2023 Women’s World Cup Group D Preview, Predictions & Odds
We have a 2023 Women’s World Cup Group D preview for you along with all our predictions and betting odds ahead of this summer’s World Cup.
Teams In Women’s World Cup Group D
Sarina Wiegman has held the position of England head coach since September 2021, following 15 years of experience, most notably with the Netherlands. Sarina has already become the most successful England Women’s coach ever from thirty-two matches, having twenty-five wins, six draws and only one defeat culminating in their recent Euro 2022 success.
They qualified for this tournament by winning their qualifying Group with ten wins from ten matches, scoring a staggering eighty goals and conceding none in a group with Austria, Northern Ireland, Luxembourg, North Macedonia and Malta.
They will be coming into this looking to win their first-ever World Cup and have three wins, two draws and just one defeat so far this year. Lucy Bronze (31), Ella Toone (23) and Alessia Russo (24) are my three.
Nicolas Delépine was appointed as manager in 2022, leading them to qualification for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup, their first World Cup. Previously, he had managed French side Grenoble.
In 2023 they have three victories and four defeats, with one friendly to play against South Korea on July 8th before the World Cup campaign starts for them two weeks later against England.
Like the Costa Rican squad from a previous post, I won’t pretend to be the most knowledgeable on their players! But they have some prolific strikers, with Roselord Borgella (30) having 20 goals in 25 games, Batcheba Louis (26) having 23 goals in 16 games, and Captain Nérilia Mondésir (24) has 18 goals in 12 games.
Lars Søndergaard has been in charge of Denmark since 2017, a role which he took after a 20+ year coaching career. This was his first job in international coaching.
Denmark qualified for the World Cup, and their fifth finals appearance by winning their qualifying Group with eight wins from eight matches, forty goals, and only two conceded in a group that included Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Azerbaijan, Malta and Russia.
They have had a strong 2023 with four wins and only one defeat in their opening five matches; they have one final Exhibition match against Spain on July 5th, which is the final stage of their World Cup preparation.
My three Danes to watch is Real Madrid defender Sofie Svava (22) and the attacking duo of Captain Pernille Harder (30) and Signe Bruun (25). All three will need to be in top form if they are to better their best-ever appearances, which was in a quarter-final in 1991 and 1995.
Former Chinese women’s footballer Shui Qingxia has been in charge of the country since 2021, earning their World Cup Finals place by winning the 2022 AFC Women’s Asian Cup, which means they are making their eighth finals appearance and will be looking for a similar result to their runners-up finish back in 1999.
Their form in 2023 has been steady, with two wins, two draws and two defeats, with two more games against Brazil and Columbia to come before their tournament starts. My three Chinese stars to watch are Tang Jiali (28), Li Ying (30) and Wang Shuang (28).
Women’s World Cup Group D Betting Odds
|Women’s World Cup Group D Odds
England are big favourites to win Group D at 1/25 and are 1/66 to qualify from the Group.
Denmark are 10/1 to win Group D, while they can be gotten at 1/3 to qualify.
China can be gotten at 25/1 to win Group D or 2/1 to qualify from the Group.
In contrast, Haiti are considered the group outsider and can be gotten at 100/1 to win the Group or 33/1 to qualify.
Game of the Group
Denmark vs China, July 22nd.
Player to Watch
Alessia Russo (24), the England star, will likely have her move confirmed to Arsenal in only a matter of time after choosing not to sign a deal with Manchester United.
For anyone who hasn’t watched Alessia play, you will be in for a treat. She is a really powerful striker who can bully defenders and has that clinical scoring edge when allowed to be played through the middle and not out wide. Expect another big tournament from Alessia after her exploits at Euro 2022.
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Women’s World Cup Group D Prediction
1st – England
2nd – China
3rd – Denmark
4th – Haiti
England will win this Group, and I wouldn’t be surprised if they rack up lots of goals in the Group Stages while not dropping a point in the process.
It’ll be a shootout for the final qualifying spot between Denmark and China, and I can see the latter pulling off a minor shock and pipping them to second. Expect Haiti to be pointless at the bottom of the Group.
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