Women's World Cup Quarter Finals Preview and Football Betting Predictions

Ej Rainmaker

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 6:46 AM UTC

Wednesday, Jun. 26, 2019 6:46 AM UTC


The 2019 Women’s World Cup has essentially turned into the European Women’s World Cup as the continent features 7 nations in the final 8 fighting for the hardware. 

<div><p>[/]{"component": "embedHTML", "code": "&lt;iframe width=\"560\" height=\"315\" src=\"https://www.youtube.com/embed/_qjpbPP6b5o\" frameborder=\"0\" allow=\"accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture\" allowfullscreen&gt;&lt;/iframe&gt;"}[/] We have arrived at the quarterfinals of the 2019 Women’s World Cup, and the host Continent has 7 of the 8 teams still standing in the tournament.</p><p>The United States is the lone team outside of Europe that has advanced to the last 8, and their progression was certainly not short of controversy after two penalty kick decisions went in the American’s favor against Spain.</p><p>The co-favorites to win this year’s event will be meeting a little early, although many expected France and the United States to be meeting in Paris at this point of the tournament. That will essentially knock out one of the two teams that had expectations to hold the trophy, and it will open the door for a possible surprise winner.</p><p>The quarterfinal round of matches will kick off on Thursday when Norway and England lock horns at Stade Océane in Le Havre at 21:00. England is expected to advance in the eyes of the oddsmakers.</p><p>France and the USA will dance on Friday in Paris at 21:00, and the other two QF affairs will both play out on Saturday. Italy and the Netherlands will play first at 15:00 at Stade du Hainaut in Valenciennes and Germany will square off with Sweden to wrap up the quarterfinals in Rennes at Roazhon Park at 18:30.</p><p>Did you follow my Round of 16 betting advice? I see no comments or replies on the site or socially, so maybe no one noticed the perfection of tips offered from yours truly? Not a loss among the plays suggested from my article or the Youtube show, so that will be something I point out if no one else wants to.</p><p><a href="http://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=160&amp;a=9feaaf7a-d7a2-4185-974a-81ad171951df&amp;f=3" target="_blank"><img alt src="https://imstore.bet365affiliates.com/AffiliateCreativeBanners/Sports/General/Bet%20Builder/en-GB/UK/STD/728x90_2.jpeg" style="width:100%" /></a></p><h2>Norway vs. England</h2><p><strong>Thursday, June 27, at Stade Océane</strong></p><p>Many pundits and fans of England are still waiting for the team to have a stellar performance, and the Cameroonian side sure didn’t make England play pretty football to advance.</p><p>England Manager Phil Neville was blatantly critical of how Cameroon handled some controversial moments in the 3 - 0 win. Regardless of how everyone is reacting to the result, England is making their 5th QF appearance at the World Cup.</p><p>Obviously, the second goal in the 1st half that gave England a 2 - 0 lead (Offsides, not offsides?) certainly rattled Cameroon, and they showed their mini-protest as the first-half came to a close. We all watched how it went down, and maybe it wasn’t handled with the most class. Let’s move on from it, and just let emotions be to blame, which, oh, by the way, this happens to be as much of an emotional game as it is a physical one. Make no mistake!</p><p>So, England shouldn’t have much issue with moving on, and now they get a game Norway squad hoping to rekindle their history over England. Norway has 12 Wins, 3 Draws and 4 Losses in the all-time series, although England has won 4 of the last 7 meetings between them.</p><p>Norway obviously had to play 120 minutes of football to get past Australia in a shootout, and there is a concern for Isabell Herlovsen who had to come off the pitch limping rather heavily. She scored the lone goal for Norway to give them the 1 - 0 lead in the round of 16, and her presence will be of the essence if Norway plans on upsetting England.</p><p>As much as I respect the Norwegian GK Ingrid Hjelmseth, and what a job she has done only allowing 2 goals this entire tournament while dominating the shootout vs. Australia to help them advance.