As part of the match of the men's Volleyball League of Nations, the players of the national teams of Poland and France will come face to face. Which side will win this match? Our sports portal evaluates the clubs' chances of success.
The Polish national team was able to reach the semifinal stage at the last tournament of the League of Nations, where they lost to the USA with a score of 0:3. However, in the duel for the third place, the Poles were stronger than Italy, which they defeated with a result of 3:0, winning the bronze awards of the competition. Poland also played well at the Volleyball World Championship, which it held on its territory. The "Red and White" managed to reach the final and lost to Italy with a score of 1:3, allowing the opponent to take revenge. In preparation for the new season of the League of Nations, Poland held 4 friendly meetings, in which it won twice and allowed defeats in two meetings.
France is a TOP-level team. It is worth noting the fact that the French held the last similar championship in the strongest composition, which allowed them to reach the final of the tournament and defeat the USA in the decisive meeting with a score of 3:2. At the last volleyball World Championship, the "tricolor" were also very convincing. They reached the decisive game and lost to Italy with a score of 2:3, showing very decent results. In the match with Poland, the French are not considered favorites, although they brought far from the weakest squad to the tournament.
Statistics and figures:
- Poland is the favorite of the meeting;
- Poles have 2 wins in 5 matches;
- France has 4 wins in 5 games;
- The last face-to-face meeting of the opponents ended with a score of 3:1 in favor of Poland.
Bookmakers put Poland as a clear favorite. I am inclined to agree that the Poles are really strong, but in three sets they will not be able to defeat their opponent. Opponents will be able to break the total on points of 176.5 points, and will also play at least four sets.