After a string of shocking results in the last-16 round, qualified teams are ready to face off in the quarter-finals.
Women’s World Cup enters its quarter-finals after a host of major surprises in the group stage and the last-16 round.
USWNT were knocked out of the tournament after a penalty shootout with Sweden to follow the likes of Germany, Brazil and Italy, who failed to qualify from their respective groups.
As we prepare for the quarter-final games of the World Cup, let’s take a look at three betting tips for the upcoming matches.
Don’t expect goals when England meet Colombia
Defensive consistency has been key to England’s successful run in the World Cup so far. Having conceded only one goal, England have a good chance of keeping a clean sheet against Colombia.
On the other hand, the Lioness’ conservative approach to their match against Nigeria in the last-16 round convinces us that they won’t risk too much to score more than one goal in the upcoming match.
Back France to beat Australia
France reached the quarter-finals after a crushing win against Morocco on Tuesday. The game showcased Les Bleues’ fantastic attacking form, taking their total goal tally in the tournament to 12.
We expect France to find enough chances against Australia, who allowed Denmark to register 13 shots during their last-16 clash.
On the other hand, Australia’s attacking stats don’t convince us that they can prevent France from outscoring them on Saturday.
Goals unlikely when Japan face Sweden
Japan continued their stunning run in the tournament by beating Norway 3-1 on Saturday. As we expected in our predictions for the last round of the Women’s World Cup, Japan faced a stronger attacking line but still managed to win the game with their superior firepower.
We expect the Asian giants to take a more conservative approach to their match against Sweden, who will come into the game with the hopes of surprising them with counter-attacks.
The Swedes’ attacking numbers also don’t suggest we will see an eventful match on Friday.