France vs Finland
Competition: EuroBasket, Group A
Date: 31st August 2017
Kick-off: 19:00 CET
The French national team has 4 wins in a row. Meanwhile, Finland has only one in the previous 6 games. It pretty much tells you everything about the current shape of these two teams.
France was victorious against Germany, Italy, Montenegro, and Belgium and in each game, they have scored at least 85 points. They are having an NBA level of efficiency, and that is not too hard when you have two fantastic shooters like Evan Fournier and Nando de Colo. Under the rim, Joffrey Lauvergne is terrorizing the opponents, while Thomas Heurtel dictates the pace and the tempo.
Finland is relying on three pointers, and if they do not have a good percentage from downtown, Finnish team often suffers a disaster. Petteri Koponen is alpha and omega of this team, and everything is revolving around him. However, for the first time, he will have a decent help from the 7th pick in this year’s draft Lauri Markkanen. Despite all this, Finland does not possess even an average quality, and one victory in this competition would be regarded as a huge success
Previous 5 matches:
Germany vs France 79 : 85
France vs Italy 88 : 63
France vs Montenegro 100 : 70
France vs Belgium 85 : 60
Lithuania vs France 96 : 71
Finland vs Russia 91 : 100
Czech Republic vs Finland 83 : 62
Finland vs Turkey 93 : 88
Italy vs Finland 75 : 70
Finland vs Israel 92 : 91
French national team is going to meet with Greece in the derby of the group and Finland is going to play with Slovenia in the next round.
France vs Finland: Head to head Stats
Did you know that in 2015 France and Finland played overtimes at the European Championship? The Finnish players were on the verge of an epic sensation, but unfortunately, they lost 97-87. Until that game the French were always dominating in h2h meetings.
France vs Finland: Prediction
This time Fournier, De Colo and the rest of the team are not going to take any risks, and France is going to be strong right from the start. They are a much better team with better players in all positions, and we expect them to shine.
France vs Finland: Betting Tips
France is not going to underestimate Finland once again. The handicap on their win is -12.5, betting odds 1.9, and we truly believe that the Gauls are going to win by a greater margin.