China vs Bulgaria (By: Stanioooo)
That is a 4th round match of group B in Women's World Championship, which is held in Japan.
The situation in this group looks like that- Italy and China are the teams, which have played three matches and have three wins in straight sets(9:0 sets). Both teams are the favourites for the first two places for sure, while Turkey is looking to finish 3rd in the group, Bulgaria- 4th and Canada and Cuba will fight which team to avoid the last place.
China is in the 1st place in the world ranking, so there is no doubt they are BIG favourite even to win the tournament. During the last world championship in Italy 2014 they lost the final match against USA with 1:3 sets, so now they will be looking only for the 1st place. The biggest bonus for the Chinese is the fact the championship is in Asia(Japan). They will be massively supported by the crowd, because you know China and Japan are located very close to each other.
So, in the fourth round China will face Bulgaria and Italy will play against Turkey. It's expected to see wins for China(3:0) and Italy, maybe in three or four sets. The biggest derby is in the last match of group B between Italy and China, which will decide the top team in the group.
On the other side Bulgaria have 1 win(3:0 against Cuba) and 2 losses(3:0 against Italy and 3:0 against Turkey). So, China is looking to have an easy game against us. Two are the main factors for that pick- they are the world N1 team and this match is important for their ranking and also Bulgarian team is missing two very important players-Elitsa Vasileva and Dobriana Rabadzhieva. Without them out attack looks very poor and we can not conquer even teams from our class, what to expect the world ranking leaders.
The Chinese team is outstandingly good in defense, they have one of the best blockers in the world- Yan Xinyue and are also productive in attack, so Bulgarian team will struggle a lot tomorrow. Two are the best options, which bet 365 gives us- 1.50 for 3:0 sets victory for China and -18.5 points AH for China. I am sure at least one of the games will be won by China with 8-10 points difference, so this point AH is absolutely possible to be covered. Still I am going with Chinese victory in straight sets.
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China vs Bulgaria prediction
|China -2.5 sets AH||Bet365||1.50||10||3-1 LOST (-10 units)|