USA faces Italy seeking glory at the Ariake Arena on July 31, 2021 in the final round of the preliminaries of the Women’s Volleyball Tournament at the 2020 Olympics. This game is part of Pool B. For now Italy is the leader by a small difference but they are favorites to go to the next round (quarterfinals).
This is the fourth game between the USA and Italy in the last four years. The women of Italy have dominated Team USA since 2017. But victories do not define the future, as the squads often change constantly depending on the tournament.
Italy had to lose the first game of the event against China to realize that they needed to improve the game strategy. But after that tough defeat, the women of Italy had no mercy in the following games and won three games in a row.
USA vs Italy: Match Information
Date: Saturday, July 31, 2021.
Time: 10:05 PM (ET)
Location: Ariake Arena, Tokyo.
USA vs Italy: Times by State in the US
ET: 10:05 PM
CT: 9:05 PM
MT: 8:05 PM
PT: 7:05 PM
USA vs Italy: Storylines
Team USA has strong numbers in the preliminary round of the Women's Volleyball Tournament at the 2020 Olympics Games in Tokyo. The last two games of this round were key for the Team USA girls. The first of the recent wins was against China 3-0 (29-27, 25-22, 25-21) and the second winner game was against Argentina 3-0 (25-20, 25-19, 25-20). The last Team USA (women) medal was at the Rio de Janeiro games in 2016 (Bronze).
Italy also has solid numbers during this 2020 Olympic Games vollleyball tournament. Italy leads Pool B with nine points, nine winning sets and only four lost sets. The three victories of the Italian girls were against Argentina, Turkey and ROC. They lost the first game of the event against China 0-3.
The last time USA women played against Italy was in 2021 for a Nations League game. That game was dominated by USA 3-1. But in the last four clashes between Italy and USA, the advantage is for the Italian girls with 3 wins and only one loss since 2017.
How To Watch Or Stream Live Free USA vs Italy in the U.S.
This game of the Women’s Volleyball Tournament at the 2020 Olympic Games will be available for smartphones and TV, to see the game live you only have to tune in to the channels that will broadcast this game in the United States: NBCOlympics.com, NBCSN, Sling and Fubo.TV.
USA vs Italy: Predictions And Odds
Expectations are high for Italy. But in FanDuel both teams are being offered at -125 odds. The rivalry between Italy and USA plays an important role in the odds for this game. If the USA has -125 odds it means that Team USA is playing at the same level as Italy.
*Odds via FanDuel