The Philippines must win
Italy is currently ranked 10th in the world with 8 wins and 2 losses in qualifying matches and 7 wins and 0 losses in exhibition games.
The main player of Italy is Simone Fontecchio, who was the player of NBA Jazz last year.
Fontecchio was also the player who had the best score in the European Championship. Field goal 45% of the three-pointers and scoring 3.3 goals.
Former NBA player Nicolo Melli also plays an important role in the lane. He can shoot long-range outside shots.
Italy has the record of defeating the strong enemies, including Serbia, Greece, Brazil. There might be a chance to advance to the round of 16 as the best of the group.
This game is very important to the Philippines. Even though the Philippines is in 4th place, if the Philippines can defeat Italy with a greater score, there might be a chance to become the second best of the group.
Of course, the premise is that Angola will face the Dominican Republic on the same day. The Dominican Republic needs to win and get the score of 4 wins and 0 losses.
The Philippines still have a chance to maintain their 1 win and 2 losses record against Italy. The competition of goal average.