This article is part of our Daily Fantasy Soccer Cheat Sheet series.
The final four group stage matches take place Thursday, and we have quite a split of games in terms of motivations. The Netherlands and Canada face off to determine the winner of Group E, with both sides coming in level on six points after beating Cameroon and New Zealand, and they have an equal goal differential of plus-3. A draw will see the Netherlands finish first because they lead on goals scored (four to three heading into the match), which means the only way they don't top the group is if Canada beats them. Oddsmakers are expecting the match to be very close, with the Netherlands a slight +160 favorite on FanDuel Sportsbook while Canada is +175 to win and the draw is +230. The match is also not expected to have a plethora of goals, with the under 2.5 sitting at -124 while the over is +102.
The United States and Sweden play to determine the winner of Group F, with a draw allowing the Americans to top the group because of their goal differential, which sits at plus-16 heading into Thursday. It's tough luck for Sweden, as no other team in the tournament has a better differential than their plus-6, though France and Germany have the same and they've already played three matches. That being said, Sweden's goal differential is expected to decrease Thursday, as the United States is -410 to win, with the over 2.5 goals at -134 (though the over 3.5 is +200). Whoever comes out