Betting Tips: England – Scotland
Statistics, Prediction and Betting Tip with the best odds for the Women's World Cup 2019 game between England and Scotland. In-depth analysis with head-to-head comparison and current performance from the football expert.
England vs Scotland | Prediction, Betting Tips & Odds
Allianz Riviera will host Sunday’s World Cup clash between England and Scotland. The Lionesses have big ambitions for the showpiece tournament in France, but the Shelley Kerr’s women should not be written off just yet as they are on a four-game unbeaten run ahead of their World Cup debut.
Match Preview England vs Scotland
England were scoring goals for fun in the 2019 World Cup qualifiers and they must be high on confidence ahead of the Allianz Riviera clash. Scotland aim to build on a hard-fought win over Brazil in their last warm-up game, but it remains to be seen if they are capable of spoiling the Lionesses’ party in Nice. Anyhow, there will be fireworks when the two neighbouring countries take on each other at the start of the World Cup finals in France.
England were producing splendid performances at the 2015 Women’s World Cup, with the team eventually winning the bronze medal at the tournament in Canada. The Lionesses are eager to go all the way at the upcoming tournament in France and it has to be noted that they are seen as No. 3 favourites to lift the trophy. Manchester City duo Steph Houghton – Nikita Parris could play an important role in in Sunday’s clash against Scotland, but women to watch in Phil Neville’s team will be Toni Duggan (Barcelona) and Fran Kirby (Chelsea). England impressed in the qualifiers, with the team dropping only two points in the process and it is no surprise they are considered hot favourites to win the World Cup opener. Anyhow, former Manchester United ace Phil Neville, who has been in charge of the England national team since January 2018, must warn his girls against complacency.
Scotland footballers can’t wait for the 2019 World Cup to start as they participate at the major tournament for the first time ever. Shelley Kerr’s troops were producing fine showings in the qualifiers, with the team impressing in warm-up games as well. Scotland did remarkably well to beat star-studded Brazil in their last friendly match, which is surely giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of the clash against England. Jane Ross, who has netted 58 goals in 126 appearances for the national team, is likely to pose a big threat for the opposition defenders. You should know that the West Ham United attacker scored four goals for Scotland on the road to France.
England vs Scotland | Latest Team News
Izzy Christiansen has been left out of the squad due to the lack of fitness. Captain Steph Houghton has recover in time to face Scotland at the start of the 2019 Women’s World Cup. Scotland defender Emma Mitchell misses the tournament with injury, with Nicola Docherty stepping up. Zoe Ness missed out on a place in the Scotland squad as well.
Head to Head England vs Scotland
England totally outplayed Scotland at the 2017 Women’s European Championship last year. The Lionesses crushed their neighbours 6-0 in Utrecht and they are surely eager to repeat the success. It has to be noted that Scotland are eyeing their first ever win over England in a competitive match. The two teams have never met before at the World Cup finals.
England vs Scotland | Odds and Predictions
Seeing that Brazil and Norway are not as sharp as they used to be in the past, England will not have a better chance than this to win the World Cup trophy. Phil Neville’s charges aim to get their job done in Group D as soon as possible and they are 1.18 to win the opener against Scotland. Shelley Kerr’s, on the other hand, are 15.00 to shock the Lionesses on their World Cup debut.
Expert Betting Tip
Given attacking potential of the two teams, a real football festival is on the cards at Allianz Riviera. England are determined to clinch top position in Group D and seeing that they hammered Scotland 6-0 at the 2017 European Championship, home win should be considered. However, considering that Jane Ross and Co. were scoring goals for fun in both 2019 World Cup qualifiers and warm-up games, we are positive that both teams are going to find the net in Sunday’s encounter in Nice.