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Womens World Cup (Canada) 2015 - 6th June to 5th July

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Womens World Cup (Canada) 2015 6th June to 5th July 2015 24 teams compete including hosts Canada. This is the seventh Womens World Cup. Previous winners are: USA (twice) Germany (twice) Norway Japan (holders) USA and Germany, ranked no. 2 and 1 in the world, are likely to be the favourites this time. France, Japan and Sweden will feel they have a chance. Current odds: USA - 4.0 Germany - 5.0 Brazil - 9.0 France - 10.0 Japan - 10.0 Canada - 15.0 Sweden - 16.0 The tournament has been hosted in 'The Americas' (North and South America) twice before - both in the USA, in 1999 and 2003. USA beat China in the final in 1999 and Germany beat Sweden in 2003. Group A Canada China New Zealand Netherlands Group B Germany Ivory Coast Norway Thailand Group C Japan Switzerland Cameroon Ecuador Group D USA Australia Sweden Nigeria Group E Brazil South Korea Spain Costa Rica Group F France England Colombia Mexico The winners and runners up of each group qualify, as well as the best four 3rd placed sides. These 16 teams go into the group stage Round of 16. Official Site: http://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/ Wiki page: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2015_FIFA_Women%27s_World_Cup BBC All games are being shown live ... http://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/0/football/32628063

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Re: Womens World Cup (Canada) 2015 - 6th June to 5th July Sunday 7th June Germany Women v Ivory Coast Women I'm looking forward to Germany Women v Ivory Coast Women tonight. Germany are ranked number one in the world and Ivory Coast sixty-seven. In theory this suggests an easy win for Germany who can easily blow lesser sides away and don't tend to stop once they get a few goals ahead. The mid-priced Asian Handicap is at around 5 goals (Germany -5AH is around 1.84) As far as I can see, Ivory Coast haven't played a European side, so it's hard to judge how they will do. Most of their players are locally-based, with just three playing in Europe. I remember that African sides tend to do better than expected in these tourmanents and if they lose, don't lose by many. They tend to be strong and quick and defensively strong. Certainly this was the case with Nigeria and Equatorial Guinea in the last Womens World Cup in 2011 ... http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2011_FIFA_Women%27s_World_Cup If I was going to suggest a bet here, it would be to back Ivory Coast on the handicap. I will be watching the game live, looking to bet in-play.

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Re: Womens World Cup (Canada) 2015 - 6th June to 5th July Interesting to note that the Ivory Coast gained 5 corners when they could be bought pre-game at 1.75 (and their corners squared at 4). My conclusion is that it's worth considering certain corners bets in Germany's remaining games and any others where one team is a strong favourite. Those bets would be cross corners and the underdog's total corners or (my preference) corners squared. I tend to swerve multi corners because of the risk of them all or mostly coming in one half. I will be having a look at Nigeria's v Sweden tomorrow when the prices are up. Hopefully the market will have them in for less than 5 corners.

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Re: Womens World Cup (Canada) 2015 - 6th June to 5th July I know its after the advent...but i was all over the german women even going upto -9 on the handicap at 9/1 with bet365...ive been backing the german under 20,s as well in their world cup to good affect as they,ve scored 16 goals in their first 3 games so far and take on nigeria thursday morning in the knockout stages...and i,ll be all over them again...And germany women are up again on thursday also, against norway woman who won 4-0 so i,d fancy goals in that match again as well..yep that german womens match was my best ever result on a single match with all 6 of my bets coming in....i cant wait until thursday lol...good luck guys...vorsprung durch technik

