A place in the last-16 stage of the women’s World Cup is at stake on Tuesday with Haiti and Denmark meeting in Group D at Perth Rectangular Stadium, Perth (12:00 KO).
Despite losing 1-0 to both England and China, Haiti can still clinch second spot if they beat Denmark and China fail to get a positive result against England.
As for Denmark, a victory would ensure their place in the knockout round of the tournament, while a point would also be good enough as long as China do not beat England.
Haiti superstar Melchie Dumornay perhaps proved her fitness by playing 45 minutes after being introduced at half-time in the loss to China and she could be installed straight into the starting XI.
Amalie Vangsgaard, who netted the only goal in the opening win over China, could be handed a starting spot for Denmark after being named on the bench again for the defeat to England last time out.
Denmark to win 1-0 @ 5/1
Although yet to pick up a point, Haiti have impressed with their resolute defending and the fact both England and China needed a penalty to see them off is testament to how tough they have been to break down.
However, it has been a tougher challenge creating chances at the other end and they only had two shots on target against China, who had a player sent off in the 29th minute.
Getting that balance between attack and defence has proven difficult and it would be no surprise to see them struggle to carve out opportunities against the Danes.
Denmark’s last three victories have all come by 1-0 scorelines, while five of their last six World Cup games have seen at least one team fail to find the back of the net.
This is a game that could be decided on fine margins and it is one that Lars Sondergaard’s side should just be able to edge, with a 1-0 correct score the value play.
Pernille Harder to score anytime @ 5/6
If anyone is going to score for Denmark there is a good chance it will be captain Pernille Harder, who has scored 70 goals in 143 caps for her country.
The Bayern Munich forward, who netted eight times in 10 WSL appearances for Chelsea last season, continues to be a driving force at the tip of the attack and often produces in times of need.
With a place in the knockout stages for the first time since the 1995 edition at stake, the skipper can fire her side into the last 16.