bet365 Women’s World Cup Game Day: Jamaica, Brazil Battle For Last Group F Spot (August 2)

The 2023 Women’s World Cup is underway! Hosted in Australia and New Zealand, the tournament features 32 of the best footballing nations in the world seeking glory. Each day, Canada Sports Betting will break down the matches ahead, providing the key odds and storylines you need to make a play, courtesy of our friends at bet365.

Due to the unique schedule of the tournament, we’ll be looking one day forward at a time. Today we’ll be covering August 2nd‘s fixtures. These include:

  • Argentina vs. Sweden, 3:00 a.m. ET
  • South Africa vs. Italy, 3:00 a.m. ET
  • Jamaica vs. Brazil, 6:00 a.m. ET
  • Panama vs. France, 6:00 a.m. ET

While you wait for the next match day, also consider checking out our main Women’s World Cup page, with all of the latest full-tournament odds, our favourite picks, guides on how to make bets for the tournament, and more!

6:00 a.m. Headliner: Jamaica vs. Brazil

Jamaica Win in Full Time+1200
Brazil Win in Full Time-500
Draw After Full Time+600
Over/Under2.5 goals (over -154, under +120)
Time/DateWednesday, August 2, 6:00 a.m. ET
TVBroadcast: TSN2
Stream: TSN GO App
Odds courtesy of bet365.

The 2023 Women’s World Cup has thrown up more than a few surprises. From shock results – the USA drawing twice, Colombia defeating Germany – to big teams getting bounced from the group stage – Canada, Korea Republic, and co-hosts New Zealand – it is clear that the footballing landscape is changing.

Group F provided one of the earliest signs when Jamaica held France to a 0-0 draw in their opening match. Now in the final group stage outing, the Reggae Girlz could offer yet another shock as they have a chance to prevent mighty Brazil from moving on at Melbourne Rectangular Stadium in Melbourne, Australia.

A Jamaican win over Panama, combined with Brazil’s loss to France on the second match day, has the Caribbean side in position to move on with a draw. The Seleção, who started so brightly with that 4-0 win over Panama, must win. This one will be tasty.

Brazil are unbeaten in two versus Jamaica, including a 3-0 win at the 2019 World Cup and are heavy favourites heading into this one, but there is still some value to be find in the expected result.

Numbers of Goals in Match: Over 3 goals (+162) and Team Total Goals Brazil: Over 2.5 (+110) or Over 3.5 (+275) look lively. And a quick start from the Brazilians offers +375 if the 10 Minute Result favours them.

There is a bet boosted Same Game Parlay of Over 7 Corners, Over 3 Goals, Brazil to Win Both Halves at +550. Matches involving Jamaica have averaged just 0.5 goals, while Brazil’s have seen 3.5. Both teams have seen a flurry of corners in their games – Jamaica 14 and 16; Brazil 14 and 8.

With the corners line set at 9 for this one, the over at +137 by itself could be worthwhile.

Should Jamaica repeat the feat they achieved against France – Correct Score 0-0 – it would pay out at +1100.

Jamaica Win or Draw In Full Time


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3:00 a.m. Match: South Africa vs. Italy

South Africa Win in Full Time+400
Italy Win in Full Time-143
Draw After Full Time+280
Over/Under2.5 goals (over -106, under -118)
Time/DateWednesday, August 2, 3:00 a.m. ET
TVBroadcast: TSN2
Stream: TSN GO App
Odds courtesy of bet365.

It’s all to play for in Group G. Sweden, atop the table with two wins and six points, have already secured their berth in the Round of 16, but all three of Italy (three points), South Africa (one), and Argentina (one), are alive to join them in advancing. That is some of what makes this one at Wellington Regional Stadium in Wellington, New Zealand so fascinating.

Italy needed a late strike to see off the challenge of Argentina in their opening match, but were then played off the park by the Swedes, losing 5-0. South Africa, in their opener, gave Sweden a fright when Hildah Magaia opened the scoring at the start of the second half, only to concede twice in the final half hour. They then took a two-goal lead against Argentina, only to once more get pegged back in the final 15 minutes, forced to settle for a 2-2 draw.

Le Azzurre are slight favourites, but have struggled to create opportunities to score. Banyana Banyana have scored enough to win matches, but have not been able to see results out at the back. That combination, added to the stakes on hand, could make for a tense and entertaining clash.

Two bet boosted numbers fit well into those patterns: Thembi Kgatlana, who scored the second against Argentina, as First Goalscorer at +900 – the South Africans have scored first in both their matches and Kgatlana has been in the middle of a lot of their most threatening actions; Correct Score Italy 2-1 at +800 combines Italy’s late goal against Argentina and South Africa’s propensity to concede from a leading position. Separately, Italy To Win from Behind at +700 could come into play as well.

South Africa must win to advance, leapfrogging over the Italians into second, but a draw will likely suffice for Italy and if any nation knows how to play for a draw, it’s the Italians. A Result/Both Teams to Score Draw/Yes at +400 if worth some attention.

The most interesting Same Game Parlay has Magaia and Kgatlana Over 0.5 Shots on Target, combined with Match Result South Africa bet boosted to +900. Magaia has 1.25 shots on target per 90 and Kgatlana 1.05, but would require their side finding a path to victory.

