Trifecta: Copa América, Euros, And W Championship Matches Monday

Written By Antonio Maza on July 18, 2022

Despite it being a Monday, key soccer matches will be played, with two deciders in the group stage of the 2022 CONMEBOL Copa América Femenina and the finals of the 2022 CONCACAF W Championship. Additionally, two 2022 UEFA Women’s European Championship matches will determine who is moving on to the knockouts from Group D.

Legal Canadian and US sportsbooks have action on all the matches, including Monday night’s Canada vs. USA W Championship first-place trophy match. It should prove a competitive match, like most of the others.

How to watch, schedule, and the lines for Monday

All times below are Eastern Daylight Savings. BetRivers provides the Copa América lines while the CONCACAF and Euros lines are from PointsBet. All lines are valid as of 8 a.m. EDT on Monday.

  • Euros: Italy (-120) vs. Belgium (+300), 3 p.m., ESPN (Draw +260)
  • Euros: France (-325) vs. Iceland (+800), 3 p.m., ESPN (Draw +400)
  • Copa América: Brazil (-1430) vs. Venezuela (+2500), 5 p.m, FS1 (Draw +1050)
  • Copa América: Uruguay (-122) vs. Peru (+300), 8 p.m., FS1 (Draw +285)
  • W Championship: Costa Rica (+130) vs. Jamaica (+190), 7 p.m., Paramount+ (Draw +245)
  • W Championship: USA (-125) vs. Canada (+340), 10 p.m., Paramount+ (Draw +250)

Brazil looks to extend dominance Monday

Brazil has won all Copa América matches against Venezuela (5V), without conceding a goal. The cumulative score is 34-0 for La Canarinha. Brazil has now accumulated 12 matches without defeat, tying the second-longest unbeaten streak in Copa América Femenina history, only surpassed by another one of Brazil, of 22 matches between 1991 and 2006.

Four of the five goals scored by Debinha in the last two editions of the Copa América have come in the last 15 minutes of the matches and she is the player who has scored the most goals in that period.

Venezuela is, along with Paraguay, one of the two teams that scored from direct free kicks in the current Copa. La Albirroja has managed to do it twice so far.

Can Peru break through against Uruguay?

After two Copa América Femenina meetings, Uruguay is undefeated against Peru, with one win and one draw. Peru is looking to snap a four-match scoreless streak in Copa América play. The last time it was able to do so was against Monday’s opponent, Uruguay, in last year’s edition in a one-goal draw.

Carina Felipe of Uruguay is the player with the second most attempted tackles in the current Copa América, with 13, second only to Érika Salvatierra of Bolivia with 16. Alexandra Kimball (Peru) is, along with Yamila Rodriguez (Argentina), a player who has been caught offside the most times in the current Copa América.

Carolina Birizamberri (Uruguay) suffered nine fouls in three matches in the current Copa América and is the player who won the most fouls along with Mariana Larroquette (Argentina) and Jessica Martínez (Paraguay).

France looks like a sure thing Monday night

In Iceland’s fourth UEFA Women’s Euros tournament, this is the third time they have faced France in the group stages. They lost their other two appearances against the French in 2009 and 2017. France is unbeaten in its past six matches against Iceland.

Iceland has won just one of its 12 matches at the Euros. France has won both of its group-stage matches at this year’s Euros. Only in 2013 have the French ever won three consecutive matches in a Euros tournament. Only England has scored more goals across their opening two matches of this year’s Euros than France, while only Spain has attempted more shots across the first two group-stage matches.

All seven of France’s goals at this year’s Euros have been scored in the first half of their two matches. They have had 28 shots at a 25% conversion rate in the first halves of contests so far, while they are yet to score from 15 shots in the second half. No nation in the competition’s history has ever had a run of eight or more consecutive goals all come in the first half.

Count on several goals between Belgium and Italy

This is the very first meeting between Italy and Belgium at the Euros. Monday’s affair will be the first game between the two nations in any women’s football fixture since September 2018 in a World Cup qualifier, with the Belgians winning 2-1 thanks to a brace from Davinia Vanmechelen.

Italy has won its final group match in three of its six participations at the Euros since the group stage was introduced in 1997, including at the most recent tournament in 2017. Belgium has won only one of its five matches at the Euros to date. That lone win remains the only time in which they’ve been ahead for any amount of time in a match at the tournament.

Italy has only kept three clean sheets in 34 matches at the Euros, and has conceded in each of their last eight matches at the tournament. 11 of the last 13 goals that Italy has conceded at the Euros have been scored in the first half of matches. Italy themselves have scored 14 of their last 17 goals in the competition in the second half of matches.

Belgium’s Tessa Wullaert has been directly involved in 26 goals across her last nine competitive international matches (15 goals, 11 assists), though this does include five goals and three assists in a 19-0 drubbing of Armenia last November.

Exciting conclusion for the 2022 W Championship

After Costa Rica and Jamaica decide third place in this year’s W Championship, the North American Derby caps off a busy Monday of soccer. The United States and Canada will meet for the 63rd time on Monday in a rivalry that dates back to the USWNT’s fifth all-time game. The Americans have more wins (51) and goals (181) against Canada than they do against any other opponent of all time.

Canada ended a 36-match winless run against the USWNT in last summer’s Olympics, winning, 1-0, in the semi-final in Kashima. The USWNT had won 30 of the previous 36 meetings, outscoring the Canadians 84-20 in those games.

Canada will try to win consecutive matches against the USWNT for the second time, also achieving the feat in 2000-01. The United States has never lost to Canada in a World Cup or Olympic qualifier, winning eight of the nine meetings outright. All nine of the previous meetings in qualifying tournaments were also in finals.

Since that loss to Canada last year, the USWNT has won 15 of 18 matches, outscoring opponents, 76-5.

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