SCOTLAND'S women are massive underdogs against Japan today but I'm backing them to avoid defeat.
Shelley Kerr's ladies made a disastrous start to the World Cup with 45 minutes to forget against England before a battling second-half show that could have earned a point.
England and Japan are the top two seeds but Asako Takakura's side looked out of sorts in a 0-0 draw with Argentina.
The only consolation for the favourites was a first clean sheet in eight but if they don't improve Scotland can win if they're braver on the ball.
Scotland aren't as big as they were against the English but McBookie go 4-1 with Japan 3-4 and the draw 13-5.
Kerr is likely to make some changes in attack with Jane Ross a possible starter and Erin Cuthbert moved out wide.
I backed goals in England v Scotland but they could be at a premium and under 2.5 pays 8-11 at McBookie.
Ross, Cuthbert and Kim Little are all 9-1 to score first while last week's scorer Claire Emslie is 12s.
In the other Group D game England are just 1-10 to beat Argentina and should do so with plenty to spare if they stay focused for 90 minutes. Take England -1 at and again back Nikita Parris to score at 17-20.
- Scotland draw no bet (2pm)
- Cuthbert to score first
- England -1 (8pm)
- Parris to score