Match Preview: Italy W 2-0 China W Prediction and Betting Tips | World Cup Women (Play-off)

Italy W – China W betting tips for today, June 25, 2019

Kick-off: 17:00 Italy W – China W
Football: World Cup Women – Play-off
Tip: Over 1.5 Goals
Odds: 1.57
Bookmaker: 1xbet
Match Result: 2:0 WON!!!

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Italy lost 1-0 in their last group stage fixture (vs Brazil), putting an end to a four-game winning streak. Scoring an average of 3.0 goals per fixture across that run, the ‘Azzurre’ have reserved their best until last recently, scoring five of their seven World Cup (WC) goals of 2019 in the second half.
Additionally, Italy have found the net in 17 of their last 18 fixtures, returning a record of: W13, D2, L3, if excluding extra-time. However, they have been struggling at the back recently, conceding in seven of their last eight outings.
Qualifying for the WC knockout stage for a fifth time, China won just one of their three group stage fixtures (W1, D1, L1). If the ‘Steel Roses’ lose this one, it will likely be ‘to-nil’ as they have failed to score in each of their ten historical WC finals losses, including penalty shootout eliminations.
Encouragingly, however, the Chinese have kept a sheet in eight of their last nine WC finals wins. Recently, China’s games have also seen a high frequency of 1-0 scorelines either way, with half of their last eight matches producing that result.
Players to watch: Aurora Galli (ITA) has scored five goals in her last six games for club and country, three of which have arrived beyond the hour mark.
China’s Li Ying scored seven goals in five appearances at last year’s AFC Asian Cup, and the winning opener in their single win of this WC campaign.
Stat attack: Italy have scored exactly one goal beyond the 80th minute in each of their last three wins.
Italy have conceded multiple goals just once in their last 12 games.
Nine of China’s last ten WC finals matches have produced under 2.5 total goals.
China recorded a total of just four shots on target in their three group stage fixtures (1.33 on average).