England v Sweden
England go into this game as favourites but will be well aware of Sweden’s quality. England are now unbeaten in 18 matches (16W, D2) and Georgia Stanway’s winner against Spain was the 100th goal under Sarina Wiegman’s management. Although many of these have come against much weaker teams like Latvia in World Cup Qualifiers, they are unbeaten in 2 matches against Spain, as well as beating Germany, the Netherlands and Norway and drawing with Canada. England showed strength of character in coming from behind against Spain which was yet to be tested and this will give England a further belief that whatever happens they can come through and win. England have sensational depth in Russo and Toone who assisted and scored the leveller against Spain so that even if the main women are not firing, there are plenty of players who can come in and make the difference for them.
Sweden are a good team that are often overlooked. 2nd in the FIFA World Rankings and won silver in the Tokyo Olympics, the team have made at least the semi-final in 4 of the last 6 editions of the Women’s Euros however have only gone on to reach the final one of those times. Sweden actually prefer to play against a team that like to dominate possession, allowing them to implement their high press. Therefore, England’s style of play may play into their hands, England originally struggled with the Spanish press and did have to adjust their style of play in order to deal with this. Sweden will most likely line up in a 4-4-2, if Kirby as the attacking midfielders drops deeper in possession the Swedish midfielders will find themselves outnumbered and England will be able to play through their press.
England are still unbeaten under Wiegman, have home advantage and face a Sweden team that only managed a draw against a Dutch team England demolished 5-1. England will expect themselves to qualify and should have the firepower to do so.
Germany v France
Germany play France in a match that would be a worthy final. Both teams know winning this match could give them that final bit of momentum to win the whole tournament and the tension of two of the major favourites facing off will lead to a high-tension match.
Germany are a dominant team in possession, however, they have still managed to commit more fouls than any other team (46 fouls, 2nd highest is only 38) and only 2 teams have received more yellow cards than them. Germany have received a yellow card in every match except from their 3-0 thrashing of Finland where the referee most likely thought the game was decided so there was little need for a yellow card.
France have been fouled 41 times this tournament, only Spain have been fouled more often. The French team are very strong at running with the ball, no player has completed more shot-ending carries than Frenchwoman Delphine Cascarino, so will run at the German’s and see fouls committed. This style of play has seen teams facing France awarded a total of 11 yellow cards in the 4 matches they’ve played, an average of 2.75 yellow cards per match. Betfair are offering 1.50 for Germany to have over 0.5 cards, which is outstanding value.
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