Group F in the Women’s World Cup 2023 will start on Sunday, with France facing Jamaica at Sydney Football Stadium. The other two teams in the group are Brazil and Panama. Our sportsbook offers the best markets and live betting in the Women’s World Cup.
France: Heavy Favorites
This will be the fifth Women’s World Cup that France has participated in, with the last two seeing them progress to at least the quarter-finals of the tournament. There has been a lot of controversy around the team, especially with the non-selection of Amandine Henry for the Euro 2022 competition.
This matter got solved for this tournament as Henry is being paraded as their most important player, while defender Wendie Renard is also available after initially withdrawing from the tournament. Despite all that drama, France managed to make it to the Euro 2022 semis.
Three points look like a given for France when they open their campaign at Sydney Football Stadium. It would be astounding to see the favorites leave without a victory when considered such big favorites, so we will include them in our soccer picks and parlays.
France has shown in previous matches that they are a very good team, offensively potent and capable of scoring several goals per match. They possess a talented squad with skillful midfielders and clinical finishers. Herve Renard will become just the second coach to manage at both Men’s and Women’s FIFA World Cups.
Jamaica: Huge Underdogs
Jamaica is an absolute outsider in this group, which also includes Brazil and Panama. This is their second consecutive participation in the World Cup. At the last one, they passed ingloriously without winning a point and with a terrible goal difference of 1-12. They can look for their chance to win the historic first point against the Panamanian team, but they are given almost no chance in the remaining matches.
Much of their hopes will pin on the quality of striker Khadija Shaw, who was one of only two players to score at least 20 goals in the English Women’s Super League last season. She was also one of the three players involved in four goals during the 2022 Concacaf Championship, the best tally in the competition.
Jamaica has played several matches since the beginning of the year that they would prefer to erase from their memory. Seven goals conceded to Mexico just two weeks ago, or five to El Salvador is a lot for one World Cup participant. A similar fate awaits them in the upcoming match, so if you’re betting online, you should fade them here.
France vs Jamaica Head-to-Head
This will be the first meeting between France and Jamaica in women’s international soccer. France has played a team from the Concacaf region on four previous occasions at the World Cup, losing twice against the United States and enjoying wins over Canada and Mexico.
France won two of their last three matches, first beating Canada 2-1, and then sweeping Ireland aside in a 0-3 win. Their winning run ended when they lost 1-0 to Australia. France achieved success in six of their last 10 internationals in all competitions, while one ended in a draw and three in defeat. Jamaica enters this World Cup clash averaging a lowly 1.1 goals per game in their last 10.
France vs Jamaica Match Information
- Match: France (0-0-0) vs Jamaica (0-0-0)
- Location: Sydney Football Stadium, Sydney, Australia
- Day/Time: Sunday, July 23, 6:00 a.m. ET
- France vs Jamaica Live Stream: fubo.tv
France vs Jamaica Betting Lines
France vs Jamaica Picks and Prediction
France enters this clash as heavy favorites in the soccer odds, while the goal line is set at 4½.
France has a blend of technical quality and tactical discipline that makes them a formidable opponent. Expect France to control the game and secure a comfortable victory over Jamaica.
This match could see a good number of goals due to France’s attacking prowess and Jamaica’s vulnerabilities in defense. France is likely to create scoring opportunities, contributing to a potentially high-scoring game. Jamaica will rely on their defensive organization and resilience to frustrate the French attack.