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

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England only need a draw against Japan on Wednesday to top Group D, a situation that would allow them to face either China, Chile or Cameroon in the round of 16. Meanwhile, Japan could finish first in Group D with a win, though they could also finish third if they lose and Argentina beat Scotland by more than one goal. England lost to Japan 2-1 in the semi-finals four years ago, though they dominated them 3-0 in the SheBelieves Cup earlier this season thanks to goals from Lucy Staniforth, Karen Carney and Bethany Mead. England is favored at +112 on DraftKings Sportsbook, while Japan is +265 to win, and we're not expecting a goal-fest in this one, with the over 2.5 goals sitting at +143 while the under is -186.

There is speculation that England could rotate a little because they have already qualified for the round of 16, and part of that speculation includes the addition to Toni Duggan, who missed the first two matches due to injury. At $7,700 on DraftKings, she makes for a decent option if she gets the start, though she could be very interesting at just $10 on FanDuel. But again, there is little expectation that there will be a ton of scoring in this game, so it may not be all that necessary to pay up for Nikita Parris, Ellen White or Mead. Or maybe we should pay up for them because scoring will be at a minimum and

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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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