2019 Women’s World Cup favourites
Over the years United States of America have established themselves as the dominant force in women’s football. The Stars and Stripes did well to beat Japan in the final of the 2016 Women’s World Cup in Canada, with the team clinching their third title at the major tournament. USA are determined to give fans yet another reason for celebration at the upcoming tournament in France, but the likes of France, Germany and England could go all the way at the 2019 World Cup as well.
United States of America
USA arrive in France in great spirits. The Stars and Stripes have been producing magnificent displays in warm-up matches, with the team scoring 22 goals in total in victories over Australia, Belgium, South Africa, New Zealand and Mexico. Coach Jillian Ellis, who has been in charge of the USA national team since 2014, is doing a great job with the reigning champions, but Alex Morgan and Co. will have to prove their worth on the field at the upcoming showpiece tournament. United States of America are eyeing their fourth World Cup trophy and they are likely to advance to the knockout stages without any difficulties as they have been grouped with the likes of Thailand, Chile and Sweden. You should bear in mind that the Stars and Stripes are 4.50 to defend their title.
France are seen as one of main candidates to win the World Cup trophy as well as playing in front of home fans will give them advantage over their rivals. Les Bleues made it to the semis at the 2011 tournament and four years later they were beaten by Germany on penalties in the quarter-finals. Many football experts believe that the time has come for France to lift the prestigious trophy, but that is easier said than done. The likes of Gaetane Thiney, Amandine Henry and Wendine Renard are considered the team’s key players and all eyes will be on the trio when France kick off their World Cup campaign against Korea Republic. Odds on France to win the World Cup are pretty much the same as the odds on USA.
Germany are one of the most successful teams of the 21st century, with the team winning back-to-back trophies at the World Cup finals in 2003 and 2007. At the 2015 Women’s World Cup finals die Nationalelf were eliminated by star-studded United States of America in the semis, meaning that they are hungry for revenge. The likes of Alexandra Popp, Dzsenifer Maroszan and Almuth Schult are likely to play important roles in Martina Voss-Tecklenburg’s team at the upcoming major tournament, but it remains to be seen if they are going to win their third World Cup title. Germany were scoring goals for fun in the qualifiers and they are likely to stick to their attacking style of play at the 2019 Women’s World Cup. Die Nationalelf take on China in their opener in Group B and they are 6.50 to clinch the trophy.
Last but not least are England. The Lionesses were producing splendid performances at the 2015 Women’s World Cup, with the team winning their first ever medal at the tournament in Canada. England fans have faith in coach Phil Neville and they believe that the former Manchester United defender is going to lead the Lionesses to their first World Cup title. Jodie Taylor, Lucy Bronze and Steph Houghton will be the women to watch in Phil Neville’s team when England kick off their 2019 World Cup campaign against New Zealand. It has to be noted that the Lionesses impressed in the qualifiers, with the team dropping only two points in the process. Taking everything into account, it is no surprise that England’s triumph at the 2019 Women’s World Cup is priced just 5.50.
Aforementioned countries have big chances of winning the showpiece tournament, but the likes of Japan and Brazil should not be underestimated.
Marta, Debinha and Cristiane will all play for as Canarinhas at the World Cup in France and seeing that this could be the last appearance at the major tournament for some of them, we are positive that they will fight tooth and nail in every single match in both Group C games and the knockout stages. Bookies offer odds of 20.00 for Brazil to win their first ever World Cup title.
Japan did remarkably well to win the 2011 World Cup title, with the team making it to the finals of the 2015 tournament as well. The Asian team were outclassed by USA in the title game at the tournament in Canada, but they once again prove their worth on the big stage. Anyhow, Japan should not be written off yet, speaking of the race for the 2019 World Cup gold medal. Asako Takakura’s charges are 15.00 to go all the way at the upcoming tournament.
The likes of Australia, Spain, Canada and Sweden are seen as dark horses at the 2019 Women’s World Cup, but, taking everything into account, USA and France have the biggest chances of triumphing at the eight edition of the showpiece tournament for women.