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

16:25 EAT 04/07/2019
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Jill Ellis' impressive side are looking to retain their Women's World Cup crown in what our tipster believes should be an end-to-end affair in Lyon

The reigning World and European champions square off in Lyon on Sunday - a mouthwatering prospect for punters.

USA knocked England out of the competition to reach this stage while Netherlands came through their semi-final against Sweden in extra-time.

Latest odds

Having won their last 11 consecutive Women's World Cup matches, USA are 4/9 (1.44) favourites to retain their crown with a victory in normal time.

The Oranje won their first major title at Euro 2017, beating Denmark on home soil. This is a much tougher ask against the best team in the world though, and bet365 make them 7/1 (8.0) underdogs to come out on top and 3/1 (4.0) to lift the trophy.

A draw between the sides after 90 minutes is also 3/1 (4.0) with the same firm.

Team News

Megan Rapinoe missed the semi-final win over England due to a hamstring injury. The 33-year-old may come back into the starting line-up given her five-goal haul in the competition so far.

Lineth Beerensteyn came into the starting line-up for the win over Sweden but it remains to be seen if the Bayern Munich forward did enough to retain her place.

Preview

USA's pedigree on the world stage is unrivalled. While Jill Ellis' side started the competition with a record-breaking 13-0 win over Thailand, their recent performances have been gritty, but ultimately successful.

Both teams to score has paid out in each of the holders' three knockout games in France and looks a solid selection at Evens (2.0) for the showpiece finale.

Netherlands have often done much of their best work late on in matches. Prior to the extra-time goal scored by Jackie Groenen, the Oranje had scored eight of their 10 World Cup goals after half time. bet365 go 21/20 (2.05) that the second half is the highest scoring in Lyon.

Predictions

The case for backing USA to come out on top is an obvious one. The reigning champions are the best team and have the experience of high-pressure finals on this stage.

Despite that, USA are unlikely to appeal to most punters as a 4/9 (1.44) chance but adding both teams to score pays 5/2 (3.50) with bet365.

Netherlands have enough firepower to trouble the favourites but with less rest and having played an additional 30 minutes in their semi-final, they look likely to come up short.

Given this selection has paid out in all of USA's knockout matches in France this summer, they're well worth backing to shade a high-scoring clash.

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

USA to win and both teams to score at 5/2 (3.50) for a 2pt stake at bet365