Football Tips: Hansen the hero in this 3/1 New Zealand v Norway Bet Builder

Our footie tipster Max Thompson sees the Norwegian winger playing a big part.


New Zealand v Norway Betting Tips

Norway -1 (Handicap Betting)
Caroline Hansen To Score Anytime
Caroline Hansen To Have 2+ Shots On Target
Caroline Hansen To Commit 1+ Fouls

Thursday, July 20 – 8am: New Zealand (W) v Norway (W)
Women’s World Cup, Group A
Eden Park, Auckland

Norway -1 (Handicap Betting)

It’s finally time for the Women’s World Cup as some of the best in world football descend on Australasia. The co-hosts, New Zealand, get things underway in Auckland and face a tough opener against a highly ranked Norway side.

The hosts have played 15 matches at the Women’s World Cup without winning and come up against an opponent stacked with talent, including the influential Guro Reiten, fresh from winning a domestic double with Chelsea.

The visitors have won their last seven opening Women’s World Cup matches in a row and should continue to fire as they look to make an early statement at the tournament.

Caroline Hansen To Score Anytime

Barcelona’s electric winger, Caroline Graham Hansen, arrives at the World Cup after one of her most successful domestic campaigns to date.

The attacker certainly has an eye for goal, having netted 13 goals in addition to eight assists as the Catalans claimed a treble.

She’s found the net for Norway at the last two major tournaments in a row and will look to add to the whopping 44 goals she’s scored for her country at this one.

Caroline Hansen To Have 2+ Shots On Target

Hansen’s influence will be pivotal to Norway’s chances of succeeding at the tournament.

At the last Women’s World Cup, she took 11 shots, five of which were on target, in just one match as Norway progressed past Australia in the round of 16.

This was the most attempts by any player in a World Cup knockout match over the last three tournaments and the winger will look to test a New Zealand defence that has only ever kept one clean sheet in their World Cup history.

Caroline Hansen To Commit 1+ Fouls

With the expected onslaught of attacking play from Norway, New Zealand may look to alleviate pressure by winning fouls in their own defensive areas.

The experienced captain Ali Riley is partnered in the hosts defence by Tottenham’s 33-year-old defender Ria Percival and the pair have played more World Cup games than anyone in the squad.

They’ll look to lean on their know-how against the magnitude of this Norwegian strike force and Hansen could easily be a culprit for a foul.

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Women’s World Cup Betting Tips

Norway (-1 Handicap)
Caroline Hansen To Score Anytime
Caroline Hansen To Have 2+ Shots On Target
Caroline Hansen To Commit 1+ Fouls

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