Soccer: 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup begins, Canada huge underdogs

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Soccer: 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup begins, Canada huge underdogs

Some of the best soccer players in the world will be in Australia and New Zealand to showcase their talents at this year’s FIFA Women’s World Cup. The tournament begins on July 20. Soccer betting sites are not giving Canada much of a chance to win. The Canadian women have the 10th best odds at this year’s World Cup.

The defending champions USA have the best odds. The race to crown the best international women’s soccer team opens with New Zealand vs Norway, Australia vs Republic of Ireland, and Nigeria vs Canada. 

Quick Take

  • Canada has the 10th best odds to win the World Cup
  • 888Sport is offering a promo for this year’s tournament
  • USA the betting favourites

Canada are huge underdogs

Team Canada are heavy underdogs to win the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup. Canada has the 10th best odds to bring home the World Cup on BetRivers. They have +2800 odds. The betting favourite is USA with +250 odds to win the tournament. USA won the tournament in 2019, they defeated Netherlands 2-0 in the final. England at +400 is second, Spain is third at +500.

Canada will play their first game on July 20 against Nigeria, and are big favourites to win their opening match at -335. Nigeria is a +900 underdog. Nigeria has the worst odds to win group B by a wide margin. The group is made up of team Australia, Canada, Republic of Ireland, and Nigeria. Australia are the betting favourites to win the group at -200. Canada has the second best odds at +200.

Latest team Canada info

Forward Janine Beckie, one of Canada’s two top goal scorers during the 2020 Olympics, will miss the World Cup because of an ACL tear in her right knee. Midfielder Jessie Fleming — the other top scorer from 2020 and 2022 Canada Soccer Player of the Year — is available for Canada and will play in the tournament. Fleming also won player of the year in 2021. The full list of rosters is available on FIFA’s Women’s World Cup page

Promotion available for the event

A ton of promo options are not available for right now, but 888Sport is offering $5 in free bets for this year’s Women’s World Cup. This is the $5 Free Bet when You Bet $25 on the Women’s World Cup promotion. The promotion gives bettors a $5 free bet token after they bet at least $25 on a Women’s World Cup game with odds -100 or greater. This promotion can be used once per gameday and ends on August 20.

To receive the $5 free bet token, the bet must be “placed and settled the same day to qualify.” All bets must be a single bet, two-leg parlay, or bet builder bet to count towards this promo. The bet token must be claimed within three days and expires seven days after it is claimed, it can be used on any market. If you need more information or still do not understand how this promotion works, check out the terms and conditions. You can also contact customer support.

Canada Women’s Soccer recent international results

  • Canada finished second at the 2022 CONCACAF W Championship. They lost 1-0 to USA in the final after defeating Jamaica in the semi-final.
  • Canada took home gold at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. They defeated USA in the semifinals and went on to beat Sweden in the gold medal match by penalty shootout. The score was 1-1 after extra time. 
  • Sweden defeated Canada 1-0 in the round of 16 at the 2019 Women’s World Cup in France. Sweden went on to claim third place after losing to Netherlands in the semi-final.