The Women’s World Cup has been a hugely popular competition throughout the summer, with the progression of the female game showing no sign of stopping. This weekend’s final between Spain and England promises to break viewership records across the world, but only one team will be able to lift the famous trophy on Sunday.
Spain vs England Odds
Spain comes into the final as the narrow favourites to win the Women’s World Cup in 90 minutes, as they are currently available at 16/10 with BetXchange. England is the slight outsider at the prices available, as the Lionesses are 18/10 to add to their EURO success from last summer.
The draw is available at 2/1. Over 2.5 goals could be a popular bet among many this weekend, with that selection available at 15/10. Meanwhile, under 2.5 goals is priced up at 5/10.
This will be the first clash between Spain and England at the Women’s World Cup. The Lionesses hold a very healthy overall advantage against the Spanish, as they have lost just twice in 13 matches. Over that period, they have recorded seven wins.
The most recent encounter came at the quarterfinal stage of the EUROs last year, as England landed a dramatic 2-1 win on their way to winning the tournament.
History will be made at the Women’s World Cup regardless of the result this weekend, as a first-time winner of the tournament will be crowned. It is also the first time since the inaugural edition of the event in 1991 that two teams will both be making their debut appearance in the final. Furthermore, it will be the third final between two European nations.
Both Spain and England will be dreaming of becoming the fifth team to win the Women’s World Cup, following the footsteps of nations such as USA, Germany, Japan and Norway, who have claimed success previously.
Spain come into the final in excellent recent form, as they have won each of their previous three matches since a shock defeat against Japan. They have scored 17 goals in six matches at the tournament this year, which is eleven more than they managed across appearances in 2015 and 2019. However, they have allowed seven goals, which is the most of any finalist since Norway in 1991.
England have oozed class throughout their run to the final, and they potentially put in their best performance at the tournament in the previous round against Australia. The Lionesses landed a 3-1 win, with Alessia Russo and Lauren Hemp joining Ella Toone on the scoresheet. Their chances of victory this weekend will certainly be aided by the return of Lauren James, who returns after a two-game suspension.
Women’s World Cup Final 2023 Prediction
England’s know-how to win competitions is an important factor that should be considered this weekend. However, we tipped Spain up at the beginning of the tournament, and their ability to dictate play with the ball could be the difference maker at Stadium Australia this weekend.