Semi Finals Preview
The Matildas were gallant in defeat against Japan while England were able to come up with the upset we predicted, beating host nation Canada. Germany won the battle of the giants ousting France in a penalty shootout while the USA were able to sneak their way past China. It sets up two blockbuster Semi Final with the top two ranked sides, Germany and the USA, drawn to face off. England though should not be discounted and we will be backing them to come up with another upset.
|Wed 9:00am||Germany v USA:
Germany WIN ($2.30)
|It doesn’t get any easier for Germany and they now face a top 5 ranked team for the 3rd consecutive match! They beat Sweden (ranked 5th) and France (ranked 3rd) while their opponent in the Semi is ranked 2nd. The US have the worlds best keeper in Hope Solo and it has shown with the Americans conceding just a single goal to date this tournament. Germany though are battle hardened and have the most potent attack in the tournament. Sasic and Mittag have proved unstoppable and will lead the Germans into the Final.|
|Thurs 9:00am||Japan v England:
England WIN ($3.80)
|We were all over England in the Quarter Finals and won’t be jumping off now. They are huge value at this price and have had the most consistent attack scoring at least twice in their last 4 matches of the tournament. That will be key against a stubborn Japanese defence and after defeating the hosts the Enlgish will have no fear. England will look to open the game up and prevent Japan from controlling the tempo. England are on a roll and after seeing Japan struggle to break down the Matildas we are backing the outsider!|