USWNT Now Absolute Favorites To Defend Their Title

Despite being joint-favorites at the beginning of the tournaments, the Americans are now heavily tipped by books to cruise past their opponents
Pete Watt
Tue, June 25, 11:39 AM

The USA are now priced as short as +125 to win back-to-back World Cups ahead of their showdown with France in Paris this Friday.

Both teams were deemed equally likely to claim the title of the world’s best team before the tournament, at a price of +450.

However, while the French have also seen their price shorten to +400 before the quarter final, it is the US team who have had their price slashed with oddsmakers.

Since ruthlessly demolishing Thailand 13-0 in their opening match, the odds have only gone in one direction and The Stars and Stripes have seen their relative chances of winning more than double from 18% to 44%.

The same match saw Alex Morgan score five goals, taking what seems like an unassailable lead in the race for top goalscorer.

The pre-tournament favorite at +700, Morgan’s price has now dropped to -454; this means that a bet of $1 would return just 22 cents of profit.

Teammate Megan Rapinoe and England striker Ellen White represent her nearest challengers at +1100 apiece.

Elsewhere in the market, the teams given the next best chance of upsetting the US juggernaut are Germany and England at +500 and +750 respectively, whilst China are the long shot at +10000.

Oddschecker spokesperson Pete Watt: “Despite some nervous spells in their last match against Spain, the USWNT demonstrated the tenets of world class side: winning when you aren’t playing well.

“As the hardest remaining obstacle between The Stars and Stripes and back-to-back glory, France cannot be underestimated but it feels almost inevitable that the US are going all the way.

“And that seems to be the hunch of the bettors, with a staggering 47% of bets placed in the last 24 hours going on the Americans.

"With that said, it is worth remembering that only one team has beaten the USA since 2017 – guess who…”

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