There was a loss for both of these in their opening games of the competition. So this will represent the best chance for both of these at getting something on the board. This is action from the group that contains Spain and Germany. Whoever wins could be on target to claim one of the best third-placed finishes. Read our South Africa Women v China Women betting tips for more.
China Women 4/9
South Africa Women 13/2
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on June 10th, 2019 at 9:49 p.m.)
South Africa, one of the big outsiders for the title in France, made a decent game of things in their opener against Spain. They actually took a first-half lead and were still ahead with twenty minutes to go. But then two penalty kicks went against them, which the Spaniards converted before Spain got a third just before the final whistle. So now South Africa have to pick themselves up from that 3-1 defeat.
But that is not going to be easy as they are not a team in any kind of form. They have lost five of their last six games (D1). The one draw in there was again Jamaica. To be fair, they met both the USA and Norway before the World Cup, which was tough opposition to put themselves against. South Africa played at the Cyprus Women’s Cup earlier this year and posted a D1 L3 record there from games against Finland, North Korea, the Czech Republic.
China suffered a 1-0 loss in their tournament opener against Germany. They were expected to come in for a heavier loss than that. But Germany were pretty flat in the game and didn’t tear the Chinese to pieces. But China deserves some credit for their performance in the fixture and it was an indication of how hard they can be to beat. The defeat against Germany was their fifth in a row.
But in that sequence, they only suffered one-goal margins against Denmark and China, and played out a draw with European champions the Netherlands. So they haven’t been walked over at all. They do look to be the tougher of the two teams who are going to be on show in this one. China are ranked 16th in the world at the moment with South Africa at 49th. Four years ago, China finished second behind Canada in their World Cup group.
China should be able to get the win on the board in this one. They look the stronger of the two nations and they are not too likely to give too much away at the back. That is going to give them a great platform on which to build to potentially go and get the three points. China to win.
11th June 2019 / lee - Category: International Football Betting