Match Preview: Netherlands 2-1 Canada Predictions and Betting Tips, World Cup Women (Group E)

Tips & Predictions For Today, June 20, 2019.

League: World Cup Women – Group E
Match: 17:00 Netherlands – Canada
Tip: Over 1.5 Goals
Odd: 1.33
Bookmaker: BetFair
Match Result: 2:1 WON!!!

Match Preview

Netherlands and Canada meet to decide who will top Group E at the 2019 Women’s World Cup (WC). A goal-filled fixture may be forthcoming, as the Netherlands have scored 2+ goals in four of their last five fixtures, while Canada have netted at least twice in three of their last five outings.
The Dutch have undeniably improved since their first WC appearance in 2015, when they won only one match (W1, D1, L2). Coach Sarina Wiegman arrived in January 2017 and now boasts a 72.73% win-rate, and a managerial record of: W32, D4, L8, with the Euro 2017 winners.
Conceding just once across their last ten games, Canada are hoping to win all three group games at a WC for the first time. However, they have only beaten one of their previous European opponents at the tournament (W1, D1, L10). That sequence saw them concede 38 times, whilst scoring only 11.
These sides have met once before at the WC, coincidentally, on the final group matchday of the 2015 tournament. That clash ended 1-1, and represents the last time Canada opened the scoring and led until half-time versus a European nation.
Players to watch: Vivianne Miedema has scored three first-half goals in 2019 for the Netherlands. She is now her nation’s all-time top goal scorer following a brace versus Cameroon, which took her tally to 60 goals in 77 caps.
Nichelle Prince bagged a goal and an assist last time out versus New Zealand, helping Canada book their place in the knockout stage.
Stat attack: Both nations are yet to pick up a single yellow card this WC campaign.
So too have they each let in just one single goal across their last five respective fixtures.
Interestingly, both nations netted in the 48th minute during their second respective group games at this WC.