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Australia vs China Women Olympic Basketball Tips - The Opals to bounce back at Tokyo 2020

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  • The Opals are coming off a defeat
  • Will Australia bounce back against China?
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Fraser Stewart 29 Jul 2021
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Australia vs China Women Olympic Basketball Tips


The Opals are coming off a loss to Belgium in the first round of women’s basketball at the Olympics. China, on the other hand, are in top spot in Group C after defeating Puerto Rico 97-55. 

Australia are tipped to bounce back with a win over China on Friday. 

  • Australia are ranked number 2 in the world. 
  • Australia won the Women’s Olympic Qualifying tournament in France in February.
  • Australia's Ezi Magbegor recorded 20 points and eight rebounds against Belgium.
  • China are ranked 9th in the world.
  • China won the 2020 FIBA Women’s Olympic Qualifying Tournament.
  • China's Li Yueru she bagged 21 points and 12 rebounds against Puerto Rico 

Head to Head 


Australia and China have squared off four times since 2018. 

Australia have come out victorious three times, which included a quarterfinal win in the 2018 FIBA World Cup and two exhibition games heading into the 2019 Asian Cup. 

Their last meeting occurred in the 2019 Asian Cup which saw China defeat the Opals 70-69. 

Australia Form

 
Heading into Tokyo 2020 expectations were high for the Opals. In the lead up to the event they defeated the number one ranked side the USA in an exhibition match. 

However, they got a reality check when they fell to Belgium by 15 points going down 80-75. 

China Form

 
China have had a stellar run heading into Tokyo 2020, winning the 2020 Women’s Olympic Qualifying tournament in Belgrade. 

While the tournament occurred in February, the Chinese did not drop a game as they claimed wins over Great Britain, Spain and a 40-point victory over South Korea. 

China did not have any warmup games against other nations but instead opted to have exhibition games against a make-up side from Beijing. 

That proved dividends as China could not have asked for a better start to their Tokyo 2020 campaign, as they scored 97 points in a 42-point win over Puerto Rico. 

Australia vs China FAQs

Where can I watch the Australia vs China live stream?

Check our live streaming calendar to see where to watch the Australia vs China live stream.

What time does Australia vs China start?

The match is being played at Saitama Super Arena at 10.00pm AEDT on Friday, July 30.

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Verdict

Australia are looking to rebound from their opening round loss to Belgium and get their Olympic campaign back on track. Australia are ranked second in the world, and I’m backing the Opals to bounce back.

Best Bet: Australia Win Match Result @-250.00 at TAB - 5 Units
Value Bet: Over 140.5 Points Total Points @-125.00 at Sportsbet - 2 Units

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