Who will win Women's World Cup 2019? The favourites, outsiders, underdogs & latest odds

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Goal brings you all the favourites, underdogs and outsiders to win this summer's tournament in France alongside the latest odds

The eighth edition of the Women's World Cup is now under way this summer in France, with the U.S. women's national team looking to clinch an incredible fourth World Cup title.

A total of 24 teams will battle it out for the biggest prize in football just one year on after France's men's team won the World Cup in Russia, and their female counterparts can follow in their footsteps and recreate history if they were to win on home soil – two decades on from when Didier Deschamps' side did so in 1998.

As with every major competition, teams who are odds-on favourites are mirrored by underdogs and dark horses to upset the established hierarchy, and this summer's tournament in France is sure to be an exciting spectacle.

So who are the favourites to win the 2019 Women's World Cup? Goal takes a look at the contenders for the highest prize in women's football.


Favourites to win the 2019 Women's World Cup


The USWNT are firm favourites to retain the trophy, and are now the frontrunners after their 2-1 victory over host nation France in the quarter-finals to set up a meeting with England.

Jill Ellis' team are now priced at odds of 3/4  to clinch their third World Cup title according to bet365 following a thrilling start to their title defence, annihilating Thailand 13-0 in their opening game and defeating Chile 3-0 in their second group game.

Alex Morgan scored five goals for her side and the USWNT set a record for the largest margin of victory in World Cup history, men's or women's, in addition to a slew of other feats. The 29-year-old scored the USA's first, fifth, eighth, 10th and 12th goals, becoming just the second player in the history of the Women's World Cup to net five goals in a single game. She also became the fourth USWNT player in history to score a hat-trick in a single World Cup match, joining Carli Lloyd, Michelle Akers and Carin Jennings.

Veteran forward Lloyd broke a record of her own, setting a tournament record after scoring in her sixth consecutive game against Chile .

Nikita Parris England 2019

Phil Neville's  England team have emerged as considerable favourites following their victorious 2019 SheBelieves Cup win, and are now backed by odds of 4/1 to win this year's tournament. The Lionesses were the first team to book their place in the semi-finals after beating perennial challengers Norway.


Women's World Cup 2019 outsiders


Vivianne Miedema Jill Roord Netherlands World Cup

The Netherlands' women's team are priced at 9/1 to win the 2019 World Cup, a year after their male counterparts failed to even qualify for the 2018 tournament. The Dutch side finished second in their qualification group and won six of their games, drawing and losing one fixture before beating Denmark in the play-offs.

They progressed to the knockout rounds top of their group with two straight wins, first beating New Zealand 1-0 and Cameroon 3-1 in which 22-year-old Vivianne Miedema became the European champions' all-time top scorer as she registered her 59th and 60th international goals to eclipse Manon Melis' record in just her 77th appearance.

The Dutch overcame Japan in the last 16 in a hard-fought 2-1 victory and they have thus been paired with Italy in the quarter-finals.

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Women's World Cup 2019 underdogs


Kosovare Asllani Sweden Women's World Cup 2019

Sweden are major dark horses to win the tournament after knocking out former champions Germany at the quarter-final stage, and are now backed at odds of 6/1 to win the competition outright.

Peter Gerhardsson's side have had a hard-fought route to the last four, finishing second in Group F to the USWNT and then beating Canada and Germany by fine 1-0 margins.

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