The 2019 Women’s World Cup semifinals are set.
One side of the bracket went as expected as top-seeded USWNT face off against FIFA #3 England.
The other half of the bracket had more volatility.
We identified the Netherlands (FIFA #7) as a darkhorse candidate to reach the finals at the start of knockout round play, and that’s a strong possibility now. They defeated Japan (FIFA #7) in the Round of 16. They caught a break by getting Italy (FIFA #15) instead of Australia (FIFA #6) in the quarters.
Now, they’ll face a surprising Sweden (FIFA #9) instead of Germany (FIFA #2) in the semifinals.
Women’s World Cup Semifinal Game Times
The Women’s World Cup semifinal games take place on Tuesday, July 2nd and Wednesday, July 3rd.
- Tuesday, July 2nd at 3pm ET: USWNT vs England (FOX)
- Wednesday, July 3rd at 3pm ET: Netherlands vs Sweden (FOX)
Women’s World Cup Semifinal Odds
The latest odds for the Women’s World Cup semifinals at DraftKings Sportsbook are:
|England +330||Draw +225||USA -112|
|Netherlands TBD||Draw TBD||Sweden TBD|
These should both be close, competitive match-ups. FiveThirtyEight has more favorable probabilities of the US winning than oddsmakers, and Netherlands vs Sweden as a virtual coin-flip:
Women’s World Cup Title Odds
Visit: 2019 Women’s World Cup title odds for updated pricing.
At the completion of the quarterfinal games, title futures are:
- USA – 120
- England +380
- Netherlands +450
- Sweden +650
Women’s World Cup Title Probabilities
Over at FiveThirtyEight, the US are essentially 50/50 to win the World Cup now. If England were to pull an upset in the semis, they’d be prohibitive favorites against Netherlands or Sweden.