Saturday Brings the Copa America and Women’s World Cup 3rd Place FinalsPublished July 6, 2019 by Florin P
Argentina and England will have to settle for a place on the podium after failing to qualify for the Copa America and Women’s World finals.
The second-to-last matches in the Copa America and Women’s World Cup are scheduled for Saturday afternoon and evening. England and Argentina start with the first chance in the matches that will determine the final configuration of the podium. Both have failed to reach the final and this is more of a consolation game, even though they play against some of the best teams in the tournament.
Argentina is Slight Favorite over the Reigning Champions
Chile has won the last two Copa America tournaments, both times at penalties, but this year they have failed to qualify for the final. The shocking defeat against Peru was made worse by the fact that they have allowed three unanswered goals. This time, they play against Argentina and bet365 Sports regards them as the underdogs, as reflected by the odds of 7/2. Chile is expected to return to the basic strategy of defending and trying to score on the counterattack, or push the game to overtime as they’ve done before.
Argentina has crashed out from the competition against Brazil, which was particularly infuriating for the fans at home. Now they can redeem themselves by winning a consolation prize in the form of a third place at the Copa America. They don’t have any injury concerns ahead of this fixture, so odds of 9/10 offered by 888 Sport on them to win are justified. Argentina won three of the last four games against Chile in regulation time, but lost both decisive matches at Copa America after a scoreless draw.
England Seeks Rare Victory over Sweden
The United States were able to defeat England once again at the end of a dramatic match in the Women’s World Cup semifinals. This means that England will have to settle for the third-place and in order to claim this award, they have to defeat Sweden. The odds offered by Winner Sports indicate the fact that they are well-positioned to pick up all three points. However, the head-to-head record is worrisome to say the least, since Sweden has lost a single match in seven encounters so far.
England was able to win five consecutive games and in the last four victories they have prevented opponents from scoring. This explains the low odds offered on them to win, since Sweden has had a hard time scoring against strong defensive teams. They do have the head to head record in their favor and the odds of 4/1 offered on them to win in regulation time look pretty high. Having said this, England is the team in better form and more motivated to return home with a podium placement.