Sunday, September 15, 2013

Latvia - Belgium ( Eurobasket 2013 )

latvia belgium eurobasket 2013 tip and prediction
This is the final match day for teams in Group E. Belgium is at the bottom of the league, so it's no more than a consolidation game for them. Latvia, on the other hand, hopes to qualify through this group. To realize it, they need to first defeat Belgium and then wait for the results of the other match ups. I think due to positions of the teams, it's a game which could have some value.

In the first match day  of this stage, Latvia trailed Ukraine. They are team of good combination of inside and outside shooting threats. Ukraine despite their good record, thanks to the suitable previous round they were drawn into, couldn't avoid this heavy loss. However, they did recover from this huge defeat by hitting Serbia in a surprising way. Right now, Ukraine is at the 4th spot and eligible to qualify. However, today they'll face another tough team, Lithuania who is supposed to play hard to clinch the  group leadership.

In case Latvia defeats Belgium and Lithuania defeats Ukraine, the  3rd and 4th spots are switched between Ukraine and Latvia allowing Latvia to qualify, due to double average clause between those teams. Latvia will face Belgium, the weakest rotation of this group, whereas Ukraine has to challenge group leader Lithuania today. Belgium could only be applauded by the heart they've been putting on the court since the beginning of the season. I don't think they bother a lot to defend cautiously Latvian offenses. Lithuania, in case they want to avoid matching up with Spain ( Tomorrow, Spain has to defeat Italy otherwise they face the risk of elimination, so i expect them to win against Italy ), is supposed to defeat Ukraine today. So,  everything is pretty much in Latvia's own hands as long as they win today.

I expect a clear Latvia victory with the spread covered as well.

They better complete their task properly and wait for Lithuanian victory.

Pick : Latvia Full Time -9.5 @ 1.85 pinnaclesports

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