In the framework of the 5th round of the group stage of the OI-2020, Greece will compete with the United States. Will the Greeks be able to extend the winless streak?
Greece has already guaranteed itself a place in the playoffs, it remains only to find out what position it will eventually finish in. After four rounds, the Greeks have seven points on their account, which were scored as a result of three wins and a draw. Before the final round of the group stage, Greece is in the second position, losing to the leading Italy only by the difference of goals scored and conceded: +25 against +28.
The Americans also managed to make it to the playoffs before the end of the group stage, placing themselves on the fourth line for the round to the end. It so happened that the United States will not go anywhere from this very fourth line, since they are ahead of Japan and South Africa by four points, and they are two points behind Hungary, but even if they are equal, they will be lower, since they lost to the Hungarians in the face-to-face match (8-11).
Statistics and figures:
- Greece goes undefeated: 3 wins and a draw;
- The USA won in two matches with two lost;
- Greece and the USA have met each other 4 times: 2 victories each.
The USA does not need anything, they are guaranteed to be in the playoffs and definitely fourth, but Greece will compete for the first place, and for this it definitely needs to win, and as confidently as possible to make the difference between goals scored and conceded better than Italy.