The United States and England are set to face off on Tuesday in what is a very crucial game for both clubs. For the United States, they are looking to advance to their fifth Women’s World Cup final in team history. In what is sure to be a good match, the United States is the moneyline favorite at -120.
Rapinoe looks to continue hot streak
Megan Rapinoe had a great game against France in the quarterfinals. She scored two goals and is in a four-way tie for the goal scoring leaders in the World Cup.
She is the type of veteran player that this team feeds off of. She has been there and done that as far as the World Cup goes. They need to make sure that she gets a lot of touches if they want to win this game. She is very skilled with the ball and seems to have a good selection when it comes to shots.
White needs to shine
Ellen White needs to make sure that she gets involved in the game for England. She is one of those four players that has five goals. For White, it seems like that is just another day at the office, as she has been very successful in international play.
She is well-experienced on this stage. In 86 games played, she has 33 goals to her name. She has been in big moments like this before. She has played in two World Cups, one in 2011, and another one in 2015. A key goal against Japan in 2011 was perhaps one of the biggest highlights of her career.
With 15 years of international experience, England will have to use her as a way to keep pace with the United States. England is a team that is very capable of giving the United States a run for their money. White, in particular, can do that.
Morgan a player to watch
This kind of goes without saying, but Alex Morgan will be someone to watch on the pitch come Tuesday. She is one of the most explosive players in the game, and her reputation as a big-time player certainly suits her well in these big-time games.
She will undoubtedly be the main focus of England, in terms of how they try to defend her. Moreover, they will probably not let her get in the shooting box and put a ton of pressure on her defensively. Nevertheless, she should be able to still make an impact.
If the United States wants to win on Tuesday, she has to be a big part of the game. She has undoubtedly steered the proverbial ship for them in this World Cup.
I would take the United States in this game, as they have been dominant throughout the World Cup play. Although this may be a close contest, this United States team has too much veteran talent to let this opportunity slip away from them. Bet the United States in this one.