2019 Women's World Cup Odds with Expert Betting Predictions
With all due respect to the upcoming Copa America tournament held in Brazil starting next Friday, my full and undivided attention will be on the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup being held in France. Not only are World Cup tournaments more entertaining, but they provide an endless amount of betting options that in turn hold value that we can turn into profit.
While the Copa America may grab all the headlines because of names like Neymar, Messi, Vidal and the rest of the star-studded rosters these South American teams put together, the Women's World Cup is a phenomenal platform for these young (and old) ladies to show the world exactly how much time and dedication they put into honing their skills and give us a glimpse into what it means to represent your country on the grandest stage. Women's leagues don't hold the luster of that the men's pro leagues do, so as such, this is undoubtedly the biggest tournament of any female soccer player's life.
With that said, and because you are reading this betting preview, you simply cannot afford to miss out on our soccer selections for this tournament. We will not be giving out a Futures play like we normally do, but we will have action on almost every single game this tournament in order to give you the full World Cup experience. You can join our soccer team and start winning with us now by clicking here. It should be noted that Doc's is on an outstanding soccer run and has hit a season-high in profit. Doc's releases soccer players Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 11:30 am to cover you for the entire week's action.
Over the next few hundred words, I will be bringing you the important facts of the tournament to further your soccer knowledge. I will bring you the complete list of odds for every country's chance to actually win the tournament, and then I will break down some of the teams that I will be keeping an eye out for.
2019 Women's World Cup - Need to Know
Location: The 2019 Women's World Cup will be held in France, and the games will be split between the following nine cities/stadiums; Parc Olympique Lyonnais in Lyon, Parc des Princes in Paris, Allianz Riviera in Nice, Stade de la Mosson in Montpellier, Roazhon Park in Rennes, Stade Oceane in Le Havre, Stade du Hainaut in Valenciennes, Stade Auguste-Delaune in Reims and Stade des Alpes in Grenoble.
Scheduling: The opening match will be played between France and The Korea Republic on June 7 at the Parc des Princes in Paris while the semi-finals (July 2 & 3) and Finals (July 7) will be contested at Parc Olympique Lyonnais in Lyon.
Referees : There will be VAR (video assistant referees) for the first time in a Women's World Cup tournament. VAR was first deployed in last year's World Cup that took place in Russia.
Group Stage Format: Each team plays each other one time and the two teams with the most points (three points for a win, one point for a tie) from the three group stage games automatically qualify for the Round of 16. Additionally, the best four third-place teams from the groups also advance. If two teams are tied on points, the first tiebreaker is goal difference in all group stage matches, if still tied, the number of goals for and then if still tied, the head-to-head record of the two teams in question.
2019 Women's World Cup Team's and Futures Odds
The following is a list of countries involved in the 2019 Women's World Cup. In brackets, you will see their odds at winning the entire tournament. All odds you see are courtesy of Bovada
France (+350), United States (+350), Germany (+550), England (+600), Australia (+1400), Holland (+1400), Japan (+1400), Canada (+2000), Spain (+2500), Brazil (+2500), Sweden (+2500), Norway (+3300), Italy (+5000), China PR (+6600), South Korean (+10000), New Zealand (+12500), Scotland (+15000), Argentina (+40000), Chile (+50000), Nigeria (+50000), South Africa (+50000), Cameroon (+75000), Jamaica (+100000), Thailand (+150000).
As you can see, the host nation France and the defending champions, United States, are co-favorites to win the tournament. Germany, England, Holland and Canada are all teams with a great shot to pull off the upset, and I will touch on that more.
France: It's essentially now or never for the host nation as most of their core players are going to be on the wrong side of 30 in four year's time. As a nation, France has advanced to the quarterfinals or beyond in every major tournament since 2009, but a major title still eludes them. For a few key players; captain Amandine Henry, two-time FIFA FIFAPro World XI members midfielder Eugenie Le Sommer, and defender Wendie Renard; this may be their last realistic chance at tasting glory. The problem lies with the draw it was given. While getting out of the group stage on top, and provided the United States do the same, France is on a head-on collision course with the dominant US squad in only the Quarter Finals. That's a tough pill to swallow for a host nation, let alone a nation with serious aspirations of winning the big one. However, it would be wise not to look past their opening game against South Korea, as the South Koreans have revenge on their mind from four years ago when France knocked them out in the QF's. Not to mention, South Korea has the former PFA Player of the Year and South Korea's all-time leading goal-scorer leading the lines, Ji So-Yun. The Chelsea midfielder has proved herself to be worth the hype as she's won two FA Cups and a Women's Super League all in the span of five seasons.
United States: Defending Champions? Check. Talent? Check. Depth? Check. Chemistry? Check. Coaching? Check. Intangibles? Check.
If the trophy was awarded to a team before kick-off, the United States would win this year's World Cup with ease. However, the games are not played on paper but on grass. And despite all the checked boxes, there are still a few questions that linger. Like for instance - will they be able to overcome the France hump should they meet in the QF's? France has owned the series of late. And given the added home-field advantage, it could be too much for the US to overcome. Or how about the fact that midfield and goaltending leave a little bit to be desired? Consider this: the US will be without Brianna Scurry or Hope Solo in net for the first time since 1991. That's a big ask for Alyssa Naeher to fill the shoes left behind by two legends. The United States can and should be able to navigate a fairly routine group outside of Sweden - the team who knocked them out of the 2016 Olympics on penalties. If they can top the group, then the showdown with the French team awaits.
The team checks in at +2000 to win the tournament, and you have got to know
a few things about this squad before writing them off completely. What they
did four years ago, on home soil, was outstanding. They were unlucky not to
beat England in front of their home fans. And while hosting can give you a
home-field advantage, the pressure is also excruciating. The Canadians come
into this tournament essentially overlooked, and that's a role they don't
mind as it's always been that way. However, winning their group would do
them extreme good as it would give them a path to the semi-finals that is
void of England, France, Germany, and the United States. I'll take those
odds on a team with loads of talent waiting to break through in a big way
in a heartbeat. Oh, and how could I not mention the ever-present, Christine
Sinclair? She is just three goals from tying Abby Wambach's all-time
scoring record and four from breaking it. It's going to happen at this
tournament, and it's going to be glorious.
England: A 2-1 loss to Japan in the semi-finals four years ago still stings to read or hear about, but the resolve to beat a good German team in the third-place game should be all the more motivation the Lionesses need to succeed this year. England has the ability to score goals in bunches as seen in their 29 goals in qualifying, and the depth throughout the squad is incredible. As is the case for England National teams (men or women), the belief to succeed oftentimes escapes them and they become their own worst enemy. We like the fact that Phil Neville is in charge of this team as the form Manchester United mid-fielder can install confidence and belief having been around the game at a high level for such a long time. A semi-final birth seems likely should they play to their ability. A chance to win the tournament and doing so wouldn't shock me either.
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