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Canada vs. France Prediction on August 25, 2023

Match info

This is the men’s basketball matchup between Canada and France analysis and prediction, along with odds of some of the best mobile bookmakers. In Group H’s opening round of the 2023 FIBA World Cup, these two national teams will face off. The match will begin on Friday, August 25, at 8:30 p.m. in Jakarta’s Indonesia Arena.

Meeting statistics

The current form of Canada

Five games were played by Canada during the pre-WC phase. “The Road Warriors“ were defeated twice, but they also won three times. The Dominican Republic outperformed them 94-88 in the most recent test. That duel exposed many of Canada’s remaining flaws.

Everyone in the country wanted Jamal Murray to be able to participate in the World Cup. Unfortunately for them, the top player for the NBA champions Denver Nuggets had to withdraw due to an injury. Even if a few more stars are absent, such as Andrew Wiggins, the North Americans are bringing what’s perhaps their strongest squad ever. The squad’s leader is Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, while R.J. Barrett, Kelly Olynyk, Dillon Brooks, and Luguentz Dort will all have significant roles to play. When the starters rest, the game will undoubtedly suffer since the reserve players lack these qualities.

This matchup with France is really important for the side coached by Jordi Fernández. The competition’s subsequent round of play takes into account every outcome from the preliminary round. This implies that even if Canada advances to the second round, a potential loss would significantly lower its chances of playing in the quarterfinals.

The current form of France

In the previous three weeks, France participated in a lot of friendlies. Up until recently, when Australia defeated them (78-74), they enjoyed a six-game winning run. The confidence of “Les Bleus“ was especially boosted by two victories against Lithuania.

France’s roster is undoubtedly among the best in the World Cup, despite the absence of young talent Victor Wembanyama. All are available for France in the Philippines, Japan, and Indonesia except for him. Along with Evan Fournier, veterans Nicolas Batum and Nando De Colo, each provide a wealth of experience. In addition to Mathias Lessort, who was the top center in the last EuroLeague, Rudy Gobert has long been one of the finest defenders in the NBA. At respective clubs, Guerschon Yabusele, Elie Okobo, and Moustapha Fall all play important roles. With head coach Vincent Collet on board, it’s obvious what type of goals they have for their trip to Asia.

Every single thing we said about Canada also holds true for the European powerhouse. If it loses in the first round, it would have to overcome Spain in the following round of the competition to advance, which isn’t at all an easy assignment. However, this victory makes it possible to reach the top 8, where the concentration will be intense right away.

Head-to-head encounters

Canada and France competed in the 2016 Olympic Games qualifying matches in the final and the lone official match in the previous decade. Then France triumphed 83-74.

Match analytics

France surprised the United States in the World Cup quarterfinals four years ago. The knowledge gained from competing under FIBA regulations will be advantageous against Canada. Even while players like Gilgeous-Alexander, Barrett, and Olynyk were familiar with it when they were younger, it takes more than a few weeks of friendlies to really adjust. Additionally, this French squad is organized and has a history of playing together. A victory in the opening round would send a strong message to the competition that they are serious about winning the gold medal.

We predict betting on a spread of 7.5 on France (a -7.5 handicap) at odds of 2.80 on Coral.

Results of the forecast

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