Depth of squad huge boost for USA Women in World Cup 2015 challenge
The 2015 Women’s World Cup fills up the summer as the tournament comes from Canada, where it all kicks off on June 6th. The USA women are running as 3/1 favourites and the number two ranked side in the world look to be holding all the aces up their sleeve this time to get their hands on the title. Four years ago they came so close to fulfilling their dream, but they were shot down in the final by Japan on a penalty shoot out.
This time around, the USA Women are running as 3/1 outright favourites to win the title at online betting site Bet365. The big thing working in their favour as they edge out the powerful German Women who are 4/1 second favourites, is that the USA have a lot of strength and depth to call on from the bench.
You aren’t going to find a deeper squad heading to the Women’s World Cup in the summer than what the USA are taking to the Great White North. The competition for places in the starting eleven is very high within the USA camp. It is a nice problem to have because it means that they can adapt to any type of tactical situation that will be out there.
The USA have won the last three Olympic gold medals and they have been to the semi final of every Women’s World Cup so far, landing two titles in 1991 and in 1999. But they haven’t been able to make it a third, with Germany winning back to back titles in 2003 and 2007, before themselves losing out to Japan four years ago in Germany.
The USA women will kick off their campaign against Australia on June 9th, where they are running as 1/11 odds on favourites for maximum points in the match. They go on to face Sweden and Nigeria in Group D, an easy looking affair for them. The top two in each group automatically qualifying with the four best third placed teams from the group stage moving ahead also. So barring an incredible upset, the USA Women will be in the knockout stages, where for a first time, there will be a round of sixteen match.
There is a lot of competition for places, with even the likes of Christie Rampone and darling of USA Women soccer Christen Press not being guaranteed a starting spot in the side. Even Abby Wambach has only come off the bench in five of their last nine internationals. That’s a pretty big luxury to have that kind of quality sitting on the bench. It is just what they will need if they are to successfully get through seven games in 28 days (all on artificial turf) to win the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2015.
England Women kick off their World Cup campaign in a tough match against France on June 9th and are 20/1 to lift the trophy.