Women’s World Cup 2023 – Quarter Finals Picks


With only eight teams remaining in the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup, it’s time to start thinking about your quarter finals picks. 

The next knockout round kicks off this Friday, August 11, in Australia and New Zealand. The Aussies have been drawn against France in the last eight, while powerhouses like England and Spain also remain on course for glory. 

Read on to discover my quarter finals picks for the Women’s World Cup. Before we go any further, though, let’s recap the tournament, check out the latest outright odds and assess the schedule.

Tournament Recap and Latest Outright Odds

The 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup dished up shocks right from the off, with high-profile teams such as Germany, Brazil and Canada failing to make it past the group stage. The upsets continued in the Round of 16, as the United States, Norway and Denmark were eliminated before the quarter finals. 

Having won each of the past two World Cup titles, the Stars and Stripes’ last-16 elimination came as a huge surprise. Sweden ended up knocking out the four-time champion on penalties, meaning that a new name will feature on the trophy this year. 

Following the exit of the defending champion and pre-tournament favorite, the outright odds for the 2023 Women’s World Cup have shifted. 


  • England (+250) 
  • Spain (+350) 
  • Japan (+450) 
  • France (+500) 
  • Australia (+700) 
  • Sweden (+900) 
  • Netherlands (+1400) 
  • Colombia (+2500)

As you can see, England (+250) is now the bookies’ favorite to secure the silverware. Spain, Japan and France are all priced between +350 and +500, with Australia at +700. Sweden (+900), the Netherlands (+1400) and Colombia (+2500) are viewed as the outsiders. 

You will be pleased to learn that it’s almost time for me to share my quarter finals picks. First, let’s take a quick look at the schedule for the quarter finals.

Schedule for the Women’s World Cup Quarter Finals

With two matches taking place on Friday, August 11, and the other two quarter finals taking place on Saturday, August 12, there is no shortage of Women’s World Cup betting opportunities on offer this week. 

Please note that all kick-off times are in Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST), which is two hours behind local time in New Zealand. It is also worth remembering that AEST is 14 hours ahead of Eastern Time (ET) in the US, so be sure to bear that in mind before making your quarter finals picks.

  • Spain vs. Netherlands – Friday, August 11 (11:00) – Sky Stadium, Wellington 
  • Japan vs. Sweden – Friday, August 11 (17:30) – Eden Park, Auckland 
  • Australia vs. France – Saturday, August 12 (17:00) – Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane 
  • England vs. Colombia – Saturday, August 12 (20:30) – Accor Stadium, Sydney

Right, are you ready for my Women’s World Cup quarter finals picks? In the next section, I take an in-depth look at each contest and share my predictions and picks. If that sounds good to you, I suggest you keep reading!

2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup Quarter Finals Picks

Having landed seven of my 11 Women’s World Cup picks so far, I’m confident that my quarter finals picks will help you make a profit this weekend. Of course, I would love to tell you that I have a 100% record, but it doesn’t always work out the way you want. 

Ultimately, betting on tournament soccer is never easy. With the lower-ranked teams fighting tooth and nail to overhaul the high-profile nations, competitions such as the World Cup invariably produce upsets and shock results. 

That said, I have scoured the odds to find the best quarter finals picks for the Women’s World Cup. Keep reading to unearth my quarter finals picks, or feel free to carry out your own research. The choice is yours!

Spain vs. Netherlands Prediction

Odds: Spain (-106); Draw (+230); Netherlands (+285) 

The Spaniards kicked off their World Cup campaign in style, defeating Costa Rica 3-0 before thrashing Zambia 5-0. However, Japan humiliated Spain in the final round of group games, with the Asian nation crushing the European side 4-0. 

Jorge Vilda’s girls bounced straight back in the Round of 16, claiming a comfortable 5-1 victory over Switzerland. Meanwhile, the Netherlands secured a straightforward 2-0 win against South Africa in the previous round. 

Friday’s quarter final sees two of Europe’s elite teams go head-to-head for a place in the last four. Spain heads into the showdown as the bookies’ favorite, but the Dutch will fancy their chances of overcoming the Spaniards in Wellington.


Japan vs. Sweden Prediction

Odds: Japan (+122); Draw (+221); Sweden (+216) 

It could be argued that Japan has been the best team at this year’s Women’s World Cup. After all, the Japanese have chalked up four successive victories this summer, scoring 14 goals while conceding on just one occasion. 

Following convincing group-stage wins over Zambia (5-0), Costa Rica (2-0) and Spain (4-0), Japan defeated Denmark 3-1 in the Round of 16. Miyazawa Hinata has netted five goals so far, while Riko Ueki and Tanaka Mina have both contributed two goals and one assist. 

Although Sweden claimed a memorable victory against the United States in the previous round, I expect the Japanese to maintain their hot streak on Friday. Since Japan has dominated every opponent, odds of +122 seem too tasty to ignore. 

Best Bet: Japan (+122)

Australia vs. France Prediction

Odds: Australia (+225); Draw (+215); France (+107) 

After reaching the quarter finals of their home tournament, Australia will be determined to continue their World Cup journey. However, the Matildas will need to get past France if they want to reach the semi finals. 

Having won two of their three group games, the Aussies claimed a 2-0 victory over Denmark in the Round of 16. The French, meanwhile, took seven points from a possible nine in Group F before hammering Morocco 4-0 last time out. 

Saturday’s showdown looks destined to be an intriguing battle between strong teams. The Aussies will back themselves to entertain the Brisbane crowd, but France will also be confident of reaching the last four.


England vs. Colombia Prediction

Odds: England (-188); Draw (+275); Colombia (+550) 

It would not be unfair to say that England has flattered to deceive so far. Granted, the Lionesses won all three of their group games – scoring eight goals while conceding one – but Nigeria pushed them all the way to penalties in the previous round. 

Despite Lauren James’ sending off, England managed to overcome Nigeria after 120 minutes of goalless action. James will now be suspended following her red card, but the return of Kiera Walsh will give the team a big boost. 

Colombia has been one of the surprise packages of this year’s World Cup, defeating Germany and Morocco before knocking out Jamaica in the last 16. However, I expect the Colombians’ World Cup journey to end on Saturday. 

Best Bet: England (-188)

Colombia Scored the opening gol
What a game yesterday – Colombia 1 – Jamaica 0

Lock In Your Quarter Finals Picks Now

Now that you’ve seen my quarter finals picks, it’s time for you to finalize your bets. With four high-profile clashes on the schedule, the upcoming action is bound to be exciting for both soccer fans and bettors. 

I’m backing Japan to beat Sweden, and I’m also backing England to dispatch Colombia. However, you will need to sign in to access the remainder of my quarter finals picks. If you haven’t done so already, be sure to create your very own Sports Hub account. 

Good luck, and happy betting!