France vs USA Expert World Cup Picks Against the Spread 6/28/2019
Women's World Cup
Friday, June 28, 2019
Parc des Princes
France will head to Parc des Princes when they face USA on Friday, June 28, 2019 in a Women's World Cup matchup. The opening line for this game has France priced at +231 and USA coming in at +105. The bet for a draw is +203.
In one of the most highly anticipated matches of the World Cup so far, France will be taking on defending champion United States in the quarterfinals on Friday afternoon. It took extra time for France to defeat Brazil 2-1 in the Round of 16, while the United States defeated Spain 2-1 thanks to two penalties. The United States will be the slight favorites going into this matchup of two of the highest ranked teams in the world.
This French side played well in their nail-biting win over Brazil last round, but head coach Corinne Diacre will want to see her team be a bit more consistent in front of goal. They created 15 shots in that match, but they were only able to put four of them on goal. The United States is their toughest matchup yet and they'll be looking to control possession, so the French will need their potent attack to make the most of their chances in this game.
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Key Players for France:
Valerie Gauvin - Gauvin will be a player to watch in this match because she will be an isolated forward for France for much of this match. She will need to work hard to find openings against the Unites States' solid defense and put her shots on goal when she does get chances. The 23-year-old has two goals through four World Cup matches so far this year.
Griedge Mbock Bathy - The young Lyon center back has played extremely well for France in this tournament, but she'll know that she's never faced an attack quite as good as the Americans' have. She does have a great combination of size and speed, though, which should help her in her attempts to deal with the likes of Alex Morgan and the United States' other offensive threats.
For the first time in this World Cup, the United States did not look unstoppable in that win over Spain. They did have 54 percent of the possession, but they didn't get too many clear looks at the opposing goal and they seemed to run out of ideas at times. Head coach Jill Ellis will know that her players will need to be at their best if they are going to defeat France and move one step closer to retaining their World Cup crown.
Key Players for the United States:
Tobin Heath - Heath hasn't scored yet during this World Cup, but she definitely has been influential for the United States. She has done a great job of putting pressure on full backs from her right wing position. Expect more of the same from her when the Americans have the ball in this match.
Samantha Mewis - The United States will want more of the same from the 26-year-old midfielder. She has two goals so far in this tournament and she is tied for the lead in assists with superstar teammates Alex Morgan with three apiece. Mewis will also have a larger role to play on defense in this matchup as she will need to protect the left side of her defense when France is on the attack.
Who will win tonight's France/USA World Cup game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take France +231
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