We have almost reached the end of the 2019 Women’s World Cup, and today we will find out whether it will be Sweden or the Netherlands who will appear in the finals against the USA, while the loser will face England in the third-place match. This match will begin at 3:00 pm EST, sharp. As far as single-game slates go this one is rather appealing to me personally as I have been able to pick out consistent performers. As always remember to make sure that all your players will be starting, on both FanDuel and DraftKings it should be indicated with a green checkmark.
Lieke Martens – As a striker, Martens’ value is very much tied to her offensive production, but that hasn’t stopped her from intercepting the ball and finishing tackles when necessary. Lieke Martens already has two goals in this tournament with both coming against Japan, but more importantly, she has created nine chances along with her six shots on target. This means that she can be relied upon for both playmaking and finishing, both of which will contribute to your point totals.
Kosovare Asllani – With two goals and two assists in the Women’s World Cup to this point, Asllani is definitely one of Sweden’s most dangerous strikers. Asllani has also posted a ridiculous 16 chances created throughout five games! More importantly, she has also recorded eight tackles, so her risk is lowered by her ability to record points without ending up on the scoresheet.
Stina Blackstenius – Blackstenius is heating up with a goal in each of her last two games she will look to continue that trend today against the Netherlands. Blackstenius is in a boom or bust spot relying heavily on her offensive production, specifically from goals and SOG for the majority of her fantasy points. Stina poses considerable risk, but she is currently in good form with a high upside. I wouldn’t mind this play.
Honorable Mention(s): Miedema
**Sherida Spitse** – There really isn’t enough to say about Spitse. As I see it, she has been the most valuable player of the entire tournament. She has four assists, 11 chances created, racks up tons of defensive statistics, has two shots on goal and takes Dutch set pieces. Not to mention that she has continually progressed higher in every game, receiving more points in each match she plays.
Elin Rubensson – Relatively inexpensive, Rubensson already has a goal and an assist at this point in the World Cup and has gotten these attacking points while also recording some defensive stats such as clearances, interceptions and tackles. Her upside is very much tied to her offensive production, but she more than likely won’t bust if she doesn’t end up on the scoresheet. Not to mention that she has scored a PK for Sweden already in this tournament.
Honorable Mention(s): Groenen
Linda Sembrant – Already with a goal and an assist at this point, she has posted solid performances in each of her five games. Sembrant is interesting in the way that she will either have a very offensively productive game or a very defensively productive game, but to this point, she hasn’t had both. Nevertheless, if she finds her way on the scoresheet, I could easily see her being the play of the slate.
Hanna Glas – Glas has contributed defensively in every game from the right full back position and to this point she has ten blocks and 13 tackles. Also of note is that Glas has created six chances, which under many circumstances could easily lead to an assist.
Stefanie van der Gragt – van der Gragt’s point production heavily relies on her defensive actions, but as was seen last game, she is also capable of finding the back of the net as she put the nail in the coffin that sent Italy packing. Van der Gragt plays up the center of the pitch and will most likely be kept very busy tonight against Sweden’s strong offence who has ten goals in the World Cup thus far.
Honorable Mention(s): Bloodworth
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