USA vs. Thailand: Women’s World Cup odds, predictions 2019: Betting lines, top expert picks for USA vs. Thailand
The first round of the 2019 Women’s World Cup concludes on Tuesday with a match featuring the United States — the defending champion, the world’s No. 1 team and pre-tournament favorite — taking the pitch. After watching the first four days of the FIFA World Cup 2019, the United States finally opens Group F play against Thailand in Reims. Since the inaugural World Cup in 1991, no country has more titles than Team USA, which owns three. Meanwhile Thailand is making just its second appearance in the tournament. Kickoff from Stade Auguste-Delaune is scheduled for 3 p.m. ET. Oddsmakers list the United States as a -8,000 money line favorite (risk $8,000 to win $100), while Thailand is going off as the underdog at +10,000 (risk $100 to return $10,000). The draw is +2,300, and the over-under for total goals scored is 5.5 . Before you make any USA vs. Thailand picks, be sure to see the 2019 Women’s World Cup predictions from European soccer expert David Sumpter.
Sumpter is an applied mathematician and author of Soccermatics, a book that explains how math works inside the sport. Along with other experienced analysts, Sumpter developed the powerful Soccerbot model.
The Soccerbot reads current odds and all team performance data, calculates key metrics and predicts upcoming matches. In the three seasons since its inception, Soccerbot is up an incredible 2,000 percent on Premier League picks. That’s right — 2,000 percent.
And the model crushed the 2018 World Cup, returning a healthy profit to anyone who followed it. The model correctly predicted draws in regulation for Spain-Russia (+280), Croatia-Denmark (+225) and England-Colombia (+215) and was all over France beating Uruguay in regulation to reach the semifinals, not to mention Brazil and Belgium cruising in their Round of 16 matchups. Anyone who has followed it is way up.
Now, the model has its sights set on Team USA vs. Thailand. We can tell you the model is leaning under, but its much stronger play is on the money line. You can only see that one at SportsLine.
The model knows that the United States has the most championship experience of any team in the 2019 France World Cup. Nine of the 14 players who participated in the 2015 championship run are back this year. In addition, five players on the roster have played in at least 10 World Cup matches, the most of any country.
The model also has considered that the United States has a deep and talented front line. The team starts Tobin Heath, Alex Morgan and Megan Rapinoe — three of the world’s top attackers. The team is so deep that Carli Lloyd and Mallory Pugh come off the bench. Lloyd only earned the Golden Ball Trophy as the best player of the 2015 World Cup and earned the Silver Boot for her six goals and one assist during the tournament. Pugh, a 21-year-old rising star, has 15 goals and 15 assists in just 52 appearances with the national team.
But just because the USA is ranked No. 1 in the world doesn’t mean it’s the best value on the United States vs. Thailand money line.
Thailand forward Suchawadee Nildhamrong is a proven goal scorer. The former standout from Cal, who is better known as Miranda Nild, Nildhamrong earned the Golden Bears’ Offensive Player of the Year award as a junior and scored 13 goals in her time at Berkeley. She also scored twice in the Women’s Asian Cup. Nildhamrong and her teammates will be facing a United States goalkeeper, Alyssa Naeher, who will be playing in her first major international tournament.