The French women’s team is under new leadership with head coach Herve Renard who has an impressive resume leading men’s international soccer teams. Our sportsbook offers the best markets and live betting in the Women’s World Cup.
France’s Coach Has Huge Experience
Renard prepares to lead France at the 2023 Women’s World Cup this summer. When it comes to a World Cup, Renard knows what it takes to make waves. Last year, he was at the helm of the Saudi Arabian team that descended on Qatar for the men’s World Cup. Though they failed to make it out of the groups on this occasion, a shock win over eventual champions Argentina to kick off their tournament turned everyone’s attention toward them.
Renard, as he did with Saudi Arabia, is well-positioned to use his experience, and in a year where the competition is arguably as open as ever, could lead a surprise package. He will look to maximize the potential of a talented squad, albeit with a handful of key players missing through long-term injuries. He is 3-0 during his short tenure and we expect him to bring a fresh approach to the team so we will include France in our soccer picks and parlays.
France qualified for the World Cup by winning their qualifying Group with Wales, Slovenia, Greece, Estonia, and Kazakhstan. They had a perfect record in that group with ten wins from ten games, fifty-four goals scored and only four conceded. France’s best finish at a World Cup was fourth place in 2011. In this tournament, the veteran trio of captain Wendie Renard, and experienced players Amandine Henry and Eugenie Le Sommer will all be crucial for France.
Brazil Looks Solid
Brazil is another solid team in Group F. Some argue they’re just as competitive as France and can win with the right game plan. Brazilian soccer superstar Marta has announced that her sixth Women’s World Cup appearance will be her last as she takes her bow from the tournament.
Her resume is impressive, boasting 117 international goals as well as six FIFA World Player of the Year awards and three Copa America titles, and like Leo Messi, she could lift the trophy in her last appearance at the World Cup. The team will also have a strong core of young players. We expect them to have a deep tournament so if you’re betting online you should back them for goals.
In 2023, their form has been decent, with three wins, one draw with England, and two defeats to Canada and the United States. Pia Sundhage had 27 years of coaching experience, including as Head Coach of the United States and Sweden. In July 2019, she accepted an invitation from the Brazilian Football Confederation to become the new coach of Brazil Women’s national team.
Jamaica Unlikely To Get Out of the Group
Will Jamaica make the most of its second appearance at the World Cup? This year offers them a great opportunity to win their first game at the World Cup and beat Panama after losing all three World Cup games back in 2019.
Their best player Khadija Shaw should bring her A-game in order to get past the group stage. Shaw is a 26-year-old star already carving out a nice career for herself. The Jamaican forward scored 20 goals in 22 matches for Man City during the 2022/23 season. She’s an excellent striker and if the rest of the team can deliver enough assists, Jamaica could at least score against Brazil or even earn at least one point.
Panama Makes Women’s World Cup Debut
Ignacio Quintan was appointed in 2021 as manager of the Panama Women’s team. Since then he has helped Panama have equal salaries and conditions between the men’s and women’s national teams. He also guided them to their first World Cup via their status as the Inter-confederation play-off Group C winners after overcoming Chinese Taipei and Paraguay back in February.
Panama have had a strong 2023 with six wins, one draw, and three defeats which is impressive, albeit against largely inferior opposition. This will be a good learning experience for a young collection of players but we don’t expect them to win points in this group.