Olympic basketball 2021: Czech Republic vs France prediction and betting tips (July 28)
The match will bring a sure qualification for the playoffs to its winner.
Evan Fournier (France) carried the last game with 28 points
Evan Fournier (France) carried the last game with 28 points
by Alex Weaver Alex Weaver

Czech Republic and France are readying to meet each other at the Saitama Super Arena after their respective triumphs in the first round of Group A. Start is at 12:00 a.m. GMT on Wednesday, 28 July 2021. Czech Republic vs France (July 28) betting tips and prediction can be found further in this article, while the recent betting odds are previewed first.

Czech Republic vs France Olympic basketball latest odds on betting sites

France Olympic basketball team looks much stronger and is an odds-on favourite of the online bookmakers. Their triumph is priced with the odds of 1.25 (-400 American, 1/4 Fractional). Ronen Ginzburg’s men come with the odds of 4.50 (+350 American, 7/2 Fractional). Approximate chances are as follows: France — 80% Czech Republic — 20%.

Below are the latest odds for other Czech Republic vs France Olympic big betting markets.

Over/Under points total:

  • Over 164.5 points — 1.91 (-110; 10/11)
  • Under 164.5 points — 1.86 (-115; 20/23)

Points spread:

  • France (-9.5) — 1.85 (-118; 17/20)
  • Czech Republic (+9.5) — 1.92 (-109; 23/25)

Czech Republic vs France Olympic basketball match preview and stats

Czech Republic Olympic basketball team started out as an underdog of this event. Ronen Ginzburg’s men won the fixture against Iran (84-78), which continued their streak of wins to 4 games. Patrick Auda was the main contributor to their win. He scored 16 points and finished 57.1% of his shots successfully, above the average ratio of the team (50.3%).

Czech Republic has scored over 78 points in 10 of their last 11 fixtures. This outcome in the match versus France is priced with the odds of 1.80 (-125; 4/5)

France had lost 4 fixtures prior to their surprise victory in the round 1 match against USA (83-76). Evan Fournier carried the Frenchmen to their triumph in that game. In spite of the result, France scored a relatively low points total. They finished only a little over 50% of their shots successfully. The Blues have scored less than 87 points in their last 13 matches. This result in the next fixture comes with the odds of 1.75 (-133; 3/4).

Czech Republic vs France Olympic basketball key players and lineups

All players from both sides can continue performing in the group stage with no injuries.

Czech Republic projected lineup:

  • Point guard: Tomas Vyoral
  • Shooting guard: Tomas Satoransky
  • Small forward: Blake Schlib
  • Power forward: Patrick Auda
  • Center: Ondrej Balvin

Tomas Satoransky, a 30-years-old guard, is the best in the current Czech lineup. He was not the top scorer of the previous match, but completed 8 rebounds, 8 assists and scored 6 points. He was the best in the qualifiers with 16 ppg on average and 54.2% success shots.

France projected lineup:

  • Point guard: Andrew Albicy
  • Shooting guard: Evan Fournier
  • Small forward: Nicola Batum
  • Power forward: Guerschon Yabusele
  • Center: Rudy Gobert

Evan Fournier, who is a Boston Celtics' shooting guard, carried the last game with 28 points, 4 rebounds and 1 assist. He finished 70% of his shots successfully, which is a much higher result than overall for his team (51%).

Czech Republic vs France Olympic basketball betting tips and prediction

Judging by the last matches of France, in which they scored a low number of points, and giving a low average accuracy of the current roster, total of 86 points or lower looks safe:

Betting prediction: Under 86.5 points by France

Odds: 1.90 (-111 American; 9/10 Fractional)

The Czech are undefeated in their last 4 games. Their rivals were not as strong as France. Even if they are not likely to beat The Blues, the final score of the match should be narrow.

Betting prediction: Points spread (+10.5) on Czech Republic

Odds: 1.75 (-133 American; 3/4 Fractional)

Basketball Olympic Basketball . Group A. Round 2
Czech Republic — France
Lost
Under 86.5 points by France
1.90
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