As the UEFA Women’s World Cup is quickly approaching, the US soccer team will face Russia in the upcoming tournament. The US is undefeated in 2016, but suffered back-to-back defeats at the She Believes Cup last month. This is the first time the U.S. will play Russia in a major competition. Here are some predictions to help you make the best bets for the match.
The USA scored the opening goal at 9:32 p.m. ET on a rebound from a shot by Drew Helleson. A couple of minutes later, Whitney Engen buried a rebound off a pass by Hurricanes prospect Megan Rapinoe. The Americans struggle with zone entry and have no set ups for the power play. The Americans have three shots to Russia’s two. It’s hard to get excited for the Americans.
The Americans have a lot of players who can score goals. The top player is Megan Rapinoe, but the American defense has been struggling to stop the Russian attack. She’s unable to get in the offensive zone and cannot get set up for the power play. The Americans have had just one shot on goal, while Russia has scored four. It’s too early to say whether the US will win the gold, but it’s definitely a good start.
The USA should win on Sunday as they beat Russia 4-0 on Friday. Crystal Dunn and Allie Long have a brace and Allie Long has two goals. The win is a huge win for the United States as they rebounded from a disappointing performance against Russia in the She Believes Cup. On the other hand, Russia is coming off of a four-game losing streak and will be looking to bounce back from a loss.