Punters checking the Fifa Women’s World Cup odds may be hard pressed to pick a winner from the quarter-final clash between Brazil and USA on Sunday.
In what is arguably the biggest match of the tournament so far, the two giants of the women’s game will be desperate to come out on top at the Glucksgas Stadium in Dresden.
Brazil start as narrow favourites after dominating Group D with three victories from three games, including 3-0 wins over both Norway and Equatorial Guinea. As well as looking dangerous in front of goal, the Samba Queens were miserly in defence and have yet to concede in this year’s tournament.
Given their impressive form, bwin.com is offering odds of 5/4 on Kleiton Lima’s side to come out on top in this crunch quarter-final fixture, meaning a successful £25 bet will net a return of £56.25.
Fans confident that Brazil will record a fourth successive clean sheet can back them to win 2-0 in regular time, with odds of 10/1 available at bwin.com.
While Brazil have been impressive at the 2011 Women’s World Cup, USA have blown hot and cold.
The Yanks would have been eager to avoid the South American team at the quarter-final stage by topping Group C, but a disappointing 2-1 defeat to Sweden in their last fixture meant they had to settle for second place.
However, Pia Sundhage’s side have also shown flashes of quality, beating North Korea 2-0 before demolishing Colombia 3-0 in Sinsheim.
At 39/20 with bwin.com, a bet on USA to overcome Brazil in this crucial fixture looks an attractive prospect, with a £25 stake potentially bagging a return of £73.75.
Even more appealing are the odds on USA to sneak a 1-0 victory in normal time – a result that can be backed at 9/1 with bwin.com, meaning that a winning £25 bet will return £250. New customers can register here to receive a £25 free bet.