IT'S Ladies Night for me this evening and although I daren't tell Mrs Hull, my eye has been caught by not only the dusky Parisien beauties of France's World Cup team but also those dirty-kneed NILFs.
LURGAN TOWN LADIES vs CREWE UNITED LADIES (7.30pm)
It looks to be pretty much pissing it down on the southern banks of Lough Neagh so I can only speculate the style of play may be pretty brutal as could be the scoreline if the match goes ahead.
Lurgan Ladies lie top of the Championship table with 18 points from their opening 6 games including some pretty damn hefty scorelines – they have hit 1-7-4-5-3-9 team goals in those 6 matches and have taken apart most of the sides who have beasted Crewe.
The visitors have also been consistent having lost all of their own opening 5 matches while compiling a g/d of -22 along the way … not bad going and a difference of 47 between themselves and Lurgan!
Here's a few contrasting recent scorelines with the first scoreline being Lurgan's and the latter being Crewe's.
Carnmoney: 7-1 (W)/5-0 (L)
Ballymena: 1-4 (W)/4-0 (L)
East Belfast: 5-1 (W)/0-7 (L)
That's a fairly comprehensive indicator of the disparity between the two sides and if the weather allows we could see a real goalfest here.
- Over 6 match goals
- (13/8, bet365) NAP
FRANCE WOMEN vs NORWAY WOMEN (8pm)
The Norweigan ladies are without their star player Ada Hederberg for the tournament but started pretty well with a comfortable win against Nigeria – they'll be up against it here though and Les Bleus are an incredibly physical side who may just prove too hot to handle.
Step forward their beast at the back Wendie Renard who scored twice against South Korea and is built like a brick shithouse – at 6ft 2in, she is a nightmare to shut out at set-pieces and may be the one who does the business for France as they try to break down a resolute Norway side.
It's not a H2H with a track record of goals and it may just be that any goals come from the corner spot or a similar headed opportunity!
Worth looking out there for prices as there is some difference with bet365 and others having this around 5-2 or less!
- Wendie Renard to score at anytime
- (15-4, Betway) NB