The women's national teams of France and Brazil will meet in the match of the 5th round of the group stage of the OI-2020. Who will qualify for the playoffs?
In the first round, the French women showed character and achieved an important victory over Hungary with a score of 30-29. As it turned out later, this success will be the only one after three matches in which only one point was scored. If there was a draw with Sweden (28-28), then France lost in the other two matches: first to Spain (25-28), and then to Russia (27-28). Before the last round, the French women have three points and occupy the fifth place.
Even better started the Brazilians, who scored three points out of four possible in the first two rounds, playing 24-24 with Russia and beating Hungary 33-27, and then suffered two defeats in a row: 23-27 from Spain and 31-34 from Sweden. At the moment, Brazil is located in the playoff zone, on the fourth line, and the difference between goals scored and conceded -1 allows it to be higher than Brazil, which has -3.
Statistics and figures:
- France (w) has one win in four rounds;
- Brazil (w) lost in the last two matches;
- France (w) has not lost to Brazil (w) for six games.
In this confrontation, I propose to bet that the total of goals will be more than 51.5. A place in the playoffs is at stake, so both teams will fight exclusively for the victory and answer with a point for a point.