UEFA Women’s Euro 2022 Final Preview, Predictions & Odds – 101 Great Goals

England to lift the trophy is 7/10.

The game to be decided after extra time is 11/2.

Both teams score 5/6.

Beth Mead is 15/2 to break the deadlock and 11/4 to add six goals here to this tournament.

Alexandra Popp is the other co-top scorer at Euro 2022, with six as well. She is 11/2 to open the scoring and 15/8 to add to her tally.

Tip of the day

England win 2-1 against Germany – 9/1!

Germany were unbeaten in six meetings with England before defeat in the Arnold Clark Cup in February; Die Nationalelf have won their last nine finals.

Fire

At 9/1, a £10 bet would payout £100!

England v Germany in the final of a major tournament in front of 90,000 fans at Wembley; it doesn’t get much bigger than that.

In terms of history, a team has won eight European Championships, two World Cups and four Olympic medals, including one gold.

The other has never won a major tournament, with this first final since a 6-2 defeat against, yes you guessed it, Germany 13 years ago.

Will the serial winners rule Europe once again, or will the host’s momentum carry them to glory?

Both sides have won five of five at Euro 2022, with England scoring 14 unanswered goals in the group stage.

That figure is heavily skewed by their 8-0 demolition of Norway; the first time a team scores 8+ at a Euro, women’s or men’s.

By far the Lionesses’ toughest test came in the quarter-finals when they faced Spain with just eight minutes to play.

Ella Toone equalized at home, before Georgia Stanway’s overtime rocket took the roof off the Amex.

A similarly close encounter was expected ahead of Tuesday night’s semi-final with Sweden, but that’s certainly not how events unfolded.

In fairness, the Blågult dominated for 25 minutes before, against the run of play, Beth Mead’s superb volley broke the deadlock.

After the break, Lucy Bronze’s header, Alessia Russo’s audacity and Fran Kirby’s impudent lob saw England go wild.

The Lionesses had fallen to the semi-finals in each of the last three tournaments but have now shattered that glass cell.

Coach Sarina Wiegman, who led the Netherlands to glory five years ago, has now won all 11 Euro matches she has managed.

Will his perfect record continue with England chasing their first-ever major silverware?

Would-be revelers have already done it all, winning this contest eight times, including six in a row between 1995 and 2013.

Die Nationalelf’s loss to Denmark in the quarter-finals of Euro 2017 was the first time they had been knocked out of this competition for 8,796 days.

In this tournament, Martina Voss-Tecklenburg’s team made it through Group B, easily beating serious opponents Denmark and Spain.

In the round of 16, they were scared off by Austria, who hit the woodwork three times, before going 2-0 up.

Then, on Wednesday, Alexandra Popp proved the difference by eliminating France 2-1 at Stadium MK.

Record winners were always going to stop, and so far no one has managed to do just that.

Will Germany reclaim their crown or will the majority inside Wembley celebrate a historic night for England?

It’s safe to say that Sarina Wiegman favors a well-established starting XI.

Holland named six identical formations when they won the last Euros, and England will certainly follow the same method.

This will see Ellen White continue to lead the line; she has only scored once in this tournament, but scored against Germany at Wembley in 2019.

Beth Mead will continue on the right wing; she is looking to become the first player to score 7+ at one euro.

Expect the top three to change mid-game, however, with Alessia Russo, Chloe Kelly and Ella Toone having all featured in every match thus far.

The midfield battle will certainly be key in this final, with the Lionesses needing Georgia Stanway and Kiera Walsh to stay on top form.

Fran Kirby missed the end of the FAWSL season due to pericarditis. but his availability was key.

Millie Bright and captain Leah Williamson have been rock solid so far; will the latter host the trophy on Sunday evening?

Germany are sweating over Klara Bühl’s availability after missing the France semi-final due to Covid-19.

If she is back, Bühl will return in place of Jule Brand who replaced on the left.

It will be a big boost as no player has created more chances than Bühl’s 14 in this tournament.

Svenja Huth and captain Alexandra Popp will complete the top three.

Popp, despite 119 caps to his name, had never played at a Euros before, missing the last two through injury.

Nonetheless, she is making up for lost time, scoring in all five matches so far, including a brace on Wednesday.

As mentioned, the fight for midfield supremacy will help determine who owns the trophy.

Lina Magull and Lena Oberdorf alongside Sara Däbritz are about as good as they come in international football.

Merle Frohms only conceded once at Euro 2022, his unfortunate own goal at Stadium MK.

Neither of these players played the last time Germany won a Euro final nine years ago, although Däbritz and Huth were in the squad.

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