Women’s Euro Betting 2017 – Winner Odds & Predictions

France to challenge Germany supremacy in Euro's

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Football Betting

It has been a fantastic summer for international football, even without a major championship going on. We have seen a lot of ENgland’s youth across different levels competing, we have seen the Confederations Cup and now the reaction moves on to the much anticipated UEFA Women’s Euro 2017. This year’s edition is being hosted in the Netherlands and it starts on July 16th and runs through to the final on August 6th. This tournament is played every four years and for the first time this year, the tournament gets expanded out to 16 teams from the previous twelve.

Germany are the reigning champions of Europe having beaten Norway in the 2013 Final and back then England did a terrible job in finishing bottom of their group. But after a tremendous amount of growth since then the Lionesses are going to The Netherlands as one of the front runners. The format for the event is pretty straight forward with four groups of four teams in the first stage and the top two from each of those groups go through to the knockout stage. Then it is just a straight shot to the finals.

Women’s Euro 217 Betting Odds

Germany Women 5/2, France Women 7/2, England Women 7/1, Sweden Women 10/1, Netherlands Women 10/1, Norway Women 14/1, Spain Women 14/1, bar 25/1

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Women’s Euro Betting 2017 Preview

There looks as if there is going to be some great matches to come down the line at the tournament this year and there could be a real scrap in some of the groups as well. No-one looks as if they are going to particularly have an easy time of things at the tournament, which is great for the fans watching on. For the draw, Netherlands were in Pot 1 as hosts and they were joined there by the top three teams in the world, Germany, France and England. They were split up over the four groups which panned out like this:

Women’s Top 8 Rankings

Germany, France, England, Norway, Sweden, Spain, Switzerland, Italy

Group A
Netherlands, Norway, Denmark, Belgium
Not an easy group for the Netherlands as the hosts here because they will get a scrap from Norway in Portugal for the top spot in the group. Not only that, the Dutch are close to both Denmark and Belgium in the rankings as well, which suggests that this is going to be a very tight group. First up though, you can’t ignore the big 7/4 price at bet365 on the 2013 runners up Norway getting the group win in this one.

Group B
Germany, Sweden, Italy, Russia
Probably one of the easier groups to call, because Germany should go out and take the win in this one. They are a powerhouse and even though Sweden are a pretty reliable bunch when it comes to taking on international tournaments, it’s hard to see them having enough to overhaul the Germans for the top spot in this one. Germany are 2/9 to win the group.

Group C
France, Iceland, Austria, Switzerland
We will take back what we said above about being the easiest group, because of the big guns, France should have the easiest time in the group stage of the Women’s Euro 2018. The French are one of the favourites to go win the tournament outright and no-one in the group is likely to get the better of them. It would be a surprise to see them win all three games and they are 1/9 to win the group.

Group D
England, Scotland, Spain, Portugal
England are 8/15 odds on favourites at bet365 to win Group D and move on through to the quarterfinals of the tournament. They will know though that they are going to face a spirited Scotland Women side in that battle and Spain won’t totally be a pushover either. The Lionesses will have some work to do in this group, but at the end of the day, it would be a total shocker if they didn’t qualify.

Germany

Germany are eight-time champions of the Women’s Euro and they will be heavily backed going in this next edition to defend their title. They have won each of the last six editions of the tournament so someone is going to have a tough time breaking their dominance. On top of that, just for further proof of their greatness, they went and collected the Olympic Gold last summer as well. The are quality and class and they scored 35 unanswered goals in qualification, which included two wins over Russia who they meet in Group B here. What will give others a glimmer of hope is that they only finished second at the SheBelieves Cup, missing out to France. Their squad, which includes defender Josephine Henning, top class striker Anja Mittag and midfielder Lena Goessling, along with the talented youngster Sara Dabritz and new captain Dzsenifer Marozsan, they have depth, strength, talent and yep, pretty much everything.

France

Winners of the SheBelieves Cup this year, France are in a strong position to go on and make something special happen in the tournament. They have been disappointed in the tournament before though, but they have a squad which is packed with so much talent that it is enviable. Eugenie Le Sommer should shine again for them, arguably one of the game’s greatest and she has the goals to fire her country forward. But while the French play with a lot of style and panache, they also boast a brilliant defence directed by Wendie Renard. They got through the SheBelieves Cup with conceding just the one goal along the way. Germany are a very solid unit and extremely strong, France do have that extra touch of quality about them though and yes they disappointed last time out in the 2013 edition, but are much stronger right now.

England

The Lionesses really arrived back at the 2015 Women’s World Cup where they finished third there against all of the odds. Manager Mark Sampson will be targeting this tournament hard and England have the team spirit and ability to go out and win this one. The expectations of them is a little higher now after that epic World Cup run, but there will be question marks asked of their defence. England Women have never won a major tournament before, but they have finished runners up twice at the European Championship, back in 1984 and recently in 2009. They only collected one point form their three group stage competition, but should have a better run at this one. The Lionesses lost to France and Germany by one goal margins at the SheBelieves Cup but took a win over the USA there. Their team spirit isn’t going to come into question, just that extra quality in depth to match up to the lives of France and German down the line, may be. England will have a battle against auld enemy Scotland in the group, with Spain a tricky opponent as well.

Sweden

Sweden are reliable enough in the women’s game to expect them to follow Germany through the group stage. They lost out to Germany in the Olympic Final last year so they will get another mouthwatering shot against the Germans in the group stage, so watch out for that one on July 17th. Looking back to the 2013 edition there is further history between the two nations, with Sweden losing in the semi-final to the Germans there as well. The Swedes have long been a very solid force in the women’s game, but didn’t go well at the Algarve Cup, but smashed group opponents Russia along the way. They will benefit from the quality coach that is Pia Sundhage and they will look for top scorer Lotta Schelin to carry them. They are carrying one of the older squads into the competition through.

Predictions

Picking a winner out of this bunch really should come down to Germany or France at bet365. What makes this interesting is that if they both win their groups, they could meet in the semi final instead of the final. So that gives the winners of Group A and Group D a very decent shot at piling through to the final to meet one of them. Group A look the weakest and Group D is England’s group. So there is a huge incentive for the Lionessese to go and win their group and potentially face an easy quarter final opponent before perhaps Norway or Netherlands in the semifinal. The draw has been kind to England and they have to be worth a flutter. But if you are looking for a winner, the track record of Germany is just stunning and because of France’s failing at the Euros before, it has to be the Germans.