This summer has been enhanced by the women’s World Cup in France with increased audiences, thrilling matches and drama helping ramp up interest in the tournament. Many who had never watched a match before France 2019 are now fully paid up members of the supporters’ club and the live TV pictures have also inspired young girls across the globe to take up the sport. We’ll look back on this month of play in years to come as a real game changer. Here are our top Women’s World Cup Final 2019 betting tips.
It may only be the eighth instalment of the women’s World Cup, but we’ve seen the game take major strides in such as short space of time. The fact there has not been a lot of football scheduled to keep casual fans interested led to more taking an interest in the tournament and, from there, the quality of play did the talking. We have been spoiled since the opening show on 7 June, but there’s one more game to go.
This Looks a Real 50/50
On Sunday 7 July we enjoy the final where USA and Netherlands go head-to-head to decide the winner of this year’s prize. America are favourites in the betting, due to past glories at this level, but if we’ve learned anything from the women’s World Cup this summer it’s that nothing is set in stone at this level. Followers have witnessed more than their fair share of upsets along the way and many believe we could be set for another on Sunday in front of the watching world.
USA are a supremely talented team, but Netherlands deserve to be here and aren’t just in the match to make up the numbers. There’s a confidence in the dressing room that 2019 is the year Dutch women’s football will be recognised for how good it is. This looks a real 50/50 on paper and that will ensure a large audience tune into the live coverage shown by the BBC from 4.00pm GMT.
You can sit back and enjoy the show as a neutral or you can roll up your sleeves and get involved in the action. Bookmakers mark the occasion by laying on a long list of exciting betting markets which will add to your excitement. If you have never placed a bet on a women’s football match before we’d say now is the best time to get started. Predict the match winner or play one of the many exciting specials, such as both teams to score, total goals, correct score, handicap, half-time/full-time, first goal scorer and plenty more besides. When the match gets started, you’ll also notice many of the most popular markets remain live thanks to in-play betting. Join the part at any point.
USA Eliminate England at Semi-Final Stage
USA were well respected by the bookmakers during the early exchanges of this tournament and sat at the head of the antepost list with most firms. They certainly haven’t disappointed backers so far as they ease through the ranks. They beat England at the semi-final stage to book their place in the last two but were made to work for their victory by an opponent that had fans back home believing they could go all the way.
In what was an entertaining match, it took just 10 minutes for the deadlock to be broken, Press rifling home the opener to put Team America ahead and England on the back foot. The Three Lionesses weren’t about to roll over and play dead, however, and they proved their stomach for a fight when hitting back through White to draw level after 19. A quick-fire start, we then saw both teams settle into their stride and play football. Fans were expecting a few more goals but, in the end, there was to be just one to separate the rivals.
With the game evenly poised, Morgan put USA back in front just after the half hour mark and that was enough to settle things. Any chance the beaten side had of drawing level ended late in the day when Bright was sent off for a second bookable offence. Impressive for England, but it was a case of so close yet so far and they were sent home to pick through the bones of their campaign before aiming to come back stronger. For their opponents, a chance at world domination awaits. The betting has USA as 4/9 favourites with William Hill to finish the job on Sunday.
Netherlands a Massive Price
Netherlands joined USA in the final thanks to a win over Sweden in the semis and it was another hard-fought contest that went right down to the wire. Both teams played their part in an enjoyable 90 minutes and there was just one goal between the pair at the end. The teams couldn’t be separated in 90 minutes and when the full-time whistle sounded the scores were locked at 0-0, not that it was a dull affair. We needed a spark of creativity to settle this one and got it early in extra-time when Holland snuck a winner.
With 99 minutes on the clock it was up to Groenen to keep her cool and slot home a goal that put Netherlands through to their first World Cup final. It was an expertly taken goal that was kept low and hit sweetly and even the beaten side would admit it was one deserving of winning a game of such importance. The scorer kept her nerve to grab the win after both goalkeepers pulled off a list of stunning saves to keep the scores blank. If the final lives up to the two semis we are in for a spectacular match.
Netherlands are available in the match betting at a jaw-dropping 9/1 with Bet365 and that’s sure to be nibbled at. If you do fancy the upset, we’d suggest getting your cash down with Bet365 as many firms are offering only 6/1 on the same bet and it would be foolish to make do with such a difference in value.