The FIFA Women’s World Cup is approaching the knockout rounds really fast and the world is set to witness a fantastic encounter between two hungry sides.
The Netherlands and Canada will both go head-to-head on Thursday evening as both teams look to get a positive result in order to finish at the zenith of the group.
Both Canada and The Netherlands have already booked a spot in the Round of 16 with both teams securing wins in both of their two games in Group E. Canada saw off Cameroon and New Zealand 1-0 and 2-0 respectively while The Netherlands beat both teams 3-1 and 1-0.
Now, it all comes down to who tops the group but it isn’t likely to be a fight to the death encounter as both the first and second of the group are likely to meet teams that their power can match.
With both teams tied on six points and a goal difference of +3, the winner of the day will go on to top the group definitely and The Netherlands are favourites to get the win but only slightly as they’re valued to get a win at 2.64.
Canada have been defensively sound in their two games as they’ve yet to let in any goal so far allowing their opponents 0 shots on target. Kenneth Heiner-Møller’s side is tipped to get the win at 2.785.
Canada and Netherlands met at the same stage of the competition in the 2015 World Cup and it ended in a 1-1 draw. This result will mean the European side will secure top spot as they’ll lead in terms of goals scored. A draw is a very likely result and the odds of it happening is priced at 3.18.
From major bookmakers, the most likely result in this encounter is a 1-1 draw valued at 6.0. A lot of goals isn’t expected but likely as the tendency of the game to produce over 2 goals is marked at 2.04 while a game not seeing more than two goals is at 1.82. Both teams to score is valued at 1.8 and the opposite at 2.105.
The major reason why both Canada and Netherlands are in such a good position is down to their solid defences. Canada have kept a clean sheet in their last 7 games and have conceded just 3 in their last 12 matches. The Netherlands on their side have kept four clean sheets in their last five games. This game is the battle of the back and is very unlikely to produce a lot of goals. The Under 2.5 goals valued at 1.82 would be our pick.
Odds correct at the time this article was published. Please bet responsibly.