The Women’s World Cup 2023 Preview
The highly anticipated Women’s World Cup 2023 begins on July 20th. Hosted jointly by Australia and New Zealand, this year’s Women’s World Cup Finals will be the ninth edition of the tournament. The competition features 32 teams all striving to become Women’s World Cup Champions.
While major tournaments have always attracted a huge number of fans, the popularity of women’s football has increased significantly in recent years. This is particularly true of England, after their incredible Euro 2022 triumph. As such, betting on the game has also become more common. Most betting sites offer a fantastic range of women’s football betting odds and markets.
You’ll find plenty of Women’s World Cup odds and promotions from an array of bookmakers. We’ll show you what types of promotions could be available when betting on the Women’s World Cup 2023.
Women’s World Cup Schedule
So, when does the Women’s World Cup start? The Women’s World Cup 2023 begins with joint hosts New Zealand taking on Norway. Australia start their campaign on the same day, against Republic of Ireland.
England begin their challenge for the title of Women’s World Cup winners on July 22nd. The Euro 2022 winners face Haiti, who are making their debut in this competition.
Sarina Wiegman’s side continue their campaign continues against Denmark on July 28th. England women’s Group fixtures conclude on August 1st when they face China.
The knockout stages begin on August 5th. The Round of 16 fixtures will take place between August 5th and August 8th. The Quarter Finals happen on August 11th and 12th, with the Semi-Finals on the 15th and 16th.
The Women’s World Cup Final 2023 will take place in Sydney, Australia on 20th August.
Women’s World Cup betting odds are available now. Outright Winner markets are open, along with Top Goalscorer betting odds. We’ll take a look at what Women’s World Cup odds are available in more detail shortly.
Women’s World Cup Groups
After qualifying, England were amongst the top seeds and placed in Pot 1. They were drawn in Group D, along with Haiti, Denmark and China. Current Women’s World Cup Champions USA are in Group E alongside Vietnam, 2019 runners up Netherlands and Portugal.
Current Women’s World Cup odds see USA as favourites to win the tournament outright and achieve their third straight success. England are second favourites to be victorious, with odds of around 4/1 available at the moment.
Both sides are odds on to reach the quarter finals. Most Women’s World Cup betting sites have USA, England, Spain, Germany and France at incredibly short odds to reach the last eight. Joint hosts Australia are generally priced at Evens to do the same.
Where to bet on the Women’s World Cup 2023
As we’ve touched upon, there are a plethora of Women’s World Cup betting sites for you to choose from. Most are already offering Outright Winner odds, like Skybet and William Hill.
Betfred and BetUK are offering a variety of Women’s World Cup Outright odds, too.
As we approach the start of the tournament, expect to see more online bookmakers Women’s World Cup 2023 odds.
We can also expect to find a number of Women’s World Cup betting promotions, especially for England matches.
Women’s World Cup odds
Who are the Women’s World Cup favourites? Most bookmakers have USA as favourites to win the 2023 edition. This is no surprise, as they’ve won the last two tournaments. They also hold the record for most Women’s World Cup wins, with four titles to their name.
The USA are generally priced at around 11/4 to repeat the success of the last two editions.
England aren’t far behind, though. Most bookmakers have England’s World Cup winners odds at around 4/1. Wiegman’s team are around 15/8 with most bookmakers to reach the Final, and 6/1 to be runner up.
Women’s World Cup enhanced odds could be available throughout the tournament. For example, we could find a number of Women’s World Cup price boosts and enhanced odds on England matches as well as their Outright odds.
Previous Women’s World Cup winners
The United States are the current holders of the Women’s World Cup. They beat Netherlands in 2019, following up from their 2015 World Cup Final victory against Japan. This fixture was a repeat of the 2011 Final, where Japan proved victorious on penalties.
Previous to this, Germany had dominated the Women’s World Cup, winning in 2003 and 2007.
USA won the first ever Women’s World Cup, beating Norway in 1991. They also won the 1999 edition against China on penalties. Sandwiched in between these two editions is Norway’s Women’s World Cup Final victory over Germany.
England’s World Cup 2023 Chances
The Women’s World Cup 2023 will be England’s sixth appearance in the tournament. They have a decent record in the competition, with three quarter final appearances and two semi final spots. England finished in 3rd place in 2015, after defeating Germany in the Third Place playoff.
Many expect Sarina Wiegman and her players to go even further in this year’s edition. As we’ve looked at, most bookmakers have England as second favourites to win the competition. You’ll find Women’s World Cup odds of around 4/1 on England to be victorious.
They’ll go into the tournament with huge confidence after winning Euro 2022. However, there are several key players missing the tournament with injury. The most significant of these are captain Leah Williamson, Euros Golden Boot winner Beth Mead and Fran Kirby.
Who has made England’s World Cup 2023 squad? We see the return of inspirational midfielder Jordan Nobbs, and Lauren James will be making her first major tournament appearance. Rachel Daly, the WSL’s leading goalscorer last season, is also included.
Another reason why England are amongst the favourites to lift the Women’s World Cup 2023 is the way they qualified. They won all ten of their qualifying matches, scoring an incredible 80 goals in the process. They didn’t concede a single goal, either. While many will point out the lack of quality in their opponents in qualifying, it’s still an impressive feat.
Women’s World Cup Frequently Asked Questions
The Women’s World Cup 2023 will start on July 20th. The first game is between joint hosts New Zealand and Norway.
This year’s edition will see a whole host of world class stars. Australia’s Sam Kerr goes into this tournament in great form, after becoming the first player to win the Women’s Footballer of the Year award for two consecutive seasons.
Good things are also expected from fellow WSL striker Bunny Shaw. Certainly Jamaica’s star, Shaw has been in great form for Manchester City scoring goals aplenty.
For England, Keira Walsh will be looking to take her Euro 2022 performances into the World Cup.
USA are the current favourites to win the World Cup. England are second favourites, followed by Germany, Spain and France.