The 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup is now less than a week away, with the action set to begin on Thursday July 20th.
Australia and New Zealand will be co-hosting the 9th Women's World Cup 'down under', as New Zealand's very own squad will kick things off in the first match against Norway.
Defending champions, USA Women's National team will be looking to keep their crown from 2019, and win their 3rd World Cup in a row. While teams from around the globe will seek to dethrone them.
Today, we're going to go through the best odds for the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup, and give our predictions for each group stage and the overall winner of the competition. Check out the full list for the best odds to win the World Cup at the bottom of the page.
Group A Prediction: Norway
Group A holds a good mixture of sides with New Zealand, Norway, Philippines and Switzerland, but Norway leads the pack as favourites to advance from the group stage at -330 (BetMGM).
With a long history of successful World Cup runs, including a win in 1995, Norway should have high expectations for the 2023 tournament. They boast world-class talent in Ada Hegerberg, who is joined by a team of young and upcoming talent like Anna Jøsendal. It will be tough for the other nations to compete at Norway's level.
Meanwhile, Switzerland are returning for just their second World Cup appearance. Led by Lia Wälti, the Swiss team will be looking to make an impact in the Group Stages, and with odds of +450, they are second favourites to advance from the group stage.
New Zealand and the Philippines are both heavy underdogs in the sportsbooks, at +500 and +25000 respectively. Both sides certainly have the ability to win games, but it will be a big ask to see them win Group A.
It's tough to predict the outcome of a single group stage, but with Norway standing as such heavy favorites to win, they could be the safest bet. On the other hand, Switzerland have only competed once in the World Cup, so it's difficult to predict their success. You could go with the favorites, or take a risk on one of the underdogs for a big payout.
Norway's 2019 performance is guiding our decision here. They had a strong run to the quarter-finals, where they fell short in a 3-0 loss to a talented England team. They may not take it all the way, but I'd expect them to top Group A without much trouble.
Group B Prediction: Australia
Group B has some fierce competitors with Canada and Australia expected to do big things, while Nigeria and Ireland are underdogs in the sportsbooks.
The Matildas have been a consistent force in women's soccer over the years, and with home advantage, should make a good run through the group stages this year. Captain Sam Kerr will lead Australia's national team in a group that certainly leans in their favour. They are currently at -200 odds to win Group B.
Canada come in as close seconds to win with odds of +200. The 2015 hosts and ex-bronze medalists, are led by legendary forward Christine Sinclair, with 190 international career goals to her name. They are certainly expected to advance from the group stages, but topping Australia is going to be tough.
Nigeria are next up in the odds at +1600, while Ireland are predicted to have the toughest time escaping the group at +3300.
Group C Prediction: Spain
Spain are favored to win Group C at -340 with FanDuel. Despite losing 15 players from the national team following a protest against head coach Jorgi Vilda, the team will still head to the competition as the number 6th ranked team in the World.
2011 champions, Japan, are second favourites to win the group, with odds of +290. Aoba Fujino and Yui Hasegawa will lead a team known for their discipline and technical ability, but they will face some tough competition in Group C.
Zambia and Costa Rica are clear underdogs of the group, with odds of +10000 and +4900 respectively. Players from both sides, like Raquel Rodríguez and Barbra Banda, can certainly have an impact on the tournament, but gaining an advantage over Spain and Japan will be a challenge.
Group D Prediction: England
England hold the highest odds to progress beyond the group stages of any team in the tournament at -4000 in the sportsbooks. With a strong lineup led by Keira Walsh and a long history of impressive performances, last year's winners are certainly a team to watch and should have absolutely no issue winning Group D or making a run deep into the tournament.
Denmark has a mixture of experience and young talent that could find its way out of the group stages, but at odds of +1200 they might struggle on the world stage. Their biggest challenge will be facing China early in the tournament.
China and Haiti are the two underdogs of Group D, with extremely long odds of +3000 and +7500 respectively.
Group E Prediction: United States
The US and Netherlands will be the two teams to watch in Group E.
USA are top of the pack at -350, as they look to win their third consecutive World Cup title under the management of Vlatko Andonovski. Megan Rapinoe may have announced her retirement from football, but she plans to see out her career with another victory on the international stage. Two stars will join her to lead the USWNT, Alex Morgan and Lindsey Horan. Expect big things from the United States team this year.
Meanwhile, the Netherlands will be looking to top 2019's record of being a runner up to USA's win. Team star Vivianne Miedema may be injured, but Jill Roord is an exceptional goal-scorer that certainly has the potential to lead the side to success. The Oranje have odds of +250 to advance beyond the group stage.
Portugal and Vietnam have the longest odds to advance to knockout rounds, at +5000 and +50000 respectively. Of course, anything can happen in football, but either team's chance of outplaying USA or the Netherlands, is relatively slim.
Group F Prediction: France
Group F undoubtedly has the clearest divide between the top two and bottom two teams.
France has a talented squad capable of going far, even without injured players like Amandine Henry, Delphine Cascarino, and Marie-Antoinette Katoto. Captain Wendie Renard is back in the team after the departure of the unpopular manager Corinne Diacre. Hervé Renard, a successful coach who has won the AFCON twice, now leads the French team.
France's best World Cup performance was in 2011 when they finished fourth. In the last two editions, they reached the quarter-finals and aim to achieve their best-ever result this summer.
Brazil, on the other hand, has struggled in World Cup knockout games since their 2007 final loss to Germany. In 2019, they were eliminated by France, the host nation. They hope to improve their performance in this tournament.
Group G Prediction: Italy
Sweden are the favorites of Group G, with a well balanced side that could certainly find success in the competition. They have a history of great performances on the international stage, including a bronze-medal run in 2019. At odds of -556 they're expected to go a long way this summer.
Italy should give Sweden their toughest competition in the group stages, as the second favourites with -455 odds. Despite having a tough time in the Euros last year, many pundits and sportsbooks still expect them to do big things on the international stage. I expect them to rally for a bounce back against some tough opponents and prove their quality as a team. Certainly, the legendary striker Cristiana Girelli should have a few things to say about the naysayers.
Argentina and South Africa have the longest shots to escape the group stage at +350 and +850 respectively. Although these aren't the longest odds we've seen, they will be up against 2 top opponents.
Group H Prediction: Germany
It comes as no surprise to see Germany topping the odds in this group at -1000, especially as they sit so high in the odds to win it all. The 2022 Euro Cup runners-up qualified for the 2023 World Cup with a perfect record, winning all 9 of their qualifying matches. With form like that, Germany stand a shot at winning the whole thing.
Columbia are making their third appearance at the competition, and are second favourites in Group H with odds of -130 for advancing to the next round, but that's still a long way off Germany's expectations.
South Korea and Morocco are the two underdogs of the group, at +100 and +2200 to advance to the knockout rounds. Morrocco will certainly struggle to defeat opponents like Germany and Columbia, but South Korea stands a good chance at logging a few wins and getting beyond the group stage.
Best Odds to Win the 2023 Women's World Cup
If you're a fan of World Cup betting, you always want to make sure you get the best odds, but with so many sportsbooks out there, it can be tough to do. That's why we've done the hard work for you! Below you'll find a list for all the best odds for each team in the 2023 Women's World Cup.
|New Zealand||+25000||William Hill|
|China PR||+25000||888 Sport|
|Rep of Ireland||+25000||bet365|
|Costa Rica||+100000||William Hill|
Who do you think will win the 2023 Women's World Cup? Will the USWNT lift the trophy for a third year in a row? Or will another nation beat the odds and rise to the top?
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