This article is part of our Daily Fantasy Soccer Cheat Sheet series.
Friday's quarter-final matchup between France and the United States is a bit disappointing in that it's not being played to determine the World Cup winner. Ranked fourth and first, respectively, in the FIFA World Rankings, the host nation comes in as a +210 underdog on FanDuel Sportsbook, with the United States +130 to win. A relatively tight affair is expected, with the odds sitting at -134 for under 2.5 goals versus +110 for the over, as well as -122 for both teams to score versus -110 for just one. Similar to other knockout matches, we must have winner, either after extra time or penalties, and the Americans are -142 to advance to the semi-final while France is +102.
France beat the U.S. 3-1 in an international friendly in January thanks to a brace from Kadidiatou Diani and a solo effort from Marie-Antoinette Katoto, while Mallory Pugh ended the clean sheet with a 91st-minute goal. Prior to that, the two sides had a 1-1 draw in the 2018 SheBelieves Cup, France won 3-0 in the 2017 version, and the United States' last win over France came during the 2016 Summer Olympics thanks to a Carli Lloyd goal assisted by Tobin Heath (if you told me that was the last time Heath was on the scoresheet I might believe you after her 2019 World Cup returns). Needless to say, this is a clash of titans that will be one of the most-watched soccer matches this year.
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