Team USA has emerged as the favorite to win the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup after New Jersey’s own Carli Lloyd led the team to victory in its first two games.
As the host nation, France was the Women’s World Cup betting favorite when the tournament kicked off.
However, the US are favorites now after a 13-0 drubbing of Thailand in its first game last week and 3-0 shut out of Chile on Sunday.
2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup odds
SugarHouse Sportsbook now has Team USA at +185 to win the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup outright. In the meantime, France is at +350.
Other NJ sportsbook apps also give Team USA the lead in the tournament.
A win for the US Women’s National Team would mark its fourth victory in the first eight FIFA Women’s World Cup tournaments.
The win over Chile guarantees the defending Women’s World Cup champion US squad will move out of the 24-team Group Stage and on to the Round of 16.
The battle for Group F supremacy
But first, the US Women’s National Team will take on Sweden on Thursday, June 20 to decide which team will top Group F.
Stade Océane in Le Havre, France, will play host to the game beginning at 3 p.m. EST. Fox and Telemundo will broadcast the game in the US.
It is a bit of a rivalry game. Sweden beat the US in the 2016 Olympics preventing the US Women’s National Team from winning its fourth straight gold medal.
SugarHouse Sportsbook has Team USA as -375 favorites to win the game. Sweden is at +1000 and the tie is at +475.
New Jersey’s own Carli Lloyd
This is Lloyd’s fourth World Cup for Team USA. Lloyd scored the 13th goal versus Thailand. Plus, she put two in the back of the net against Chile to become the first player ever to score in six straight Women’s World Cup games.
The Rutgers Alumna won the 2015 Golden Ball award as the best player in the world. She is also a two-time FIFA player of the year and two-time Olympic Gold Medalist.
Lloyd is now a -103 favorite on SugarHouse Sportsbook to score versus Sweden. She is also at +320 to score Team USA’s first goal of the game.
There are some other local connections to the US Women’s National Team as well.
Forward Tobin Heath is originally from Basking Ridge. Plus, Midfielder Julie Ertz’s husband is Philadelphia Eagles Tight End Zach Ertz.
Ertz scored the team’s other goal against Chile. She is at +700 on SugarHouse Sportsbook to score the first goal versus Sweden and +250 to score at all.
What’s next for Team USA?
The Round of 16 is the beginning of the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup knockout stage. The top two teams from each group and the four best third-placed teams advance to the Round of 16.
The knockout stage is essentially a single-elimination tournament. It begins on June 22 and will end with the final on July 7 at the Parc Olympique Lyonnais in Décines-Charpieu.
The US will begin the knockout stage on June 24. They will play Spain in Reims if they beat Sweden. If not, the US will play in Paris against the loser of Thursday’s Canada vs. Netherlands match.
You can expect the odds will change at New Jersey online gambling sites throughout the week.