France vs Serbia
This European U20 Basketball Championship
The host country: Germany
It's already quarterfinal stage. One of derbies in this round, France vs Serbia. But IMO Serbia should be the side on the way higher level.
Yesterday in the first knockout stage (R16) both have been convincing. France eliminated Montenegro with 70:37 while Serbia was better from Romania, 105:58.
But probably we shouldn't give to much credit to tyst cause both, Montenegro as well Romania are weak teams.
Before that in the group stage, Serbia in Group D has won all three games including the toughest one against Italy.
France wasn't so successful in their group and finished only with 1-2 record, losing to Croatia and Spain while the only win was over weak Ukraine and it was one possession gamw. BTW, Turkey yesterday in R16 completely demolished Turkey with 104:46. That much about how Ukraine is "good".
I think that this Aleksandar Aranitovic from Serbian roster is way above this competition. He already has enough experience on senior level. Currently is member of Partizan, before that was also in Crvena zvezda.
If we take a look on the stats of so far games, Serbia dominates big compared with France almost in all categories.
In the recent U20 championships (2015 and 2016) Serbia won convincingly against France, especially this the most recent match. Of course this now are different players who back then were U18, but no matter it is good indicator Serbia dominates over France in these youth categories.
France vs Serbia prediction
|Serbia with 6 or more pts||Bet365||1.71||8||60-59 LOST (-8 units)|