FIBA EuroBasket 2022 betting tips – Poland seeking further upset against France

In Berlin, at Mercedes-Benz Arena, Poland faces France in the first semi-final of FIBA EuroBasket 2022.

Igor Milicic’s guys have performed excellent in the tournament so far. They have accomplished the biggest upset by beating reigning champions Slovenia in the quarter-finals (90-87).

Mateusz Ponitka was just great on both ends of the court, completing the game with the third ever triple-double performance in any EuroBasket (26 points, 16 rebounds and 10 assists).

AJ Slaughter also contributed a lot for Poland (16 points, 6 boards). This is a great opportunity for the “Eagles” to celebrate a medal win since 1967, should they beat France.

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For their part, “Les Blues” managed to overcome Italy (93-85 in OT). This was the second consecutive win for France in overtime, which shows its team spirit and determination in crucial circumstances.

Rudy Gobert dominated his opponents both offensively and defensively (19 points, 14 rebounds), while Thomas Heurtel added 20 points. The first EuroBasket semi-final has a clear favorite in France.

However, Vincent Collet’s team could possibly face fatigue issues after two overtimes in a row. Furthermore, Poland has already shown its passion to make it until the end as the ultimate underdog. Therefore, I will not pick a winner from the first semi-final.

My first betting prediction is Rudy Gobert to record more than 11 rebounds (odds at 1.70) and more than 25 points and rebounds in total (odds at 1.82).

He did so in the quarter-final against Italy and is capable of repeating such a performance. My fun bet for the first EuroBasket semifinal is that the MVP for Poland against Slovenia, Mateusz Ponitka, to finish the game with a double-double (odds at 3.30).

He has proven that he can provide a lot for his team. His last triple-double performance will give him the psychological boost he needs, in order to help Poland NT reach the championship game.

Safe bets:

Rudy Gobert over 11.5 rebounds (1.70)

Rudy Gobert over 25.5 points and rebounds (1.82)

Fun bet:

Mateusz Ponitka double-double (3.30)

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