2015 FIFA Women's World Cup: Cameroon vs. Switzerland Pick, Odds, Prediction - 6/16/15
Switzerland (1-1) vs. Cameroon (1-1)
World Cup: Tuesday, June 16, 2015 at 5:00 pm (Canada)
The Line: Cameroon +355 / Switzerland -148 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: FOX Sports 2
Cameroon and Switzerland play Tuesday afternoon in their third match of the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
Cameroon is coming off a tough 2-1 loss to Japan and would love a win here to advance. Cameroon has been the aggressor all tournament, as it has 45 shots overall and 17 shots on goal. Of course, Gaelle Enganamouit has had the most success with three of her country's seven goals. Ajara Nchout scored in the final minutes to prevent a shutout in its last match. Defensively, Cameroon has allowed just four shots on target, but unfortunately, both of Japan’s found the net. Annette Ngo Ndom has allowed both of her goals in the first half and continues to be an aggressive goalie and last line of defense. Cameroon only knows how to play one style and will continue to try and push the pace, looking for chances to score.
Switzerland is coming off a 10-1 victory over Ecuador and should be very confident after such a match. Switzerland controlled the ball 65 percent of the game and got 13 of its 24 shots on goal. Switzerland now has 37 shots overall and 16 shots on target in its first two matches. Ramona Bachmann and Fabienne Humm have combined for six goals, while Ana-Maria Crnogorcevic has the team’s lone assist. Switzerland has won the ball possession time in both of its matches and has proven it’s scary to play when pushing the pace offensively. Defensively, Switzerland has allowed just five shots on goal and Gaelle Thalmann has done a great job of being physical and setting the tone. Like Cameroon, Switzerland is a team that wants to push the ball and get a ton of shots on goal.
This is a match that could feature a lot of fireworks, which is why the over is worth a look. Both teams play similar styles and want to be aggressively offensively.
In a clash between two similar styles, you have to go with the deeper and more talented team to come out with a victory. There's not enough chalk to sway me from Switzerland in this match.