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.
Football – During the group phase of the 2014 World Cup, 122 goals were scored (excluding penalties and own goals) in 48 matches, a scoring rate of 2.54 goals per match. The 16 matches played in the second round produced just nine goals in normal time after excluding Huntelaar’s penalty and Yobo’s own goal, a rate of 1.13 goals per match. This is an enormous drop from the group stage so what is going on?
FOOTBALL – The Wave shows a quiet first half with any serious offensive production coming from Mexico. This continued at the beginning of the second half but after the goal the Dutch were dominant for almost the whole of the rest of the match.
FOOTBALL – Each day, we are publishing a data report on the teams playing in the fixture that we have deemed match of the day, highlighting the most important characteristics of the teams from the World Cup data that we have been collecting since the World Cup began on June 12. Today, the Netherlands v Mexico.
FOOTBALL – Today’s feature match from the 2014 World Cup is Netherlands v Mexico from Fortaleza. We have Five Fast Facts on this match for you!
FOOTBALL – This Sunday, Netherlands and Mexico will clash for a quarterfinal spot at the 2014 World Cup. Click on the picture to see the full version of our head-to-head infographic.
FOOTBALL – Now that the business end of the World Cup has been reached, the Infostrada Sports Forecast has been updated. Brazil remain the favourites and therefore the most likely winners with an all-South American final between Brazil and Argentina the most probable final at this stage.