Tip Australia - Czech Republic
Australia have a good chance here of making it to the semi-finals of the 2019 FIBA World Basketball Cup. If they do so, then it'll be the first time they have made it to the last four of this tournament (the same applies to their opponents). They come into this quarter final having won all five of their matches in two groups played. This is their first appearance in the last eight in 25 years and even better, by winning their group they take on the Czech Republic rather than the USA. The winner of this tie takes on Spain in the last four and the Australians are the form side with wins over Lithuania, the Dominican Republic and third-ranked France.
The Czech Republic are ranked 24th in the world and two years ago, finished 20th at the EuroBasket tournament. Since becoming the Czech Republic, they had failed to even qualify for this tournament but are now a game away from the last four. They won two of their three group matches in the first stage, the only loss being to the USA. In the second group, they beat Brazil and Greece to finish in second spot. Australia are the form team and can win this to reach their first world cup semi-final.
Key points Australia - Czech Republic
Australia have won all five of their matches in this tournament.
Australia have already beaten two teams ranked in the top ten.
Australia are ranked 13 places higher than their opponents.
Conclusion Australia - Czech Republic
There have been some tight wins but Australia survived the group of death and then beat France to finish top of their next group. Five wins out of five can become six with a win over the Czech Republic who have caused surprises but don't look in such good form as their opponents.
Australia Czech Republic Prediction published on September 10, 2019