Take a look at the Germany vs Italy predictions here. Tokyo Olympics basketball event will start from tomorrow. With the 2nd game, Germany and Italy teams will be facing each other in group B. Germany and Italy matching up in what should be a dandy. Both teams are here by virtue of winning their respective qualifying tournaments earlier this month – both have momentum as they saunter into Tokyo. Germany is 10-24 in the Olympics all-time, as this country is more known for its EuroBasket success where it won gold in 1993 and silver in 2005. Germany has finished no better than seventh place in its previous Olympic Games. The good news is Germany has won seven straight matches when you throw in qualifying and friendly matches.
Italy hasn’t been a consistent participant in the Olympics, but it’s won silver in two of its last four trips. Italy is 54-37 all-time in the Olympics and recently finished 10th in the FIBA World Cup. Italy has three NBA representatives in Nicolo Mannion, Nicolo Melli and Danilo Gallinari. Italy has a stable line up with a decent attack. Their players are more hyped after qualifying and will look to give their best.
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Germany is ranked 17 in the FIBA rankings while Italy is placed at the 10th spot. Germany last played in the FIBA Olympics Qualifying Tournament where they beat Brazil, while Italy last played against Serbia in the Qualifiers and beat them in a high-scoring battle. This contest will feature Moritz Wagner, Isaac Bonga, Danilo Gallinari, and Nicolo Mannion from the NBA.
The rest of Team Italy includes LBA MVP of this year in Stefano Tonut, a consistent double-digit scorer in Achille Polonara and a two-time Italian League All-Star in Riccardo Moraschini. Italy is also led by coach Meo Sacchetti, who has accomplished everything imaginable and was indicated into the Italian Basketball Hall of Fame a few years ago. Italy has the ability to become a dark horse in what’s a solid and competitive Group B.
Germany vs Italy Line ups and Starting 5s
The Germany squad will probably start with Issac Bonga, Joshiko Saibou, Maodo Lo, Mortiz Wagner and Jan Niklas. Their substitution players will be Neils Giffey, Lukas Nathanael, Johannes Voigtmann, Robin Benzing, Danilo Barthel and Andreas Obst.
The Italian squad will start with Marco Spissu, Nicolo Mannion, Stefano Tonut, Danilo Gallinari and Nicolo Melli. Their go to rotation players are Simone Fontecchio, Amedeo Tessitori, Giampolo Ricci, Riccardo Moraschini, Michele Vitali, Achille Polonara and Alessandro Pajola.
Germany vs Italy Predictions
This can be a close contest considering the talent and depth both teams have at all positions. It will be interesting to see how Italy contains Moritz Wagner while for Germany, they will have to keep a constant eye on Gallinari and Mannion. Both teams have incredible rebounders and the battle on the boards is going to be intriguing. However, the Italians may have a considerable edge in the 3-pt shooting department. Overall, it is tough to decide which team has the edge and this can be a grinding and close game. Watch Olympics basketball Germany vs Italy predictions and enjoy the game.