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

3:56 PM WAT 10/06/2019
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One of the most fancied contenders for World Cup glory this summer, Jill Ellis' side could find plenty of joy after the half-time break in Reims

The biggest mismatch of the 2019 Women's World Cup so far takes place on Tuesday night as reigning champions USA face Thailand.

At 7/2 (4.50) with 888Sport, USWNT are well-fancied to contest the final stages once more as they aim for a fourth title. Their opening opposition are available at 3000/1 (3001.0)

Latest Odds

Thailand are massive outsiders at 60/1 (61.0) to pull off a stunning victory in Reims.

It's just 1/100 (1.01) about a win for the holders at Stade Auguste-Delaune II, a result that would be a seventh straight victory for Jill Ellis' side.

The expected difference between the sides is evident in the 20/1 (21.0) quote about a draw.

Team News

Only two of Thailand's 23-player squad plies their club trade outside the country. Suchawadee Nildhamrong and 21-year-old goalkeeper Tiffany Sornpao are part of the US college system with the California Golden Bears and Kennesaw State Owls, respectively.

America's squad is made up entirely of players from NWSL. Carli Lloyd will look to add to her impressive tally of 107 goals in 271 caps although Alex Morgan is only just behind Lloyd with 101 strikes - despite 91 fewer appearances.

Preview

A 4-0 win over Hungary is the only time Thailand have avoided defeat in their last 12 games. Their recent warm-up clashes included 3-0 losses to Nigeria and France while Belgium ran out 6-1 winners in their final encounter before the tournament got underway.

Conversely, Ellis' side have been in free-scoring form, racking up 22 goals in their five friendlies following the SheBelieves Cup and keeping four clean sheets.

It would be no surprise to see a similar outcome here, although with USA at 8/15 (1.53) to score five or more goals, that expected domination is well and truly baked into the prices available.

Predictions

The best option appears to look towards late goals for a source of potential profits. Thailand held France 0-0 at half-time in their recent meeting before crumbling to a 3-0 defeat and Italy only led 1-0 at the break before piling on the goals in the second period, finishing as 4-1 winners.

The outsiders will likely struggle with the pace and intensity of their illustrious opponents, especially as the game wears on.

888Sport are 7/10 (1.70) about USA winning the second half with a -2 handicap and that appears a solid selection. This bet requires the favourites to win the second half by at least three clear goals, with the score effectively resetting to 0-0 for the purposes of the wager.

Those seeking a bigger price could take 19/10 (2.90) about the -3 second half handicap.

USA -2 (Second half handicap) at 7/10 (1.70) for a 2pt stake with 888Sport