As part of the 3rd round of the group stage of the OI-2020, the women's national teams of France and the United States will meet. Will the Americans be able to win a third victory?
In the first match, the French women unexpectedly lost to the Japanese women with a score of 70: 74, so they had no right to make a mistake in the second match, and they did not make this mistake - they coped with Nigeria (87-62) without much difficulty, scoring a total of three points and rising to second place. To stay in the zone of direct entry to the playoffs and at the same time not depend on the opponents, France needs to beat the United States.
But it will be incredibly difficult to beat such a US team, because it demonstrates the game an order of magnitude higher than its rivals, and is rightfully one of the main contenders for the gold medal. As for the results of the United States, in the first match they coped with Nigeria (82-71), and in the second they did not experience problems in the confrontation with Japan (86-69). Even if the Americans lose, they will directly leave the group, only not from the first place, but from the second.
Statistics and figures:
- France (w) has one win with one defeat;
- USA (w) won both matches;
- The USA (w) is the favorites of the reporting confrontation.
It is unlikely that a sensation will happen in this match, because the Americans take every match as seriously and responsibly as possible and are set up exclusively for victory. I believe that the United States will win again, and with a confident handicap.