FIBA World Cup Predictions: Lithuania – Serbia (05-09-2023)
The second round of the FIBA World Cup 2023 is over and the playoffs begin on Tuesday, September 5th. The Lithuanian national team is among the eight strongest teams, having beaten the USA in its last game after a 19-year break.
From the very first game, Lithuania impressed with its play, but after such a victory, there is even more faith.
|🏀 Lithuania – Serbia: Lithuania @ 1.90|
However it may sound, Lithuania beating the USA, the quarter-finals will be played against a potentially stronger opponent than in the event of a defeat.
However, the victory against the USA showed that Lithuania does not pick and choose its opponents and enjoys every game in the 2023 FIBA World Cup.
FIBA World Cup Predictions: Lithuania – Serbia
Even before the FIBA World Cup started, Lithuanian fans were already talking about the crucial match against Greece, and then Lithuania would have to somehow beat the Serbs in the quarter-finals.
Anyway, nobody thought about the fact that Lithuania would be facing the second-placed team in the playoffs.
Although Serbia sounds very solid, there is no need for the Lithuanians to be afraid of them. It should not be forgotten that, like Lithuania, Serbia have arrived at the FIBA World Cup without many important players, and everything revolves around Bogdan Bogdanovic, Nikola Milutinov, Marko Guduric and the young talent Nikola Jovic.
If we look at the last year of Serbian basketball, they lost to the Italians in the Tokyo Olympics qualifiers, and last year, they lost to the Italians in the eighth round of the EuroBasket with an all-star line-up, too.
This year, Italy again won the decisive second-round match against Serbia, confirming that this Serbian team is not to be feared.
Other bets could also be used to find value in the analysis of the upcoming match, such as Lithuania scoring over 84 points, but the odds for a win are very solid and should be taken advantage of.
Lithuania should be considered the favourite based on their record, having beaten Greece, Montenegro and the USA in their last three games. At the same time, Serbia’s toughest opponent so far has been Italy, against whom they suffered a defeat.
Other victories came against China, Puerto Rico, South Sudan and the Dominican Republic.
This FIBA World Cup 2023 prediction is for guidance only and we are not responsible for your bets.