England Women v Sweden Women Predictions & Betting Odds – 6th July 2019

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England Women v Sweden Women Betting Tips – Women’s World Cup, 6th July 4.00pm

These third-place play-off fixtures at major tournaments are games that nobody ever wants to end up in. They are not often taken all that seriously anyway, which makes them a tough thing to read. England finished third four years ago with a success over Germany, will they be able to match that as they take on Sweden? Read our predictions for England Women v Sweden Women.

England Women v Sweden Women Betting Odds*

England Women 8/11
Draw 13/5
Sweden Women 15/4
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on July 4th, 2019 at 9:10 p.m.)

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England Women News and Form

Another semi-final failure befell England at a major tournament. The Lionesses suffered a 2-1 defeat against reigning champions the USA. That is the third straight major tournament in which they have bowed out in the final four. They did give a pretty good account of themselves in the second half of that semi-final, creating some good chances.

Ellen White To Score 2 Or More
7/2

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Ellen White had a goal disallowed and Steph Houghton missed a crucial spot-kick to tie the game up at 2-2. So that competitive edge that they had in the second half, after a disjointed first period, does make them look a good option for this game. Ellen White did score what was her sixth World Cup 2019 goal in that semi-final and it has been such a wonderful campaign from her. The Golden Boot is still in sight so she will likely start.

White is at 6/5 in the anytime goalscorer market for this fixture* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on July 4th, 2019 at 9:10 p.m.). But will head coach Phil Neville decide to throw a few of his squad members into action, just to shuffle the pack? Before their defeat against the USA, England were on a five-match winning streak and had four straight clean sheets. While they are favourite to land in third place, they have only beaten Sweden once before.

England Women v Sweden Women Head to Head

The Lionesses are W1 D4 L4 in the head to head against Sweden
The last meeting was a 2018 friendly which Sweden won 2-0
England only win over Sweden was in a 2014 friendly
Sweden have outscored England 16-7 in previous meetings.

 

Key-Facts – England Women v Sweden Women

  • England have four clean sheets in six games
  • Sweden have one clean sheet at the World Cup
  • The Lionesses finished third at the 2015 World Cup

 

Sweden Women News and Form

The Swedish lost their semi-final tie against the reigning European Champions the Netherlands. That always looked as if it was going to be a pretty tight affair and that was how it panned out. It needed extra time to be settled, the Dutch getting the only goal of the game in the first period. But Sweden had some great chances in the game, generally coming from direct counter attacks or set pieces.

Those are the strengths that they have been playing too at this tournament. The semi-final defeat leaves them with a W4 D1 L1 D2 (90 minutes) record in this summer’s World Cup. Sweden have failed to score in two of their last four games now at the World Cup with their blank against the Dutch. They have picked up one clean sheet in five.

They could have a disadvantage of having played a day later than England did and having had that long extra time period to get through as well. So England could have the fresher legs of the two sides. So there’s a reasonable chance at Sweden well give some of their main players a rest for this meaningless game. There are touches of real quality up front in Stina Blackstenius and Sofia Jakobsson. Will they be able to break England?

England Women v Sweden Women Tips & Odds

England to win & both teams to score at 13/5
Over 2.5 goals at 4/5
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on July 4th, 2019 at 9:10 p.m.)

England Women v Sweden Women Predictions

England to win: Sweden have looked a little bit one dimensional, they basically sit back and look to counter attack. The Lionesses are the more likely of the two to get up a head of steam and push ahead to claim bronze. England to win, but both teams to score as well.


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