FIFA Women’s World Cup odds preview: Team USA heavy favorite against everyone else

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United States midfielder Lindsey Horan, left, and Sophia Smith, center, celebrate with forward Trinity Rodman, right, who scored in the second half of a FIFA Women's World Cup send-off soccer match against Wales in San Jose, Calif., Sunday, July 9, 2023. (AP Photo/Josie Lepe)

The FIFA Women’s World Cup starts next week in Australia and New Zealand with one clear favorite.

Team USA.

It is a safe and easy choice to rock chalk with USA, who are +225 to win the whole thing, according to Caesars Sportsbook. The Americans are attempting to win a fifth World Cup championship with an unprecedented three-peat. It will also be the final World Cup for star Megan Rapinoe and the first time we will see young faces such as Trinity Rodman, Sophia Smith and Alyssa Thompson take the pitch on the sport’s biggest stage.

And that could be trouble for Team USA.

When the roster came out, there were a lot of familiar names left off because of injuries: Becky Sauerbrunn, Mallory Swanson, Tobin Heath and Christen Press. Not having those players creates a lack of chemistry, because new players will be coming into a system many have spent years in.

Also, depending on how deep in the tournament the USA will go, the team will rely on players like Alex Morgan, Crystal Dunn, Lindsey Horan and Rose Lavelle a lot more, which could make them tired sooner, especially if coach Vlatko Andonovski is playing this World Cup with a short rotation. The World Cup is a long tournament, and preserving the legs of top players for the finals will be key.

Other contenders

Germany +700

FIFA has Germany ranked No. 2 in the World behind Team USA. The Germans won the World Cup back-to-back in 2003 and 2007. They are close but can’t quite reach the top of the mountain and will want to prove themselves on the world stage.

Canada +2500

The Canadian team shocked the USA in the Olympics 1-0 in the semifinal round in 2021. While they have not done well in friendlies, Canada might have the experience to advantage of the youth and tight play that Team USA has.

World Cup Finals prediction: United States 2, Germany 1

2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup odds

USA +225

England +450

Spain +600

Germany +700

France +900

Australia +1200

Sweden +1400

Netherlands +1800

Canada +2500

Brazil +2500

Japan +300

Norway +6500

Denmark +8000

South Korea +10000

Portugal +10000

Italy +15000

New Zealand +15000

China +15000

Colombia +1500

Haiti +20000

Ireland +20000

Switzerland +25000

Zambia +30000

Argentina +30000

South Africa +50000

Costa Rica +50000

Jamaica +50000

Nigeria +75000

Morocco +75000

Vietnam +100000

Panama +100000

Philippines +100000

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