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With less than four days until the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup kicks off in Paris, France, we've got quite the change at the top of the latest odds to win.
After France and the United States opened with dead-even +340 odds as the co-favorites to win in late May, USA has now surpassed the team representing the host country as the top dog, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
Team USA's +270 odds make them the slight favorites, ahead of France (+360). While France currently has second-best odds to win, home nations haven't fared well historically. Aside from the United States' 1999 title win in Los Angeles, no other host country has even made an appearance in the Women's World Cup Final.
This summer's 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup is the eighth chapter of the international tournament, and it's also the first time the event is being held in France.
USA is the defending champion, following its 2015 win in Canada over Japan in the title game, and the United States has never finished worse than third in any of the eight Women's World Cups.
The French team, on the other hand, had its best Women's World Cup finish in 2011, when France earned a fourth-place finish after a 2-1 loss to Sweden. France did win its group in the 2015 edition of the Women's World Cup before being eliminated by Germany in the quarterfinals of the knockout round.
We could see some more changes in the odds before Friday's 3 p.m. EST kickoff between France and South Korea, but the French and Americans appear to be the clear-cut favorites to win the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup.
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