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Women’s Football Betting Cheat Sheet - SmartBets

Betting on Women's Football - Cheat Sheet by Smartbets

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1. Where Can I Bet On Women’s Football?

Most bookmakers offer women’s football betting odds. Bet365 offer a wide range of women’s football odds, including on Women’s Super League fixtures and Women’s FA Cup matches.

SkyBet are another popular choice for those who like to bet on women’s football, along with netbet, William Hill and Sportingbet.

For big matches, such as Women’s Football World Cup matches or Women’s Football Olympic games, many bookmakers offer odds on Match Winners, Group Winners and Outright Winner markets, as well as betting favourites such as total goals, both teams to score and Asian Handicap. BetVictor, Coral and Ladbrokes can offer comprehensive women’s football betting markets, along with others such as Betfred, 10bet, bwin and 188bet.

2. Who Offers The Best Odds On Women’s Football?

Bet365 offer a range of odds on women’s football matches. As well as the match result market, bet365 also offer Asian Handicap, Goal Line and Total Goals Over/Under markets on a range of women’s football. Women’s football betting odds are very competitive.

William Hill offer a great deal of markets on a wide range of women’s football. Even, for example,  in women’s youth football matches and tournaments, William Hill offer a comprehensive list of markets with some of the best women’s football odds around.

Netbet also offer women’s football betting odds on selected games, though odds and markets aren’t as in depth or attractive as some of their competitors.

Another bookmaker who offer odds on women’s football are SkyBet. SkyBet offer good odds on a range of markets, including markets that other bookmakers don’t offer on women’s football, such as Correct Score and Half-Time/Full-Time.

3. Which Bookmakers Stream Women’s Football?

Bet365 have a fantastic array of live streams and women’s football is no different. Not just on international women’s football matches, bet365 offer live streaming to their customers on leagues from all over the world, including women’s football from countries such as Israel and Romania.

4. Which Women’s Football Competition Is The Most Popular To Bet On?

The most popular women’s football tournament to bet on is the Women’s World Cup. The most widely watched women’s football competition, the Women’s World Cup is also commonly bet on, with bookmakers offering a range of specials when the women’s most prestigious tournament takes place.

The English Women’s Super League is gaining popularity, and with it the range of women’s football betting markets is increasing. As the women’s game continues to grow, so will the variety of women’s football markets on offer.

5. What Are The Best Ways To Win When Betting On Women’s Football?

When it comes to betting on women’s football, apply the same methods when betting as you would do on the men’s game. Study teams, players, form, fixtures and so on, keep up to date with the latest happenings in the women’s game to strengthen your chances of making profit when betting. You can usually find some betting tips on Women’s Football on Bettingexpert.

6. What Women’s Football Teams Are Best To Bet On?

You can bet on any women’s football game bookmakers are offering odds on. Generally, William Hill and bet365 offer the most comprehensive range of markets on women’s football. The most successful sides in women’s football, such as USA and Germany on the international scene and Manchester City Women and Chelsea Ladies in English domestic football, are sometimes the best sides to bet on, simply because these sides tend to play in the more high profile matches or competitions and as such a wider range of markets are available.

7. What Year Did Women’s Football Start?

Women’s football has existed for as long as the men’s game. The first recorded women’s football match in England took place in 1895, though Scotland recorded a women’s football match taking place in 1892. There were a number of women’s football teams around this time, with Dick Kerr’s Ladies, based in Preston, one of the more famous.

8. Who Funds Women’s Football?

In England, women’s football is funded by Sport England, the FA, the Premier League and the Football League Trust, along with investment from the Football Foundation and funds from individual clubs.

9. When Was The First Women’s Football World Cup?

The first Women’s Football World Cup was held in 1991. First known as the Women’s World Championship, the first competition was held in China and was won by the USA. The next Women’s World Cup will be held in 2019 in France.

10. Who Won The Women’s Football World Cup?

The United States are the current Women’s Football World Cup Champions, beating Japan 5-2 in the 2015 World Cup Final held in Canada.

Previous Women’s World Cup Winners:

Year Host Winners Runners Up
2015 CANADA USA JAPAN
2011 GERMANY JAPAN USA
2007 CHINA GERMANY BRAZIL
2003 USA GERMANY SWEDEN
1999 USA/td> USA CHINA
1995 SWEDEN NORWAY GERMANY
1991 CHINA USA NORWAY

11. When Was Women’s Football Introduced To The Olympics?

Women’s football was first played at the Olympics at Atlanta 1996. The inaugural Women’s Football Olympic Gold Medal winners were the USA, after defeating China 2-1 in the Gold Medal game.

12. Who Won The Women’s Football Olympics 2016?

Germany are the current Women’s Football Olympic Champions, beating Sweden in the Gold Medal game at Rio De Janeiro.

