USA vs Brazil by MagicRat
Neither of these teams will be pleased with their results in the opnieng game of the Tournament of Nations. Brazil were held 1-1 against Japan and needed a late goal to earn that point while USA lost 1-0 to Australia for the first time ever.
Not many goals in either game but I saw enough to go for this bet. Both teams were creating chances which is always key. Brazil, in particular, created a lot of really good chances with a few falling to Marta. Slightly better finishing and Brazilwould have won the game very easily. Their big problem, however, is their defence. They are poor defensively and Japan's goal came from a cross where three Japan attackers were up against two Brazil defenders. At this level that is poor and USA will look to exploit those problems.
USA also created chances against Australia and once again slightly better finishing would've seen them get something out of the game. They looked really dangerous when Rapinoe was on the ball, so I expect her to see much more of the ball in this game. They weren't tested much at the back but when they were they were not very good leading to a realitively simple goal for Australia.
USA will need to bounce back and I think they can while Brazil are dangerous team, especially on the break and I expect them to invite USA onto them before attempting to break. Therefore, I can see goals in this game just like when these two last met in October 2015 when USA won 3-1. Odds of 3.00 look very good, especially with the odds falling at most bookmakers.
|Over 3.5 goals||Marathonbet||3.00||8||4-3 WON (+16 units)|
* Odds as of post published time and are subject to change.