Although the thrill of the women’s Olympic tournament is over, the girls of tomorrow are in the thick of the U20 World Cup over in Japan.In the first match of the day, we see Norway going up against the mighty Germans in a replay of the 2011 UEFA U19 Womens Final in which Norway was slaughtered 8-1.
Germany has been absolutely perfect thus far in the competition going a perfect 3-0 with eight goals for and none conceded in the toughest group of the competition which included China, Ghana, and the United States.
Norway finished second in Group C in which it disposed of Argentina and Canada after losing out to North Korea in its opener. Defence is a big concern to the Norwegians as they conceded five goals in those three games, and with the Germans having one of the best offensive threats in the world, Norway will have more than its hands full.
While a German win is set at a paltry 1.18, take a look at Germany to win at halftime with a payout of 1.50 and the handicap of -1.5 goals for just over evens for some better value. You may even want to consider matching that with a bet or two in the other quarterfinal matchup.
The USA has struggled in a tournament it has won twice in its history, finishing behind Germany after losing to the Germans by an embarrassing 3-0 scoreline while also drawing China 1-1.
With a payout of 2.62, the Americans, if finally able to compose themselves, could prove to be of value, but will definitely have a lot to deal with against the North Koreans.
North Korea has produced some excellent women's soccer over the last few years, and with a perfect record where it defeated Argentina, Canada, and Norway with a goal difference of +11, the Asian side is the favourite now at Ladbrokes.com with a payout of 2.25. The draw at the end of 90 minutes is set at 3.40, and don’t be surprised if this game does indeed go into extra-time.
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