Previous Women’s Football Olympic Champions

Year Host Gold Silver Bronze
2016 RIO GERMANY SWEDEN CANADA
2012 LONDON USA JAPAN CANADA
2008 BEIJING USA BRAZIL GERMANY
2004 ATHENS USA SWEDEN CANADA
2000 SYDNEY NORWAY USA GERMANY
1996 ATLANTA USA CHINA NORWAY

13. When Was The First Women’s Football League Introduced?

Japan was the first country to have a semi-professional Women’s Football League. The L. League was introduced in 1989 and still exists today.

In England, the first national Women’s Football League was introduced in 1991. First known as the Women’s Football Association National League, the competition became known as the FA Women’s Premier League in 1994 before the introduction of the FA Women’s Super League (WSL) in 2011. A second division, known as WSL 2, was introduced in 2014.

Women’s Super League Winners

Year Winners Runners Up
2011 ARSENAL BIRMINGHAM CITY
2012 ARSENAL BIRMINGHAM CITY
2013 LIVERPOOL BRISTOL ACADEMY
2014 LIVERPOOL CHELSEA
2015 CHELSEA MANCHESTER CITY
2016 MANCHESTER CITY CHELSEA

14. Who Are The Best Women Football Players?

As with the men’s game, this question can be fairly subjective. Some of the best women football players have won the FIFA Women’s World Player Of The Year award, or Ballon d’Or, introduced for women’s football in 2001. American Mia Hamm won the first award, with German Birgit Prinz winning the award for three successive years from 2003 to 2005. Brazilian Marta has won the award the most times, winning for five consecutive years between 2006 and 2010.

Last Five FIFA Women World Player Of The Year Award Winners

Year First Place Second Place
2011 HOMARE SAWA (JAP) MARTA (BRA)
2012 ABBY WAMBACH (USA) MARTA (BRA)
2013 NADINE ANGERER (GER) ABBY WAMBACH (USA)
2014 NADINE KESSLER (GER) MARTA (BRA)
2015 CARLI LLOYD (USA) CELIA SASIC (GER)

15. Where To Watch Women’s Football?

Women’s football is broadcast on a variety of channels. The BBC, BT Sport and British Eurosport are the main Women’s football broadcasters. The BBC show international matches along with the FA Women’s Cup. BT Sport broadcast the WSL and the WSL Continental Cup, with British Eurosport showing international matches along with the UEFA Women’s Champions League.

16. Why Is Women’s Football Not As Popular As Men’s?

At one time, women’s football was just as popular, if not more so, than men’s football. In the early days of women’s football, women’s football matches attracted higher crowds than most men’s games. 25,000 spectators saw the first ever women’s international match in 1920, Dick Kerr’s Ladies v France XI, and 53,000 people watched Dick Kerr’s Ladies play St Helen’s Ladies that same year.

However, in 1921, the Football Association banned women’s football teams from playing at stadiums that allowed spectators to watch, a ban that wasn’t lifted until 1971. As such, the popularity of the women’s game drastically reduced.

17. How Many Women’s Football Clubs Are There?

There are a huge amount of women’s football clubs worldwide. In England, there are ten levels in the women’s football system, with 90 teams in total taking part in these divisions.

Women’s football is played at club level in 29 countries across the world. There are more countries that don’t have a women’s football league, but do have a women’s international football side.

18. Who Is The England Women’s Football Captain?

The current England Women’s football captain is Steph Houghton. Houghton, who was given an MBE award in 2016, was given the England women’s captaincy in 2014, seven years after making her international debut.

19. When Does The Women’s Football Season Start?

Most women’s football leagues have their season running from September to May. In England, the women’s football season began in March. However, from the 2017/2018 season, the Women’s Super League will take place from September to May, with a winter break from mid December to mid January.

20. How Many Spectators Watch Women’s Football?

There has been almost a 50% rise in match attendances for women’s football in England over the last two years. In 2016, Manchester City Women had the highest average crowd of 1500 spectators. The 2015 and 2016 Women’s FA Cup Finals were watched by crowds of over 30,000. For the 2015 Women’s World Cup, there was a televised audience of over 2 million in England.

21. Are Women’s Football Nets Smaller?

A common myth in women’s football, the size of the nets are the same in women’s football as they are in men’s.

22. Who Is Number One in Women’s Football Rankings?

As of August 2016, USA are number one in the FIFA Women’s Rankings.

Ranking Nation
1 USA
2 GERMANY
3 FRANCE
4 CANADA
5 ENGLAND
6 SWEDEN
7 AUSTRALIA
8 JAPAN
9 KOREA DPR
10 BRAZIL
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