2021 Tokyo Olympics: Australia vs Slovenia Odds and Predictions: Slovenia to Win
On Wednesday Australia fell to their fifth Olympic semi-final defeat across five decades. They lost to United States in overall one sided game in the semi finals by 78-97 points. The Australians will now be playing for the Bronze medal on Saturday against Slovenia.
The Australian offense started off well against United States in semi-finals as they took the early lead in first quarter. However, in second quarter, the Boomers lost the momentum after Joe Ingles was roughed up by an American opponent. Team USA clawed their way back into the game and narrowed the 6-points first half lead of Australia to 3 points. In 3rd quarter, team Australia completely fell under the dominance of team United States. The 3 points lead went up in smoke as they were 19 points behind USA after 3rd quarter. The final quarter did not change much for Boomers and they lost the game by 19 points.
Slovenia on the other hand were quite unlucky in their semi-final game. They were ahead of France in 2 quarters while in 1 quarter both the teams had same points. It was the 3rd quarter of the game that became decisive. France scored 8 points more than Slovenia in 3rd quarter. In final quarter, despite leading by 5-points, they overall lost the game by 1 point.
2021 Tokyo Olympics: Australia vs Slovenia Odds and Predictions: Predicted Winner
Australia and Slovenia will face each other at Tokyo, Saitama Super Arena on Saturday in 3rd place game of Tokyo Olympics Men’s basketball. Both the teams have been equally strong in entire tournament but weren’t lucky enough to make into the finals. The Australia vs Slovenia Odds and Predictions for 3rd place game of 2021 Tokyo Olympics Men’s basketball predicts a win for Slovenia.
Considering the recent form of both teams as well as taking in account the head-to-head stats, Slovenia has an edge over Australia going in the game.
The latest Australia vs Slovenia Odds and Predictions updated on 6th August.
2021 Tokyo Olympics: Australia vs Slovenia Odds and Predictions: Recent Form
The Boomers have been one of the best side in Tokyo 2021. They ended as a leader in Group B by winning all the 3 group games. They started their campaign against Nigeria and defeated them by a point difference of 84-67. In the next group game they were up against Italy and they won the closely contested game by mere 3 points. In final group game, they defeated the Germans by 89-76 points. In quarter finals they humiliated Argentina to make into the semis.
Despite being in much better form than USA, they lost to United States in semis and thereby for the fifth time in last five decades they missed they chance of winning the Olympics Gold in Men’s basketball.
Slovenia demonstrated their best performance in entire tournament. They were part of Group B along with Japan, Argentina and Spain. They started their campaign with a win over Argentina and went on to defeat host Japan by massive 35 points. In final group game they defeated Spain by 95-87 points.
Slovenia finished as No. 1 team in Group C and faced Germany in quarter finals. Germans lost to Slovenia by 16 points in the quarters but in semi-finals they faced a 1 point defeat at the hands of France.
2021 Tokyo Olympics: Australia vs Slovenia Odds and Predictions: Head-to-head
Australia and Slovenia haven’t played much games against each other. As of now there has been only 3 international games between the two team. Of three games, Slovenia have won 2 while Australia have won 1 game.
Apart from these three international games, the two teams have played two friendlies. Australia have won 1 and Slovenia have won 1. The last game between the two teams was an international friendly game back in 2015. Australia defeated Slovenia by a score difference of 66-51.
The two teams haven’t met in Olympics event in the past. The Saturday clash will be their first meeting at Olympics event.
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2021 Tokyo Olympics: Australia vs Slovenia Odds and Predictions: Match Details
Australia vs Slovenia Tokyo Olympics 3rd Place Game
Scheduled Date and Time: 7th August, 20:00 | (GMT+9)
Where: Tokyo, Saitama Super Arena
Where to Watch: Basketball fans in USA can watch the USA vs Game live on Peacock TV. For More information on Local broadcaster, follow this link