The Blues and Yellows face off at the Sydney Football Stadium. Take a look at our Women’s World Cup series with this France-Jamaican odds, predictions, selections and guide on how to watch.
France has qualified for four of the last five Women’s World Cups after missing the first three editions. In the last three tournaments, they reached at least the quarter-finals on each occasion. Their biggest success to date was reaching the semi-finals in 2011, where they were eliminated by the United States. At the Euro Championships last year, they once again reached the semi-finals, which raised expectations from the tournament.
Jamaica finds itself as a clear outsider in this group along with Brazil and Panama. While they may strive for their historic first points and win the competition, they will be showcasing the talent that exists in the Caribbean region.
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FIFA Women’s World Cup odds: France-Jamaica odds
Goals over 2.5: -700
Goals under 2.5: +440
How to watch France vs Jamaica
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Time: 6 a.m. ET/3 p.m. PT
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Why would France beat Jamaica?
France will be participating in their fifth Women’s World Cup, and in the last three editions (2011, 2015 and 2019), they reached at least the quarter-finals of the tournament. In those last three tournaments, France held the highest average possession figure (57.4%) among teams playing at least 10 matches, indicating that they are likely to dominate possession in this match as well.
France completed their preparations for the tournament with a 1–0 loss against Australia in their final friendly match. Midway through the second half, Mary Fowler scored the winning goal for the Matildas. In the World Cup qualifiers, France were dominant, scoring maximum points in 10 games, scoring 54 goals, and conceding only four to finish comfortably top of Group I. The Blues dominated their division in Wales, Slovenia, Greece, Estonia and Kazakhstan.
Facing the Reggae Girlz, France aim to capture their first trophy in the tournament. They have one of the most talented squads but have faced challenges in realizing their potential on the biggest stages. The team has demonstrated their offensive prowess in previous matches, with the ability to score multiple goals per game thanks to their talented squad, skilful midfielders and clinical finishers.
France’s preparation for the tournament has been controversial. Defender Wendy Renard is available after initially withdrawing from the tournament while Amandine Henry is out with a calf injury. Eugenie Le Somer, Kadidiyatou Diani and Vivienne Assei consolidate the further places. Grace Gioro, Amel Mazari and Kenza Dali make up a strong midfield.
Hervé Renard will be managing the Women’s World Cup for the first time, having previously coached the Men’s World Cup with both Morocco and Saudi Arabia. He would become only the second coach to manage both editions, after John Herdman, who coached the Canada and New Zealand women’s teams, and the Canadian men’s team.
Why would Jamaica beat France?
Jamaica will be hoping to improve on their 2019 Women’s World Cup experience, where they lost all three matches. The Caribbean team is competing in the World Cup for the second time in its history, having earned its place at the Mundial with a third-place finish at the 2022 CONCACAF W Championship.
The Reggae Girls made their World Cup debut in France four years ago and lost all three group-stage games with an aggregate score of 12–1. Although they have come into this tournament without any expectations, they will be aiming for a better performance this time. The Reggae Girlz are currently the 43rd best women’s soccer team, down one place from their August 2022 ranking.
The yellow outfit have faced many challenging matches since the start of the year, conceding seven goals to Mexico and five to El Salvador. Last week, Jamaica secured a 1-0 win over Morocco in their final pre-tournament friendly match. For this year, the Reggae Girlz placed fourth in both the 2023 Cup of Nations and the 2023 Central American and Caribbean Games – Women’s tournament.
Much of Jamaica’s hopes rest on the quality of striker Khadija “Bunny” Shaw, who scored 20 goals for Manchester City in the English Women’s Super League during the 2022-23 season. She was also involved in four goals (three goals, one assist) during the 2022 CONCACAF W Championship, the best tally in the competition. Jodie Brown, Tiffany Cameron, Trudy Carter, Kayla McKenna and Havana Solon are also looking to make an impact on the country.
Coach Lorne Donaldson will manage the Reggae Girlz. Paige Bailey-Gale, Cheyna Mathews, Solai Washington, Peyton McNamara and Atalanta Primus are still in search of their first goals for the country.
Final France-Jamaican Predictions And Selections
France’s dominance on paper will certainly be reflected on the pitch. With experience and pace providing energy to the team, the Blues will surely score a lot of goals against the Reggae Girlz’s defense.
Final France-Jamaica Predictions & Selections: France (-3500), Over 2.5 Goals (-700)