The 2019 Women's World Cup is set to get underway with host France kicking off the festivities on Friday against South Korea at 3 p.m. ET. The French field one of the top teams in the world and they're one of the favorites at 7-2 to win it all in the latest 2019 Women's World Cup odds. However, Team USA is the defending champion of the event and they'll be looking to win their fourth World Cup. Alex Morgan and Carli Lloyd have the Americans at No. 1 in the FIFA rankings entering this week, and their history of success on the game's biggest stage make the Americans the 7-4 favorites. Other top contenders include Germany (11-2) and England (7-1), who were both eliminated in the semifinals the last time around. Before you make your 2019 Women's World Cup picks, be sure to check out the predictions from European football expert David Sumpter's powerful Soccerbot model.
The Soccerbot reads current odds and all team performance data, calculates key metrics and predicts upcoming matches. In the three seasons since its inception, Soccerbot is up an incredible 2,000 percent on Premier League picks. That's right -- 2,000 percent.
And the model crushed its 2018 World Cup picks. It correctly predicted draws in regulation for Spain-Russia (+280), Croatia-Denmark (+225) and England-Colombia (+215) and was all over France beating Uruguay in regulation to reach the semifinals, not to mention Brazil and Belgium cruising in their Round of 16 matchups. Earlier, the model nailed draws for Argentina-Iceland (+385) and Brazil-Switzerland (+360) and predicted Iran upsetting Morocco at +275, just to name a few of its big calls. Anyone who has followed it is way, way up.
Now, with sportsbooks releasing 2019 Women's World Cup odds to win, Sumpter is eyeing five teams that would carry handsome payouts, and their odds go all the way up to 100-to-1. You can only see those picks over at SportsLine.
We'll give one Women's World Cup 2019 pick away: Sumpter is all over Brazil as a 20-1 long shot.
The Brazilians are one of the most talented young squads in the world and their younger players have the benefit of learning from Marta, whose 15 goals are the most in Women's World Cup history. The three-time defending Copa America champions have made all eight Women's World Cups and were the runner-ups back in 2007. However, Sumpter thinks they could make a deep run this year.
They won all three of their matches during the group stage in 2015 but came out flat against the Australians in the first round of the knockout stage to exit in the Round of 16. This time around they'll be looking to avenge that, and Marta and Cristiane's combined 193 international goals make them one of the most dangerous forward combinations in the tournament.
Another team Sumpter is targeting: Norway, a massive 40-1 long shot to win the Women's World Cup 2019. Norway has a tough draw with France, Nigeria and South Korea, but it is the second favorites at 9-5 to top Group A.
Norway enters the 2019 Women's World Cup full of confidence after winning the Algarve Cup in convincing fashion. Norway earned its fifth Algarve Cup title after dismantling Poland by a final score of 3-0 in the final. The Norwegians tallied 26 shots against Poland and will have to rely on their offensive efficiency, especially from Isabell Herlovsen, this summer if they want to make a deep run in the 2019 Women's World Cup.
"Herlovsen ranks inside the top-five all-time scorers for Norway and she has the experience needed to lead Norway deep into the tournament" Sumpter told SportsLine.
Sumpter also has a strong take on Team USA and is eyeing an astronomical long shot with all the components needed to pull off a stunning run at Women's World Cup 2019. Anyone who backs this long shot could hit it big.
Who is Sumpter targeting to win the 2019 Women's World Cup? What happens to Team USA? And which astronomical long shot can go all the way? Check out the Women's World Cup odds below and then visit SportsLine to see Sumpter's futures picks and analysis for the 2019 Women's World Cup, all from a European football expert who created a model that's returned a 2,000 percent profit on bookmakers' closing odds.
South Korea 150-1
New Zealand 150-1
South Africa 1,000-1