With World Cup Qualifying just over a week away, the United States Women's National Team will tune up with a pair of friendly matches against Colombia. The first is Saturday night outside Denver, and they will meet again Tuesday in Sandy, Utah. The USWNT enters Saturday night's game on a 12-game unbeaten run (9-3-0), and it has a strong mix of veterans and youth. Longtime stars Alex Morgan and Megan Rapinoe will join youngsters like Mallory Pugh, Sophia Smith and even Trinity Rodman as Vlatko Andonovski continues to put his stamp on the team. The teams are gearing up for the Concacaf W Championship, which also serves as qualifying for the 2023 Women's World Cup.
Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. ET at DSG Park in Commerce City, Colo. Caesars Sportsbook lists the United States as a -10000 favorite (risk $10,000 to win $100) on the 90-minute money line in its latest USWNT vs. Colombia odds. Colombia is a +2200 underdog, a regulation draw is priced at +1500 and the over-under for total goals scored is set at 5.5. Before making any Colombia vs. USWNT picks or 2022 women's international friendly predictions, you have to see what proven soccer insider Martin Green has to say.
After working in the sports betting industry for several years, Green became a professional sports writer and handicapper and has covered the game worldwide. Since then, his European soccer picks have been stunningly accurate. Green has generated more than $37,000 for $100 bettors since the 2017-18 season. He has his finger on the pulse of the game all over the globe.
Now, Green has broken down the USWNT vs. Colombia matchup from every angle and just revealed his coveted picks and predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see his picks. Here are the betting lines and trends for Colombia vs. USWNT:
- USWNT vs. Colombia Over/Under: 5.5 goals
- USWNT vs. Colombia money line: USA -10000, Colombia +2200, Draw +1500
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- USWNT: It has scored 411 goals and yielded 63 since 2016, going 102-15-6
- COL: It has a 181-162 goal advantage over its 115 matches (51-25-39)
Why you should back the USWNT
The Americans have never lost to Colombia, going 7-1-0 in their eight previous meetings, outscoring them 30-2. The two goals came in a 2-2 draw in the final group-stage match at the 2016 Olympics. Morgan might be 32 years old, but she can still dominate, as she has a league-high 11 goals for the NWSL's San Diego Wave. Rapinoe hasn't played much with OL Reign, and she is 36, but her leadership will be invaluable for the young American squad.
Pugh has established herself as one of the team's top scorers at age 24, posting 23 goals in 17 games, and she should join Morgan and Smith in a fierce attack. Smith, 21, is a star with Portland Thorns and is second with eight NWSL goals. Captain Becky Sauerbrunn and Kelly O'Hara are the veterans on a back line that also features youth. Alana Cook, 25, and Naomi Girma, 21 could pair up in the middle, with veteran Alyssa Naeher likely backing them up in net.
Why you should back Colombia
The Colombians could benefit from the Americans' youth movement, as Andonovski tries to find the right mix, especially on the back line. Sauerbrunn is 37 and O'Hara is 33, and five of the six other defenders have less than 15 caps. The USWNT has been held off the score sheet twice and to one goal another time in its past nine games, so it doesn't always bring its "A" game. Colombia is on a seven-game unbeaten run since a 2-0 loss to Mexico last September.
The Colombians are led by captain Daniela Montoya and striker Catalina Usme, who has 20 goals in 29 international matches. They helped the team battle to two draws with Argentina and two more against Venezuela over their past four games. Before that, they won consecutive games over Uruguay and beat Chile 2-0. Colombia has scored 10 goals over its seven-match unbeaten streak. It posted four clean sheets over that span, including two of the past three.
How to make USWNT vs. Colombia picks
Green has scrutinized the Colombia vs. USWNT match from every angle, and he is leaning under on the goal total. He provides his confident best bet and has a full breakdown of the match. He's only sharing those picks at SportsLine.
So where does all the betting value lie in Colombia vs. USWNT? Visit SportsLine now to see the best bets for the Colombia vs. USWNT match, all from the European soccer expert who has generated more than $37,000 for $100 bettors over the past four seasons, and find out.