is still undefeated: 3 wins and a draw;
- Hungary won against Italy in one of the last seven matches.
It is difficult to single out a favorite in this pair, since the opponents are approximately equal, but I will still give my vote in favor of Italy, which performs more confidently and steadily, clinging to every ball and match, even the one that is going very badly.