Group B Predictions

Written by Johnny Salinas

 

Germany and Norway have both proven to be women soccer giants and their high global rankings, Germany being 1 overall and Norway being 11, makes these two teams the most likely to come out of the group stage. Thailand and Cote d’Ivoire have never had much international success when playing outside of their region, so this makes it very difficult to see these two teams upsetting either Norway or Germany. With Germany being in such strong form and being the dominant force in UEFA with a squad full of skilled and talented players, they will probably come out on top by going 3-0 in the group stage. Norway also has a squad full of very experienced and talented players and should come in second in their group by going 2-1. Thailand has not had much success in their history, but they have much more success in their history than Cote d’Ivoire does and have proven to be able to pull through in times of desperation; it is that determination that will allow them to take third place in the group by compiling a 1-2 record while Cote d’Ivoire will go 0-3.

Score Predictions

Germany 2-0 Cote d’Ivoire

Thailand 0-4 Norway

Germany 2-1 Norway

Cote d’Ivoire 0-1 Thailand

Germany 3-0 Thailand

Norway 2-0 Cote d’Ivoire

Final Group Standings

1. Germany, 9 points, +6 Goal Differential

2. Norway, 6 points, +5 Goal Differential

3. Thailand, 3 points, -6 Goal Differential

4. Cote d’Ivoire, 0 points, -7 Goal Differential

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How to cite this article: “Group B Predictions” Written by Johnny Salinas (2015), World Cup 2015, Soccer Politics Blog, Duke University, http://sites.duke.edu/wcwp/world-cup-guides/world-cup-2015-guide/players-to-watch-at-the-2015-womens-world-cup/group-b-predictions/ (accessed on (date))

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