April 24, 2024

Philippines-Switzerland, Spain-Costa Rica predictions, picks by Chris ‘The Bear’ Fallica

“Bear Bets” are real bets being made by Chris “The Bear” Fallica.

The 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup is underway!

That means fans and bettors are in for an exciting few weeks of incredible competition – and you can watch all the action on FOX/FS1 and the FOX Sports app.

For betting on these games, I will give you the best bets for these tilts during the tournament.

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Basically, if I see an edge, I’ll share it.

Great start so far, going 2-0 on my Day 1 picks.

Let’s jump into the fun with a few bets I’m making for the second day of the tournament.

Philippines vs. Switzerland1 a.m. ET Friday, FS1 and the FOX Sports app

Philippines/Switzerland Under 3.5 goals (-172)

I don’t see many goals being scored in this game. Switzerland is clearly the better side, but in six games this year, they have scored just five goals, three of which came in a game against Zambia.

It might be a bit expensive for some at -172, but I’m always willing to pay for an extra insurance target. If you’re feeling a bit bolder, you can go Under 2.5 for a better price (+156).

Pick: Philippines/Switzerland Under 3.5 goals (bet $10 to win $15.81 total)

Spain vs. Costa Rica3:30 am AND Friday, FS1 and the FOX Sports app

Spain -4.5 vs Costa Rica (-130)

With Alexia Putellas, Esther Gonzalez and others, there is no shortage of goal scoring options for Spain. Although it was not the strongest qualifying group, The Red ripped through the group with a 53-0 lead and is far too deep and talented for Costa Rica.

Depending on your willingness to set a price (which is something I have no problem doing when I feel the odds of a hit are slim), the “No” on BTTS (Both Teams to Score) is -450 ($10 bet to win $12.22 total). Without a penalty or a fluky own goal, how are Costa Rica scoring?

Spain won easily.

Pick: Spain to win more than 4 goals (bet $10 to win a total of $17.69)

Chris “The Bear” Fallica Sports have been covered for nearly three decades. Although he is focused on college football, he also enjoys the NFL, Soccer, Golf, Tennis, MLB, NHL and Horse Racing, with an “occasional” bet on such events. Chris recently won the Circa Football Invitational and finished in the Top 10 of the Golden Nugget Football Tournament. He is a multiple time qualifier for the NHC Hurdle Championships. Remember, “The less you bet, the more you lose when you win!” Follow him on Twitter @crisp.

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