France's 2019 Women's World Cup campaign gets underway Friday when Les Blues takes on South Korea in the opening match of this summer's tournament. France enters the Women's World Cup 2019 as one of the favorites to hoist the trophy on its home soil. South Korea, meanwhile, will look to shock the world and advance past the group stage for the second consecutive tournament. South Korea enters Friday's opening match as a massive underdog at +2450 (risk $100 to win $2450), while France is going off as -950 money line favorites. The draw is +800, and the over-under for total goals scored is 3 in the latest France vs. South Korea odds. Before locking in your France vs. South Korea picks and 2019 Women's World Cup predictions, you'll want to see what European soccer expert David Sumpter has to say.
Sumpter is an applied mathematician and author of "Soccermatics," a book that explains how math works inside the sport. Along with other experienced analysts, Sumpter developed the 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 the 2018 World Cup, returning a healthy profit to anyone who followed it. The model 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.
Now, the model has its sights set on France vs. South Korea. We can tell you the model is leaning towards the under, but its much stronger play is on the France vs. South Korea money line. You absolutely need to see it before locking in any picks.
The model has taken into account that France enters Friday's match on a five-game unbeaten streak. Les Blues has also been victorious in six of their seven games in 2019 and will be eager to earn a win in front of their home crowd on Friday.
This French squad boasts a number of players from the dominant Olympique Lyonnais side, who won its fourth consecutive Champions League title earlier this year. France forward Eugenie Le Sommer scored 13 goals in 18 French Division 1 Feminine games this season. Le Sommer has been a constant scoring threat for France throughout her career. In fact, she's scored more than 70 goals for France in over 150 appearances. If Le Sommer is able to find the back of the net again on Friday, France will be extremely hard to beat in front of its home crowd.
But just because France features an explosive attack doesn't mean it's the best value on the France vs. South Korea money line Friday.
The model is also well aware that South Korea will feature a team of experienced players who know what it takes to earn a positive result at the Women's World Cup. South Korea advanced past the group stage for the first time in its history four years ago and will look to get its 2019 campaign started on the right foot. The Taegeuk Nangja earned their first ever Women's World Cup victory in 2015, knocking off Spain by a final score of 2-1.
South Korea will enter Friday's match against France knowing it will need to score goals to keep pace with the hosts. Ji So-yun has been in peak form for South Korea, finding the back of the net six times in her last seven games. Plus, South Korea has scored two or more goals in four of its last seven contests leading up to the Women's World Cup.
So who should you back on Friday? And where does all the betting value lie? Visit SportsLine now to see which side of the France vs. South Korea money line you need to be all over, all from an expert who created a model that's returned a 2,000 percent profit on the bookmakers' closing odds.