Match Preview: China 0-0 Spain Prediction and Betting Tips | World Cup Women (Group B)

China – Spain betting tips for today, June 17, 2019

Kick-off: 17:00 China – Spain
Football: World Cup Women – Group B
Tip: Over 1.5 Goals
Odds: 1.49
Bookmaker: 1xbet
Match Result: 0:0 LOST

Match Preview

Progression to the World Cup (WC) knockout stages hangs in the balance for both China (FIFA rank: #16) and Spain (#13) ahead of their first ever encounter in this competition. The loser (if any) may still qualify via the ranking of third-placed sides, but any winner of this clash will ensure progression.
China’s games have shown a high frequency of 1-0 scorelines one way or the other, with over 50% (five) of their last nine competitive matches producing that result. The ‘Steel Roses’ now seek a second consecutive WC victory for the first time since 1999, when they reached the final.
Interestingly, China may feel confident after earning more WC victories against European sides (eight) than they have against sides from any other continent. Spain meanwhile, lost their sole previous WC game against Asian opponents back in 2015 – following a 2-1 loss to South Korea.
Spain’s victory in the first group game was their first ever in the WC (W1, D1, L3). They have failed to keep a clean sheet in all five games to date, though they have kept a clean sheet in two of their last three matches against sides ranked below them by FIFA, winning all three.
Players to watch: China’s Li Ying scored seven goals in five appearances at last year’s AFC Asian Cup, and the winning opener in their last group game of this WC.
Spain star Jennifer Hermoso has scored six goals in ten 2019 appearances, whilst no other Spanish player has scored more than two.
Stat attack: Five of China’s last seven matches have produced under 2.5 total goals in 90 minutes.
Spain qualified with a perfect record (W8) scoring 25 goals in the process (+23 Goal Difference).
Eight of Spain’s last nine victories have produced at least a two-goal margin.