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England Women v Norway Women betting tips: Tough test for Lionesses

| 06.07.2022

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Tournament hosts England are now the 10/3 favourites to win the Women’s European Championship despite only managing to beat Austria 1-0 at Old Trafford on Wednesday night.

That may have something to do with Spain losing Ballon d’Or winner Alexia Putellas to injury during a training session this week, but England will still need to show more of a cutting edge when they take on Norway as 7/10 favourites on Monday.

The Scandinavians hammered Northern Ireland in their opener on Thursday, so the scene is set for a fascinating game in Brighton as we look at the odds in our England Women v Norway Women betting tips.

England Women v Norway Women form

England go into the match on the back of a 15-match winning run, 13 of which were victories, scoring 85 goals in the process, so their form could not be much better.

Their latest victory came in the opening game of the tournament at Old Trafford where a competition record 68,871 fans saw Beth Mead score the only goal of the game in the 16th minute which was finally awarded after confirmation it had crossed the line by the match officials.

The Lionesses beat Austria by the same scoreline in a World Cup qualifier as recently as November, so perhaps another cricket score should not have been expected in Manchester.

Head coach Sarina Wiegman, who led Netherlands to victory at the last tournament in 2017, said: “It’s a good win, and this start is so important. It gives such a boost to the team and the crowd. We had some very good moments in the game, we created a lot of chances and we should have scored a little more.

“But we also had some hard moments in the game and got through, so that’s really good I think. We were a little rushed in the final third. We created a lot of chances but the final touch, or the choice on the ball to shoot or cross or take them on, we can do that better.”

Norway kickstarted their campaign with an impressive 4-1 victory over Northern Ireland, making their debut at a major tournament.

The Norwegians were 3-0 up just after the half-hour mark and player of the match Caroline Graham Hansen, who scored the third from the penalty spot, felt they were deserved winners.

She said: “The only thing that was missing was a couple of more goals for the team. We had so many chances and we created a lot. We just want to keep working and try to learn from our mistakes and we have a good chance to do that against England in our next game.”

Although the Norwegians, 11th in the FIFA world rankings, are 19/5 underdogs to beat England, they have won this competition twice and are on a six-match winning run.

They also beat England in a friendly in their last meeting less than three years ago, although that was before Wiegman took charge of the Lionesses from previous manager Phil Neville.

Norway’s defence could struggle against the hosts’ potent attack, but we’re not expecting a cakewalk so the Lionesses to win and under 3.5 goals at 29/20 is one of our England Women v Norway Women betting tips.

England Women v Norway Women head to head

Georgia Stanway gave England an early lead with a brilliant long-range strike against the Grasshoppers in 2019, but Frida Maanum levelled with a second-half header from a corner before Millie Bright’s poor pass allowed Graham Hansen to score the winner a minute from time.

The Norwegians are 7/1 to win and concede again, while a draw is available at 11/4 in our England Women v Norway Women betting tips.

Although Norway won the latest match between the nations, England eliminated the Scandinavians from the last two World Cups, a 3-0 win in the 2019 quarter-finals coming four years after a 2-1 comeback win in Canada.

The hosts are 23/10 to win and concede or 13/2 for another 2-1 victory in Monday’s England Women v Norway Women betting tips.

England Women v Norway Women ones to watch

Right-back Lucy Bronze, who recently joined Barcelona from Manchester City, scored in both those wins against Norway and provided the assist for the winning goal in 2015.

Lauren Hemp is one of the Lionesses’ world-class players and forced a good save from Austria keeper Manuela Zinsberger in first-half stoppage time.

Attacking midfielder Graham Hansen is the main threat for Norway and her skill will prove a handful for England’s defence.

Match Info

Where: Amex Stadium, Brighton

When: 20:00, Monday 11th July

How to watch: BBC 1

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All odds and markets correct as of date of publication

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Warren Barner