2019 Women’s World Cup Favourites

2019 Women’s World Cup Favourites

The 2019 Women’s World Cup is now just around the corner, with many teams heading to France at the beginning of June harbouring hopes of lifting the trophy come the end of the tournament. The United States come into the competition as the reigning champions after their success in Canada four years ago, whilst hosts France are also being tipped to reach the latter stages. For those looking to bet on the Women’s World Cup this summer, let’s take a closer look at some of the favourites.

US Once Again Favourites

After defeating Japan 5-2 in the Final back in 2015, the United States head across the pond in June searching for what would be a historic fourth World Cup success. The No.1 ranked team in the world qualified with ease for the Finals in France, having beaten the likes of Mexico, Panama and Trinidad and Tobago, scoring a massive 18 goals against the trio. A 2-0 win over Canada in the CONCACAF Women’s Championship handed the US an eighth regional title, with no other nation having won more than two. The US are available to back at odds of 7/2 with bookmaker 22Bet to win back-to-back titles.

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Don’t Rule Out Germany

Germany are one of just four countries to have won the World Cup since its inception in 1991, with two-time Champions Germany set to once again be strong candidates in France this year. The reigning Olympic champions may have been defeated by both France and the United States at the recent SheBelieves Cup, however Head Coach Martina Voss-Tecklenburg still has a huge amount of quality to select from, including Alexandra Popp and Bayern Munich midfielder Sara Däbritz. Germany are 11/2 with William Hill to return to form and lift the Women’s World Cup this summer.

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Hosts France Hunt a First Major Trophy

With their male counterparts having won the World Cup in Russia last year, France will be hoping to put on a show for their home supporters this summer. Despite having not won a major international competition to date, France are now ranked fourth in the world, with the talent of players such as Eugénie Le Sommer and Gaëtane Thiney meaning that they could well be a threat over the coming weeks, with the former having scored a massive 74 goals for Les Bleus to date. The hosts are available to back at odds of 3/1 with bookmaker Coral.

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Can In-Form England Make Their Mark?

Former Manchester United defender Phil Neville will lead the Lionesses this summer, with the 2018 SheBelieves winners having the potential to go far into the tournament in France. Now ranked third in the rankings, England defeated Spain in their final warm-up match, with the likes of Beth Mead, Toni Duggan and Frank Kirby set to test their opponents throughout the competition. Their Group clashes with Scotland and Japan could well demonstrate their credentials further. The Lionesses are available to back at odds of 6/1 with Ladbrokes.

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Other Candidates

Despite being without former Ballon d’Or winner Ada Hegerberg, former champions Norway are always difficult to beat, however having been drawn alongside host nation France in Group A, they will need to be at their best to qualify for the knockout stages. Elsewhere, Brazil may not be the force in which they once were, however the former runners-up have Marta within their ranks, with the 33-year-old having scored 110 goals in just 133 international appearances.

Finally, Holland may have required play-offs victories over both Denmark and Switzerland in order to make the Finals, however their attacking threat makes them a danger against any opponent in France.

2019 Women’s World Cup Winner Odds

  • United States @7/2
  • France @3/1
  • Germany @11/2
  • England @6/1
  • Netherlands @16/1
  • Japan @17/1
  • Australia @20/1
  • Spain @25/1
  • Sweden @25/1
  • Brazil @25/1
  • Canada @ 33/1