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South Africa vs. Germany: Odds, Live Stream, TV Info for Women's World Cup 2019

Rob Blanchette@@_Rob_BFeatured ColumnistJune 16, 2019

VALENCIENNES, FRANCE - JUNE 12: Alexandra Popp of Germany looks on during the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup France group B match between Germany and Spain at Stade du Hainaut on June 12, 2019 in Valenciennes, France. (Photo by TF-Images/Getty Images)
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Germany face South Africa in a Group B clash at the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup on Monday.

The Germans collected maximum points from their games against China and Spain and have booked a spot in the knockout rounds.

South Africa are all but eliminated after failing to gain any points in their two fixtures.

                        

Date: Monday, June 17

Time: 6 p.m. (local), 5 p.m. (BST), 12 p.m. (ET)

TV: Fox (U.S.), BBC Red Button (UK)

StreamNBC Sports Live Extra App, FoxfuboTV (U.S.), BBC iPlayer (UK)

Odds: Germany 1-12, South Africa 23-1, draw 11-1 (via Oddschecker)

                       

Preview

The two-time champions have been in cruise control during the group stage, not being at their clinical best in France but still being good enough to beat their opponents.

There might be concerns that one of the tournament favourites could only win both their opening games 1-0, but Germany have the experience and quality to simmer until they need to turn up the heat.

Spain showed teams could dominate the ball against the Germans but that it's incredibly difficult to penetrate their back line.

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Barring an unlikely thumping of Germany on Monday, South Africa's competition is over. They are unable to finish in the top two of Group B, and their minus-three goal difference means they will need a several-goal margin of victory on Monday to have a chance of earning a round-of-16 berth as one of the best third-placed sides.

This is the first time the two nations have played in the women's game, and given the pressure will be off against a side that needs to go for it, Germany could feel this is the perfect opportunity to let their guard down and allow their forwards off the leash.

The midfield has provided Germany's two goals at the tournament, with Giulia Gwinn and Sara Dabritz scoring, and more will be expected from Alexandra Popp.

The striker is an iconic figure in the Germany camp and her country's skipper.

VALENCIENNES, FRANCE - JUNE 12: Alexandra Popp of Germany kicks the ball against Virginia Torrecilla of Spain during the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup France group B match between Germany and Spain at Stade du Hainaut on June 12, 2019 in Valenciennes, Franc
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According to Steffen Potter of FIFA, Popp said at the start of the tournament that any of the top nations could win the World Cup.

"The fact is I don't see a clear favourite. There are a lot of contenders: USA, France, who are the hosts and have come on a lot, and I don't think people have been talking enough about England either. They've improved a great deal too. I'm also looking forward to seeing what reigning European champions the Netherlands do. As for us, we're still among the favourites, of course."

Germany coach Martina Voss-Tecklenburg is likely to rotate her team during Monday's encounter in Montpellier.

The team's important battles are in the future, but Germany will still want to maintain their perfect record in the tournament.

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