Women’s World Cup Weekend Picks – July 29 & 30

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With seven matches slated across Saturday, July 29, and Sunday, July 30, it’s time to lock in your 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup weekend picks. 

At the midway point in the group stage, two teams – Spain and Japan – have booked their place in the knockout phase. On the flip side, Ireland, Costa Rica, Zambia, and Vietnam have already been eliminated from the tournament. 

With 14 knockout places still up for grabs, this weekend’s matches will bring joy to several teams and nations. Hopefully, our Women’s World Cup weekend picks will bring joy to our pockets!

Tournament Review – What Has Happened So Far?

As things stand, Group C is the only group to have been determined so far. Having both won two matches without conceding a single goal, Spain and Japan have already punched their ticket to the last 16, eliminating Costa Rica and Zambia in the process. 

Elsewhere, Group A, Group B, and Group E hang in the balance. The United States, Netherlands, Switzerland, Nigeria, and Canada have all taken four points from their opening two matches. In contrast, the Philippines, New Zealand, Australia, and Portugal have taken three points from a possible six. 

Alongside Spain (8) and Japan (7), the highest-scoring teams are Germany (6), the United States (4), and Brazil (4). The Germans crushed Morocco 6-0 in their opening game, while the Brazilians thrashed Panama 4-0, courtesy of an Ary Borges hat-trick. 

Without further ado, here are my Women’s World Cup weekend picks.

Women’s World Cup Weekend Picks for Saturday, July 29

We have three games to enjoy – and bet on – this Saturday, July 29. The matches focus on Group F and Group G, meaning high-profile teams like Brazil, France, and Sweden will be involved in our World Cup weekend picks. 

The early game features Sweden and Italy, with France taking on Brazil in the second match. The third and final contest of the day sees Panama face Jamaica in Perth, and both sides will be desperate to claim all three points, with Brazil and France leading Group F. 

Please be aware 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 noting that AEST is 14 hours ahead of Eastern Time (ET) in the United States. 

Sweden vs. Italy Prediction

  • Kick-Off: 17:30 
  • Stadium: Sky Stadium, Wellington, New Zealand 
  • Odds: Sweden (-123); Draw (+228); Italy (+347)

The Swedes kicked off their 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup campaign with a 2-1 victory over South Africa, although they could – and probably should – have claimed a bigger win. Indeed, Sweden racked up 15 shots while enjoying 69% possession against the South Africans, dominating the contest. 

Meanwhile, the Italians opened their World Cup account with a 1-0 victory over Argentina, courtesy of Cristiana Girelli’s 87th-minute winner. Although the Blues picked up all three points in their first match, they were far from convincing against Argentina. 

Sweden and Italy have faced each other 11 times over the years, with the Italians winning on just two occasions. With that in mind, I’m making Sweden the first of my Women’s World Cup weekend picks. 

Best Bet: Sweden (-123)

France vs. Brazil Prediction

  • Kick-Off: 20:00 
  • Stadium: Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, Australia 
  • Odds: France (+170); Draw (+215); Brazil (+160)

As the moneyline odds suggest, Saturday’s clash between France and Brazil is destined to be a close-fought battle. Brazil is the bookies’ marginal favorite at +160, but France is priced at +170 to claim all three points, highlighting the tight nature of this game. 

The Brazilians made light work of Panama in their opening match, racking up 73% possession and 32 shots while notching a 4-0 victory. On the other hand, Jamaica held the French to a surprise goalless draw, despite registering 73% possession and 14 shots. 

There is no denying that Brazil heads into Saturday’s showdown in better form than France. Still, the European nation will be confident of picking up a positive result against the South American side.

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Panama vs. Jamaica Prediction

  • Kick-Off: 22:30 
  • Stadium: HBF Park, Perth, Australia 
  • Odds: Panama (+397); Draw (+243); Jamaica (-143)

Fresh from suffering a 4-0 thrashing at the hands of Brazil, Panama will aim to bounce back against Jamaica in Perth. However, the Reggae Girlz will be brimming with belief after clinching a valuable point against France. 

It is also worth noting that Jamaica remains unbeaten against Panama in all competitions. Following a penalty shootout triumph in the 2018 CONCACAF Women’s Championship, the Jamaicans secured a 3-1 friendly victory over Panama in 2019. 

Having considered everything, Jamaica’s moneyline price of -143 looks pretty attractive here, but Panama is capable of upsetting the odds. Be sure to sign in to access the last of my World Cup weekend picks for Saturday.

