All bets labelled as “Bear Bets” are actual wagers placed by Chris “The Bear” Fallica.
Enjoy all the action from the opening match of the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup on FOX and the FOX Sports app.
I’ll give you my top betting picks for each match in the tournament so you can maximise your winnings. In short, I will divulge any advantages I discover.
After a strong start, my record with the best available selections from my competitors is currently 5-4.
Let’s have some fun with some bets I’m making for Matchday 5.
Argentines vs. Italians, 2:00 AM EST On Monday, tune in to FS1 and the FOX Sports mobile app
Under/Over 2.5 Goals (-128) and Both Teams to Score No (122)
Given that Italy has conceded no more than three goals in each of its last 10 matches, and Argentina has maintained a clean sheet in five of its last six, this match has the makings of a defensive slugfest.
All of this adds up to a score of 1-0 or 0-0, therefore I’ll also be betting on the Under 2.5 at odds of about -122.
If you bet $10, you can win $17.81 if both teams don’t score.
GOAL TOTAL UNDER 2.5 (bet $10, get back $18.20)
Julie Ertz strengthens the USWNT’s defensive efforts.
Match Time: 4:30 AM EST Germany vs. Morocco On Monday, tune in to FS1 and the FOX Sports mobile app
Under 3.5 goals and a Germany victory (-130)
I think the streak will continue as Germany has never lost to an African team in the Women’s World Cup. The question is how many goals Germany will score against a Moroccan team that has conceded a total of four goals through seven games.
Germans have lately lost matches in which they failed to score until stoppage time: 2-1 to Brazil, 1-0 to the Netherlands, and 3-2 to Zambia. I’d be quite surprised if Germany won by a score of four or such.
CHOICE: Germany to win and Under 3.5 objectives (wager $10 to win $17.69 overall)
Chris “The Bear” Fallica has been a sports journalist for nearly three years. Even though he has primarily bet on college football, he also enjoys the NFL, Soccer, Golf, Tennis, MLB, NHL, and Horse Racing and places “periodic” bets on these events. Chris recently finished in the top 10 in the Golden Nugget Football Contest and won the first-ever Circa Football Invitational. He’s made it to the National Handicapping Championship (NHC) several times. Remember that the maxim “The less you wager, the more you lose when you win!” applies. Check out his tweets at @chrisfallica.
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