Like at the last Women’s World Cup in 2015, the English women are again “only” in third place at this year’s finals. In a dramatic match, England lost just 1: 2 in the semi-finals of the 2019 World Cup on Tuesday.
Now, the “Three Lionesses” want to secure at least four years ago, but at least the bronze place. In the 2015 tournament, England had defeated the German women’s national football team 1-0 after extra time in the “small final”. Are the English women in third place in a women’s World Cup for the second time in a row?
Will England again secure the bronze medal? Follow up our football betting tips and see the answer.
The opponent late Saturday afternoon in the Alliance Riviera of Nice is the Swedish women’s national football team. The Swedes missed the final just and lost on Wednesday with 0: 1 after extra time against the European champions Netherlands. Sweden have been in the game for third place twice (1991 and 2011) and have won both games. Now follows the third prank? Before the “small final” England vs. Swedes speak the odds of bookmakers but a different language and see England clearly ahead. Even the betting base comes to the same result and sets the duel against England. Sweden their tip on “victory England”
England – Statistics & Current Form
The English women’s football team met on Tuesday in the first semi-final on defending champion and world champion USA. The Stars and Stripes began the game confidently and with much pressure. This start was rewarded in the tenth minute with the lead. A few minutes later, the women of coach Phil Neville but could compensate as if from nowhere. Although the Three Lionesses were much better in the game, the US ladies took the lead again in the first round.
In the second half England had to cope then three setbacks: First hit White in the 67th minute to the supposed 2: 2. After the intervention of the video assistant, the hit counted but rightly because of a close offside not. Then the English girls could not use a penalty in the 83rd minute and had to accept a dismissal three minutes later. Although the English women were not infected, but could not really bring in the United States really in distress.
“We wanted to leave the heart and soul in the square. I said, ‘play football’. We have everything against the best team in the world. We should not have tears in our eyes. We touched the hearts of people in England and left ours in the field. ” – Phil Neville
Thus, the Lionesses must continue to wait for their first World Cup final. After the 2015 World Cup and the European Championship 2017, the English team failed for the third consecutive time in a major tournament in the semifinals. After coach Neville’s side had made it to an outstanding World Cup with five wins and a single goal to the semi-finals, the departure was bitter. Throughout the tournament, England had made an extremely confident, hardened and unwavering impression. But against the US, it was not quite enough to the top performance that would have needed against the defending champion to progress.
For the semifinals, the national coach had also sacrificed his time-tested 4-2-3-1 and run the team in 4-4-2. In the match for third place, the Three Lionesses are likely to play in the usual system again. The team has big problems in this tournament with penalties. In this tournament England could only convert one of four penalties. In the home nevertheless a big euphoria was kindled. The semi-final against the US watched 11.7 million viewers on TV. Coach Neville was also extremely proud of his team after the semi-final.
Expected formation of England:
↳ Telford – Bronze, Houghton, Greenwood, Stokes – Walsh, J. Scott – Parris, Mead, Daly – E. White
Last matches from England:
⚽️ 02.07.2019 – England vs. USA 1: 2 (FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019)
⚽️ 27.06.2019 – Norway vs. England 0: 3 (FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019)
⚽️ 23.06.2019 – England vs Cameroon 3: 0 (FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019)
⚽️ 19.06.2019 – Japan vs England 0-2 (FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019)
⚽️ 14.06.2019 – England vs. Argentina 1-0 (FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019)
Sweden – Statistics & Current Form
After the Swedes had finally ended their 24-year victorious series against the DFB-Elf with their 2-1 win over Germany in the quarter-finals, the selection of coach Peter Gerhardsson went into the semi-final against European champions Netherlands with much optimism and confidence. The “Orange” did very hard against defensively disciplined and consistent defending Swedes. On the offensive, Sweden was also more determined than the European champion. As against the German team should be in the semifinals fast advances and long balls forward the recipe for success. Overall, good scoring chances were in short supply. So the game went scoreless in the extension.
“When we wake up tomorrow, we have to recharge, because it’s about a medal and we’ll do anything to get them to Sweden.” – Sofia Jakobsson
There, the Netherlands suddenly developed more train to goal and went into the 100th minute lead. The Swedes looked tired and not consistent enough. So Oranje brought the 1: 0 over time. The Swedish playmaker Asllani injured in injury time and had to be brought on a stretcher from the field. According to first results, however, no serious injuries were found in the hospital. Whether Asllani can play in the match for bronze, is still uncertain.
Fridolina Rolfo, who missed the semi-final because of a yellow card suspension, is allowed to participate again. Nathalie Björn, who also could not play against the Netherlands, as she suffered from fever when warming up, should be able to play again on Saturday. After the Swedes were eliminated in the quarter-finals in 2015, the game for the third place is still a significant increase. Now Sweden could occupy the bronze medal at a World Cup for the third time after finishing second in 2003. However, the bookmakers are skeptical and predict that England and Sweden will triumph over England.
Expected formation of Sweden:
↳ Lindahl – Eriksson, Sembrant, Fischer, Glass – Seger, Hurtig, Björn – Rolfo, Blackstenius, Jakobsson
Last matches of Sweden:
⚽️ 03.07.2019 – Netherlands vs. Sweden 1: 0 n.V. (FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019)
⚽️ 29.06.2019 – Germany vs Sweden 1: 2 (FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019)
⚽️ 24.06.2019 – Sweden vs Canada 1-0 (FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019)
⚽️ 20.06.2019 – Sweden vs USA 0-2 (FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019)
⚽️ 16.06.2019 – Sweden vs Thailand 5: 1 (FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019)
England vs Sweden Direct Comparison
There have been nine duels between England and Sweden so far. England have so far only won one game, a friendly match 4-0 in August 2014. Otherwise the record speaks with four wins and four draws for the Scandinavians. At a World Cup, both nations have not yet met each other. At European Championships, there were two games: in 2005 Sweden won 1-0, in 2009 they separated 1-1.
England vs Sweden Our Betting Tips Provided by Insider Tipsters
Both coaches are now faced with the task of straightening their tired and after the semi-finals also disappointed players for the game for third place again. The mourning of the English women over the unfortunate off against the US but turned down quite quickly. The Three Lionesses want to say goodbye with a climax and now get bronze. Somewhat heavier should be the Swedes’ regeneration. They had one day less break and had to go against the Netherlands over 120 minutes. The “small finale” always raises the question of whether both coaches send their best players on the field.
Key Facts – England vs Sweden tips
⭐️ The Three Lionesses lost after five wins in a row with the 1: 2 against the US for the first time again
⭐️ Of the last ten World Cup games Sweden could make four victorious
⭐️ England only won once in nine matches against Sweden
If you look at the direct comparison, the Swedes are certainly in a slight favorite position. Both teams have not yet lost a match for third place. Sweden has been twice in the “Small Final”, England once. For the bookmakers and us the Three Lionesses are the favorites.
The women of coach Phil Neville have played in comparison to Sweden the much stronger World Cup and have failed only scarce and unhappy at the United States. Sweden met in the group stage on the Stars and Stripes and lost there deservedly and clearly with 0: 2. Thus, we set in the match for bronze England vs. Sweden our tip with a bet of four units on “victory England”.
Insider Tips: 1 (England)