Women's World Cup: Thursday DFS Breakdown
Women's World Cup: Thursday DFS Breakdown

This article is part of our Daily Fantasy Soccer Cheat Sheet series.

Thursday's opening match includes the sides that were expected to battle for the top spot in Group C, though Australia were dealt a heavy blow in their first match by losing to Italy despite having 64 percent possession and outshooting them 16 to six. Their lone goal against the Italians came on a rebounded penalty by Samantha Kerr, arguably the best player in the world but also one who came in with zero career World Cup goals. Australia are favored in the match (+115 on FanDuel Sportsbook), and Kerr's +105 anytime goal scorer odds are the best on the slate, so don't be surprised when she's very highly owned. Left-back Ellie Carpenter ($4,300 on DraftKings) led the team with eight crosses, though it was Steph Catley ($4,600) who took two of their three corners, with midfielder Chloe Logarzo the other one. Logarzo was a solid fantasy scorer in her 61 minutes on the pitch, finishing with 10.25 fantasy points from three shots, including one on goal, one cross, one tackle won and five fouls drawn. And speaking of Catley, whether she remains on set pieces is one issue, but the other is that she is expected to start at center-back in place of the injured Clare Polkinghorne, which obviously limits her open-play crossing opportunities (that being said, she had none in the first match anyway). Australia is actually expected to have a few lineup changes from their opening match, with Elise Kellond-Knight rumored to be moving into the

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Andrew M. Laird
Andrew M. Laird, the 2017 and 2018 FSWA Soccer Writer of the Year, is RotoWire's Head of DFS Content and Senior Soccer Editor. He is a seven-time FSWA award finalist, including twice for the Football Writer of the Year Award.
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