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England Women v Sweden Women betting preview
England will be desperate to finish such a memorable journey on a high noteEngland (Women) swept through Group D with a 100% winning record. From there they scored a combined six goals to defeat both Cameroon and Norway but fell a goal short in a 2-1 loss to Team USA in the semifinals. The match against the American could very easily have gone either way, with Steph Houghton missing a late penalty and the chance to take the game into extra-time. The Lionesses also lost in the semifinal four years ago. Then they won the bronze medal beating Germany 1-0 after extra time. As to direct encounters, England and Sweden have each won two of the last five renewals. When the pair met back in 2018, the Lionesses lost by two goals to nil.
With Millie Bright suspended following her red card in the semi-final defeat to USA, Manchester City defender McManus is likely to come into the starting XI to partner her club-mate Steph Houghton for this game. Leah Williamson is another option, while Jade Moore and Karen Carney could also feature from the off. Fran Kirby is also likely to return to the starting XI as well as Jodie Taylor and Toni Duggan. Up front, Ellen White is looking to become the first player to score in six consecutive games in a Women's World Cup and will lead the line.
Sweden are capable of doing any side some serious damage as they have shown so farSweden sustained their only group loss against USA (2-0). Prior to that, they beat both Thailand (5-1) and Chile (2-0) showing a good style of play. In the knockout stage, they won against Canada (1-0) and Germany (2-1) before falling 0-1 to the Netherlands in extra time in the semis. They are likely to play the same way as they did before in the semi-final. Long crosses and shots from the wingers as well as the corner kicks will be count on to break England’s defensive line and score.
Sweden will be without Kosovare Asllani, who went off with concussion against the Dutch girls. The likes of Madelen Janogy and Jonna Andersson are expected to come into the starting XI. Key forward Fridolina Rolfo is available once again after suspension and will lead the line alongside Stina Blackstenius. In defense, Nilla Fischer came into the semi-final nursing an injury and might not be risked.
30/1 England to beat Sweden
England Women v Sweden Women Starting Lineups England Women (4-2-3-1): Bardsley; Bronze, Houghton, McManus, Stokes; Scott, Carney; Parris, Kirby, Stanway; White
Sweden Women (4-2-3-1): Lindahl; Glas, Fischer, Sembrant, Eriksson; Rubensson, Seger, Jakobsson, Andersson; Rolfo, Blackstenius
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