Preview of World Cup bets: United States vs. Thailand

Preview of World Cup bets: United States vs. Thailand
The US women's national team begins its 2019 World Cup campaign on Tuesday when it faces Thailand. This is considered a guaranteed victory for the USA. UU., Which has a money line of -9999 and an extension of five goals. Thailand, meanwhile, has a money line of +4900.

Despite reaching its first World Cup four years ago, Thailand still ranks 34th in the world. They are also not in the World Cup, including matches against teams that are not in the World Cup. Despite bringing a lot of experience from the 2015 World Cup team, expectations are modest for Thailand to head to this year's tournament.

Meanwhile, most Americans are favorites to repeat as champions. After a somewhat uneven start to the year, the Americans seem to have found their rhythm, beating opponents 11-0 in their three games just before the tournament. Despite some persistent questions, the US They seem ready to defend their title.

Total attack

The attack of the United States is the main reason why they are the favorites to win the tournament. The trio of Alex Morgan, Megan Rapinoe and Tobin Heath is the best in the world. Even the backup trio of Christen Press, Mallory Pugh and the 2015 World Cup hero Carli Lloyd is better than the attacking band of almost every other team in the tournament. Combined with Rose Lavelle's creativity and Lindsey Horan's ability to leave the midfield, the attack of the United States is a potentially unstoppable force.

Of course, the American backline has some questions. Goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher has no experience in a major tournament and the USA. UU They are forcing Crystal Dunn to play on the left instead of one position higher on the field because they have no other options. However, that problem may not be a big problem for Thailand, since Americans believe they have the most possession.

What have you learned?

Thailand played in the World Cup four years ago and even won a game in Cote d'Ivoire. This experience should pay dividends this time, as the Thai team was a bit out of reach, losing to Norway and Germany 4-0. However, it is not clear if Thailand is better prepared for an even more difficult group this time.

One thing we do know with certainty is that Thailand will probably grant possession against the United States and hope to find opportunities in the counterattack. The Thai team is quick and skilled, giving them the opportunity to catch Americans off guard. They will be aggressive and irresponsible without limits when they have the opportunity to attack, which could cause problems if they are not careful.

Difficult decision

Obviously, the US is going to win this game; Otherwise, it would be an unfathomable annoyance. But that does not mean that a line of money of -9999 is worth the bet. The real question is the spread of five goals. I know. UU They beat Thailand 9-0 when they met in 2016. However, the Thai team only lost to France 3-0 last month despite conceding 15 shots on goal, making it a difficult decision. In the end, the Americans will have their best lineup and will be motivated to start the tournament fast, so bet on the USA. UU To cover the differential of five goals.