Sweden Women vs Thailand Women Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions

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Having been thrashed 13-0 by the United States in their opening World Cup encounter, the underdogs look set for another tough evening in Nice

Thailand were always likely to struggle against World Cup holders USA but the extent of their 13-0 defeat was beyond even the most ambitious estimates.

Indeed, the USA were given a five-goal handicap to make the match around an Even money (2.0) contest prior to kick-off. Now the holders of an unwanted world record must turn their attentions to a clash with Sweden in Nice.

Latest Odds

Given Thailand's performance in their opening game, it's no surprise to see them as 66/1 (67.0) outsiders to bounce back in spectacular style.

The Swedes are just 1/100 (1.01) with 20/1 (21.0) available on the draw at bet365.

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Team News

Both managers should have fully fit squads to pick from after their opening encounters.

Preview

With over 2.5 goals at just 1/40 (1.025) it's fair to say that the bookmakers believe this game will be a high scoring one. That said, it's 10/3 (4.33) that both teams get on the scoresheet, so little is expected of Thailand after their dismal defeat last time out.

It's expected to be another big scoreline with bet365 going 10/11 (1.91) that Sweden win by seven goals or more. That could be something of an overreaction to the matchday one results though, given it's more of a handicap than the USA were originally assigned against the same opposition.

Peter Gerhardsson's side were frustrated for large parts of their opening clash with Chile, before two late strikes sealed victory in a game that was suspended for 45 minutes due to adverse weather conditions.

That lethargic performance in the early stages could be a key angle for betting on this outing too, with Thailand keeping things respectable against the USA in the early stages before crumbling in the later stages.

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Predictions

bet365 are 8/11 (1.73) on the second half being the highest scoring. While that is a little shorter than punters might normally expect, it looks a solid wager given the recent performances of both sides.

Thailand conceded 10 second half goals against the USA and Sweden could be set to profit late against a team that struggle to keep pace with sides of this calibre.

Sweden haven't scored a first half goal in their last five outings but have netted seven times after the break in that period.

With that in mind 8/11 (1.73) on the second half being the highest scoring appears a good option for punters looking to get involved.

Odds correct at the time of publish. Please gamble responsibly.

Betting Banner - Best Bet Highest scoring half: Second at 8/11 (1.73) for a 1pt stake at bet365

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