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Re: Womens World Cup (Canada) 2015 - 6th June to 5th July Sweden - Nigeria These two are in the group of death (there is always one !), along with the USA and Australia , but with four of the six third placed teams also making it through to the knockout stage, it is not quite as daunting a prospect as it could be, but with a game against the US to play, neither will want to lose this opener and that might dictate how this will be played out. Anyway, for today, it is Nigeria I wish to discuss. Their squad is very young, with 18 players aged between 18-23 , but six of them were the core of the U20 team which lost after extra time to Germany in the 2014 World Cup, scoring 15 goals en route to the decider. The competition was held in Canada, so the FA and squad will know what to expect and they thrived on the atrificial turf, Asisat Oshoala who is now with Liverpool, was top scorer in 2014 and voted best player in the tournament. Nigeria were incredibly impresive there and I am sure that they have unearthered another gem or two and despite one or two false dawns previously, this might really be the "golden generation", I think that the squad is so young and yet "only" six from the U20 team have made it, kind of highlights their potential. They have arrived with a target of a top four finish and coach Edwin Okon said: “What they lack in experience, they make up with their skills, strength and strong mentality." With this spirit, I can beat my chest that we can get to the semi-finals." We are African champions and are going to prove it in Canada.” Forget what you might have seen from the Ivory Coast yesterday, this is far more cultured team, they themselves put four past IC in the African Championships and also showed they could keep things tight in a recent 0-0 draw with Canada, where they were trying out a new formation. Nigeria really could be the surprise package at these championships, Sweden admit that they know "nothing" about their opponent and I see no reason why they should be asked to give up more than a full goal, in a match which could be cagey early and avoiding defeat will be a first priority. Nigeria +1.25 ball 2.12 asian line/Sportmarket.

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I will be having a look at Nigeria's v Sweden tomorrow when the prices are up. Hopefully the market will have them in for less than 5 corners.
I've bought Nigeria corners squared at 22 and cross corners at 24, both with Spreadex. There's some spread-free opportunities in this game (think 100% book if you're not familiar with the spreads) which always slightly increases your prospects of finding value. Because of SPIN's less favourable assessment of Sweden's corner gaining prospects, their supremacy can be bought or sold at 1.75. This means they expect Nigeria to gain more corners than Spreadex do to the extent that their corners squared can be bought or sold at 22 (as can Sweden's at 40). Cross corners (one team's total flag kicks multiplied by the other's) are 24 to buy with both firms and could show a profit even if the other bet doesn't. Difficult to find corner stats for Nigeria in qualifying but in the last World Cup they put up a reasonable showing, losing 1-0 to France and Germany and beating Canada by the same scoreline. Their corners squared averaged 36.67 and cross corners averaged 32. Sweden's 6 games in that competition saw their opponents' corners squared average 41.17 and cross corners 28.33. The quality of the available stats for their qualifying campaign are a little questionable but the 8 games they played in the last 2 renewals of the annual Algarve Cup are certainly positive. Short version: both bets look worth a go at the prices. My staking per point favours the corners squared bet 60/40.

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Re: Womens World Cup (Canada) 2015 - 6th June to 5th July Good to see interest in the Womens World Cup :) Germany v Ivory Coast was a good game to watch, especially if you backed Germany (10-0 winners). Ivory Coast were noticeably better in the second half after a terrible opening, and they should have scored twice, one goal being disallowed and the other missed and given offside. It will be interesting to see how Ivory Coast do against Thailand. Whereas Norway eased off a bit against Thailand after going 4 goals up (although they missed a penalty), Germany always looked hungry for more and put on some fresh strikers in the last 20 minutes who mopped up some more goals. I was suprised how small the Ivory Coast players were and that didn't help. As clubgowi said above, Nigeria are a different proposition, and I think Sweden v Nigeria will be a good game tonight, and Nigeria should have a chance.

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Re: Womens World Cup (Canada) 2015 - 6th June to 5th July Nigeria looking slightly the better side early on and could be worth backing at long handicap odds I think ... (15 mins: 0-0)

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Re: Womens World Cup (Canada) 2015 - 6th June to 5th July Result: Sweden Women 3 Nigeria Women 3 Nigeria started better, but Sweden looked very dangerous from corners, their tall players crowding the Nigerian defence and keeper, who were drawn horribly out of position. Sweden scored two goals from these corners to lead 2-0 at half time, when Nigeria looked as though they would struggle to get anything. 10 minutes into the second half, it was 2-2 with Nigeria scoring twice from open play and looking the stronger side. Sweden took the lead again on the hour after a good run from their left back, but Nigeria equalised near the end. Nigeria were the better side in open play, but were let down at times by poor defending and organisation. A great game to watch, but on the evidence of this, it's hard to see either of these sides reaching the final.

