Over $15 million expected to be bet on biggest spectacle in Women’s football
The USWNT are tipped to become back to back World Cup champions tonight and look set to smash betting records at the same time generating over $15 million worth of wagers – with betting taking place on both sides of the Atlantic. Now that sports betting in Pennsylvania is officially legal, we can expect a large amount of bettors coming from PA as well.
Jill Ellis’s side, the most successful women’s soccer team in history are odds-on favorites to lift a fourth World Cup trophy at 1/5 with odds of 4/9 offered on them to win the game in 90 minutes.
Such is their dominance on the international stage, 80% of the betting market back the defending champions while opponents Holland are as far out as 7/1 to win the game in regulation time and 3/1 to shock everyone and be crowned winners themselves.
A 2-0 USWNT win is the market’s best bet at 5/1 with joint top goalscorer Alex Morgan the most likely to net the first goal of the tournament at 5/2.
Alex Donohue, betting industry commentator for Bet-PA.com said: “Such is the draw of tonight’s game that women’s soccer betting records look set to be smashed by a huge margin. It’s telling that America’s dominance in the competition is so strong that bettors on the other side of the pond are still laying bets, confident that they will make profit thanks to the USWNT.
He added: “The odds all but suggest the most successful women’s soccer side of all time are on course to add another World Cup to their trophy cabinet and unless Holland can cause a huge upset, it should be plain sailing from here for the defending champions.”
Latest odds via Bet-PA.com
Win the match in 90mins
To win the World Cup
Alex Morgan first goalscorer: 5/2
USWNT to win 2-0: 5/1