Spain (0-0-1) vs. Brazil (1-0)
|Date & Time||Saturday June 13, 2015, 10:00 PM (EDT)|
The Line: Spain +428 / Brazil -184 -- Over/Under:
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Brazil and Spain square off Saturday afternoon in their second match of the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
Brazil is coming off a 2-0 victory over South Korea in its opening match. Brazil controlled the ball 62 percent of the match and had four of its 14 shots on target. Formiga and Marta found the net for Brazil, as their victory was one of the more dominating in the opening matches. Defensively, Brazil allowed just two shots on goal and nine shots overall, as goalie Luciana held the fort down as the last line of defense. Brazil showed in the victory why it's a serious contender to win the World Cup this year, as there are tons of playmakers who can take over whenever their number is called. However, Brazil could still improve on the defensive side, as nine shot attempts is a lot to give up for the little amount of time South Korea had the ball.
Spain was forced to settle for a 1-1 draw against Costa Rica in its opening match. Spain probably feels it should have won after controlling the ball for 56 percent of the match and getting seven of its 19 shots on goal. Spain was super aggressive, consistently beat the defense, but in the end, Vicky Losada was the only person to find the back of the net. Defensively, Spain allowed just two shots on goal and Ainhoa Tirapu played a solid game overall. Spain entered this tournament as a team to watch due to its offensive flair, and it certainly didn’t disappoint. You get that many shot attempts, and you’re not going to lose many matches. It won’t be long before Veronica Boquete takes over a match. Still, Spain can struggle without the ball, which may be bad news against an equally talented Brazil club.
This match should feature a ton of fireworks, as both teams want to control the ball and get as many shot attempts as possible. I’d consider giving the over a look.
This line is very surprisng, as Spain is just as aggressive as Brazil on the offensive end and has the ability to match score for score. In a game that could feature a ton of goals, I'd consider the over or the draw in this match.