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Re: Womens World Cup (Canada) 2015 - 6th June to 5th July A very enjoyable game and a last gasp Nigeria corner to put me into profit. Slightly disappointing to say the least to only get 2 corners in the 2nd half after 10 in the first! No bets appeal in the other 2 games but gone for the same bets again in the USA/Australia game, I think the extent to which USA are favourites for the game has distorted the corner prices. Bought Australia corners squared for 3 points at 13 with SPIN and cross corners for 2 points at 21 with Spreadex. Aus corners squared averaged 39.5 in the last World Cup when they gained 4, 5, 6 and 9 corners and the USA conceded 4 or more in 5 out of 6 games. I also think Carli Lloyd is overpriced with 888 at 9/1 1st goal and 5/2 anytime. A goal minutes quote of 22-25 would have lead me to expect no more than 7/4 anytime and her stats are sufficiently encouraging (20 in 35 starts).

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Re: Womens World Cup (Canada) 2015 - 6th June to 5th July Women's World Cup: France-England On paper, France are the more talented team and have never lost to England in five meetings, although two were level after 90 minutes, including the 2011 World Cup semi final where the French forced a late equaliser after trailing for 30 minutes, before winning in extra time. However, I feel a quote of -0.75 ball and odds of sub 1.80 are terribly short, do not reflect how this will probably play out and there is a chance that looking at the bigger picture, that France might not even want to win ! Both should qualify regardless of what happens today and a draw would be perfectly acceptable for either , the group winner will face the runner up from Group E and then most likely a quarter final with Germany, the runner up would face the second team from B and a last eight meeting with probably the winner from A......Canada or Netherlands. Any nation in world football would prefer to put off a meeting with the Germans as long as possible and a point today makes sense for the two strongest teams in the group, as, on top of anything else, it keeps all options down the line open. England are a far more upbeat group under Mark Sampson, the mood not being good at the end of Hope Powell's tenure and the new coach has spent a lot of time getting this group re-bonded. England have invested a lot of money on introducing sports psychologists and motivational specialists to the squad and focusing on individual improvement, both on and off the field. They are a much more fluid team now, certainly a better passing team, which is to be expected, with Sampson formerly working under Roberto Martinez at Swansea. Everything now is geared towards tournament play and they have used warm up matches and friendlies exactly as what they were intended to be, games to experiment, maybe make mistakes and learn from. They expect to hit the ground running and I favour them to take something from their opener. England +0.75 ball 2.12 asian line/Sportmarket.

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Good to see interest in the Womens World Cup :)
I am in USA, Arizona and very interested in this tournament despite knowing virtually nothing about Soccer, as we call it here. For the most part Soccer is not real popular in USA, Football is King, Baseball is our National Pastime and despite Strikes (Work Stopages) & Steroid Scandals remains very popular. I've only ever watched Men's World Cup Soccer...every 4 years. Thats it. I've never watched another Soccer Game besides Men's World Cup. Until now that is. I watched Sweden vs. Nigeria (Nigeria indeed impressive, I now fear the books will price them unfairly, less potentially advantageously to us...going forward lol), USA vs. AUS and Japan vs. South Korea in this Women's Cup. Some of you guy's language is very peculiar to me. You guy's phrase things very very differently than we do, much more eloquently with a vastly better "flow" and completely different words than we use and some bets such as "Corners"...squared which I don't understand aren't available to me so I don't need to grasp those but I look forward, based on what seems to be very comprehensive understanding & writeups of matches thus far to additional Sides and Totals leans from you guys and hopefully others will find their way here as well and share input. I know that you guys & many others in the World beyond USA are very serious and knowledgeable about Soccer and look forward to your thoughts on upcoming matches. I'd already bet the DRAW with FRA v. ENG before getting here lol. Not really knowing why actually beyond an intuition that England would give them a game. Now that I've found this thread though if anyone asks me why I can say what clubgowi said above just translated into American lol. My ancestors came from Wales. I'm pretty sure Soccer is "growing on me". Certainly I'm very enthused about this tournament. I think thats cuz I'm embarrassed that humanity (the males, for the most part) treats Women as 2nd Class citizens and over here at least Women's Sports get near zero respect. Hardly anyone bets over here on Women's anything and basically no one attends Womens sporting events beyond family members/friends of the players & aspiring young female athletes and their friends & family. Its, to me at least, disgraceful but I sense there are causes too large for my tiny brain to grasp as to why Female Sports are ignored to the degree that they are and that females themselves are regarded by Society as they are. I seriously sense though also that we're gonna have some great moneymaking opportunities over the course of this tourney. And again, I look forward to any input you guys have. :cheers

