Lebanon vs. China Prediction, Tips & Odds – Jul. 20, 2022 15:00 CET
China take on Lebanon in the quarter-final of the FIBA Asia Cup in a game which has the potential to be the most exciting matchup of the tournament so far. Both of these teams are title contenders and deserve to be in the final but one of them will get eliminated from the title fight.
Stay with us to find out who is in a better position in this final before the final.
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Lebanon Team News
Over the last couple of years Lebanon´s quality has been on the rise and in this tournament reached its pinnacle. With a new American import and a very experienced domestic core, they maintained a flawless group record and let everyone know they are the real deal.
Both the Philippines and India were no match for them but the Tall Blacks resisted for three full quarters and then simply disappeared when crunch time came. The Lebanese team booked a direct quarter-final berth with three group wins and had an extra day of rest which could be crucial at this stage.
Throughout history their head-to-head games against China were mostly close but China would usually win. There were times when Lebanon just couldn´t keep up and suffered heavy defeats but with their new-look team that shouldn´t be the case in Jakarta.
Iran, Australia, Lebanon, and Korea swept their respective groups and will head straight to the #FIBAAsiaCup quarterfinals!— 🏀 FIBA Asia Cup (@FIBAAsiaCup) July 17, 2022
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China Team News
China vented their anger against the hosts Indonesia in the additional knockout round. They showed no mercy to the Indonesian team winning by 50 points(108:58) after a very slow start in the group. That slow start was caused by absences and a lack of training and rest but after their last game, it is safe to say the Chinese team has recovered.
Their star center Qi Zhou was finally back in full form and was a key contributor in their emphatic win but his teammates also stepped up and showed that the quality of their domestic CBA league is at a very high level at the moment.
Now they will face the most demanding opposition so far and one of the main title favourites, Lebanon. The good thing for them is the fact this game comes at an ideal moment after a huge win which perfectly sets up this epic heavyweight clash.
China 🇨🇳 set a date with Lebanon in the quarterfinals after eliminating host team Indonesia!— 🏀 FIBA Asia Cup (@FIBAAsiaCup) July 18, 2022
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Lebanon vs. China Prediction
In our eyes this matchup is a classic 50-50 clash which can go either way and could be decided by a single possession. If you are looking for a dramatic high-quality basketball game this Wednesday, look no further as this game is shaping up to be fascinating contest.
Lebanon have it all – from quality and experience to superb tactical organization so we will back them to cover the spread.
Date and time: 20.07.2022 15:00 CET
Prediction: Handicap Lebanon (+1.5)