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USA vs France Win-Draw-Win match odds

France: 3.10
Draw: 3.00
USA: 2.00

Canada’s bid to advance further in the knockout stage of the FIFA Women’s World Cup has ended, while the USA is back in familiar territory, playing in the quarter-final round.

The Canadian contingent was knocked out of the tournament on Monday, losing a heartbreaker to Sweden in the Round of 16. It is another difficult conclusion to a Women’s World Cup for the Red and White, which began the tournament with outright odds of 17.00 at to win.

Meanwhile, the USA took another step closer to defending its title thanks to a 2-1 victory over Spain on Monday. It was by far the toughest test for the U.S. in this tournament.

They had breezed through the group stage without allowing a single goal – sparking plenty of controversy, however, with their goal celebrations in a 13-0 win over Thailand to open their World Cup schedule – before overcoming a tenacious side from Spain in the Round of 16 courtesy a pair of goals on penalty kicks.

Monday’s result sets up a meeting with France – the host nation – in the quarter-final round.

It also sets up a meeting of the two teams with the best outright odds to win the 2019 Women’s World Cup. It’s no surprise that the U.S. is the favourite to win it all right now, with outright odds of 2.40 at as of Tuesday morning.

The bettors certainly like the chances of the U.S. repeating as world champs, with 37 per cent of total money wagered for the outright market on the U.S.

Four years ago, France had its bid for a world title dashed in the quarter-final round after a shootout loss against Germany. As the host nation this year, France has worked its way through the group stage with three wins, but also needed a goal in the 107 th minute for a dramatic win against Brazil to advance into the quarter-final.

France had the second best odds to win the Women’s World Cup – 4.50 at as of Tuesday – three days ahead of its meeting with the U.S.

This particular quarter-final match goes Friday, however, France is currently the underdog with odds of 3.10 to win the match, compared to 2.00 for the U.S. in the Win-Draw-Win market.

USA versus France also sets up another intriguing battle when it comes to Player of the Tournament odds. Alex Morgan of the U.S. was the favourite for this award with odds of 2.75 at on Tuesday. She has five goals – which is tied for the tournament lead –  and three assists through three games. Second in that market is Amandine Henry, the captain for France who scored the clutch winning goal against Brazil in the last round.

Henry’s odds to win Player of the Tournament stood at 4.50 at as of Tuesday morning.

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