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Women’s World Cup Weekend Picks for Sunday, July 30

After three exciting clashes on Saturday, we have four matches to sink our teeth into on Sunday. July 30. As a result, there are plenty of appealing Women’s World Cup weekend picks to take advantage of. 

The first match on Sunday sees South Korea take on Morocco in Adelaide, with Norway facing the Philippines in Auckland. Next up, Switzerland takes on co-host New Zealand, while Germany and Colombia meet in the fourth and final game. 

If you enjoyed my World Cup weekend picks and predictions for Saturday, why not make use of my recommended wagers for Sunday? After all, there is no shortage of betting value on offer.

South Korea vs. Morocco Prediction

  • Kick-Off: 14:30 
  • Stadium: Hindmarsh Stadium, Adelaide, Australia 
  • Odds: South Korea (-156); Draw (+225); Morocco (+440)

South Korea and Morocco will both be hoping to bounce back from a disappointing defeat when they clash in Adelaide. While the South Koreans suffered a 2-0 loss to Colombia in their opening match, the Moroccans were thrashed 6-0 by Germany. 

Following the thrashing against Germany, Morocco heads into Sunday’s showdown on a six-game winless run across all competitions. To make matters worse for the Atlas Lionesses, they have failed to score a single goal in any of their previous six outings. 

By contrast, South Korea notched three straight victories in the lead-up to the World Cup, scoring 12 goals while conceding just three. For that reason, I’m backing the Asian outfit to get the better of the African side.

Best Bet: South Korea (-156)

Norway vs. Philippines Prediction

  • Kick-Off: 17:00 
  • Stadium: Eden Park, Auckland, New Zealand 
  • Odds: Norway (-883); Draw (+640); Philippines (+1800)

As you can see, Norway is heavily favored to defeat the Philippines. You can get odds of -883 for the Norwegians to taste victory, while the Philippines is priced at +1800 to claim all three points in Auckland. 

Although Norway has struggled for consistency so far – losing 1-0 to New Zealand before drawing 0-0 with Switzerland – the 1995 World Cup champion shouldn’t struggle to get the better of the Philippines. 

Since Norway’s moneyline odds are too low to bother with, I recommend exploring the handicaps and goal markets for this match. Backing Norway to score over a certain number of goals or win by a certain margin makes a lot of sense.

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Switzerland vs. New Zealand Prediction 

  • Kick-Off: 17:00 
  • Stadium: Forsyth Barr Stadium, Dunedin, New Zealand 
  • Odds: Switzerland (+112); Draw (+210); New Zealand (+250)

It’s fair to say that Switzerland will be happy with how things have gone up to now. After registering a comfortable 2-0 victory over the Philippines in their opening game, the Red Crosses held Norway to a goalless draw last time out. 

Meanwhile, New Zealand kicked things off with a shock win against Norway before suffering a surprise 1-0 defeat to the Philippines. Consequently, the co-host trails Switzerland by one point in the Group A standings. 

With the home-field advantage on their side, the Kiwis will be hopeful of booking their place in the knockout phase this weekend. That said, in-form Switzerland will be determined to spoil the party in Dunedin.

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Germany vs. Colombia Prediction

  • Kick-Off: 19:30 
  • Stadium: Allianz Stadium, Sydney, Australia 
  • Odds: Germany (-400); Draw (+460); Colombia (+900)

To say that Germany dominated Morocco would be a colossal understatement. Not only did Die Nationalef score six goals without conceding in their first match, but they also racked up 75% possession and 16 attempts. 

Accordingly, the bookies view Germany as the -400 favorite to defeat the Colombians, who are priced at +900 to win on Sunday. The Germany victory is undoubtedly the safe bet here, but I like the look of the over three goals market. 

Fresh from putting six past Morocco, the Germans will fancy their chances of scoring multiple goals in Sydney. Since Colombia netted a couple against South Korea last time out, I can see the two sides combining for more than three goals. 

Best Bet: Over 3 Goals (-103) 

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Germany ranked No.2 in the WWC as one of the favorites to lift the cup

Lay Down Your World Cup Weekend Picks

So, what are you waiting for? With seven matches taking place across Saturday and Sunday, now is the time to lock in your Women’s World Cup weekend picks. 

I’m backing Sweden to defeat Italy and South Korea to overcome Morocco. I also expect the clash between Germany and Colombia to produce over three goals, but you’ll have to sign in to access the rest of my World Cup weekend picks. 

Stay tuned for more Women’s World Cup picks and predictions. I will share further Women’s World Cup betting advice throughout the tournament, so stick with Sports Hub.

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