Canada vs ROC: no problems for Russia?
On August 3, Canada and Russia square off in the first quarterfinal game of the Olympic volleyball tournament. What to expect from this match? Our answer is in the prediction below.
Canada left an ambiguous impression on volleyball fans with their performance at the group stage. The team has defeated the Venezuelans and the Iranians, but Canada then lost to Italy, Japan, and Poland. As a result, the team finished in the fourth position. It is noticeable that the Canadians lack stability in their game.
Russiahas played really well at the group stage of the Olympic tournament. They defeated Tunisia and Brazil in three straight sets. The victories over Argentina and the USA were a bit more difficult, to each of these teams Russia lost one set. Their worst game of the tournament was against France, which Russia lost in four sets.
The Russians lost at least one set in three of the last five matches.
In the last three matches of Russia, this bet played.
The Russian national team is the clear favourite of the upcoming match. The team looked very solid during the group stage. The excellent performance of the attacking players, high-quality blocks - these are the main reason that Russia is the favourite over Canada. We believe that they will be able to confirm this status and reach the semifinals, overcoming the negative handicap.
Our prediction - Asian handicap to Russia (-13.5)
Prediction: Handicap (-13,5) to Russia
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The performance of the Canadian national team depends on a number of factors, but the team is capable of playing at the highest level. Given the importance of the upcoming match for both teams, we believe that the Canadians will win one set, but probably not more.
Second wager -total over 3.5 sets.