Women’s World Cup Germany vs Norway Betting TipsJake Cooper | 12 Oct 2016
Germany vs Norway | Thursday 11 June, 2015 | Lansdowne Stadium | 21.00
Former champions Germany and Norway clash on Thursday as the second round of games get underway at the Women’s World Cup in Canada.
In their opening match on Sunday, the German’s defeated the Ivory Coast with an incredible 10-0 win. With hat tricks from both Celia Sasic and Anja Mittag, the Germans not only made history but also asserted their dominance in the tournament.
Germany coach Silvia Neid admitted that she was surprised by the ease with which her side won against a team who qualified by finishing third at the 2014 African Championship.
“We had judged them to be better than they were,” she said.
“We outran them and are glad that we took home the three points. Ivory Coast came up quite a bit, it was a different style, and it was very easy to get behind their lines – we know that Norway will be much tougher on Thursday.”
With their recent record in the World Cup as well as winning the European Championships, it comes as no surprise that the Germans are considered favourites in the competition.
Norway’s quest for a second World Cup title got off to a good start with a 4-0 victory over Thailand. The Gresshoppenne dominated the match from start to finish and gave the World Cup debutantes a bit too much to work with.
Despite the comfortable finish in their first game, Norway’s real test will come on Thursday when they face the top-ranked Germans.
“The first game of the tournament is always nerve-wracking,” said Norway coach Even Pellerud after Sunday’s game.
“We are happy to have three points but we have to improve aspects of our play against other teams. We’re ready for the game against Germany on Thursday.”
Norway have won three of their last five games against Germany but it was the Germans who won the last meeting 1-0 during the 2013 Women’s Championship.
Germany vs Norway Betting Tips
This is bound to be a tight and competitive game and Germany need to show more strength at the back against a team that have given them trouble in the past. Both games at the European Championship in 2013 were incredibly tight, ending 1-0 with both teams winning one game each.
However, with the Germans beating Norway to win the European Championships in their last meeting, we think that Germany still have what it takes to register another win on Thursday.
We are feeling a 2-1 Germany victory priced at 8/1 with Betway.