Women’s World Cup Odds: USA No Longer Favored For Title Entering Knockout Stage
NurPhoto/Getty. Pictured: Rose Lavelle.
We've reached the knockout stage of the Women's World Cup, and there is a shake up in the odds for the USWNT.
Women's World Cup odds indicate that the pre-tournament favorite, USA, are now tied for second in the market as they look for a third consecutive title.
While they entered the World Cup at +270, the Stars and Stripes are now +470 after finishing second in their group. England (+250) are the new tournament favorite, with Spain alongside the United States at +470 and France next at +650.
Women's World Cup Odds
According to the oddsmakers, this is a fairly open field going into the round of 16. Seven teams are listed with odds +1000 or shorter, and on the other end of the spectrum, six teams have odds of +10000 or longer.
Netherlands, who drew the United States in the group stage and topped their group, are listed at +900. Sweden, the USWNT's next opponent, is +1800 to take down a first Women's World Cup title.
Japan (+850), a familiar opponent for the United States, or Norway (+10000) await in the quarterfinals if the U.S. can get there. Japan defeated the United States in the 2011 final, but the Stars and Stripes got their revenge in 2015, dominating the final 5-2 on the back of a Carli Lloyd hat trick.
If the Women's World Cup knockout stage is anything like we experienced with the World Cup in the fall, we have an exciting few weeks in store.