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USWNT’s odds take massive hit getting into WWC knockout rounds

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The United States girls’s nationwide workforce squeaked into the knockout rounds, however the shaky type the large pre-tournament favorites displayed throughout the group stage has prompted a shift within the Cup-winning odds.

The USWNT was the 225 pre-tournament favourite at BetMGM. Those odds shifted to 250 after the workforce’s draw in opposition to the Netherlands within the second match and have lengthened even additional to 400 with the USWNT going through a possible date in opposition to Sweden within the Round of 16.

That drops the Americans into co-favorite standing on the e-book together with Spain and England. Japan is now 800, adopted by Germany at 900 and co-host Australia at 1000.

The story is comparable at DraftKings, the place Spain and England are the co-favorites at 400 and the USWNT has dropped to 450 — down from 300 earlier than the match started and 275 earlier than their scoreless draw in opposition to Portugal on Tuesday.

The relative struggles by the Americans to this point have resulted in a superb end result for each books.

The USWNT leads the 32-team subject with 81 % of the whole Cup winner bets and 91 % of the cash wagered at DraftKings, the place no different workforce has drawn greater than 4 % in both market. They additionally paved the way by a big margin with 56.4 and 78.6 % of the motion, respectively, at BetMGM.

“The USA women advancing to the knockout round will continue to drive interest from bettors in the World Cup,” mentioned Seamus Magee, BetMGM’s sports activities buying and selling lead. “The low-scoring USA matches have been good outcomes for the sportsbook.”


On the flip facet of the equation is FOX Sports, which is able to nearly actually endure a major scores hit.

If the USWNT had gained Group E, they’d have performed their first knockout spherical match at 10 p.m. ET on Saturday night time. With a win, their following match would have been on Thursday, Aug. 10 at 9 p.m. ET.

Those time slots had been agreed upon by FOX Sports in collaboration with FIFA earlier than the match started, the broadcaster confirmed to Front Office Sports, and all recreation slots are locked in.

With their second-place end in Group E, the Americans will now play at 5 a.m. ET on Sunday morning, and a possible quarterfinal match could be performed at 3:30 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 11.

The USWNT didn’t win its group on the Women’s World Cup for the primary time since 2011. The result’s a probable Round of 16 date in opposition to Sweden, which scored wins in opposition to the Americans in every of the previous two Olympics.


–Round of 16: Sunday, Aug. 6 at 5 a.m. ET

–Quarterfinals: Friday, Aug. 11 at 3:30 a.m. ET

–Semifinals: Tuesday, Aug. 15 at 4 a.m. ET

–Final: Sunday, Aug. 20 at 6 a.m. ET

–Field Level Media