the pairing of people or things as for comparison or competition;
"it was a good match-up but the home team won"
"we need a matchup of the best teachers with the neediest schools"
This matchup is as good for the red deck as the player's version and his level of preparation, up to a certain point. 对于红色那边来说，这类比赛中获胜的那一线希望，和之前对此所做的准备成正比。
The Lakers often seem to bring out the best in their road opponents, and Wednesday evening's matchup with the Raptors in Toronto proved not to be an exception. 湖人队似乎总能常常在多伦多猛龙队的主场有精彩的表现，而在今晚，同样也是在多伦多，这场比赛比没有想象的那么好。