UPDATED: New information based on starting line-ups.
Thursday is the final day of group play at the 2019 Women’s World Cup.
The USWNT has a showdown with Sweden to determine the winner of Group F. Both teams are undefeated, though the US is, um, ahead on goal differential.
Canada face the Netherlands, also both undefeated and tied on gd, play to determine the winner of Group E.
Head over to DraftKings for your Women’s World Cup Daily Fantasy — a lot of options to select from for Thursday’s games.
Women’s World Cup Thursday Games
As we’ve been doing, before getting to recommended selections, we’ll review lines for each game. Seeing what oddsmakers think when it comes to not just the game itself, but props on total goals or goal scorers, help in creating your lineup.
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 Thursday are:
|12pm ET||Netherlands +160||Draw +230||Canada +165|
|12pm ET||Cameroon +200||Draw +240||New Zealand +125|
|3pm ET||Thailand +1110||Draw +600||Chile -600|
|3pm ET||Sweden +900||Draw +490||USA -410|
Here’s where it gets interesting though: of the games above, the one most likely to go OVER 2.5 goals is: Chile vs Thailand. Chile is favored to win. Chile has cheap players. After you load up on pricey Americans and Netherlandsands, fill in your roster holes with Chileans.
The US vs Sweden is only a slight favorite to go over the 2.5 goal threshold. Netherlands vs Canada is an underdog to hit 3 goals.
Our WWC DFS Picks for June 20th
Remember, it’s only 8 position spots, you have $50,000 to spend with a $6,250 average salary.
Double-check line-ups an hour before game time for any player rotations / non-starters.
- FW: Tobin Heath, US ($9,500). Ride or die with Heath at this point. The reality is this: this is likely a 1-0 / 2-0 game. Is Alex Morgan at $12,000 really worth that goal? Will Sweden game plan around her? Heath has had a strong 2019. Going with the gut her more than anything.
- FW: Rosario Balmaceda, Chile ($5,200). Somebody on Chile has to score, right? Balmaceda will at least get the opportunities. She’s played a full 90 minutes against the US and Sweden, and while she didn’t get a single shot of those games…none of her teammates really did either. So…it’s more about the chance to impact the game, and she’s playing all the minutes.
- MID: Sam Mewis, US ($8,300). Rotated and rested vs Chile, Mewis was strong in midfield against Thailand, tallying 42.3 fantasy points. Of the expensive midfielders, she actually has the best value.
- DEF: Kadeisha Buchanan ($4,800). This is as close to a no-brainer selection as there is on the day. Canada has a stout backline and Buchanan leads them in FPP (11.3). At the price, an absolute must start.
- DEF: Magdelena Erikssen, Sweden ($4,100). Another undervalued gem. She’s averaging double-digit FPPs and does well joining in on the attack.
- GK: Stephanie Labbé, Canada ($4,600): If you go with Sari van Veenendaal ($4,900) that a perfectly sound decision as well. It’s really an either or scenario. Labbé save you an extra $300 you may need for an attacking option. If you have the extra cash to splash when your roster is done–go with SvV.
- UTILITY: Janine Beckie, Canada ($8,500). This Manchester City product is generating a ton of chances, she just hasn’t converting. Bet on her converting one on Thursday.
- Looking for more Chileans? Watch if María José Urrutia ($4,200) gets the start. She’s arguably been Chile’s best attacking option.
- After getting rotated and rested against Chile, we still like Rose Lavelle ($8,100). Nothing changes from what we said before: she’s going to have a breakout WWC (she already has).
- If you don’t fill your Utility with Janine Beckie, go with Christine Sinclair ($8,000). She’s less expensive and the oddsmakers favorite to score the first goal in Canada vs Netherlands.
- On that note, if you’re feeling really adventurous, Sarah Gregorius ($5,400) of New Zealand is the favored first goal scorer in their match against Cameroon. Plug her in at Forward or Utility if you need a low cost filler option.