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Women’s World Cup Group H Preview

Fresh from their European Championship final appearance, Germany enters the group as clear favorites but faces a formidable challenge in Morocco and Colombia. Our sportsbook offers the best markets and live betting in the Women’s World Cup.

Germany Determined to Have Deep Tournament

Martina Voss-Tecklenburg took over the 2003 and 2007 World Cup winners in 2019 and guided them to a UEFA Women’s Euros runner-up finish in 2022. Germany qualified for the tournament by winning their qualifying Group with 27 points from their 10 matches.

Women's World Cup Group H Preview
Jule Brand #22 of Germany | Black/Getty Images/AFP

There are only two countries in Women’s World Cup history with multiple championships, the United States and Germany. The European side has had a poor 2023, with just two wins, one draw, and two defeats. Germany’s slightly poor run of results in 2023 has raised questions about head coach Martina Voss-Tecklenburg. She is set to remain at the helm of the women’s national team beyond this summer’s World Cup.

FIFA’s No. 2-ranked nation can move within one World Cup trophy of the Americans for the most all-time if they go all the way in Australia and New Zealand. It would take a major upset for the Germans not to be one of the last teams standing in the tournament and could very well be the side to unseat the two-time defending champion USA.

While the Germans have never faced any of their Group H opponents, their consistent performances throughout their history suggest a favorable outcome, so we will include them in our soccer picks and parlays.

Morocco Second-Lowest-Ranked Nation

Morocco’s World Cup spot was secured via a historic campaign in the Women’s African Cup of Nations on home soil last year. They finished as runners-up in the tournament, losing to South Africa in the final. The country has seen a massive boost in its women’s footballing structure in recent years, slowly growing and improving.

There are no illusions of Morocco being the last team standing in Australia and New Zealand, but a group-stage upset could be on the cards for the African side. In November 2020, Reynald Pedros became the coach of the Moroccan team following a period of coaching Lyon.

Morocco has had an average 2023, with two wins, two defeats, and two draws. The North Africans struggle to score goals but don’t concede many either, which should give them a chance in most matches. Morocco averaged the most possession and the best passing accuracy during the 2022 Women’s African Cup of Nations, but it’s unlikely they will have a monopoly on the ball at the World Cup.

Colombia Will Fight Morocco for Knock Out Spot

Colombia failed to qualify for the 2019 Women’s World Cup in France after making their first trip to the knockout stage in Canada in 2015. They advanced to the final of the 2022 Copa America Feminina, which they hosted, with a huge victory over Argentina, before they narrowly lost 1-0 to Brazil.

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This will be their third appearance in the competition. Nelson Abadia has been part of the Colombian team since 2014, first as a technical assistant before being promoted to manager in 2017. In 2023 their form has been average, with three draws, two defeats, and two wins.

Their most recent outing was a 1-1 draw against Panama in June. They’ve scored in all of the seven matches they’ve played, but only two have ended in victory. The South American side has been beyond the Group Stage before in the tournament and is talented enough to do it again, so if you’re betting online, you should expect them to fight Morocco for that second-place finish.

South Korea’s Ups and Downs Key to Qualify

South Korea is making its fourth appearance at the Women’s World Cup and third in a row. Their 2019 campaign left a lot to be desired, though, as they were eliminated in the group stage without picking up a point.

Their World Cup record is poor, drawn against Norway, France, or Brazil in each of their previous three appearances. They’ve allowed at least two goals in eight of their 10 games at the tournament and failed to score in six.

They showed their skills by scoring 10 goals across two fixtures against Zambia in April 2023, plus they managed to beat Haiti 2-1 in their previous friendly match before the World Cup. Tottenham’s Cho So-hyun is one of the most capped players in team history and will be counted on in the midfield. Forward Chun Garam and midfielder So-hyun will also be key parts of the attacking line.

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