2015 FIFA Women's World Cup: Canada vs. Switzerland Pick, Odds, Prediction - 6/21/15
Switzerland (1-2) vs. Canada (1-0-2)
World Cup: Sunday, June 21, 2015 at 7:30 pm (Canada)
The Line: Canada -120 / Switzerland +290 -- Over/Under: 2.5 See the Latest Odds
TV: FOX Sports 1
Canada and Switzerland meet Sunday in the round of 16 in the 2015 FIFA Women’s World Cup.
Canada beat China and forced draws against New Zealand and Netherlands to get to this point. While its offense has stalled this tournament, Canada has turned to its defense to win matches, as its allowed just seven shots on target and just one goal. Canada has done a great job of limiting shot opportunities and Erin McLeod has come away with six saves. Offensively, Canada has scored just twice despite 15 shots on target and 40 shots overall. Christine Sinclair and Ashley Lawrence have both of Canada's goals, but it has to be frustrating that more shots aren’t finding the back of the net. Canada has played well and has its home crowd behind it, but you get the feeling this team has yet to play to its full potential this tournament.
Switzerland beat Ecuador and was able to advance to the round of 16 due to goal differential. Despite winning time possession in all three of its matches and getting off a lot of shots, Switzerland has just one goal in two of its matches. Still, Switzerland has 52 shot attempts overall and 21 of those have been on target, proving this team can be deadly when on the attack. Ramona Bachmann and Fabienne Humm have combined for six goals, while Ana Maria Crnogorcevic has an assist and seven shot attempts. Defensively, Switerland has allowed nine shot attempts on target and Gaëlle Thalmann has come away with five saves. A lot like Canada, you get the feeling that we haven’t seen the best performance from Switzerland just yet.
This should be a fun match between two teams that are capable of hitting another gear. Both teams feel they should have a lot more goals and with the looks they're both getting, the ball is eventually going to find the back of the net. This match could feature a lot of fireworks.
Neither of these teams have been great, but Canada has been the better of the two. Also, Canada has the home crowd behind it, which should be enough to get this squad over the hump.