Did someone say Women's FIFA World Cup? In our own backyard? Yes please! There has been so much hype around this World Cup, not just because it's taking place in Australia and New Zealand, but because our Aussie women come into the tournament in red hot form. The Matilda's have recently beaten both France and the second favourites to win the tournament – England.
There is so much action to be had over the next few weeks, but don't worry – if you want soccer tips, we've got you covered. Our experts are here to guide you every step of the way this World Cup. So, make sure you're ready!
Check out all our soccer tips below:
Best Bet – Tournament Winner: England
England Women are paying $5.50 which I think is great value for many reasons. Currently the Women’s English Premier League is the best league in the world, and this has aided funding to all the Premier League academies to start developing the female game. The initial prospects of this development are now playing for the Lionesses, have a huge amount of talent and also, they just won the European Championship last year, so they know how to win big games.
It's also worth genuinely looking into the Matilda’s and Spain for the similar reasons, they have majority of their players playing in the best leagues in the world. Spain has the reigning Ballon D’or winner and the Matilda's have not only Sam Kerr but the home crowd advantage which could be the difference in big games.
Next Best – Golden Boot: Sam Kerr
Might be an obvious one, but my word at $10 for the Golden Boot, is our very own Sam Kerr. She has one of the best goals to game ratio coming into the major tournament and she has scored over 80 goals at Chelsea in 100 appearances. So, to see the value that is on offer here is something to be excited about. She doesn’t need to many chances to capitalise which is what makes her so dangerous in any game she is involved in.
Value Bet – To Make The Final: Australia
Australia to make the Final is currently sitting at $6.50 which I think is great value considering they have players at Chelsea, Real Madrid, Man City and Lyon, along with the fact they have the home crowd advantage. Also, the Matilda’s have the know how when it comes to winning big games based of the titles they are winning in the leagues they are in, but also from an international perspective the trophy cabinet is building.
Another Special Value Bet – Tournament Winner: Brazil
Brazil women have all the talent and experience to beat many teams in this tournament and are similar to the men's in that they have some of the most gifted players in the game. Paying $26.00 does reflect that they might not be coming in as a hot as others, but I think why they excite me is because they have never won a World Cup before which puts more purpose and emotion into this tournament. They will be expected to perform.
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