Scorer of Italy’s only goal so far Cristiana Girelli (First +375, Last +375, Anytime +110) has the shortest odds on the day. Italian captain Barbara Bonansea (+400, +400, +120) has yet to make her mark.

For South Africa goalscorers, Magaia (+750, +750, +240) and Kgatlana (+850, +850, +275) sit slightly behind Jermaine Seoposenwe (+650, +650, +210) as favourites, while Linda Motlhalo (+1400, +1400, +500) scored the first against Argentina.

Italy to Win in Full Time


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3:00 a.m. Match: Argentina vs. Sweden

Argentina Win In Full Time+475
Sweden Win in Full Time-163
Draw After Full Time+280
Over/Under2.5 goals (over -106, under -118)
Time/DateWednesday, August 2, 3:00 a.m. ET
TVBroadcast: TSN
Stream: TSN GO App
Odds courtesy of bet365.

The other Group G match at Waikato Stadium in Hamilton, New Zealand has group leaders Sweden looking to close out the opening stage strong.

The Swedes have not looked back since that momentary scare of falling behind in the opener against South Africa. In the last 132 minutes of football, a little shy of three halves, the Blågult have outscored their opponents 7-0 and showed why they were the third-ranked side heading into the World Cup.

La Albiceleste were stung by that late goal against Italy, but rallied after falling behind against South Africa to keep their hopes alive. Argentina must win, and see a favourable result in the other Group G match, should they hope to advance.

Sweden are unbeaten in two against Argentina, though the two haven’t met since the 2008 Olympics. One wrinkle to consider is that having already secured a spot in the Round of 16, Sweden may opt to rotate their lineup, which could provide an opening for Argentina.

A few bet boosted odds to note have Amanda Ilestedt, who has three goals spread over two matches, to Score at Any Time for Sweden at +850 and a Correct Score of Sweden 3-0 at +1100.

And a Same Game Parlay of Fridalina Rolfö to Score Anytime, Over 2 Goals for Sweden, and Match result Sweden sits at +400 – Rolfö has also scored in both of Sweden’s matches.

Despite Sweden being heavy favourites, there is some value in the Half Time/Full Time splits: Draw – Sweden (+333) should they start slowly and Sweden – Sweden (+150) should score earlier.

And with the corners line set at 9, the Over (+137) looks possible – there have been seven in both matches involving Argentina, while Sweden have seen an average of 12 in their matches.

Stina Blackstenius (First +400, Last +400, Anytime +125) got off the mark in the win over Italy, while Rolfö (+500, +500, +160) and Ilestedt (+2200, +2200, +800) continue to roll.

For Argentina Paulina Gramaglia (+750, +750, +250) has the shortest odds, while Romina Núñez (+1800, +1800, +650) and Sophia Braun (+2800, +2800, +650) provided the crucial goals against South Africa.

Sweden to Win in Full Time


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6:00 a.m. Match: Panama vs. France

Panama Win In Full Time+5000
France Win in Full Time-4000
Draw After Full Time+1600
Over/Under2.5 goals (over -500, under +333)
Time/DateWednesday, August 2, 6:00 a.m. ET
TVBroadcast: TSN
Stream: TSN GO App
Odds courtesy of bet365.

Group F’s other match of the day at Sydney Football Stadium in Sydney, Australia looks to be a more straightforward clash. Panama, having lost both their matches, have already been eliminated from the knockout rounds, while France rebounded from that scoreless opening shock against Jamaica by handing Brazil a 2-1 defeat in their entertaining clash.

The odds are massively in the favour of Les Bleues – anything other than a France win would displace all other results as the shock of the World Cup – and the win over Brazil, combined with the warning that the Jamaica result provided, could have been a catalyzing moment that a team still familiarizing themselves with a new coach needs – what it meant to them at the final whistle was plain.

Las Canaleras, making their debut on the world’s stage, will be eager to take something more than experience home with them, but anything other than another defeat on this day may be a step too far.

A couple of bet boosted wagers catch the eye: A Correct Score of France 4-0 at +500, First Goalscorer Eugénie Le Sommer at +275. Le Sommer, France’s all-time record holder, opened the scoring for the French against Brazil.

Similarly a Same Game Parlay of Over 7 Corners, Over 4 Goals, and France to Win Both Halves is bet boosted to +180. Matches involving Panama have averaged 15 corner kicks, while France has averaged 11.

A Total Corners of Over 14 (+500) may be too much of a stretch, but 12-14 (+275) or 9-11 (+175) could well be in play.

Le Sommer (First +260, Last +260, Anytime -250) is the most likely scorer for the French, Kadidiatou Diani (+333, +333, -188) is yet to open her account, but has looked dangerous. And captain Wendie Renard (+550, +550, +105) put in the game-winner against Brazil, with a header of course.

Panama are yet to score in Australia/New Zealand and will be looking for that first World Cup goal. Lineth Cedeño and Riley Tanner (+4000, +4000, +1000) are level to provide that breakthrough, though Marta Cox (+6600, +6600, +1600) might be a wiser pick. Cox has 1.61 shots on target per 90 minutes through two matches.

France Win 4-0 (Exact, Boosted)


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