Italy, who qualified top of their group are strongly tipped to win against China who finished third place in theirs.
In the event chart cast for the kickoff there is only one major testimony; a square from the Moon to the antiscion of Mars (09 Cancer 45), favouring outsiders China and indicating that this match has potential to be closer, and more surprising, than the pundits anticipate.
The Netherlands, who finished top of their group are favourites to win their Group of 16 match against Japan, who were runners-up in theirs.
Jupiter on the 1st house cusp is a beneficial testimony for the favourites, but is eclipsed in strength by the testimony of Venus who, placed just inside the 7th house, shows the favourite's hopes of victory in the hands of their opponents.
The only other testimony of significance is the conjunction of the Moon's antiscion (21 Virgo 48) to Fortuna, which may be just close enough within orb to salvage the chances of the favourites. At the time of writing, the Netherlands are hotly tipped to win in Rennes, but the event chart for the match speaks of a more equal balance of skills between the two teams. Expect Japan to rise to the challenge with a strong showing which may be enough to surprise the experts and cause another upset.
Sports Astrology by John Frawley
Christian Astrology by William Lilly
Charts calculated by Astrogold for Mobile
Astrological Analysis by www.louiseofarabia.com
Image of goddesses Athena and Nike by Robert Auer