Both England and Norway kicked off their European Championships with a win. The two favourites to progress from Group A face each other on matchday 2, knowing the winner of this match will likely top the group. Ellen White, Beth Mead and Fran Kirby were all subbed off after 63 minutes, so expect them to start in what is a key match for England in a group stage. The starting 11 will most likely contain many of the players that started against Austria, however, do not be surprised if Stanway’s place is taken by Alex Greenwood, which will see Leah Williamson move into midfield. As for Norway, their first match saw them 2-0 up after just 13 minutes and from then on, they were able to cruise to victory, not using up much energy. They also used all 5 subs so their squad will be fully refreshed for this game.
England Women v Norway Women Bet Builder Tips
Ellen White to have 1+ Shots On Target
Ellen White had 4 shots and 1 on target in the opening game against Austria despite being substituted after 63 minutes. No player had more shots for England than White against Austria and she is always looking to create space for a shooting opportunity. She averaged 1.11 shots on target per 90 in the Women’s Super League and has averaged 1.22 shots on target over the last three seasons. 47% of opposition attacks came through Norway’s centre, the area White occupies. Norway’s attacking midfielder, Hansen, had an average position alongside the striker in their
last match and if she leaves defensive gaps in midfield, England will have further chances to attack this area. This will allow the English midfielder’s plenty of time to pick through balls for White, which will see her hit shots on target.
Lauren Hemp to have 1+ Shots On Target
Lauren Hemp will count herself unlucky for not scoring against Austria, only denied a goal thanks to a fantastic save by Zinsberger. Hemp took 4 shots in the last game, with 2 of those shots being on target. Hemp also averaged 1.51 shots on target per 90 in the Women’s Super League last season, so is left disappointed if she doesn’t manage at least 1 shot on target. Hemp has started 8 of the last 9 England matches and has become a key player for England under Wiegman. In the Austria match, Hemp switched wings giving her the opportunities to whip crosses in from the left, before switching to the right where she could cut in and shoot on her favoured left foot. Norway left space centrally against Northern Ireland, so this could lead to space centrally for Hemp to move into with the ball and strike at goal.
Guro Reiten to have 1+ Shots On Target
Guro Reiten is one of Norway’s biggest attacking threats. The left winger plays for Chelsea in the Women’s Super League and was voted in the league’s team of the season in 2021-22. Reiten scored Norways 4th goal intheir first game of the tournament and has now scored 3 goals in her last 3 matches for Norway. The Chelsea winger had 3 shots with one on target against Northern Ireland and Reiten averaged 0.96 shots on target for Chelsea in the Women’s Super League last season. Furthermore, 47% of Norwegian attacks against Northern Ireland came from the left wing and 3out of 8 shots England allowed against Austria were from the oppositions left winger. Reiten is a superb attacking winger that can exploit an area England allow shots from, so at odds of 3.0 is undervalued for a shot on target.
England To Win
Both teams come into the match on great form. Norway have won their last 6 matches in a row and have only lost 2 of their last 16 matches. However, these wins have all come against lower ranked teams. Norway have lost 5 of their last 6 matches against teams ranked in the top 10 in the FIFA women’s world rankings. Over these 6 matches Norway have conceded 19 goals and scored just 3. Although Norway are a good team, they are not on a level yet with the top European teams so getting a resultagainst England, ranked 8th in the world, may be a step too far. England are on a record unbeaten run in their entire history. Now 15 games unbeaten and with 7 wins in a row, England are in incredible form. Under Wiegman’s tenure, England have played 4 matches against teams in the top 10 of the FIFA World Rankings, winning 2 and drawing 2. Over these 4 games England conceded just 3 goals while scoring 9. Norway are ranked 11th in the world and England’s recent form against top teams should be enough to see them through this match. England will be backed by a hugecrowd at the Amex Stadium in Brighton and with first game nerves out of the way, England can play with a lot more freedom, knowing a win here would almost certainly mean they top their group and would effectively secure qualification from the group stage.
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England Women v Norway Women Predicted Line-ups
England Women predicted XI (4-2-3-1) : Earps; Bronze, Bright, Williamson, Daly; Stanway, Walsh; Mead, Kirby, Hemp; White
Norway Women predicted XI (4-2-3-1) : Pettersen; Sonstevold, Mjelde, Thorisdottir, Blakstad; Maanum, Engen; Eikeland, Hansen, Reiten; Hegeberg
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