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USA Women v Netherlands Women betting preview
USA have now won 11 consecutive matches at the World Cup, the longest streak in historyUSA (Women) reached the final courtesy of their 2-1 victory over England in the semi-final few days ago, despite not having star striker Megan Rapinoe in the lineup for that game. As a result, they have won their past 11 World Cup games and have lost once in 44 matches. After dominating Thailand, Chile and Sweden in the group stage, they secured narrow 2-1 victories over Spain, France and England to reach the final. Jill Ellis' girl have scored a total of 24 goals in their six World Cup games, netting at least twice in each, and conceding just three. They have scored in the opening 12 minutes in all six of their 2019 Women’s World Cup matches. This will actually be the first ever competitive meeting between the United States and Netherlands. Their previous two meetings, both international friendlies, have ended in 3-1 U.S. victories.
Megan Rapinoe is dealing with a hamstring issue - her spot in the semis was filled in by Christen Press - but is expected to feature from the off. Alex Morgan, the current top goalscorer, will surely partner Rapinoe upfront. Midfielder Rose Lavelle also exited the England match with a hamstring injury and remains a major doubt. Elsewhere, Sam Mewis will be hoping to regain her place amid strong and healthy competition in midfield. If Mewis does return, it could be Lindsey Horan who drops to the bench.
Netherlands have enough firepower to trouble the favouritesNetherlands (Women) defeated Sweden, who knocked tournament fancy Germany out of the event, 1-0 in extra time in their semi-final on Wednesday. They breezed past the group stages and defeating new Zealand (1-0), Cameroon (3-1), and Canada (2-1) and then knocked out Japan and Italy in the knockout matches. While all three group stage teams managed to breach the Dutch defense, Wiegman’s side kept clean sheets in their quarter-final clash (beating Italy 2-0) and in the semi-final against the Swedes. The Oranje won their first major title at Euro 2017, beating Denmark on home soil, but this is a much tougher test.
Lieke Martens sustained a lingering foot injury in the semis and was subbed off at halftime. She’ll likely be available for the final, but her effectiveness is unknown. 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. Highly-rated Arsenal striker Vivianne Miedema will lead the way up front. Wide forward Lineth Beerensteyn could keep her place ahead of Shanice van de Sanden, dropped for the semi final after a disappointing tournament.
USA Women v Netherlands Women Starting Lineups USA Women (4-3-3) Naeher; O'Hara, Dahlkemper, Sauerbrunn, Dunn; Horan, Ertz, Lavelle; Heath, Morgan, Rapinoe
Netherlands Women (4-3-3): Van Veenendaal; Van Lunteren, Van der Gragt, Bloodworth, Van Dongen; Groenen, Van de Donk, Spitse; Beerensteyn, Miedema, Martens