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I am in USA ... basically no one attends Womens sporting events beyond family members/friends of the players & aspiring young female athletes and their friends & family.
It appeared there were a lot of American fans in Winnipeg for USA Women v Australia Women last night.

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Bought Australia corners squared for 3 points at 13 with SPIN and cross corners for 2 points at 21 with Spreadex.
That went well. Watched the first half which was entirely devoid of corners, Australia gained the only 3 corners of the 2nd half. Cross corners therefore made up at nil (0 for America x 3 for Australia) for the maximum loss of 21 x stakes. Aussie corners squared made up at 9 (3 squared) and just fell one corner short of edging that bet into profit. Fair to say I've had better nights! :\ (Extra explanation there for the benefit of Moneyline Dog; welcome to Punterslounge. Spreadbetting's great, one of it's tenets being "the more right you are, the more you win and the more wrong you are, the more you lose". I hope to demonstrate the former principle next having fairly well nailed the latter last night!)

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That went well. Watched the first half which was entirely devoid of corners' date=' Australia gained the only 3 corners of the 2nd half. Cross corners therefore made up at nil (0 for America x 3 for Australia) for the maximum loss of 21 x stakes. Aussie corners squared made up at 9 (3 squared) and just fell one corner short of edging that bet into profit. Fair to say I've had better nights! :\[/quote'] Corner bets tend to be much higher risk than usual - you can lose more, but you can win more.

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Re: Womens World Cup (Canada) 2015 - 6th June to 5th July True, though I still try to buy at the lower end of the risk scale and stake with one eye on the worst possible outcome so no one loss is ever too much of a disaster. "The worst thing that can happen is the worst thing that can happen" as they say. Never make the mistake of saying things like "there's no way there will be less than 5 yellow cards in this game" and staking as if that was true.

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It appeared there were a lot of American fans in Winnipeg for USA Women v Australia Women last night.
True, yes, I shouldn't have Generalized. There certainly would be a good turnout from us for an international affair such as this, trancending the marginalization that Women's sports otherwise languish in here. This is Nationalistic Fervor of course mind you still on a scale thats absolutely DWARFED by what the Men's team would see....at least in "hype" by media, folks wearin' the colors. Tennis also would be an exception....the large tournaments get a good tournout. I've no doubt harry_rag that last nights results were an aberration. Thank You for the Welcome :cheers I'm pleased to announce (and you guys might be quite pleased to hear) that I've uncovered the existence of a totally separate Womens World Cup competition for Women below the age of 20!! (Reffered to as "U20") Its apparently taking place in New Zealand, betting lines appear quite attractive with +$$$ often on both sides of the MoneyLine though my initial attraction was to Serbia to defeat Hungary at -144 or thereabouts. Would you guys know anything about that other World Cup? The squads involved? Potential lucrative sides to take? I've been able to ascertain that apparently theres also even an UNDER 17 years of age league but skill of teams can fluctuate greatly due to very frequent turnover of players. Is this also a potential obstacle with the U20 league? Or are squads near as stable as this League we're discussing here? If any of you know anything about the U20 might some opinions on plays for that tourney wind up here also? Cheers:cheers

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Re: Womens World Cup (Canada) 2015 - 6th June to 5th July Spain had 66 percent of the possessions, out-shot Costa Rica 19-3 (8-1 in shots on goal), they earned eight corners and didn't give up a single one. They left with a 1-1 Draw. Gonna be interesting to see how they do vs. South Korea & Brazil. Thoughts? Spain just had some really weird bad luck here, odd bounces, unkind angles? Or are they really as incompetent as they looked?

