The 2019 Women's World Cup gets underway from France on June 7 and will feature 24 teams vying for the title. Team USA is the favorite at 5-2 to win it all, followed closely by the host nation France at 7-2. But in order to hoist the trophy, teams must advance past the group stage.
That's why you'll want to see which countries European soccer expert David Sumpter is picking to win their respective groups. Sumpter is an applied mathematician who wrote Soccermatics, the book that shows how math works inside the game. Together with experienced analysts, Professor 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 set its sights on the probability of each team winning its respective group.
We can tell you the model is extremely high on Germany to top Group B. Oddsmakers list the Germany at -500 Women's World Cup group odds to win over Spain (+425), China (+1200) and South Africa (+6000).
In fact, not only are the Germans favored to win the group, the model gives them the best chances of winning their group of any team in the tournament. That's because the No. 2 team in the current FIFA rankings is a two-time champion and has been ranked No. 1 as recently as 2017.
Sumpter has also identified an unsuspecting underdog that will top its respective group. Anyone who backs this team could hit it BIG.
Who wins each group at the 2019 Women's World Cup? And which underdog shocks the world and advances to the knockout stage? ... Join SportsLine now to see who Sumpter is picking to win each group at the 2019 Women's World Cup, all from a European soccer expert who created a model that's returned a 2,000 percent profit on bookmakers' closing odds!