England vs. Cameroon
|Date & Time||Sunday June 23, 2019, 11:30 AM (EDT)|
Stade du Hainaut
The Line: England -675 / Cameroon +2052 / Draw +677 -- Over/Under: 3
England and Cameroon meet Sunday in FIFA Women's World Cup at Stade du Hainaut.
England swept its group with wins over Scotland, Argentina and Japan, and this is a club that’s never failed to at least make the quarterfinals of a World Cup. England has won the possession battle in all three matches and has gotten a combined 19 shots on goal. Ellen White has scored two of the five goals for England and this has been a very physical team that’s produced double-digit fouls in two of the three matches. England has now won seven of its last 10 matches overall and has produced a shutout in four of his last eight matches. With a physical defense and a handful of players who can put consistent pressure on opponents offensively, Three Lionesses have to like their chances in the knockout stages regardless of who they’re forced to matchup against.
Cameroon are in the knockout stages of the World Cup for the second straight appearance and have a chance to make history with their first ever quarterfinal trip. Cameroon lost its first two matches against Canada and Netherlands but was able to sneak into the round of 16 by beating New Zealand. It was easily the best performance of the tournament for Cameroon, as it got seven shots on goal, and Ajara Nchout found the back of the net twice, including a stoppage time goal that sealed the victory. Cameroon should be riding high on confidence after such a victory and is sort of playing with house money at this point. The obvious concern for Cameroon is that it’s looked outmatched whenever stepping up in competition and was badly outplayed in the first two matches. Cameroon will have to put together its most complete performance to have a shot in this contest.
There’s no match history between these two teams.
This is a complete mismatch from top to bottom and outside of a late goal to push them through the group stages, Cameroon has done very little to suggest it can hang with the top tier teams of this tournament. England is deep offensively, has been consistent and physical defensively and usually beats up on the teams it’s supposed to beat up. This should be a dominant performance from England, so I’ll lay the two goals.