- Date: June 11/19, 8:00PM ET
- Where: Stade Auguste-Delaune II, Reims, France
- Betting Odds at New Jersey Sportsbook: Pointsbet
USWNT vs Thailand June 11 Preview
The United States Women team kick off their World Cup defence against Thailand in Reims, France. The Americans qualified for the World Cup in France by winning the 2018 CONCACAF Women's Championship, beating Canada in the eventual final. Thailand reached only their second World Cup, their first coming in 2015, by reaching the semi- finals of the Asian Women’s World Cup where they lost 4-0 to China.
Both sides have met each other once before, in a 2016 friendly in Ohio. The United States emerged 9-0 victors in that clash, which remains Thailand’s worst ever defeat. The Thai team will be looking to add to their lone World Cup victory with the unlikest of results against the reigning World champions. Thailand were knocked out in the group stages in 2015, losing 4-0 to both Norway and Germany, with a 3-2 win over the Ivory Coast sandwiched in between those defeats.
The United States, meanwhile, are looking to become the first American team and just the second women’s international side alongside Germany, to retain the world title. A fourth World Cup in France would extend America’s World Cup title lead over the rest of the pack by two with Germany in outright second while Norway and Japan sit joint third.
USA vs Thailand June 11 Prediction
The Americans will be fully expecting victory and will hope that games against Thailand and Chile will provide good warm ups for their first big test, 2003 World Cup finalists Sweden. The United States should emerge with a comfortable victory.