2023 Women’s World Cup Group H Preview, Predictions & Odds
We have a 2023 Women’s World Cup Group H preview along with all our predictions and betting odds ahead of this year’s Women’s World Cup.
Teams In Women’s World Cup Group H
Martina Voss-Tecklenburg took over the 2003 and 2007 World Cup winners when she was appointed in 2019 and guided them to a UEFA Women’s Championship runner-up finish in 2022.
Germany qualified for the tournament by winning their qualifying Group with twenty-seven points from their ten matches. That group included Portugal, Serbia, Turkey, Israel and Bulgaria.
Germany have had a decent 2023 with two wins (including one against the Netherlands), one draw and one defeat, with one game against Zambia to play before their World Cup commences.
My three to watch from this German side are Sara Däbritz (28), Lea Schüller (25) and captain Alexandra Popp (32).
In November 2020, Reynald Pedros became the coach of the Moroccan team following a period of coaching Lyon. His first tournament was the 2022 Women’s Africa Cup of Nations, where their runners-up finish qualified them for their first-ever World Cup. South Africa were the team that beat them in the final of that tournament.
Morocco have 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.
Their final game before the tournament is against Jamaica, and my three players to look out for are Sabah Seghir (22), captain Ghizlane Chebbak (32) and Rosella Ayane (27), who represented England at underage level before switching in 2021.
Nelson Abadía has been part of the Colombian backroom team since 2014, first as technical assistant before being promoted to manager in 2017, and the highlight so far has been a 2019 Pan American Games success.
This will be their third appearance in the competition qualifying as the 2022 Copa América Femenina runners-up, and they will be looking to better their Round of 16 performance from 2015.
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 back in June.
Three players to watch out for are captain Daniela Montoya (32), Leicy Santos (27) and teenage sensation Linda Caicedo (18), who recently signed for Real Madrid.
Colin Bell (who is a former Ireland manager from 2017-2019) has been in charge of South Korea since being appointed on October 18th 2019. Bell became the manager to guide South Korea to the final of the 2022 Women’s Asian Cup which qualified them for their fourth appearance at this competition with their best performance being a Round of 16 finish in 2015.
South Korea lost their opening three matches of 2023 but have won their two games since against Zambia, with one game against Haiti remaining before their World Cup campaign starts. My three players to watch out for on this South Korean squad are Cho So-hyun (35), Ji So-yun (32) and Lee Geum-min (29).
Women’s World Cup Group H Betting Odds
|Women’s World Cup Group H Odds|
|Team||To Win||To Qualify|
Germany are 1/20 favourite to win Group H and are 1/66 to qualify.
Columbia are 11/1 to win the Group and 4/6 to qualify.
Elsewhere South Korea are 16/1 to win the Group and 10/11 to qualify.
While Morocco are 150/1 to win the Group and 40/1 to qualify.
Game of the Group
Columbia v South Korea, July 25th.
Player to Watch
Lea Schüller (25), the prolific Bayern Munich striker, is a regular goal-scorer on the international stage also with 30 goals in her 46 matches. She is a versatile striker who is well able to pick out a pass.
Schüller’s 70.8% pass completion rate ranks in the 85th percentile for forwards, while her 2.78 Progressive Passes per game ranks in the 69th percentile, and her 2.63 Progressive Carries ranks in the 73rd percentile.
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Women’s World Cup Group H Prediction
1st – Germany
2nd – South Korea
3rd – Columbia
4th – Morocco
I expect Germany will comfortably win this group without dropping a point. I wouldn’t be surprised if they didn’t even concede a goal.
Second spot is very much up for grabs, and I wouldn’t be surprised if any of the remaining three sides finished in any order. However, I feel South Korea should have just enough to come ahead of the more fancied Columbians while Morocco are likely to be bottom.
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