USA Women v Holland Women Betting Tips & Predictions
The 2019 Women’s World Cup final takes place on Sunday 7 July, with pre-tournament favourites USA Women squaring up to a Netherlands team who won the Women’s European Championship in 2017.
The US team are the holders after that emphatic 5-2 final win over Japan four years ago in Canada and Jill Ellis’ side are massive favourites to make it consecutive titles after a series of impressive performances throughout this tournament.
The States sent out a statement of intent by battering Thailand 13-0 in their opener and they have subsequently beaten Spain, France and England to reach the final of the competition.
All of the above European opponents have been beaten by a 2-1 scoreline although the notable aspect of each performance has been the US making a fast start to the game and they were ahead at the interval against both the French and English teams.
Megan Rapinoe missed the victory against the Lionesses although the American penalty taker looks set to be declared fit to take her place in the final and the attacking options are dangerous, with Alex Morgan bidding to become the tournament’s top scorer also.
It’s certainly going to be a tough assignment for a Netherlands side who have had a day less to prepare for this encounter, with the Dutch having needed extra-time to see off a resolute Sweden team after the semi-final finished goalless after normal time.
This is only their second appearance at a World Cup and Holland have enjoyed a rapid improvement in the past few years, including that victory at Euro 2017 with plenty of firepower in the form of Lieke Martens and Vivianne Miedema.
However, they have needed late goals to beat New Zealand and Japan in this tournament and might already have fallen well behind when it comes to the dying embers of this final, with the States stronger player-for-player.
USA Women HT FT @ 2.20 with bet365