ANALYSE THIS: Germany slight favourites at FIFA Women’s World Cup

FOOTBALL – Germany are the favourites for the FIFA Women’s World Cup, but only just, according to a new analysis from Infostrada Sports. The United States are second favourites and there is nearly 50% chance of the winners being one or the other of these two teams. They are, however, most likely to meet each other at the semi-final stage of the competition.

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ANALYSE THIS: Asian Cup vs African Cup of Nations – which is the strongest?

FOOTBALL – The 2015 African Cup of Nations begins in Equatorial Guinea on Saturday, 17 January and will be running alongside the 2015 Asian Cup which started eight days earlier in Australia. With 32 teams playing at these two continental tournaments, we set out to discover which has the strongest field of teams.

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ANALYSE THIS: Data Report – World Cup 2014

FOOTBALL – Throughout the second phase of the World Cup, we brought you Data Reports before selected matches. With the competition over, here are the winners of a number of team categories. All of these statistics are contained in our Round-up document which is also available throughout domestic league seasons.

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ANALYSE THIS: Wave – Cameroon v Brazil

FOOTBALL – Cameroon were only a threat in the first half but still reached the break 2-1 down as Brazil made the most of two of their three good first half periods. The match was very flat after Brazil’s third goal with the home team only really dangerous in two periods of the second half. However, both produced goals.

CMR - BRA

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ANALYSE THIS: Why Dutch sharp shooting unlikely to continue

FOOTBALL – Group B rivals Chile and the Netherlands have been the most accurate of the 32 teams with their shooting at the 2014 World Cup.  The Dutch in particular have been genuine sharp shooters with 21 of their 27 shots on target. However, there is reason to believe that this is not sustainable for the remainder of the competition.

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