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Argentina vs France 13.09.2019 – Basketball World Cup

Basketball World Cup 2019 /Argentina vs France – The French are the only medal winners from the previous World Cup, played in Spain 2014 where they won bronze, that are still in the race for medal here in China. Argentina won three previous games against France at World Cups, while at the previous one in Spain they ended up at modest 11th place.

Game Argentina vs France begins 13.09.2019 at 14:00 CET


Argentina, which lost to Brazil in the round of 16 at the previous World Cup by sound 65-85, reached the semi-finals at the tournament in China without a single defeat. They won the Pan-American Games in the preparatory period after defeating Puerto Rico 84-66 in the final, but they lost the control game with the French 58-77. However, at the World Cup they showed as a well-balanced team.

They easily defeated South Korea 95-69, Nigeria 94-81 and Russia 69-61, while in the second group stage they won Venezuela 87-67 and Poland 91-65. However, if there were any doubts about their strength due to objectively weaker opponents they removed all of them with elimination of Serbia in the quarter-finals, which was the strongest favourite to win the gold. The Argentineans won by 97-87, where 40-year old centre Scola had 20 points and 5 rebounds and 2 assists was the best player. The first name was, however, Campazzo who scored 16 points and had 6 rebounds and 12 assists.

Probable lineups Argentina: Campazzo, Brussino, Garino, Scola, Delia


France is the only team that has reached the semi-finals without winning all games so far. They suffered the only defeat, despite having advantage of nine points in that game, to Australia 98-100, and ended up at the 2nd place in the group and having the reigning champions, the USA, for opponents in the quarter-finals. It turned out that was a good outcome for them, as they reached their third semi-finals in the history.

In game with the Americans which they won 87-79 centre Gobert was the best with 21 points, 16 rebounds, 3 blocks and 2 assists. The most efficient was Fournier with 22 points. Before the semi-finals the French won Germany 78-74, Jordan 103-64, Dominican Republic 90-56 and Lithuania 78-75. France has never before played in the final of the World Cup.

Probable lineups France: Ntkilina, Fournier, Batum,Mbaye, Gobert

Betting Pick: Argentina vs France

France is better in all three shooting categories than Argentina that is in turn better in rebounds with 39 on average against 33 of the French. However, the French showed in the most important duel that it means nothing as in the quarter-finals they totally dominated physically strong Americans (44 vs 28 rebounds). We would play on handicap on France.

Pick: France -4.5

Stake: 6/10

Odds: 1.77 at 10bet (down to 1.70 can be played)

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