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Alex Morgan put on a show against Thailand in USA's opening game of the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup, tying a USWNT record with a five-goal performance. After such a dominant showing, there will likely be a ton of attention on the 29-year-old forward ahead of the team's second game against Chile.
If you're inclined to make a wager on Morgan's performance on Saturday, there are quite a few prop bets available on FanDuel Sportsbook.
1. First Goal Scorer
Morgan is favored to be the first goal scorer (+200), followed by Carli Lloyd and Megan Rapinoe, who are both listed at +240. It's worth nothing that Morgan scored the first goal in USA's 13-0 rout of Thailand and that her goal came in the 12th minute.
2. To Score 2 or More Goals
Morgan is also available at +110 to score two or more goals, once again followed by Lloyd and Rapinoe (+155). Morgan has scored 106 career goals in 164 appearances for the USWNT, so it's no surprise that she's projected for another big-time performance. She also scored five of Team USA's 13 goals in the game against Thailand.
3. To Score a Hat Trick (3 Goals)
If you're feeling particularly confident, you can also wager on Morgan to score a hat trick (three goals), as she's listed at +370 to do so. Meanwhile, both Lloyd and Rapinoe have the next best odds at +500.
4. Last Goal Scorer
While it's tough to envision Morgan repeating her five-goal game against Chile, she also has the best odds to be Team USA's last goal scorer. At +200 odds, Morgan is again the leader in the clubhouse, indicating that she's the most likely to either score the team's first or last goal versus Chile.
5. Alex Morgan to Score in 90 Minutes and USA to Win the Match
A two-part prop bet involving Morgan is the only one without plus odds available on FanDuel Sportsbook. At -380, the sportsbook seems pretty confident that Morgan will score a goal and that Team USA will defeat Chile. With -20000 odds to win the game, if you're willing to take the risk, this prop is likely the easiest to hit.
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