Italy Women vs Netherlands Women Match Info
Date: June 29th 2019
Kick-off time: 2.00pm
Venue: Stade du Hainat, Valenciennes
Italy Women vs Netherlands Women Stats
- Italy have won three and lost one of their four games so far at the WWC
- The Netherlands on the other hand have won all four of their fixtures
- Neither of these sides have ever reached the semi-final stage before
Italy Women vs Netherlands Women Predictions
Italy have only ever reached the final eight stage of the Women’s World Cup on one previous occasion as they made it to the Quarter Finals of the first ever tournament back in 1991. In the last few years though, the women’s game has started to come on leaps and bounds in the country and now with the vast majority of their squad based domestically, Le Azzurre have also started to make remarkable improvements.
In their first World Cup for 20 years, Italy have been excellent so far, beating Australia and Jamaica to confirm progression to the Round of 16 before a 0-1 defeat to Brazil to end the group. The Round of 16 saw them ease past China in the end by a 2-0 scoreline thanks to goals from Aurora Galli and Valentina Giacinti. Can they now create history by winning here at 27/10 with Unibet to reach the semi-finals for the very first time?
The Netherlands have already made history in reaching the Quarter Final stage of the Women’s World Cup for the first time. De Oranje only managed to qualify for the World Cup for the first time four years ago and they then went on to lift the European Championship trophy on home soil two years ago, which shows how rapid the growth and improvement of their women’s national side has been over the last few years.
Now, they’re looking to do the unthinkable and get their hands on the biggest trophy of all. Sarina Wiegman’s charges won all three of their group stages games with real confidence and style against New Zealand, Canada and Japan and then they managed to keep their nerve in the Round of 16 to secure an injury-time victory over Japan. Can they keep their nerve again to overcome a fellow European outfit in the quarter final at odds of 23/20 with Ladbrokes?
We’re anticipating de Oranje to do just enough to secure the victory here. Having won all four of their games at the tournament so far confidence will be high, but it’s worth noting that they have won three of those games by a margin of just one goal. Italy won’t go down without a fight here and we’ve seen their quality so far in this tournament, so we’re backing another narrow, one goal win for the Netherlands at 11/4 with Bet365.
Lieke Martens didn’t manage to get on the scoresheet in the group stages but she stepped up to the plate in the Round of 16. The Barcelona forward scored both goals in the Netherlands 2-1 victory over Japan, including a high-pressure injury time penalty to win the game. We’re backing the 26 year old to get on the scoresheet again here at Bet365.
Italy Women vs Netherlands Women Betting Tips
Netherlands to win by one goal @ 11/4 with Bet365
Lieke Martens to score at any time @ 15/8 with Bet365
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