Australia and New Zealand are preparing to stage the 2023 Women’s World Cup.
The tournament takes place from Thursday, July 20 to Sunday, August 20 – and 32 teams including Ireland are dreaming of lifting the trophy.
Who are the favourites to win the whole thing? Luckily, Paddy’s trusty traders have priced up an Outright Winner betting market, which could help point us in the direction of the most likely champions.
The latest Women’s World Cup odds can be found on the Paddy Power website and Paddy Power app, otherwise we’ve taken a look at the leading contenders below.
USA head the Outright Winner betting as the Stars and Stripes attempt to become the first country in history to secure the trophy on three successive occasions.
Vlatko Andonovski’s squad is packed full of experience and it boasts some of the biggest names in the game including Alex Morgan and Megan Rapinoe.
A three-game losing streak last Autumn suggests the USA have weak spots to be exposed, although they have won their last nine in a row including a couple of narrow victories over Ireland.
England are next in our Outright Winner market as the European champions bid to secure silverware for the second summer in a row.
Sarina Wiegman is missing a number of key personnel, however, as captain Leah Williamson and leading forward Beth Mead are injured.
The Lionesses have reached the semi-finals in the last two editions of the World Cup.
Spain are also prominent in Paddy’s Outright Winner betting after racking up a number of impressive victories over the past year.
La Roja have the world’s best player in their ranks, Alexia Putellas, who won the Ballon d’Or Féminin in 2022 and 2021.
A rise up the rankings in recent years means Spain are dark horses and they have suffered just one defeat in 13 games since losing to England at last summer’s Euros.
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