Tokyo Olympics 2021: USA vs Nigeria Women's Basketball Match Preview and Prediction

Match Details

Event: Women’s Basketball
Group B: Nigeria vs USA
Date: 27th July
Venue: Saitama Super Arena
Kick-off time: 13:40 JST

Tokyo Olympics: USA vs Nigeria Women's Basketball Preview

Whenever it's international basketball, you know that the United States will always be looked upon as the favorite to win the tournament. 

The perception of team USA has always been that of a formidable force in international basketball but recent fixtures for the men’s team prove to be different. 

The USA Men’s Basketball Team failed to get an opening victory against France, they had previously lost to Nigeria in friendlies before the Olympics. Will the USA Women’s team defeat Nigeria to get revenge? They sure are the favorites to win the whole event. 

Nigeria Women’s Basketball team does not have much experience in major tournaments. This is only the second Olympics in which Nigeria’s National Team will part-take in basketball, Athens 2004 was the first one for them. 

NBA has managed to set up camps in Africa in order to get better players in the future, and the change is noticeable in the men’s team. However, the women’s Basketball team is still under development. Will they be able to surprise us with a win over Team USA? We will have to see.

No one in the world matches the skillset of the American Basketball Team but the real question is, “Will they be able to perform as a team?” 

The men’s team has already displayed some disappointing performances. With Sue Bird, Skylar Diggins-Smith, and Diana Taurasi, Team USA is stacked with experienced players along with young talents. 

One could say that it is only a matter of time before Team USA stands on the podium to receive their Gold Medals but that’s the beauty of sports, no one can ever be so sure. 

Tokyo Olympics: USA vs Nigeria Women's Basketball Predicted Lineup

Nigeria: Ibweke, Kalu, Eleonu, Williams, Nyingifa

USA: Bird, Loyd, Stewart, Wilson, Griner

Tokyo Olympics: USA vs Nigeria Women's Basketball Prediction

With Team USA pursuing its 7th consecutive Gold in Olympics Women’s Basketball event, we believe that the team will come out extremely motivated. This should be an easy victory for Team USA as we predict a 20+ points blowout victory for the USA Women’s Basketball Team. 

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