Women’s World Cup 2019 Betting Odds, Preview: USA vs. Thailand

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  • USA kicks off their 2019 Women's World Cup against Thailand on Tuesday, June 11 at 3 p.m. ET.
  • Oddsmakers list USA -5,000 on the moneyline and -4.5 on the goal line with an over/under of 5.5 goals.

USA will begin their title defense against Thailand as they aim for their fourth trophy in eight all-time Women’s World Cups.

USA have qualified for every single Women’s World Cup, while Thailand are making just their second appearance ever (1 win, 2 losses in 2015 group stage).

Favorites started the 2019 tournament with six wins and one loss (Australia lost 2-1 to Italy) entering Monday’s action. However, the second batch of group games should be far more competitive based on the odds and lines for each match.

USA vs. Thailand Betting Odds, Preview

USA opened as -4.5 goal favorites against Thailand and -5,000 on the moneyline to win straight up ($5,000 to make $100). The Americans closed at -5 goals, meaning they’d need to win by six or more to cover.

The only previous meeting between the two countries was a 2016 friendly in Ohio where USA won 9-0.

Since the start of 2018, USA have suffered just one loss (3-1 to France) while outscoring opponents 83-16, so anything besides a blowout victory would be a disappointment.

Thailand’s odds to pull off the shocker are very, very long. They’re available anywhere between 35-1 and 80-1 to win outright, and from 15-1 to 28-1 to earn a draw.

Thailand have no chance of getting a result so if you’re looking to include USA in a parlay, be sure to shop for the best moneyline. They’re being offered at -4000 on the low end and -10000 at the peak.

Another option is to bet USA to be winning at both halftime and full time which cuts the odds down to -750, or simply take the -4.5 goals on the spread.

USA Futures Odds

USA opened -350 to finish first in Group F and those odds have increased into the -500 range as Tuesday’s match approaches. They also started the tournament as +350 co-favorites with France to win the World Cup.

Multiple U.S. players were high on the list of odds for Top Goalscorer including co-favorite Alex Morgan (+650), Carli Lloyd (+900) and Megan Rapinoe (+1000). However, everyone is already chasing Brazil’s Cristiane Rozeira, who netted a hat-trick in a 3-0 win against Jamaica on Sunday.

The next two group games for USA will be on Sunday, June 16 at 12 p.m. ET against Chile and Thursday, June 20 at 3 p.m. ET vs. Sweden. I’d expect the USA to be listed around -1000 on the moneyline against Chile and -250 against Sweden.

USA Women’s World Cup History

The U.S. Women’s National Team has won the World Cup three times in their history and never finished worse than third-place.

USA have won 17, drawn three and lost just once in 21 group stage matches all-time. They also hold the record for most games played (43), most wins (33) and most goals scored (112) in Women’s World Cup history.