Russia (w) - South Korea (w) prediction. On Saturday, June 12, 2021, the matches of the 10th round of the group round of the women's volleyball League of Nations will take place. Will the Russians be able to confidently beat at least the Koreans?
Over the past 5 years, these teams have played 7 matches against each other, and the statistics of victories in favor of Russia are 6: 1. As for the confrontations of the teams in the framework of the League of Nations, in 2018, the Koreans won 3:0, and in 2019, the Turkish women won 3:1.
9 rounds have been played at the tournament, and it is already possible to say unequivocally that the Russian women's national team will not play in the prize playoffs. The team has already lost a lot. The Russians have 13 points out of 27 possible – 5 wins, 2 of which are 3: 2, 4 losses, one of which is 2:3. The gap from the 4th place is 7 points. To win back such a gap for 6 rounds is real. But only in the case of a 100% set of points from their side and misfires of teams from the top 4. The second condition is quite real – at the tournament, everyone (except the Americans) has already lost and lost points in five-set matches. But it is hard to believe that Russia will win 3-0 or 3-1 all 6 remaining matches. The Russians have to play not only with Serbia, China, South Korea, Poland, Canada and the United States. Given the quality of the game that Russia demonstrates, it will receive at least 2 defeats. This means that it flies past the prize playoff.
The South Korean team is the main disappointment of the tournament. We understood that, faced with personnel problems, Korean women would not be able to compete for high places. But we didn't expect them to be one of the outsiders. 8 defeats in 9 rounds, 5 of which are 0:3-the Koreans have never performed so badly. As a result, having scored only 4 points (a victory over Thailand + a point for a 2:3 defeat by Belgium), South Korea is in the penultimate place. And it's sad.