The Netherlands will be looking to book their place in the last 16 of the women’s World Cup on Tuesday when they take on already eliminated Vietnam at Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin (08:00).
The Dutch sit second in Group E on four points, behind the USA on goal difference and a point ahead of third-place Portugal, who face the Star and Stripes in their last pool clash.
Avoiding defeat will be enough for the Netherlands to move into the knockout stages, although the poor form of Vietnam suggests it will be a smoother ride for Leeuwinnen.
With the Netherlands 1/125 to win and Vietnam 28/1, we have picked out a couple of value selections for the contest in New Zealand.
#PickYourPunt – Netherlands/Netherlands Half/Full Result, Over 2.5 Total Goals & Jill Roord to score anytime @ 21/20
Vietnam have endured a miserable World Cup campaign to date, failing to register an attempt in the 3-0 defeat to the USA before losing 2-0 to Portugal to confirm their early exit from the tournament.
It has been a baptism of fire for The Diamond Girls on their World Cup debut, and their final group clash against the Netherlands could turn out to be another painful lesson.
Andries Jonker’s side still have top spot in their sights, with first-place USA only +2 better in the goals difference section, so expect the Dutch to stick a few past Vietnam in a bid to boost their record.
Vietnam have lost the first half in both of their group games, while they also lost the second period in the USA defeat, and it looks worth putting the Netherlands to win the first and second half on in this #PickYourPunt.
As mentioned, the Dutch need to rack up a decent tally in this fixture and, therefore, backing over 2.5 total goals looks like the smart play.
Rounding off this #PickYourPunt is for Jill Roord to get on the scoresheet, just like she did in the 1-1 draw against the Stars and Stripes last time out.
The Manchester City midfielder now has 23 goals for her country, and there are sure to be plenty of opportunities to add to that tally on Tuesday.
Thu Tran to be carded @ 7/2
Vietnam are expected to have a lot of defending to do in Dunedin, and there is every chance Thu Tran could end up in the book for the first time in this tournament.
The 32-year-old has been lucky not to find herself in the book already after making a number of rash sliding challenges, but this could be the game where she falls foul of the referee.