FemmaFan – Betting on the FA Women’s Super League
Where can you bet on women’s soccer and the WSL?
There are a lot fewer people betting on women’s soccer and the FA Women’s Super League than there is betting on the top men’s leagues such as the Premier League. This is both a blessing and a curse. The low interest means that fewer sportsbooks offer you to bet on female soccer. You have fewer sportsbooks to chose among. The lower interest also mean that the sportsbooks put less effort into being knowledgable about the leagues and setting the right odds. It is easier to be more skilled than the sportsbooks and make money when betting on women’s football than it is when betting on male football and many other sports. Devoting yourself to betting on the FA Women’s Super League and other women’s leagues can be very profitable.
There are a number of different casinos and sportsbooks that offer a good selection of games to bet on from the FA Women’s Super League and other women’s leagues. I use William Hill and Leo Vegas Sportsbook. Two well run and well-renowned sportsbooks that offer very quick withdraws. I use William Hill for their extensive selection of games to bet on and Leo Vegas for their excellent mobile site that makes it a breeze to place bets on the go.
FA Women’s Super League
Women have been fighting for equality in every field of life. Whether it is business, arts, or sports, women have been underrepresented for centuries. Now, there is a growing following and support for women in top-tier sports, with international competitions like the FIFA Women’s World Cup and leagues like the Football Association Women’s Super League (FA WSL). the FA WSL is the highest league of women’s football or soccer in England.
History of how it started
FA WSL was meant to be started in 2010 but was delayed. Sixteen teams applied to be in the FA WSL. Originally titled FA Women’s Premier League, the creation of the current upgraded league was a top priority for FA Chief Executives. In 2011, the FA Women’s Super League was launched with eight teams.
It was not until 2014, that the league was extended and a second division was created with nine new teams. The WSL1 and WSL2 were the two leagues, and a system of relegation/promotion was introduced. WSL1 remained with 8 teams until the December 2014, when FA WSL announced their two-year plan to expand further. WSL 1 added two teams from WSL 2 and changed a to a ten-team league. It was at this point that a FA Women’s Premier League team earned promotion to WSL 2, creating a three-tier system.
The FA announced in mid 16’ that the league would move from a summer league to a winter league, matching the classic football schedule around the world. They also added a short spring league titled FA WSL Spring Series. After the 17-18 season was extended to its current eleven team league complete with a rebranding to FA Women’s Super League and a new logo.
FA Women’s Super League continues on with eleven teams. Initially, the league was described as professional with only a handful of players getting paid. This was later changed for a semi-pro system. This continued to be the system until 2017 when FA announced that a restructuring of the league and its licensing criteria will work towards achieving the goal of a fully professional top division. This meant that all the teams’ players can fully devote their time to the sport and be paid to do so.
With wages being paid to all the players, the quality of the league saw a spike. Currently, the league runs simultaneously with a knock-out cup fixture like their male counterparts under the FA WSL Continental Cup. It is consisting of three regional groups of six, where winners and second runner-ups advancing to knock out stage semis and after, finals.
Clubs in 2018-2019
The eleven teams currently competing in the FA Women’s Super League are:
- Birmingham City
- Brighton & Hove Albion
- Bristol City
- Manchester City
- West Ham United
- Yeovil Town
Since the start of the 2011 season, there have been three teams that have repeated as champions, and one team who has won just one time. There have only been two teams that have won the league in back-to-back years.
- 2011: Champions: Arsenal. Runner Up: Birmingham City
- 2012: Champions: Arsenal. Runner Up: Birmingham City
- 2013: Champions: Liverpool. Runner Up: Bristol City
- 2014: Champions: Liverpool. Runner Up: Chelsea
- 2015: Champions: Chelsea. Runner Up: Manchester City
- 2016: Champions: Manchester City. Runner Up: Chelsea
- 2017: Champions: Chelsea. Runner Up: Manchester City
The two teams have taken over as of late as the biggest competitors in the league. Chelsea and Manchester City are the odds on favorites as of now and seemed poised to dominate the league for years to come.