England vs Sweden World Cup Betting Tips 7/6/2019
Women's World Cup
Saturday, July 6, 2019
England will play at Allianz Riviera when they take on Sweden on Saturday, July 6, 2019 in a Women's World Cup matchup. The opening line for this game has England at -163 and Sweden at +334. The bet for a draw has been set at +270.
On Saturday afternoon, England will be facing off against Sweden in the 3rd Place Final against Sweden. The English came very close to making it into the final, but they came up just short in their 2-1 loss to the United States. The Swedes came even closer, losing 1-0 in extra time to the Netherlands in their semifinal matchup. England will be the favorite in this match, but it is expected to be a tight, low-scoring affair so it's probably going to come down to one or two moments of brilliance.
England, which came into this year's World Cup as the third ranked team in the world, has given up just three goals in six games this year while scoring 12. The team will be disappointed that they weren't able to make it to the finals, but Phil Neville will have his young and talented squad ready for this match against Sweden. Expect them to play a high-possession, aggressive style that should cause the Swedish defense a number of problems.
Key Players for England:
Steph Houghton - The English captain will still be feeling the disappointment of missing the key penalty chance in that loss to the United States, but it'll be her job to keep herself and her teammates composed for this game. The 31-year-old is an excellent central defender and has also contributed 12 goals in 106 appearances, including one at this year's World Cup.
Nikita Parris - The 25-year-old attackers has been one of England's top performers during this tournament and will be one of her country's top players moving into the future. She's only scored one goal in six matches after scoring six in six qualification matches, but her work off the ball and her ability to put her teammates in good spots has made her one of England's standouts.
Sweden's Cinderella run through this tournament came to a heartbreaking end in that 1-0 loss to the Dutch last weekend, but they showed that they are a team to watch out for moving forward. Their defense and goalkeeping has been especially solid, allowing just five goals in six matches. Their defense will be tested in this matchup, though, as England has one of the better attacking units in the world.
Key Players for Sweden:
Stina Blackstenius - For Sweden to win this match against England, their young striker is going to need to have a good game. She's scored two key goals in five games this this tournament, which were both winners that helped her team make it to the semifinals. Blackstenius will probably be tightly marked throughout this match, so she will need to be creative to find some openings.
Caroline Seger - Sweden will need its veteran midfielder to show off her composure and leadership abilities she's known for if her team is going to have any chance to come away with the third place medals. The 34-year-old has yet to score at this World Cup, but she has been a key reason why Sweden has been so excellent at retaining possession and shutting down opposing attacks.
Who will win tonight's England/Sweden World Cup game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Sweden +334
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