For the first time ever, the FIFA Women’s World Cup of Soccer is being hosted in Canada. The tournament will run from June 6th until July 5th, 2015 and play games across the country in Edmonton, Winnipeg, Ottawa, Montreal, Moncton and Vancouver. The tournament is currently in the knockout stage known as the Round of 16 where the losing team of any game will be eliminated.
Betting on the Women’s World Cup of Soccer is as straightforward as betting on any other soccer match:
- Bet The Spread – The team must win by a certain amount of goals.
- Bet The Moneyline – A bet on the straight-up winner of the match.
- Bet The Draw – In soccer you can also bet on a draw which is a tied result at the end of regulation.
The defending champions from Japan are still alive, as our the U.S. Women who were the runner’s up in the previous World Cup. The host country of Canada has already advanced to the quarter-finals, while Australia has served up the biggest upset of the tournament by knocking off Brazil.
The Germans have been a scoring tour-de-force, notching 15 goals while allowing a single score against during the group stage. They throttled the Ivory Coast and Thailand, while tying Norway. There is no doubt that they remain the favorites to win the tournament.
Japan was less than impressive in the group stage, but nobody doubts their ability to ramp up through the playoffs and peak just like they did the last time around.
The U.S. Women, who faced dramatic odds after being submerged in the Group of Death along with Australia, Sweden and Nigeria, have looked as good as ever. While scoring 4 goals of their own, Hope Solo allowed just one goal against. Their stiff defensive style will surely see them through to a highly anticipated semi-finals against the Germans. You can absolutely tell that the U.S. Women are out to prove that they deserve to be counted amongst the world’s best.
The biggest story of the tournament, however, remains the host Canadians who have never finished on the podium since the inception of this tournament in 1991. Canada survived some soft pool matchups and have used an emotional home fled advantage to gain and maintain momentum. If you’re betting the Women’s World Cup of Soccer, it’s hard not to lead with your heart and side with the Canadians.