Measuring 2023 Women’s World Cup Interest Level in Virginia

Measuring 2023 Women’s World Cup Interest Level in Virginia
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Get ready for a highly anticipated spectacle as the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup is set to kick off July 20 in Australia and New Zealand. It promises not only to captivate soccer fans but also bettors nationwide,  including those at VA sportsbooks.

The tournament is projected to break records as the most-wagered women’s soccer event in history, indicating the growing progress and evolution of women’s sports.

And with the USA women’s national team expected to be one of the favorites to lift the World Cup, the event is likely to generate widespread attention and propel the team to new heights of popularity throughout the country.

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Betting Opportunity in Many States

Many American states will be closely following the event with considerable interest, with some, perhaps, fancying the idea of backing their country and placing a wager on the tournament. Folks in the Commonwealth can do so at Virginia sports betting apps as well as a few brick-and-mortar outlets.

The United States is a four-time winner of the World Cup and only one of seven nations to play in every tournament (this is the ninth edition). So the USA women’s national team should dominate the odds boards and carry the ticket handle percentages throughout this year’s event.

BetVirginia.com used Google Trends to look at the highest search volume of the term “FIFA Women’s World Cup” in the United States over a 90-day span (April 13 to July 10). After gathering data on July 10, 2023, we determined the Top 10 states with the most interest in the upcoming event based on interest vs. other topics.

Keep tabs at BetVirginia.com for the latest news as well as the best Virginia sportsbooks promos ahead of this summer’s tournament.

States With Most Interest Women’s World Cup

RankStateInterest Level vs. Other Topics
1Oregon42
2Colorado40
3Maryland39
4Massachusetts38
5Virginia37
6Montana35
T-7Connecticut34
T-7New Jersey34
T-7Vermont34
10California33

Virginia Among Top Five States For Enthusiasm

The Old Dominion State will be among those showing the most interest in the USA Women’s National Team ahead of the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup, placing fifth on our list.

Virginia will be proudly represented on the global stage with two native Virginians: Ashburn native Emily Fox and Lorton native Andi Sullivan. Also, former Virginia Cavalier Emily Sonnett is among the 23-woman roster ready to defend their World Cup trophy.

Fox has 29 appearances with one goal and one assist for the USWNT. Sullivan has appeared in 45 games, contributing three goals and five assists in the blue, white, and red stripes. Sonnett is expected to play a more integral role, with plans to start the USA’s opening match in Group E on July 21 against Vietnam. The 29-year-old defender has 75 caps with one goal and five assists and was a member of the 2019 World Cup triumph.

Sullivan plays midfield for the hometown Washington Spirit of the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL). Fox plays for the North Carolina Courage in the NWSL.

As of Friday morning, Caesars Sportsbook Virginia is offering +225 for the USA to lift the trophy at the Women’s World Cup.

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Felix Veletanga is an experienced reporter who has covered local news, politics, and sports in Northern New Jersey, and now lends his expertise to the Virginia sports betting market. He previously covered the Saint Peter’s men’s basketball team’s 2022 NCAA Cinderella run for HudPost. Felix specializes in combat fighting and soccer betting analysis with a focus on the Premier League.

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