2019 Women’s World Cup Betting Odds, Preview: Can USA Secure Another Double-Digit Win vs. Chile?

Jun 16, 2019 9:00 AM EDT
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Michael Chow-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: United States forward Carli Lloyd (10) shoots high of the net as Thailand midfielder Silawan Intamee (7) looks on

  • USA continue their quest for a fourth Women's World Cup title as they take on Chile in Group F action on Sunday (12 p.m. ET on FOX).
  • The latest odds from sportsbooks list USA as -4.5 goal favorites after they completely dismantled Thailand in the opening match, 13-0.

All eyes will be on USA at the Women’s World Cup on Sunday after they embarrassed Thailand 13-0 in the opening group match last Tuesday.

There was some controversy about USA’s excessive celebrations, but no argument whatsoever about piling on the goals.

In that match, USA set a record for most goals in a game, most goals in a half and biggest winning margin. Alex Morgan also tied the record for most goals by a single player in a World Cup game with five, tying Michelle Akers (1991 vs. Chinese Taipei).

USA vs. Chile Betting Odds

Chile aren’t expected to keep the game particularly close as they’re +4.5 on the goal line and +10000 on the moneyline ($100 to make $10,000).

This will be just the second ever Women’s World Cup match for Chile, and they were even deemed “inactive” in 2016 because they hadn’t scheduled a match for two years. Quite the turnaround from that point to now as they’ll face the best team on the world’s biggest stage.

Unfortunately La Roja Femenina are winless in their last ten matches, last tasting victory on November 9, 2018 against Australia, a 3-2 win.

The large majority of bettors has already come in on USA to cover the lofty spread and it could easily reach -5 before kickoff. The USA moneyline is listed anywhere between -4000 and -20000 which is essentially the same odds as they were against Thailand.

The over/under sits at just 5 goals but that would also increase if there’s movement on the USA spread.

Fans and bettors shouldn’t expect to see another 13-0 blowout though, especially since Chile held Sweden scoreless nearly the entire match before ultimately losing 2-0.

USA entered the tournament as +350 co-favorites to win World Cup, tied with hosts France, but they became the clear +300 favorites after the first group games were complete.

The Americans were also available at -350 to win Group F but closed in the -500 range around most of the market. With a massive advantage in goal differential at the top of the group, they’ll only need to beat Sweden to make that happen. USA have never lost the second group match at a World Cup, winning six and drawing once (0-0 vs. Sweden in 2015).

In Sunday’s other Group F match, Sweden are favored by -5.5/-6 goals against Thailand.

Oddsmakers were smart not to post odds until the first group matches were completed because if they had, Sweden would have likely been only -3.5/-4 since USA were -4.5/-5 against Thailand. Once everyone saw how dominant USA were and how poor Thailand were, sportsbooks could adjust without any risk.

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