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Best Player bets – Women’s World Cup – Netherlands v Sweden
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234 days ago
Netherlands v Sweden is the second Women's World Cup semi-final - we pick out the best player bets for Wednesday's showdown.

1) Vivienne Miedema to score anytime

Arsenal striker Miedema boasts three goals at the World Cup already and has a track record for delivering when it really matters.

The centre-forward, who has 61 goals in her 80 international appearances, scored in all three knockout games at Euro 2017, as the Dutch won the title. In the quarter-finals here, she scored in the 2-0 win over Italy.

She'll see plenty of the ball in the central part of the pitch and isn't afraid to get a shot away. Odds-on in places, 7/4 looks a decent price.

2) Kosovare Asllani to score anytime

The Netherlands have won eight in a row, but they've been conceding goals, doing so against Japan, Cameroon and Canada at this tournament alone.

Fresh from their shock quarter-final win over Germany, the Swedes – who have never failed to score in a World Cup knockout game (14 in all) - look capable of extending that run - even with Fridolino Rolfo ruled out due to suspension.

In her absence, Kosovare Asllani, who has already netted twice in France, may well find more opportunities coming her way. At 4/1 to score in the game, she looks worth a punt.

3) Hanna Glas to be carded

A potential value bet is for Swedish right-back Glas to pick up a card.

She was lucky to escape one in the quarter-final win and will likely have to deal with the lively Dutch star Lieke Martens down her side of the pitch here.

The card count at the tournament hasn't been that high but, with the stakes rising, this looks to have potential.