Croatia vs Serbia by FairPlayBet
Serbia came to London with silver medal from recent European championship in Belgrade. It was great result for this team and now before Olimpics seems that everyone believed they can repeat good result again. But IMO it will be very tough task. On EC Serbia really played well, among others beat also today's opponent in semi and lost only to Denmark in the finals. Still we should know how big advantage was for them to play in front of 20K of home crowd. Now in London on neutral court seems the things will look differently on the court.
The form of Serbian team before championship was not so good. The beat Sweden in game played away from home and this was suprise. But note this was first game for Sweden in preperation period. On the other hand Serbia lost at home to Hungary and barely managed to win with one goal advantage team much weaker team of Tunis. And for end, in London in opening round they managed to lose game to Spain 26-21. Spain is top team and this surely was not suprise, but note that Serbian team had four goals advantage at half time (14-10) and two goals advantage (20-18) just ten minutes before the end. But then Spanish team made series of 8-1 in those last ten minutes. If you want to make good result on tournament like this, if you want to win a medal, then you simply can't allow something like this. In any case seems Serbia wont have too much important role on this competition.
On the other side Croatia is top team. As I already said they lost on EC from Serbia in SF. But this time seems advantage is on their side plus they will try to revenge for last defeat. Croats have all top players and good coach who is already for a while on its bench. Their start on Olimpics was very good, without any problems Croats beat South Korea with 10 goals margin.
|Croatia to beat Serbia||William Hill||1.55||8||31-23 WON (+4.4 units)|
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