The US Women’s Football Team are creating a stir in New Zealand ahead of the FIFA Women’s World Cup this summer.
The reigning world champions, favourites again for this year’s tournament in New Zealand and Australia, are creating such a buzz that betting is already underway and for a record-breaking audience, according to an online casino directory in New Zealand.
NZCasinoClub.com said they couldn’t believe the excitement and interest in the competition from New Zealand punters already, even though games don’t kick off until July.
“With women’s football growing in popularity, this is set to be the biggest and best FIFA Women’s World Cup to date, watched and betted on by the biggest audience in its history.
“Everything about the summer’s flagship event is set to be record-breading and that includes the number of wagers that will be placed in the run up to and during the competition.
“With the United States Women’s Team (USWT) favourites again for the FIFA 2023 title, but with some stiff competition ahead of them in England, Spain and France, the interest in betting on this event in New Zealand is on another scale for women’s football.
“The last FIFA Women’s World Cup took around NZD $160m in bets in 2019, but with the excitement and anticipation around this year’s event already, we believe that figure will be smashed.
“FIFA, local associations, and clubs on the ground here in New Zealand and Australia are hoping that this event will inspire young girls across the two regions to take up football. We are proud that we can be a part of promoting it,” he added.
This is the first time the FIFA Women’s World Cup will be held over two countries and the first time 32 teams will be involved in the opening group stages. The last tournament saw 24 teams competing.
The US are odds on favourite to win the competition at the moment at +275. The England’s women’s team +350 and also in the top 10 favourites are joint hosts Australia, Brazil, Canada, The Netherlands and Sweden.
NZD $57 billion in bets was taken on the men’s FIFA World Cup last year, though those levels will not be seen at the women’s tournament, it is still being forecast as a bumper year for women’s football.
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