The FIFA Women’s World Cup is down to the quarterfinals, meaning just eight teams are alive. With just eight teams still striving to be crowned world champions, wagers on the eventual winner are likely to increase in betting hotbeds like Pennsylvania. Obviously, there are plenty of PA gambling sites to choose from. Once you choose your preferred betting site, you’ll be ready to place a wager on the Women’s World Cup winner. To help you make your choice, here is our ranking of the eight teams left in the tournament.
Despite wins over Germany and Jamaica, the Colombians are still the biggest underdogs left in the tournament. Linda Caicedo has been a relegation and an inspiration thus far. However, Las Cafeteras have never been this far in a World Cup and will likely need to be three heavyweights to win the World Cup.
If the Dutch were at full strength, they might be a little higher. But Vivianne Miedema and Shanice van de Sanden aren’t on the roster while Danielle van de Done will miss the quarterfinals with a suspension. This just doesn’t look like a team that’s capable of getting back to the finals, where they were four years ago.
The Swedes just knocked out the U.S. and have conceded just one goal in four matches. That figures to make them a dangerous team, especially given all of the experienced players they have. On the other hand, Sweden was surely outplayed by the U.S. and didn’t face enough of a challenge during the Group Stage. It’s hard to be sold on the Swedes as a serious threat just yet.
There is so much momentum on Australia’s side heading into the quarterfinals. The Matildas are getting huge crowds supporting them and they also welcomed back world-class striker Sam Kerr from injury during the Round of 16. Plus, wins over Canada and Denmark should be filling the Aussies with confidence. Of course, they need Kerr to be healthy and make an impact. But the co-hosts reaching the finals isn’t as crazy as it may have sounded before the tournament.
Has Japan done anything wrong in this tournament? Granted, outside of their 4-0 win over Spain, the Japanese haven’t been tested too much. But they’ve also outscored their opponents 14-1 over four matches. This almost looks like the Japanese team that won it all in 2011 and reached the finals in 2015; they are a threat.
The French started this tournament slowly but now look poised to win it. The caveat is that a 6-3 win over Panama and a 4-0 win over Morocco aren’t as convincing as they might look on paper. There will be no easy passes for Les Bleues moving forward. We’ve seen France falter in big games at the World Cup before, getting knocked out of the quarterfinals at the last two World Cups, so there are still reasons to be skeptical.
A 4-0 loss at the end of the Group Stage looks like an aberration ahead of the quarterfinals. The Spaniards responded to that loss with a dominating 5-1 effort against Switzerland. Of course, it’s hard to forget that Spain isn’t at full strength and was at odds with its manager just a few short months ago. On the other hand, the talent in the squad is undeniable, and if La Roja can keep finishing its chances the way it did against the Swiss, they are more than capable of winning it all.
Remarkably, the English were able to survive a penalty shootout against Nigeria in the Round of 16. The Lionesses haven’t always been convincing, but they have also conceded just one goal in four matches, and that was a meaningless penalty against China. England should get a confidence boost coming out of that shootout win over Nigeria. They also have perhaps the most favorable path to the final, making them the team to beat right now.