Womens World Cup Betting Tips
Find our free forecasts on the winner of the Women's World Cup, as well as our expert predictions on all of the best matches of the 2019 World Cup in France. Full information for your sports bets!
Presentation and predictions of the 2019 Women's World Cup
To be held in France from June 7th until July 7th 2019, the Women’s Football World Cup promises thrilling games that will be held on various French lawns over the summer. The United States were crowned champions three years ago - after they beat Japan in the grand final - and some nations have already emerged as the big favourites for this summer's edition of the tournament: namely the aforementioned US, and also the Germans. The Blues, who will host this major event for the first time, and England will also be amongst the outsiders to watch - particularly after the performance of both nations in Euro 2017. The question is, will it be enough to take the title home in the summer of 2019?
For Beginners - How does the Women's World Cup work?
This year’s competition is gaining momentum in the media, and will hopefully grow in popularity amongst the general public - but the Women’s World Cup may still be somewhat unknown, and there can often be confusion around the format of the tournament. For the sake of clarity, especially for your predictions, here are the basics to know about the tournament.
Pitting the best 24 nations on the planet against each other, the Women’s World Cup is organised in two phases: first the groups, followed by the knockout phase. In the first stage, 6 groups of four teams are created, in which the top two nations of each group and the four best third place teams will qualify for the round of 16. The sixteen teams that thus qualify for the knockout stages will then compete in the classic format, with 8 teams progressing to the quarter finals, then four to the semi’s.
- 24 participating teams
- 6 groups of 4
- Top two team of each group qualify (12 teams)
- 4 best third place teams qualify (4 teams)
- Overall 16 qualifiers compete from the Quarters, to the Semi’s, to the Final
Betting on the 2019 Football World Cup: the stats to know
Beyond the format of the competition, knowing the key statistics and figures is crucial to placing good bets on the 2019 Women’s World Cup - let’s talk about the spectacular nature of the tournament.
With an average of 2.77 goals scored per game in the last edition (and 2.62 in 2011), the Women’s World Cup is usually a competition that sees plenty of goals - which may lead you to consider placing bets on the ‘Over 2.5 Goals’ market. In general, bookmakers often offer good odds on this market (4/5), so it would be a shame not to take advantage of it. The high point - this is also validated by the 51% of meetings concluding with +2.5 goals scored in the last Canadian edition.
In the same spirit of offensive play, also know that games of the Women’s World Cup will often see both teams try their luck in front of goal. Whether during the 2015 edition in Canada (49%) or in Germany in 2017 (53%), the majority of duels saw the bet ‘Both Teams to Score’ validated, proof that we will have to wait for the show in 2019. Here again the odds are often favourable, with values generally landing around 9/10 - don’t miss out on it.
Finally, the last major statistic to remember will be to avoid bets on level scores, even if the odds offered on such a bet are generally interesting. In 2015, only 1 in 5 matches ended in a draw, for low probabilities. On the occasion of the 2019 World Cup in France, it would be preferable to favour the win of the underdog over such draws - they might allow you the chance of higher gains for a lower value of risk than a draw. The word of the experts.
Women's World Cup Groups
Having been drawn in December 2018, the Groups of the 2019 World Cup are known, and should allow the general public to watch a number of exciting meetings in each pool. Here is the composition of each group.
Group A - France, Norway, South Korea, Nigeria
As is tradition, the host country France will be a member of Group A of the competition. Having reached the Quarter Finals of Euro 2017, Amandine Henry’s ‘Les Bleues’ should be able to qualify for the knockout phase of the competition, as they look to be the strongest team in this group. Norway, the runners up in the last edition of the tournament, will also be favourites to progress, while South Korea and Nigeria lag behind in the group in terms of talent. The French team will be expected to top the group due to their experience and individual talent - with Renard, Henry, Bussaglia, Thiney and Le Sommer, there is plenty of experience in the Blues' ranks.
Qualified from Group A
Group B - Germany, Spain, China, South Africa
In the second group, it is Dzsenifer Marozsan’s Germany that will be most likely to qualify - one of the favourites of the tournament. Semi-finalists in 2015, the Germans will be one of the most eagerly anticipated teams of the competition - with an unbeaten streak of 11 games they should not find it difficult to claim the top spot in Group B. In the company of an inexperienced Spain, a declining Chinese side and newcomers South Africa, the 2003 and 2007 World Champions should logically take first place in this group. Unless we are presented with a huge shock, you can direct your predictions towards them.
Qualified from Group B
Group C - Italy, Brazil, Australia, Jamaica
To Group C now, in which there looks to be a tighter battle between the Australians and the Brasilians, both of whom are regulars in big international competitions. Eliminated in the Quarter’s and the Round of 16, respectively, in the last edition of the World Cup, we can expect a tense fight between these two sides for first place in Group C. Behind them, Valentina Cernoia’s Italy will likely play a good hand, while Jamaica are expected to struggle. For first place, our experts favour Australia to have a slight advantage, especially considering the recent form of the Brasilians (9 consecutive defeats between August and April).
Qualified from Group C
Group D - England, Scotland, Argentina, Japan
Group D is expected to be the place of a thrilling duel between the English and the Japanese. Semi-finalists at Euro 2017 and third place finishers in the last World Cup, the English will be expected to do well in this year’s competition, and will be able to count on a wealth of talent in many positions. Toni Duggan (Barcelona) and Nikita Parris (Manchester City), for example, showed their talent over the course of the 2018-19 season. Scoring 19 goals in as many league games, Parris could be one of the great revelations of the tournament - having also scored 6 goals in the qualifiers. Behind these two heavyweights, the Scots and the Argentines will certainly have trouble in securing a top two qualifying spot.
Qualified from Group D
Group E - Netherlands, Canada, New Zealand, Cameroon
In the penultimate group of the 2019 Women’s World Cup, the quality level could be slightly lower than in other pools. Beyond the Netherlands, the European champions and standout favourites to top the group, the Canadians were knocked out in the Quarter Finals on their home turf in 2015. With New Zealand and Cameroon unlikely to be a great challenge to these two sides, the Dutch and the Canadians will be favoured to secure qualifying places - with a preference for the winners of Euro 2017.
Qualified from Group E
Group F - USA, Sweden, Chile, Thailand
Finally, in the last group of the 2019 competition, it will obviously be Alex Morgan’s America who will be expected to qualify. Reigning World Champions (who triumphed 5-2 over Japan in the 2015 final), Team USA will arrive in France with the firm intention of retaining their title. Winners of the 2018 Gold Cup, and having been beaten only once in their last 37 games, the girls lead by Carli Lloyd are likely to go far in the tournament. In this group, Sweden should logically take the second qualifying place ahead of Chile and Thailand.
Qualified from Group F
Women's World Cup Final 2019
- USA vs Netherlands (Lyon, Sunday 07/07 at 5pm)
Who are the favorites of the 2019 World Cup?
As we come to the end of a thrlling competition, the Final of the Women's World Cup has been decided - with the US set to take on the Netherlands in Lyon on Sunday. Having made it past Spain, France and England in the knockout phase, Alex Morgan's girls are obviously the favourites - as they have been since the start of the tournament. With such high quality talent on their side, the USA seem to be on course to retain their title and put an end to the Dutch World Cup dreams. Unsurprisingly, our experts advise you to back the United States to lift the trophy this weekend.
Who will win the Women's World Cup?
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