The group stage of the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup is over, and the knockout stage started this past Saturday. The reigning champs USA will take the field Monday, June 24, 2019, facing off against Spain as strong -250 (1.40) favorites.
Spain vs. USA
- FIFA Women’s World Cup
- Stade Auguste-Delaune, Reims, France
- Monday 24 June
- 18:00 CET
The USA women national team cruised through the group stage, recording three convincing victories with an 18:0 goal difference. The USWNT routed Thailand 13:0 in their opening clash of the tournament, while Jill Ellis’ girls easily defeated Chile 3-0 and Sweden 2-0.
On the other side, Spain earned four points in the group phase with a 3:2 goal difference, finishing at the second spot of the Group B table behind Germany. Spain outlasted South Africa 3-1 and played a 1-1 draw with China, while the Red lost to Germany 1-0.
The USWNT is listed as a firm fave, and considering their current form, Jill Ellis’ girls shouldn’t have any problems to eliminate Spain. They are on an eight-game winning streak, and all those wins came by two or more goals.
Spain has a few top-notch players among its squad, but the Red lacks the physical strength to cope with this USA team. The reigning champs possess way more offensive weapons than Spain, while the USWNT kept its net intact in seven straight games, so I’m backing them to cover.
The Pick: USA -1.5 at +110 (2.10)