2023 FIVB Volleyball Womens World Cup Preview & Betting Guide

2023 FIVB Volleyball Womens World Cup Preview & Betting Guide

FIVB Volleyball Womens World Cup Preview

Created in 1973, the first-ever tournament was held in Uruguay and was won by the Soviet Union with Japan picking up silver and South Korea bronze.

FIVB Volleyball Womens World Cup Content

The following tournament was hosted by Japan and that would become the home of this tournament with all bar the inaugural tournament being hosted by Japan.

The 2023 tournament will be the fifteenth edition and one where China will be looking to become the second country to win back-to-back-to-back tournaments!

2023 FIVB Volleyball Womens World Cup Preview

China will head into the 2023 tournament looking to achieve a feat that they failed to do in 1989 and that is to win a third consecutive tournament having won it in both 2015 & 2019.

They headed into the 1989 tournament in the same position having won it in both 1981 & 1984, however, defeat to both Cuba & the Soviet Union saw them finish with just a bronze medal.

Watch out for Zhu Ting!

Zhu Ting has been a major factor in China winning the past two tournaments, she is the only ever player to win back-to-back MVP's and a third win in 2023 would make her the most successful passing Cuban Mireya Luis who won in both 1989 & 1995.

Their biggest threat in 2023 could well come from the USA who are yet to win gold but they have been constant of late and could be a threat, they have finished in a medal-winning position in all of the last five tournaments!

They won silver in both 2011 & 2019 and picked up bronze in 2003, 2007 & 2015, could they be the team to deny China a hat-trick of wins in 2023 and claim their first-ever gold medal?

FIVB Volleyball Womens World Cup Past Winners

When it comes to the past winners there are not a whole lot of countries who can claim they have previously won this tournament, from thirteen past tournaments, only five different countries have claimed a gold medal. The first-ever winners were the Soviet Union who beat Japan for Gold, four years later Japan won gold and since then only three countries have won, China (x5), Cuba (x4) and Italy (x2).

Year Champions Runners-Up
2019 China United States
2015 China Serbia
2011 Italy United States
2007 Italy Brazil
2003 China Brazil
1999 Cuba Russia
1995 Cuba Brazil
1991 Cuba China
1989 Cuba Soviet Union
1985 China Cuba

FIVB Volleyball Womens World Cup Betting Tips

You can find daily Volleyball Predictions on the site as we cover tournaments all year round, so not only will you get FIVB Volleyball Womens World Cup tips here, you will get daily predictions for team tournaments throughout the year and other international tournaments too. In addition to this, you can also head over to the Best Volleyball Tipsters page, on this page we only display volleyball tipsters who have shown a profit over the last year for the volleyball tips.

Favourite Statistics

The favourites peaked in 2015 when an incredible 92.42% of them were successful, that was 61 from 66 and over the last three tournaments, the favourites have a success rate of 85.61% so you would have to be a brave person to take on the favourites at this tournament! The best chance you are going to get to take them on is when they are 1.51 or bigger, these have a 50% success rate meaning one in two of them lose compared to those which are 1.50 or shorter where the favourite has a 90% success rate!

  • 2011: 52-66 (78.79%)
  • 2015: 61-66 (92.42%)
  • 2019: 57-66 (86.36%)
  • Overall: 113-132 (85.61%)

Set Score Statistics

Like the men's tournament, the 3-0/0-3 outcome is the one that happens the most, from a total of 330 games, 210 of those have finished with a 3-0 scoreline either way, that is 64% of the games ending with that scoreline, almost two in every three games! Only 16% of the games went to five sets, and 20% of the games needed four sets to be decided. So, favourites have a great success rate and a 3-0 win is the most popular, there are not too many close matches at this tournament!

  • 3-0: 150 Games (45.45%)
  • 0-3: 60 Games (18.18%)
  • 3-1: 46 Games (13.94%)
  • 3-2: 40 Games (12.12%)
  • 1-3: 19 Games (5.76%)
  • 2-3: 15 Games (4.55%)

FIVB Volleyball Womens World Cup Medal Table

China lead the way in the medal table for both the total number of medals which is nine and also most gold medals with five and that has them one clear of Cuba who has four gold medals, they won those at consecutive tournaments too between 1989 & 1999. Only one other country has won multiple gold medals and that is Italy who won back-to-back tournaments in 2007 & 2011.

Rank Club Gold Silver Bronze Total
1st China 5 1 3 9
2nd Cuba 4 2 0 6
3rd Italy 2 0 0 2
4th Japan 1 2 0 3
5th Soviet Union 1 1 3 5

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