Vitality World Cup 2019 Outright Betting and Preview – Netball Betting

Australia looking to reassert world dominance in Liverpool

Sports Betting

In the shadow of the Liver Birds and within a stone’s throw of the historic Royal Albert Docks, Liverpool’s M&S Bank Arena is the venue for the 2019 Vitality Netball World Cup.

This will be the 15th staging of netball’s most important international tournament and it will be the third time that England has played host after the inaugural competition in 1963 and another in Birmingham in 1995.

Netball has been the go-to sport for schoolgirls in Commonwealth countries since Britain still had an empire. There are several major national super leagues around the world nowadays but all of those are on hold as 16 countries, in four groups, do battle on Merseyside bidding to reach the quarter-finals and go further in the competition.

AUSTRALIA are the top seeds and the 5/4 favourites with Paddy Power.
Australia won the first world tournament in Eastbourne and have been the most successful side in the competition’s history since, winning 11 of the 14 previous World Cups. The Diamonds have never failed to make the final so their short price is understandable. Lisa Alexander has been in charge of the Aussies since 2011 and her experience will again be a key factor as her team defends its crown.

ENGLAND are on home soil so look the biggest threat to Australia’s dominance.
The Roses upset the champions when stealing the Commonwealth Games gold medal from under their noses on the Gold Coast. They’ve improved immeasurably under the guidance of Tracey Neville, sister of England women’s football coach Phil and Gary, and approach this tournament with a positive attitude. England are 2/1 with Betfred to be the new world champions, though have only won the tournament once before and that was 44 years ago.

JAMAICA have a very talented squad and will be determined to announce their presence on the world stages this year having just come up short in the past. It would be a huge surprise if the Sunshine Girls didn’t make the semi-final at least and, on their day, they are capable of running both Australia and England very close. Jamaica are 5/1 with Paddy Power.

NEW ZEALAND are a general 9/1 to go one better than in 2015. The Silver Ferns have won the World Cup four times and been beaten finalists on eight other occasions. They have an inspirational captain in Laura Langman but failed to do themselves justice in last year’s Commonwealth Games and are now only ranked fourth in the world.

Previous Netball World Cup Winners

EDITION YEAR Winners Runners-Up Third Place
15 2019
14 2015 Australia New Zealand England
13 2011 Australia New Zealand England
12 2007 Australia New Zealand Jamaica
11 2003 New Zealand Australia Jamaica
10 1999 Australia New Zealand England
9 1995 Australia South Africa New Zealand
8 1991 Australia New Zealand Jamaica
7 1987 New Zealand Trinidad and Tobago Australia (equal 2nd)
6 1983 Australia New Zealand Trinidad and Tobago
5 1979 Joint Winners: Australia,  New Zealand and Trinidad and Tobago
4 1975 Australia England New Zealand
3 1971 Australia New Zealand England
2 1967 New Zealand Australia South Africa
1 1963 Australia New Zealand England

It will be a surprise if the winner comes from outside the top four seeds but SOUTH AFRICA (a best 25/1) did beat England in the recent Quad Series.

The Proteas will be eager to make a statement in Liverpool as they will be World Cup hosts themselves in four year’s time. Unfortunately, they are in the Group of Death (every major tournament has to have one) alongside JAMAICA, a very capable TRINIDAD AND TOBAGO and FIJI and will need to be at their best in every game to reach the knockout stages.

Vitality Netball World Cup 2019 Current Odds – can England make the most of home advantage?

Australia 5/4
England 2/1
Jamaica 5/1
New Zealand 9/1
South Africa 25/1
Uganda and Malawi 300/1
Scotland and Northern Ireland 1000/1
Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago 2000/1
Fiji and Zimbabwe 3000/1
Samoa, Singapore and Sri Lanka 5000/1
(Odds correct at 2.15pm July 2)