England v Argentina Betting Tip Over 3.5 goals – 14 June 2019

England can show class

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Friday 14th June 2000hrs 
Football – International – Women’s World Cup
Pick Over 3.5 goals   
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Odds: 11/10 (odds taken 20.30 GMT, Thursday 13th June)

England got their World Cup off to a winning start last Sunday and will be looking to follow up against an Argentina team who showed how disciplined they are by holding Japan to a goalless draw.

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England Preview – Can England ensure qualification with a second straight win?

England approached this competition with huge expectations – bigger than they have ever had before. Phil Neville was appointed last year with the sole objective of winning the World Cup. The development of their domestic league mixed with improved performances on the international stage have given hope that England can become world champions for the first ever time. Their showing in the 2015 competition was very promising and in some ways ahead of schedule as they finished third. That was followed by another semi-final appearance at the European Championships a couple of years later. More recently, a brilliant showing at the SheBelives Cup last year have put them at the front of the pack of potential winners. With so much pressure in the build-up to this competition the first game could have been a banana skin. Neville’s team handled it well though winning 2-1 and performing strongly throughout.

It was hardly an ideal preparation for England coming into the tournament. A couple of surprising friendly defeats and some were doubting whether they were failing to cope with the pressure. The opening win would go some way to dispelling that. Another victory is likely to see them top the group and that would ensure a kinder route to the final.

 

England to win both halves
4/5

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Argentina – Have the South Americans got enough to trouble a dangerous opponent?

Although as a nation Argentina are steeped in success and tradition in football, it’s not quite the same for the women’s team. The South Americans are playing in their third World Cup this summer and their first since 2007. Their previous two appearances have ended in a disaster, in all honesty, losing all six games. In that time, they have suffered an embarrassing 11-0 loss and conceded six goals on three occasions. It would have meant approaching their opening game against Japan with some trepidation, but they showed a resolve that’s not been there previously. A well-organised rear-guard display seen them frustrate Japan and earn their first ever point at a world cup. Along with Scotland they were seen as the underdogs in this group, but expectations will have increased now. There’s a lot to do still but the performance and result against Japan will give them more belief.

Argentina’s route to this summer’s World Cup was a prolonged one. A third-place finish in South American qualification qualified them for a playoff against Panama. The two-legged tie ended with an authoritative 5-1 win for Argentina, but they are under no illusions that the level of competition is much greater in this section.

 

Key-Facts – England v Argentina

  • England top this section after beating Scotland 2-1 whilst Argentina got a credible goalless draw against Japan
  • Argentina are yet to win a game at a World Cup and the draw with Japan was their first point
  • England have came into this World Cup with huge expectation and a big performance is expected in this one

 

England v Argentina Betting Advice

These two nations have had a longstanding rivalry in the men’s version, but they have met just once in the women’s game. That came back in the 2007 World Cup, held in China, as England thumped Argentina 6-1. It’s difficult to suggest that the gap has reduced considerably but Argentina’s opening performance will ensure that England give them the respect they deserve. England have any number of attacking options and could run up a big score but at the same time, it could be a game that requires patience.

Neville was disappointed with how England managed the game against Scotland in the second half. He’s a coach that demands high-levels of performance throughout the 90 minutes and will be looking for a whole-game performance tomorrow. Having not scored more than two goals in their past five games this looks an ideal opportunity for them to find their scoring boots. We’ve seen USA and France run up big scores already this tournament and I can see England doing similar tomorrow. Argentina done brilliantly to hold Japan but their record against the elite teams is generally poor. It could be a long evening for them on Friday.


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