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Re: Womens World Cup (Canada) 2015 - 6th June to 5th July Been looking forward to this game, if only because it's on TV so I won't have to watch it over the internet! Germany v Norway: Sold time of 1st Norway goal at 69 and 2nd Norway goal at 85.5, bought Norway total goal minutes at 34 I like the prospect of Norway making this a closer game than the markets anticipate and can see them scoring (something that appeals at odds against if you prefer a fixed odds option). I've decided to split my stake (levelly) across all 3 of these bets to save any anguish around goals coming too early or late. Ideal scenario sees them score 2 early goals then at least one more at the end of the game! Germany hammered the Ivory Coast 10-0 but still look vulnerable to attacks down the flanks and Norway should be a different kettle of fish.

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Re: Womens World Cup (Canada) 2015 - 6th June to 5th July Australia-Nigeria. Nigeria; 29/20 B365 I was more than impressed by the Nigerian women's performance against Norway in their opening group game. Here is a team that will cause any side problems. Before they went behind to Norway they had several chances to score and even two goals down they refused to give in and in the end were unlucky not to win the game. Nigeria women could prove to be the surprise package of the tournament with their out and out attacking mentality (a breath of fresh air from the monotonous ticky-tac in the mens game) I do not think the Australian women are anything special and will be up against it after losing to the USA. If Nigeria can score three against Norway then why not have the 25/1 on them scoring five against the Aussie team. Asides that I believe they are good enough to win this game.

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Re: Womens World Cup (Canada) 2015 - 6th June to 5th July Switzerland/Ecuador W:Sold time of 1st Ecuador goal at 80 and bought their total goalminutes at 16, both for the same stake per minute with SX Put simply, they'rerightfully the rags but Switzerland are no world beaters and I thinkthe market has over reacted to the 6-0 loss at the hands of Cameroonwhere 3 of the goals came after a red card. They may lose heavily andto nil but at those prices I'm happy to take a chance on them scoringat least once. Bet pays 3.46 if they score just once which isrespectable versus the fixed odds offerings for >0.5 goals butoffers the chance of a decent top up should they manage to add asecond.

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Re: Womens World Cup (Canada) 2015 - 6th June to 5th July France v Colombia: 12 points on 2-3 1st half cards at 6/1 and 15 on 4-6 total match cards at 5/1, both with Hills, buy bookings 50-ups for 5 points at 1 with SPIN Firstly I'll state that I may be guilty of over-complicating things here and the simple option would be to buy bookings at 23 with SPIN (or Colombia bookings at 16 given I fancy them for the lion's share). I think Colombia will look to make things difficult for France and will run the risk of invoking the referee's displeasure on several occasions. They received 3 of the 4 yellow cards shown in their opening draw with Mexico and 2 of the 3 that were shown in the 1st half. My thinking on this game is encouraged by aspects of the preview in the RP; "Colombia are a poor team but their defence isn't bad and they are likely to take a negative approach...it's a shame punters can't bet on disciplinary markets , because Colombia are almost certain to be tough-tackling and ruthless." (I assume the bookings markets weren't available at the time of writing.) They also mention the 26 fouls Colombia committed against Mexico. I think the value with Hills lies in their middle bands rather than the over prices and my rationale is: 1st bet wins if there are 2-3 cards in the 1st half, if that bet "busts" I'm guaranteed to win at least one of the other 2 bets 2nd bet wins if there are 4-6 cards in total, if that bet "busts" the last bet returns at least a 19 point profit 3rd bet wins if total bookings points goes over 50 as I've bought bookings points in excess of 50 (e.g. 70 in total = 50 in this market) Any combination of none, 1, 2 or all 3 of these bets could oblige. An ideal scenario would be 2 or 3 cards in the 1st half and 4-6 in total with at least 1 preferably being a red!

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