USA Women v Netherlands Women Predictions & Betting Odds – 7th July 2019

Americans can secure title defence

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USA Women v Netherlands Women Betting Tips – Women’s World Cup, 7th July 4.00pm

The Netherlands, who are the reigning European Champions are the last ones standing between the USA and a title defence. This is just the second World Cup campaign by the Dutch but they have fought tooth and nail to make it to the final. Will they have the necessary tools on the day to bring down the powerful Americans though? Read our predictions for the USA Women v Netherlands Women.

USA Women v Netherlands Women Betting Odds*

USA Women 4/9
Draw 29/10
Netherlands Women 15/2
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on July 4th, 2019 at 9:10 p.m.)

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The USA have put together a pretty convincing title defence so far. They were on fire through the group stage, scoring 13 goals without conceding. There was nothing competitive coming up against them in those three matches though. All three of their knockout stage games though were won by a 2-1 scoreline. The first of those was against Spain, and in that game, with Spain pulling themselves level, it was the first time in the entire tournament that just a little bit of fear crept into the game of the Americans. Both of their goals in that win over the Spaniards were from the penalty spot.

USA 2 Goal Winning Margin
10/3

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Then in their quarter-final against host nation France in Paris, they were able to deal with the pressure well. The Americans went 2-0 up in the game. But when the French grabbed one back late on, instead of crumbling, the USA just got better and better with their game management. But there were periods in the game when the USA were looking just a little bit human. USWNT will fully know that they have enough scoring power in them to handle things easily enough when the odd goal goes against them.

For their current form, it is a twelve-match winning run of games that the World champions are currently on. In each of their last eleven fixtures, they have scored at least two goals as well. In World Cup fixtures specifically, the USA are W12 D1 in their last thirteen, winning each of their last eleven. It’s such a status that they have built for themselves. The USA have only taken the two clean sheets in their last six games though, so perhaps there is a small window for the Dutch. Alex Morgan, who is in the Golden Boot mix is the 6/5 anytime goalscorer favourite* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on July 4th, 2019 at 9:10 p.m.)

 

Key-Facts – USA Women v Netherlands Women

  • USWNT have two clean sheets in their last six
  • The USA have won their last 11 World Cup matches
  • The Dutch have won 8 of their last 9 (90 minutes)

 

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It is a great deal of credit the Dutch side deserve. They are really in the World Cup final without having played all that well in the tournament. That’s a strange thing to say really. But they haven’t looked convincing at all. They did win all three of their group stage games, which put them through to the round of sixteen tie against Japan. The Dutch got through that game thanks to a last-minute penalty kick, when they were under some duress. Their best game was their 2-0 win over the impressive Italy in their quarter-final tie.

That victory over the Italians gave the Dutch their eighth straight win. In the semifinals, they were lined up against Sweden, who were always likely to give them a tough, tight battle. The Dutch were taken to extra time, survived some scares and won the game through Jackie Groenen getting the only goal of the fixture. The Dutch have scored at least two goals in four of their six games at the tournament, so there’s that. In this campaign they have picked up just two clean sheets. They will need big, big games from Vivianne Miedema and Lieke Martens, who pretty much carry the team.

How much will the Netherlands get out of the USA defence though? This is the second World Cup campaign by the Dutch, their first four years ago ended at the group stage. But then in the summer of 2017, they defied some big odds to win the European Championships. They don’t actually look as cohesive and fluent as they did on their way to lifting that Euro title. They have been producing the goals and having watched England create chances against the Americans, there should be some hope there for the Dutch. But then the Netherlands have faced no-one near the quality of the Americans on their way to the final.

USA Women v Netherlands Women Tips & Odds

The USA to win to nil at 5/4
2-0 correct score USA at 11/2
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on July 4th, 2019 at 9:10 p.m.)

USA Women v Netherlands Women Predictions

The USA to win: This looks to be a fairly routine game for the Americans. The big occasion won’t put them off their stride. They have been challenged here and there in the tournament but just haven’t looked like losing at any point. The Dutch haven’t looked particularly impressive. The USA to win to nil.


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