After a slow weekend with just two games a piece on Saturday and Sunday, the 2019 Women’s World Cup has four fixtures on Monday to choose from.
Women’s World Cup Monday Games
For a refresher, read up on how to bet soccer. The home team is listed first. The “-” means that team is favored.
The four games to choose from on Monday are:
|12pm ET||South Africa +3200||Draw +900||Germany -1300|
|12pm ET||China +390||Draw +200||Spain -110|
|3pm ET||Nigeria +2300||Draw +700||France -1000|
|3pm ET||South Korea +700||Draw +380||Norway -280|
We like to look at the odds for +/- 2.5 goals on FanDuel Sportsbook NJ for an indicator of which games most likely will produce offense. Germany and France are the only games favored to go over 2.5 goals (with Germany as a heavier high-scoring favorite). This makes sense as South Africa has the most porous defense of the 8 teams playing Monday.
Keep that in mind when selecting your line-up.
Our WWC DFS Picks for June 17th
Remember, it’s only 8 position spots, you have $50,000 to spend with a $6,250 average salary.
With that out of the way, consider the following when filling out your DraftKings roster. Double-check starting line-ups an hour before match-ups go off–especially with Germany and France–as the coaches may rotate players for rest.
- FW: Alexandra Popp, Germany ($8,700). Somebody from Germany is going to pop this game, and it will most likely be Popp. Watch out for the Lea Schüller ($8,600) rotation just in case.
- FW: Valérie Gauvin, France ($7,800). Nobody would fault you for selecting Le Sommer (FW/MID $11,300) from France. At that price though you’d have to skimp in your midfield. Gauvin has a goal in the first game of this World Cup and fired off 7 shots in her second game. She should earn some points at a cost-effective forward price.
- MID: Guro Reiten, Norway ($8,200). While she didn’t tally a goal or assist in her second game, she did both in her first. She did manage 8 crosses in Norway’s second game though. South Korea has a below-average midfield. Pricey but productive.
- MID: Sara Däbritz, Germany ($7,200). Fills up the box score although isn’t on ball as much as you’d like for someone at this price.
- DEF: Wendie Renard, France ($4,900). A quiet game two, but at the price and with her height advantage on set pieces, almost always worth a look.
- DEF: Maren Mjelde, Norway ($3,900). Active in distribution, so could land points on a counter.
- GK: Peng Shimeng, China ($4,000): Will get the opportunity to make saves against Spain. This is more about saving money here so it can be spent on attackers. Shult (Germany, $6,000) always a worthwhile play as well.
- Terrible match-up, but if you’re in need of a cheap utility player, Thembi Kgatlana ($4,400) has been productive for South Africa.
- Same goes for Virginia Torrecilla ($3,900) of Spain. You need your cheaper roster spots to either hit with an unexpected goal or just produce consistent low-end double-digit points. Torrecilla can do either.