There’s plenty of football to enjoy on Tuesday 25th July, with three games taking place at the Women’s World Cup while Champions League qualifying moves into the second round.
Taking in two games in each competition, here’s a four-fold accumulator for Tuesday’s action that pays out at over 24/1.
Colombia vs South Korea
It will be interesting to see how the officials deal with the physicality of Colombia, particularly after their recent friendly with the Republic of Ireland was abandoned. However, it is not going to make things easy for their opponents, in this case South Korea.
Other sides possess greater attacking flair so don’t expect the South Americans to be firing them in, but they do make life tough – with Brazil edging the Copa America final 1-0 thanks to a penalty.
South Korea have picked up confidence with recent warm-up wins, but they had struggled against better teams previously, while they lost all three matches at the last World Cup in 2019.
With Germany also in the group, this match could be key to who progresses to the knockout stages and a cagey contest could ensue and a low-scoring draw looks the play.
Switzerland Women to beat Norway Women
Norway came into the tournament as favourites to win Group A, but they are now facing the very real prospect of an early exit, a catastrophic result for a team that has made the knockouts in seven of the eight previous World Cups, which includes winning the title in 1995.
And that scenario is a very real possibility after a disappointing opening 1-0 defeat against New Zealand, admittedly in front of a partisan home crowd. They did hit the bar but were way under par, particularly in front of goal, hitting the target only twice while forcing just two corners.
That result came against a side who had just one win in 12 games previously, so don’t be put off by Switzerland’s seven-game winless run prior to the tournament – ended by a dominant 2-0 win over the Philippines.
The Swiss, ranked higher than New Zealand, have split the head-to-head with Norway at two wins apiece and have plenty of attacking threat with the likes of Ana Maria Crnogorcevic, Ramona Bachmann and Alisha Lehmann in their squad. They look too big at 9/4 to ignore.
Molde to beat HJK Helsinki
After failing to win any of their opening four games in the Eliteserien, Molde are playing catch-up domestically, but they have recovered markedly to win nine of their next 12, while they also held leaders Bodo/Glimt to a 2-2 on the road.
Since that draw, they have won four on the bounce, scoring 14 goals in the process and seem in prime form as they enter the Champions League qualifying rounds.
HJK edged to a 3-2 aggregate success over Larne in the previous round to make it this far, but this is usually the end of the road for the Finnish side as they have lost their last four ties at this stage.
They look short on firepower to get the better of Molde as they have only scored more than one goal in two of their last 12 games, while a recent 1-0 home reverse to second-bottom Lahti diminishes any confidence.
FC Copenhagen to beat Breidablik
Breidablik are riding the crest of a wave at the moment, having won the title for only the second time in their history, while they have made a solid enough start to their second ever Champions League campaign. winning all four games and scoring 15 goals in the process.
FC Copenhagen though are a step up on their previous opponents and the Danes showed they were no mugs last year in the tournament proper. They held Sevilla, Manchester City and Borussia Dortmund to draws at home, admittedly getting thumped on all three away trips.
However, Breidablik are not the same calibre of opponent and, after opening their Superliga campaign with a 2-1 win at Lyngby, the Danes should be tuned in enough to get the better of their Icelandic counterparts.