Spain Women vs South Africa Women Match Info
Date: Saturday June 8th 2019
Kick-off time: 5.00pm BST
Venue: Stade Oceane, Le Havre
Spain Women vs South Africa Women Stats
- Spain Women have lost only one of their last six international fixtures
- Worryingly for them, South Africa are winless in their last ten games
- This is Bayana Bayana’s first ever World Cup Finals match
Spain Women vs South Africa Women Predictions
Spain’s Women’s side have never been able to reach the heights that their men’s team have in recent years, but the women’s game is certainly improving in the Spanish country. As the likes of Barcelona and Atletico Madrid begin to grow domestically, the national team’s qualification to the World Cup for the first time four years ago was certainly a mark of improvement for a nation that has their sights set on silverware in the future.
The idea that they could challenge for silverware this summer seems an improbable one given their lack of competitiveness in the past, but they do come into the tournament on the back of some strong form with just one defeat in their last six games. They have some real stars in their side too, including the prolific Jennifer Hermoso plus Barcelona stars Alexia Putellas and Marta Torrejon, so they should be able to win this one at 1/7 with bet365.
South Africa Women have never managed to reach the World Cup before now. They have been steadily improving in recent years though, reaching the final four stage at least in each of the last four African Championships and also managing to qualify for the last two Olympic Games although having been knocked out of the group stages on both occasions, Bayana Bayana will be keen to showcase their abilities this time around.
But form coming into the tournament has been nothing short of dreadful. Desiree Ellis’ team have failed to win in any of their last ten in a run that has included thumping defeats to teams like Norway, the USA and South Korea. With the majority of the players in this team plying their trade in the local domestic leagues, the thought of an increased pressure of a World Cup may be too much to handle and the bookies think so too, hence odds of 16/1 for them to win here with William Hill.
Spain should face few problems in winning this fixture. South Africa have shipped ten goals in their last two games against the USA and Norway and defensively they look unstable at best, which should give the likes of Jennifer Hermoso and Alexia Putellas space to exploit on the attack for la Roja. We’re backing their experience and superior quality to shine through as the European side win this one by more than two goals at 21/20 with William Hill.
Hermoso is the play we’re checking in the goalscorer markets in this game. After signing for Atletico Madrid from PSG last summer, the Spanish forward racked up 24 goals in just 24 starts for Colchoneros and her international form has improved also. The 29 year old’s goal in the 1-1 friendly draw with Japan last time out was the 28th she has scored for her country and we’re backing her to open the scoring with her 29th here at 13/5 with PaddyPower.
Spain Women vs South Africa Women Betting Tips
Spain -2 @ 21/20 with William Hill
Jennifer Hermoso to score first @ 13/5 with PaddyPower
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