Basketball at Tokyo Olympics: Serbia vs Canada Predictions, Preview, Line ups and Starting 5s – Monday, 26th July

Serbia vs Canada Predictions
Serbia women's team

Here is a brief on Serbia vs Canada predictions. The women’s segment of Olympics basketball is set to commence from Monday. This is Serbia and Canada’s first game in the Olympics. Serbia and Canada are competing in Group A. Serbia looks like the team to beat in Group 1, and it’s for very good reason with how they looked last month. Serbia won the EuroBasket Championship last month against France. In that game, Serbia gave up only 54 points and that led to the nine-point victory.

Serbia vs Canada Predictions
Canada Basketball Team

The Canadian national team is ready shoot their chances for the Tokyo Olympics. On the other side of this matchup is Canada who is led by Natalie Achonwa but she isn’t 100 percent and there are some serious concerns about how effective she will be. More than that Canada are a little underpowered team. It will be a tough task for them to keep up with Serbia’s pace.

Serbia vs Canada Team Preview

Serbia vs Canada Predictions
Serbia Basketball Team

The best players for Serbia coming into this tournament are Sonja Vasic and Yvonne Anderson. They are both strong offensive players. Jelena Brooks is also a sharpshooter from deep who will be leaned on heavily to get the job done. In this game for Serbia, it’s going to be about the defense stepping up early, and making life tough on the Canadian offense. Serbia’s shooting has been on point. They have been very effective on their previous international games as well. They might take huge steps to the further rounds as well.

Kia Nurse is another key player for Canada, who is going to be leaned on heavily to have success. One other big issue for this team is they don’t really have a true point guard, and late in the games, who this team turns to could be a big issue. This is a team that can be successful, but they need to treat this like a must-win game. 

Serbia vs Canada Line ups and Starting 5s

Serbia vs Canada Predictions
Canada women’s basketball team

The Serbian squad will start Sonja Vasic, Yvonne Anderson, Jelena Brooks, Sasa Cado and Sara Krnjic. Their rotational players will be Jovana Nogic, Aleksandra Crvendakic, DajanaButulija, Nevena Jovanovic, Teodara Turudic and Tina Krajisnik.

On the other side, Canadian squad will start with Natalie Achonwa, Kayla Alexander, Laeticia Amhere, Shay Colley and Bridget Carleton. They will look substitution towards Aaliyah Edwards, Nirra Fields, Kim Gaucher, Kia Nurse and Shaina Pellington.

Serbia vs Canada Predictions

Serbia vs Canada Predictions
Serbia basketball Team

The Serbian national team has a potential edge over the Canada basketball team. Serbia has definitely an underwhelming start to the season. But they are really getting a start to the Olympics. Canada has height advantage and better shooting skills. Yet they are really on the receiving end. Watch Serbia vs Canada predictions ahead of their opening games.

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