France will play against Nigeria. It is appropriate to predict that France will be closer to victory in this game.
The French team is the one that people like. They are good at rebounding. The opponents are also powerful, but France has better skills right now.
France qualified for the Olympics. They had no problems and won all of their matches. France also did well at a recent European Championship, where they finished second. In the final, they were favorites to win against Serbia. But in the first round, France faced Japan and lost with a score of 74-70.
The visiting team has not played very well in recent games. But if you look at other teams they have played against, Nigeria has played against some really tough opponents. They have had to fight hard in these games, and sometimes they even won. But this will not be enough now – it is unlikely that they will win anymore because their opponents are so strong.
Nigerian team qualified for the tournament by finishing third in qualifying. It only had to beat Mozambique. The team has lost four of their last five friendly matches, including one against America that was a lot closer this time – 72:81.
The last time these teams played was three years ago. It was the World Cup play-offs. France won 84-62. They have good players and Nigeria has some too.
Forecast for France v Nigeria
France has been playing really well. They have good help under the basket, so they will probably get a big win for themselves. France is also pretty good at organizing their attack, so they might fight for a play-off place too.