France vs Japan – Predictions, Odds & Betting tips 21/07/2022, H2H and Team stats

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France will take on Japan in the FIVB Volleyball Men’s Nations League 2022 quarter-finals. The game will be played in Bologna, Italy and will kick off at 21:00 local time on Thursday, July 21st. Check out the latest results, h2h, and our France vs Japan prediction for the same.
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Bookmaker Ratings: Prediction One – France to win and Total sets over 3.5 – 2.16.

France to win and Total sets over 3.5

Both teams registered similar results during the group stage. Japan had some good games, one of them was against the European champions Italy. The Asians will count on their star players Yuji Nishida and Yuki Ishikawa.

However, that does not change the fact that Tokyo 2020 gold medalists France will come to this match as a clear favorite. In the previous 5 head-to-head matches, the French side won 5 times.

We expect to see tough battle, with more than 3 sets.

Preliminary review and match prediction for France vs Japan

The Volleyball Nations League 2022 Finals will be held from 20-24 July in Bologna, Italy. The top eight qualified teams in the men’s VNL will head to the Finals at the Unipol Arena in Bologna for just one thing, to win the trophy.

The reigning Olympic Champions France men’s team were 4th in the standings with 9 wins and 3 losses. Head coach Andre Giani has preserved the core of the squad that won Tokyo 2020 Olympic gold medals.

Therefore, the French will be travelling to Italy with the hope of lifting the first Nations League trophy.

On the other hand, Japan men’s team were one of the dynamic sides during the Premilinary phase of the VNL.

They showed solid performance, while the match against Italy was breathtaking (3:2), thanks to Yuji Nishida and Yuki Ishikawa, who were on fire that evening.

Both combined produced 357 points, 278 kills and 56 aces during the Group stage. To point out, Philippe Blain’s side have registered 9 wins and 3 losses.

Latest results

France – W L W L W

Japan – L W W W W

Head to Head

  • VNL: Japan 0:3 France (25/06/2022)
  • VNL: France 3:2 Japan (05/06/2021)
  • VNL: Japan 1:3 France (02/06/2019)

H2H streaks

    • France first set winner (4/5)
    • Game points average in the previous 10 matches – 155

    Team News

    The French team’s key players are fit, including captain Benjamin Toniutti and Earvin Ngapeth.

    On the other hand, Japan’s team leaders, Yuki Ishikawa and Yuji Nishida, are fit. Both players are in the top 5 points scorers of the competition.

    Most popular FAQ for France vs Japan

    Who won the last meeting between these teams?

    The last match between these teams ended in a 3:0 win for France (25/06/2022)

    Where will this fixture be played?

    This fixture will be played in Bologna, Italy

    Which bookmaker has the best odds for this game?

    We recommend checking out the odds at Helabet for France vs Japan

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