Spain vs USA World Cup Picks Against the Spread 6/24/2019
Women's World Cup
Monday, June 24, 2019
Stade Auguste-Delaune II
Spain will head to Stade Auguste-Delaune II when they face USA on Monday, June 24, 2019 in a Women's World Cup matchup. The opening line for this game has Spain priced at +611 and USA coming in at -299. The bet for a draw is +334.
The United States will be looking to keep their strong momentum going when they go up against Spain in the Round of 16 on Sunday afternoon. The Americans were the most dominant team during the group stages, picking up all three wins and outscoring their opponents 18-0. Spain was able to get to this round despite only picking up four points, though they only gave up a total of three goals in their three games. Unsurprisingly, the United States will be big favorites going into this matchup with Spain.
Spain head coach Jorge Vilda will be hoping that his team can play the same type of defense against the United States as they did during the group stages. They only gave up a total of three goals in three matches, including just one in their loss to a very good German side. Of course, the Americans have the top offensive unit in the World Cup this year, so Spain will need to play nearly perfectly to make it to the quarterfinals.
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Key Players for Spain:
Marta Torrejón - The Spanish need leadership in games like this one, so they'll be looking to their captain to step up and play a big role in this match against the United States. The 29-year-old full back has 86 caps to her name and she's known for playing excellent defense while also providing plenty of chances for her teammates when Spain has the ball.
Jennifer Hermoso - When Spain does have the ball in this match, it's going to be up to Hermoso to find holes in the United States defense so she can get some scoring opportunities. The veteran striker had two goals during the group stages, but both of those came on penalty shots. If Spain is going to pull off the upset, it will come down to Hermoso and Spain's other attackers getting into good positions and putting away their chances.
The Americans lived up to their number one ranking during Group F play, easily defeating Thailand, Chile, and Sweden. It's hard to imagine head coach Jill Ellis making too many changes to her team after those performances, but she'll know that Spain has a very solid defense and attacking players that could cause her team's defense some problems if they aren't able to dominate possession. With that being said, it's hard to imagine the United States struggling in this match if they play the way they did last round.
Key Players for the U.S.:
Alex Morgan - Morgan is once again the United States' most feared attacker after scoring five goals during the group stages. And she could have scored more, but she was only needed for about a game-and-a-half last round.
Megan Rapinoe - The veteran winger is going to be tasked with putting a lot of pressure on Spain's defense, both through her excellent dribbling ability and her world class crossing. Rapinoe should see a lot of the ball in this match, so expect her to have a big impact.
Who will win tonight's Spain/USA World Cup game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take USA -299
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