Women's World Cup: Group D Preview

Gabriel Santiago
Gabriel Santiago@gps_onthemic
Women's World Cup: Group D Preview

With the 2023 Women's World Cup starting on July 20th, a major global sporting event is just around the corner.

This year, Australia and New Zealand will serve as joint hosts, with the final match set for August 20th at Accor Stadium in Sydney Olympic Park.

Let's get prepped for the action by diving into Group D.

All betting odds come from the Women's World Cup odds at FanDuel Sportsbook.

Women's World Cup Group D

(FIFA ranking in parenthesis)

  • England (4th)
  • Denmark (13th)
  • China (14th)
  • Haiti (53rd)

Women's World Cup Outright Winner Odds

  • England: +430
  • Denmark: +8000
  • China: +19000
  • Haiti: +43000

Odds to Win Group D

  • England: -850
  • Denmark: +850
  • China: +3800
  • Haiti: +10000

Odds to Advance Out of Group D

  • England: -20000
  • Denmark: -350
  • China: +240
  • Haiti: +4600

Odds to Reach the Quarterfinals

  • England: -360
  • Denmark: +300
  • China: +2500
  • Haiti: +10000

Group D Schedule

  • Matchday 1
    • England vs. Haiti, July 22nd, 5:30 a.m. EST
    • Denmark vs. China, July 22nd, 8 a.m. EST
  • Matchday 2
    • England vs. Denmark, July 28th, 4:30 a.m. EST
    • China vs. Haiti, July 28th, 7 a.m. EST
  • Matchday 3
    • China vs. England, August 1st, 7 a.m. EST
    • Haiti vs. Denmark, August 1st, 7 a.m. EST

Group D Team-by-Team Outlook


Unsurprisingly, almighty England is the favorite in Group D.

Not only is England the most talented side in the group, but they also have the second-shortest odds (+430) to win the World Cup. The Americans -- looking for their third consecutive World Cup title -- are the favorite at +240. Remember: as decorated as England is in soccer, the Lionesses have never raised the World Cup as champions.

With that said, England is coming off their first women's European championship in 2022 -- where they defeated rival Germany 2-1 in the final. They will look to carry that momentum into Australia, but it should be noted that they will be without three of their most recognizable players: Fran Kirby, Leah Williamson and 2022 Euro Golden Ball winner Beth Mead. The latter two are recovering from ACL tears.

Manager Sarina Wiegman will lead a confident bunch. At goalkeeper will be Manchester United's Mary Earps, who has championship pedigree. She will be a leader for an England side that has six World Cup debutantes this year.


After England, Denmark is the next most respected side from Group D. They may be a long shot to win their group (+850), but Denmark is currently yielding -350 odds to advance to the knockout stages. A proud soccer nation, Denmark is making its fifth appearance at the World Cup.

Denmark has made it as far as the World Cup quarterfinals twice (1991, 1995), but they are still looking for their first title. In Australia, they will be led by Bayern Munich striker Pernille Harder. She is a two-time UEFA Women's Player of the Year Award winner.

The Danes qualified for the 2023 Women's World Cup by winning their group in UEFA qualification. With the potential to make a deep run, Denmark will be a side to keep your eyes on Down Under.


Hosts of the inaugural FIFA Women's World Cup in 1991, the People's Republic of China is still looking for its first overall tournament victory. China has made the final game just once (1999) but lost to the host Americans in dramatic fashion -- surely, you have seen Brandi Chastain's iconic penalty kick.

Most recently, China is coming off their first AFC Women's Asian Cup title since 2006. In the 2022 tournament, China edged out Japan on penalties in the semifinals before defeating South Korea 3-2 for the crown.

The manager for the Chinese side -- Shui Qingxia -- is both a national hero and a women's soccer legend. She was well-decorated as a player and was responsible for returning the team to glory after 16 years between Asian Cup championships.

A fun fact: China has never failed to make it out of the group stages at the World Cup. But in 2023, their odds to advance out of Group D are +240 as England and Denmark should be very stiff competition.


Genuinely, Haiti is the feel-good story of the tournament. Currently ranked 53rd on the planet, Haiti is making its first appearance at the FIFA Women's World Cup.

Additionally, the team is enduring the return of once-banned Haitian Football Association president Yves Jean-Bart. The move has raised eyebrows across the Haitian and FIFA communities alike.

With very little financial support, Haiti is proud to represent at the 2023 FIFA Women's World Cup. Their best weapon is teenage phenom Melchie Dumornay, who plays her club matches for Lyon -- one of the European powers.

Still, Haiti is an extreme long-shot to both win it all and advance out of the group (+4600). At 430/1 to lift the trophy, Haiti -- along with other nations like Panama, South Africa and Philippines -- is the longest shot you can find.

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