The 2023 women’s World Cup is off and running. This year’s tournament is hosted by Australia and New Zealand, and the two home teams begins the tournament on Thursday. New Zealand takes on Norway in the group stage. The rest of Group A is filled out by the Philippines and Switzerland.
New Zealand have never won a World Cup match. They have drawn three times and lost 12 times, but are looking for their first ever victory, now on a home field. However, their recent performance on the international stage isn’t exactly favorable for this goal — they’ve lost or drawn 11 of their last 12 games. Just over a year ago, Norway beat New Zealand 2-0. Norway is ranked 12th in the world, and NZ comes in at 26th. Ada Hegerberg and Sophie Roman Haug lead Norway’s scoring efforts.
Norway is favored to win, installed at -360 at DraftKings Sportsbook. New Zealand comes in at +950, and the draw is set at +475.
New Zealand vs. Norway
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