Women’s World Cup Group H preview

2022 European runner-ups, Germany lead the billing in Group H. They are accompanied by Colombia, Morocco and South Korea. The involved outfits have a delayed start to their proceedings and will be playing their first group fixture while most teams in other groups will be preparing for their second outings.

All eyes will be on the German contingent but counting out the Koreans and Colombians will be folly. Morocco are the underdog in Group H but unlike punching bags in other groups, they have a bigger chance of hurting their rivals. It all makes for an interesting reading, so without further adieu, lets dive deeper into Group H.

Who is in Group H?

The four teams in Group H are:

  • Germany
  • Morocco
  • Colombia
  • South Korea

What are the Group H fixtures?

  • 24/07/2023 – Germany vs Morocco
  • 25/07/2023 – Colombia vs South Korea
  • 28/07/2023 – Germany vs Colombia
  • 29/07/2023 – Morocco vs South Korea
  • 03/08/2023 – Germany vs South Korea
  • 03/08/2023 – Morocco vs Colombia

2023 World Cup Group H preview

It is difficult to look past Germany, the runners-up of the previous Euros and currently ranked third in the world. They are the clear favourites to top the group and have regularly showcased their impressive skills to secure victory without much difficulty. The bookmakers have put them 1/20 to claim progress as Group H leaders.

The battle for second place is likely to be a close one between South Korea and Colombia, the world's 17th and 25th-ranked sides. South Korea has participated in the World Cup on three previous occasions but has only managed to advance from the group stage once, in 2015. They pose a significant challenge to Germany and are expected to give Colombia a tough fight as well.

Colombia, on the other hand, failed to qualify for the previous World Cup in 2019, despite reaching the last 16 in the 2015 edition. They will be eager to make a strong comeback and secure a spot in the knockout stage. Their opening match against South Korea could play a crucial role in determining the second-place finisher in the group.

Morocco, making their Women's World Cup debut, will enter the tournament as underdogs in Group H. Despite their status, recent goalless draws with Italy and Switzerland might provide them with some hope that they can compete and hold their own against more established teams.

Group H odds

  • Germany to win Group A – 1/20 (1.05)
  • Colombia to win Group A – 12/1 (13.00)
  • South Korea to win Group A – 20/1 (21.00)
  • Morocco to win Group A – 150/1 (150.00)

Group H prediction

Given their pedigree on the world stage and bookmakers' confidence, it is difficult not to view Germany as the table topper in Group H. The combination of Alexandra Popp ahead of Dzsenifer Marozsán, Sara Däbritz and Melanie Leupolz further makes the case for their supremacy.

Unlike other groups, where the scrap for second place will essentially be between two sides and one team relegated to bottom placements, this is not the case here. Colombia and South Korea will be front runners but cannot count against the Moroccans, who will be looking to equal the feats of their compatriots in Qatar. We are backing the Koreans to upset the others and join Germany in later stages.

Owais has transitioned from the realms of public relations and business analysis to immerse himself in the beautiful game. He sometimes misses the poultry farm he had but now is dedicated to his passion for football, infusing his analyses with his accrued data insights and a life of lessons.