In the next meeting of the group stage of the OI-2020 in Tokyo, the volleyball players of the US and Italian national teams will come together. On whose side will the victory be in this confrontation? Our sports portal gives a forecast for this match.
The American national team, after three opening victories over Argentina, China and Turkey, lost to Russia in three games. For the US team, without any doubt, this match was the worst in the tournament. Now the team from the United States has dropped to third place in the group, and, in case of defeat of the Italian national team, it may even be on the fourth line, which no one could have previously assumed.
The Italian team in the last meeting could not oppose anything to the Chinese team, losing to the latter in three sets. Despite the defeat, "squadra azzurra" manages to lead the group. To guarantee the first place at the end of the group round, it is necessary to beat the American team in three or four games. This is necessary, first of all, in order not to look back at the matches of competitors.
Statistics and figures:
- The competitors have approximately equal chances of winning;
- The US national team has won 4 meetings out of the last 5;
- The Americans have won 3 matches out of the last 5;
- The last face-to-face meeting of the rivals ended with a score of 3:1 in favor of the United States.
We believe that the national teams of the USA and Italy can bring a great total to the game. Both teams show volleyball of a decent level and, with a high probability, will determine the winner only on a tie-break.