China PR vs. Spain: Odds, Live Stream, TV Info for Women's World Cup 2019

Matt JonesFeatured ColumnistJune 16, 2019

PARIS, FRANCE - JUNE 13: Li Ying of China celebrates her goal with Lin Yuping during the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup France group B match between South Africa and China PR at Parc des Princes stadium on June 13, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Jean Catuffe/Getty Images)
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It's winner takes all when Spain and China go head-to-head on Monday at the FIFA Women's World Cup, with the victor guaranteed a place in the knockout stages.

Both teams are on three points after two games apiece, although Spain sit in second spot in Group B thanks to a superior goal difference.

In their previous match, the Spanish were unable to make their possession count against Germany, with a defensive error costing them in a 1-0 win. That result allowed China to draw level with La Roja, with Li Ying's goal enough for them to get the better of South Africa.

With Germany up against South Africa and expected to coast to victory, the winner of this game is set to finish second in the group. Here are the key details for the crunch match, including the latest odds and viewing details.

                 

Odds

China win: 17-4

Draw: 5-2

Spain win: 13-15

Odds according to Oddschecker.

              

Date: Monday, June 17

Time: 5 p.m. (BST), 12 p.m. (ET)

TV Info: BBC Red Button (UK), FOX Sports 1 (U.S.)

Live Stream: BBC website (UK), FOX Sports Go (U.S.)

                 

Preview 

Here is how Group B is shaping up ahead of the final set of matches:

Spain were left frustrated in their second match of the competition, as they were unable to break down a combative Germany team on Wednesday.

For long spells, Jorge Vilda Rodriguez watched his team control the tempo and probe at the German defence. However, every time they sought to be incisive in possession, they were shut down by their opponents.

The coach would have been disappointed with the usually dependable captain Marta Torrejon, who dallied in her own six-yard box, allowing Sara Dabritz to bundle home with a slide tackle, as Match of the Day shared:

Rodriguez will forgive his side's one-dimensional play against a team as strong as Germany, although he will demand more against a China outfit that won't be as well organised.

They are likely to dominate the ball again, meaning there will be an onus on the likes of Jennifer Hermoso and Virginia Torrecilla to create from central areas. Meanwhile, forward Nahikari Garcia will need to be more clinical with the opportunities that come her way.

What they will need to be aware of is China getting in front, as they have shown consistently they are tough to beat on the big stage when they nudge ahead:

After a defeat to Germany in their opener, there were some signs of nerves from China during their showdown with South Africa, even after Li had given them a lead on the cusp of half-time.

In an otherwise dull match at the Parc des Princes, the forward's excellent volley was enough to earn the points for her side:

China will need to show more composure and patience if they are going to come through against Spain. While they need to win to guarantee progression, they are likely to be without the ball for long periods and will have to transition quickly when play does break down; a counter-attack or another moment of brilliance from Li looks like their best route to goal.

Spain need more from their best players on the ball, as they will again look to pick the lock against a resolute defence. China are not as cohesive as Germany, though, and will eventually let their opponents through.

                      

Prediction: China 0-1 Spain

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