Women World Cup
Norway W - Thailand W
pick: 1 -5.5 AH
odds: 2.03 Pinnacle
Norway finished their preparation about a week ago with a good win against Finland. I expect better fitness from them, this year they got good results, only loses were from strong teams - Belgium, Dutch and USA by 1 goal margin. First place in the group will be decided between Norway and Germany and I believ Norway have good chances to take a point from one of top 3 teams, as they gave them tough time in recent mutual clashes. Goal difference therefore could be a decider here. Norway took 2nd place in the Euro 2013 where they were unfortunate o miss 2 penalties against Germany and eventually lost 1-0. I believe they are stronger team than odds suggest and they could be one of the pleasant surprises in this tournament.
Thailand are a very modest team, their only wins are against other asian teams, although they have been struggling even there. Last 2 times when they faced stronger teams: China and Netherlands they lost both by 7-0.
In my mind Norway is no doubt better than those two, they have a serious task and can win this even double digit margin imo. Starting line was -6.5, now fell down to -5.5 and I believe it is worth taking.
Odds keep on raising, hough, maybe later asians will have even -5.25.
* - Odds correct at time of publication, and are subject to change.
- Pick1 -5.5 AH
- Odds-108 Bet365
- Match result4-0 (-8.00)