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18 Jun 2019 by Dave McGourty

2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup – Cameroon vs New Zealand Preview & Prediction

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THE FACTS

When is Cameroon vs New Zealand taking place? Thursday 20th June 2019 – 17:00 (UK)

Where is Cameroon vs New Zealand taking place? Stade de la Mosson, Montpellier

What television channel is Cameroon vs New Zealand on? BBC Red Button

Where can I stream Cameroon vs New Zealand? UK users can stream this match via BBC iPlayer

Where can I get tickets for Cameroon vs New Zealand? https://www.fifa.com/womensworldcup/organisation/ticketing/

THE TEAM NEWS

CAMEROON

  • Cameroon are looking to pick up their first positive result of the 2019 World Cup having lost to both Canada and the Netherlands in their opening two matches of the tournament.
  • They produced a spirited effort against the Dutch on Saturday and went in at half-time with the score at 1-1. An early second half goal, however, gave the Dutch the impetus and as Cameroon tired, their opponents took advantage and scored a third goal five minutes from time.
  • If they are to win this encounter, Cameroon will have to show more goal threat than they have in their previous two matches – they have produced a total of just three attempts on target during the tournament so far.

NEW ZEALAND

  • New Zealand have lost each of their previous two 2019 World Cup matches without scoring a goal. Last time out they were thoroughly outplayed against Canada in a 2-0 defeat as they never got close enough to put enough pressure on their opponents and were punished as a result.
  • It is now 14 games without a win at the FIFA Women's World Cup for New Zealand, with 11 losses, three draws and no victories although this does represent a good chance for them to get a positive result.
  • Influential defender CJ Bott had to go straight to hospital after she fractured her wrist in the first half of the Canada match and so she is ruled out. Ria Percival moved from central midfield to right-back when Bott departed against Canada and will likely take her place from the start against Cameroon.

THE PREDICTION

Cameroon and New Zealand have both lost their opening two matches and only a win gives either of them a chance of making it to the knockout stages, whilst they also need other groups' third-placed sides to slip up. Winning may prove beyond either team as they have both been ineffective in attacking areas during the tournament so far and it is possible this could be a tight encounter with limited quality, a low-scoring draw could be the likely outcome.

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