In a mouth-watering quarterfinal of the women’s volleyball at the Tokyo Olympics 2020, Serbia will lock horns with Italy. Both teams finished second in their respective groups, after some scintillating display in the preliminary stage.
Serbia vs Italy Match Preview
Serbia had been quite professional throughout the group stage, scoring four dominant wins. They did not lose even a single set against Dominican Republic, Kenya, Republic of Korea and Japan, thrashing all the teams 3-0. Their only loss came against table-toppers Brazil, where the Serbs lost the match 1-3. Keeping aside their performance against Brazil, Serbia has looked quite impressive.
On the other hand, Italy started their campaign with a bang, winning three successive games and not losing even a single point. However, in the last two matches, they fell apart, losing 0-3 to China, the team who hasn’t even made it to the knockout round, and USA 2-3 in a close contest. Italy, like Serbia, too looked solid before they ran into China, who have exposed quite a few weaknesses in the Italian team.
Tokyo Olympics: Women’s Volleyball Serbia vs Italy: Match Venue and Timings
The third quarterfinal of the women’s volleyball between Serbia and Italy will take place on 4th August 2021 in Tokyo’s Ariake Arena.
- Japan (JST): 5:00 pm
- India (IST): 1:30 pm
- United Kingdom (BST): 9:00 am
- Australia (AEST): 6:00 pm
- United States (EDT): 4:00 am
Serbia vs Italy Match Prediction
Italy’s two consecutive losses in their last two games may have bring their morale down, giving Serbia the upper hand in the quarterfinal. On paper, both sides are equally balanced but Serbia’s blazing form might be too hot to handle for their Italian counterparts. The prediction for this match is a 3-1 scoreline in the favour of the Serbs.
Where to watch?
The match will be broadcasted on TV and live streamed worldwide.
Here’s where you can watch it live on TV:
Australia: Seven Network
Bosnia and Herzegovina: BHRT
Brazil: Grupo Globo
Canada: CBC/Radio-Canada Sportsnet TSN TLN
Caribbean: International Media Content Ltd. SportsMax
Czech Republic: ČT
Estonia: Eesti Meedia
Europe: Discovery Communications Eurosport
France: France Télévisions Canal+
Germany: ARD ZDF
Indian subcontinent: Sony Pictures Networks
Japan: Japan Consortium
Latin America: América Móvil
MENA: beIN Sports
New Zealand: Sky Television
North Korea: SBS
Oceania[iii]: Sky Television
Portugal: RTPRomania: TVR
South Africa: SABC SuperSport
South Korea: SBS
Sub-Saharan Africa: Kwesé Sports
Sweden: Kanal 5
Switzerland: SRG SSR
Ukraine UA: PBC
United Kingdom: BBC/Eurosport
United States: NBCUniversal
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