Both China and Haiti were on the wrong end of 1-0 defeats in their opening games in Group D at the Women’s World Cup and will be looking to make amends at the Hindmarsh Stadium in Adelaide on Friday 29 July (12pm UK time).
Haiti’s Jennyfer Limage has been ruled out of the tournament after suffering an anterior cruciate ligament injury and Ruthny Mathurin should replace her in the backline as a result.
China may field a similar team to the one that was edged out 1-0 against Denmark last week.
Both Teams To Score @ 11/10
Both teams know that after defeats in their first games, they likely need a victory here to keep their hopes of qualifying for the knockout stages alive given the group favourites for progression are Denmark and England.
That could lead to a more open game than usual and both teams showed flashes of attacking intent in their openers against strong teams.
Both sides have found the net in four of Haiti’s last six matches and the same landed in two of China’s final three warm-up games in preparation for the tournament.
Back against teams of a similar level to their own, they should be able to flex their attacking muscles and both sides can get on the scoresheet.
Melchie Dumornay To Score Anytime @ 4/1
Melchie Dumornay is Haiti’s brightest star and one of the most highly thought of youngsters in world football, winning Goal’s NXGN award for best teenager in the world last year alongside Jude Bellingham.
The 19-year-old has moved to French side Lyon this summer and seemingly has the world at her feet, she was arguably the best player on the park in her country’s opening game against England.
Dumornay netted 19 times in 33 games for Reims in her two years there in the Division 1 Femeni and she has scored eight times in 13 matches for Haiti. Take her to get on the scoresheet in this clash.
The midfielder managed one of her side’s only shots on target against the Lionesses so is clearly happy to have a pop at goal and may be able to take advantage of any weaknesses in this Chinese defence.
Expect her to link well with captain Nerilia Mondesir to work opportunities from a back line that has conceded six goals in their last three matches.