</p><p>England may be still answering questions about their back line, but so far, so good as far as I have seen on the pitch. England moves on to face the winner of the match between France and the United States, so here is the bet to make:</p><p><a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=8e57de00-8c0e-4848-b6da-ea2a0f565fb1&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Football Betting Odds"><em><strong>Best tip for the match: England 1x2 at 2.05 with 888Sport</strong></em></a></p><h2>France vs. USA</h2><p><strong>Friday, June 28, at Parc des Princes</strong></p><p>When the line on the USA fell from 3.5 as favorites to win the event to 4.5 to level with France, this is the match that the line setters saw as the issue. You know why?</p><p>Because it is over, and the host nation is about to take out the United States in the Capital.</p><p>The party that will follow will be ridiculous, although Les Bleus better save some of that energy for their next opponents.</p><p>Just in case, there sits the DNB on the home side at 2.30 over at Pinnacle, and that is where you will be looking for action.</p><p>Spain was so damn physical with the US team, and they certainly gave France the blueprint on how to shut down Rapinoe outside and Morgan inside. Hit them, but do it fairly enough to not pick up cards making it too obvious. Oh, it was obvious was Spain was doing, and it worked to perfection short of allowing two penalty kick chances for Rapinoe to convert. What a way to be eliminated for Spain, as they scored the only goal through the run of play after the turnover just outside the 18-yard box.</p><p>France moves on and literally, makes the roar of the crowd the loudest thing heard in France since the Men hoisted the hardware in 1998.</p><p><a href="http://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=155&amp;a=6a145d2b-505f-491b-a70e-2f5f31742828&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Football Betting Odds"><em><strong>Best tip for the match: France with Draw No Bet at 2.30 with Pinnacle</strong></em></a></p><h2>Italy vs. Netherlands</h2><p><strong>Saturday, June 29, at Stade du Hainaut</strong></p><p>Well, if you watched one first half out of all the round of 16 matches, the Italians and the Chinese ladies sure went out and put on a show. It may have produced a single goal for Italy that they carried to the half, although the 2nd goal from super-sub Aurora Galli in the second frame was a nice effort too.</p><p>I am shocked that the line setters are so on the Netherlands because I digress. Italy has the goods to move on, and at 2.60 there is room to play the Draw no Bet action.</p><p>I can foresee a 2 - 1 Italian win, and the Both Teams to Score prop bet looks rather tempting as well. Take em both!</p><p><a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=4fd3c129-b898-4816-9a61-9f7e8f34295a&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Football Betting Odds"><em><strong>Best tips for the match: Italy with Draw No Bet at 2.60 with Unibet</strong></em></a></p><p><a href="https://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=150&amp;a=bf7f64f4-cd67-4904-9b00-6ded1d41fd18&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Football Betting Odds"><em><strong>Both Teams to Score (Yes) at 1.87 with Bet365</strong></em></a></p><h2>Germany vs. Sweden</h2><p><strong>Saturday, June 29, at Roazhon Park</strong></p><p>I have Germany to win the Cup pending at 8.50, and this is just another step towards cashing that ticket.</p><p>The value will once again come from the first half action with Germany, as Pinnacle is offering a staggering 2.50 on Germany 1x2 1st Half. Get it in now before they bring it down because Christmas came early this year!</p><p>Sweden is formidable, but Germany is focused on the goal of going the distance, and I see a 1 - 0 German lead going to the locker room break. I have made that call in their last 3 outings, and you have enjoyed 3 - 0 because of it.</p><p>Enjoy it one more time with a lovely line attached to the action.</p><p><a href="http://a.oddsmarket.com/record/v?c=155&amp;a=6a145d2b-505f-491b-a70e-2f5f31742828&amp;f=1" rel="nofollow" target="_blank" title="Football Betting Odds"><em><strong>Best tip for the match: Germany 1st Half 1x2 at 2.50 with Pinnacle</strong></em></a></p></div>
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