Netherlands Women v Japan Women Predictions & Betting Odds – 25th June 2019

Dutch to power past the challenge of Japan

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Netherlands Women v Japan Women Betting Tips – Women’s World Cup, 25th June 8.00pm

Japan finished second to England in the group stage and that drops them down to the bottom half of the draw. They will take on the Netherlands next, who are the current European champions and who won all three of their group stage games. The Netherlands are favourites to progress. Read our predictions for Netherlands Women v Japan Women.

Netherlands Women v Japan Women Betting Odds*

Netherlands 8/11
Draw 5/2
Japan 4/1
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on June 23rd, 2019 at 3:26 p.m.)

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Netherlands Women News and Form

The Netherlands collected three wins from three in the group stage of the World Cup 2019. They duly delivered expected successes over New Zealand and Cameroon. So that left the outcome of the group down to the head to head showdown between the Dutch and Canada. The Dutch struck first in the second half but their lead lasted little more than five minutes. But then young forward Lineth Beerensteyn was the hero of the day, popping up with a goal fifteen minutes from time to give the Netherlands a 2-1 win. That was a good result for the Dutch as the Canadians had been on a long undefeated streak of form.

Netherlands – 1.75 Asian Handicap
3/1

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That is a six-match winning streak that the Netherlands are currently on at the moment. In that sequence of games, they only conceded twice. Those two goals have come in their last two games, it may be worth noting. The thing about the Dutch is they have superstar threats that can change games, notably Lieke Martens and Vivianne Miedema. In big situations like this, those are the factors which can go a long way. The Netherlands have scored at least two goals in four of their last five games now as well. They have yet to actually look as convincing as they did two summers ago in their Euro 2016 title win.

 

Key-Facts – Netherlands Women v Japan Women

  • The Dutch won all three group stage games
  • The Netherlands have scored at least two goals in all but one of their last five
  • Japan have won one of their last seven matches

 

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It was a second place finish that Japan collected in Group D, behind England. Japan played out a 0-0 draw in their opener against Argentina. Japan had totally dominated the game but failed to come up with a cutting edge in the final third of the pitch. They then went on to beat Scotland 2-1 and they looked much sharper in that game to be fair. So that left them facing England in their final game. Top spot was on the line for the winner, but Japan fell to a 2-0 defeat against the Lionesses. So that is just the one game in which they have scored so far. That will raise questions about their ability to get the better of the Dutch, who are scoring well.

The Japanese are not really in form at the moment with one win in their last seven played. That lone win was their success over Scotland (D3 L4). They still look good on the ball and their passing and movement at times, is simply wonderful. They like to play a quick game but they are missing something in the final third of the pitch. Japan has taken a young squad to the World Cup and while they are likely to come up short this time, in four year’s time they could be a much bigger threat. Japan have failed to score in two of their last four games now. They can’t be written off entirely, but they are justifiable underdogs here.

Netherlands Women v Japan Women Tips & Odds

Netherlands to win to nil at 7/4
Under 2.5 goals at 7/10
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on June 23rd, 2019 at 3:26 p.m.)

Netherlands Women v Japan Women Predictions

The Netherlands to win: The Netherlands are the ones with the star power in this one and that is naturally going to be a huge advantage. They should have the edge in the attacking department because Japan just haven’t caused enough of a threat in the final third of the pitch at this tournament. Netherlands to win.


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