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Germany vs Colombia betting tips: Women’s World Cup preview, predictions, team news and odds

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Germany vs Colombia match preview

Germany sent out a real statement of intent in their World Cup opener on Monday, so will the 2003 and 2007 World Champions make it two wins out of two in Sydney?

Die Nationalelf commenced their campaign against debutants Morocco in Melbourne, cruising to victory, leading 2-0 at half time through a pair of Alexandra Popp headers.

Admittedly, the second of which came off her shoulder.

Klara Bühl then fired home a third just 21 seconds into the second 45, before a pair of own goals, followed by Lea Schüller’s stoppage time strike, made it 6-0, securing Germany’s biggest World Cup win for 16 years.

Martina Voss-Tecklenburg’s team were runners-up at last summer’s Euros, but have certainly improved since then, leading many to believe Germany are the most-likely side to dethrone USA Down Under.

So, will the World Champions of 2003 and 2007 pick up another three points here, thereby booking their spot in the knockout stages?

Las Chicas Superpoderosas’ opener came from the penalty spot on the half hour mark, with Catalina Usme cooly sending the goalkeeper the wrong way.

Then, shortly after, teenaged star Linda Caicedo wrapped up the win, firing home, what was surprisingly, the first goal from outside the box of the tournament, her strike too hot for the goalkeeper to handle.

Catalina Pérez was forced into a very smart save in first half stoppage time but, apart from that, Nelson Abadía’s team were very comfortable, cruising to victory in the second 45, their goal rarely threatened. .

That was just Colombia’s second-ever World Cup victory, after beating France in 2015, with las Cafeteras in a very good position now as they seek to reach the knockout phase.

Nevertheless, Germany are likely to pick up three points at Sydney Football Stadium.

Germany team news

Martina Voss-Tecklenburg named a very strong line-up for their opener against Morocco, likely to do something similar here.

Star midfield Lena Oberdorf will be hoping to see some minutes, having sat out Monday’s victory injured, possibly coming off the bench as she’s eased back into action.

Svenja Huth, usually a winger, started nominally at right-back in Melbourne, but essentially played as winger, allowing the ultra-talented Jule Brand to drift into central areas.

In attack, Alexandra Popp first half brace took her tally to 64 international goals, having now scored against 33 different nations, hoping to make that 34 by the end of Sunday night in Sydney.

Predicted XI (4-3-3): Frohms; Huth, Hendrich, Dursun, Rauch; Leupolz, Däbritz, Magull; Brand, Bühl, Popp.

Colombia teams news

Colombia’s taliswomen is 18 year old winger Linda Caicedo, who’s now scored at three different World Cups (U17, U20 and senior), in the last 12 months.

She was named player of the tournament as last July’s Copa América, earning a move to Real Madrid earlier this year.

The vastly more experienced Daniela Montoya will captain the Powerpuff Girls and will have to be at her best, up against, probably, the best midfield in the tournament.

Predicted XI (4-2-3-1): Pérez; C Arias, D Arias, Carabalí, Vanegas; Bedoya, Montoya, Caicedo, Santos, Usme; Ramírez.

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