Norway vs Australia Soccer Betting Tips 6/22/2019
Women's World Cup
Saturday, June 22, 2019
Norway will play at Allianz Riviera when they take on Australia on Saturday, June 22, 2019 in a Women's World Cup matchup. The opening line for this game has Norway at +210 and Australia at +115. The bet for a draw has been set at +245.
On Saturday afternoon, Group A runners-up Norway will be taking on Group C runners-up Australia in the Round of 16 of the Women's World Cup. The Norwegians ended up with a 2-0-1 record in their group while scoring a total of six goals and conceding three. Australia, which came into the tournament ranked sixth in the world, won its final two games during group play and outscored its opponents 8-5 over its three games. Australia will be the very slight favorites in this matchup.
The Norwegians showed that they have a very impressive defensive unit during their group stage matches. They also used nice wing play to get into the opposing box consistently and put defenses under pressure, leading to multiple penalty shot chances. They'll be looking to do more of the same in this match against Australia as they attempt to book their place in the quarterfinals.
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Maren Mjelde - The veteran defender has nearly 140 international caps to her name and she'll probably have to play a very big role in this match against Australia. So far in the tournament, Mjelde has done a fantastic job of slowing opposing offenses down, allowing her team to get back into position. Australia has very good forwards, so the 29-year-old will need to be at her best again in this one.
Isabell Herlovsen - Herlovsen, who has 60 goals in her 128 appearances for Norway, is her team's top scoring threat. She may be isolated up front at times in this match, which means that she will need to work a bit harder to get some chances in front of goal. She's only scored once in three games so far, so you can be sure that she will work hard to put her name on the scoresheet on Saturday.
After a surprising loss to Italy in their opening group stage fixture, the Australians got back on track with two straight wins to earn their spot in this round. Their defense has looked a bit shaky, but they made up for it by scoring the second-most goals with eight. It will be interesting to see how well their potent attack does against a very good Norwegian defense.
Samantha Kerr - Kerr has been one of the stars of the World Cup so far this year. She's tied with Alex Morgan for the goals lead with five thanks in large part to her four-goal performance against Jamaica. Against Norway, expect the Australians to do all they can to get the ball to their star striker and, if she can find some holes in Norway's defense, expect Kerr to have a big day.
Emily van Egmond - There's a good chance that this game is going to come down to who plays better in the midfield, so van Egmond will need to play well to give Australia a chance. She's the lone central midfielder, so it will be her job to keep the ball moving on offense and to keep Norway uncomfortable when they have the ball.
Who will win tonight's Norway/Australia World Cup game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Australia +115
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