The eighth edition of the FIFA Women's World Cup gets underway today, when host nation France squares off against South Korea. The USA enters this tournament as the defending champions and the top-ranked team in the FIFA rankings. The Americans also enter the 2019 Women's World Cup as the odds-on favorites at 7-2 and will be led by a number of experienced players who lifted the trophy four years ago in Canada.
However, a number of teams will be eager to knock off the defending champions this summer. Two-time world champions Germany is going off at 11-2 odds and will look to tie the USA with three Women's World Cup titles with a first-place finish in France. Meanwhile, England (9-1) and France (7-2) will both be looking to win their first ever Women's World Cup title. My selection to win the 2019 Women’s World Cup is the host nation France currently at 7-2.