On Saturday England meet Sweden in Nice in the small final and 3rd place in the Women’s World Cup. Both selections will want to win to finish this World Cup on a good note.
England vs Sweden Today’s Soccer Prediction
As in 2015, England managed to reach the last four of the World Cup. This time, the English women have been very good on the whole World Cup. After a perfect start to their tournament in a first round totally mastered (victory over Scotland 2-1, Argentina 1-0 and Japan 2-0), the Three Lionesses have grown in power at the phase with direct elimination. Indeed, Phill Neuville’s girls outrageously dominated Cameroon in the eighth (3-0) and Norway in the quarterfinals (3-0). Still, that was not enough against the United States in the semifinals. The English were indeed bowed after a thrilling meeting, especially at the end of the match where they were denied a goal for a limit offside and where they missed a penalty.
Finalist of the World Cup in 2003, Sweden will not repeat this good performance after their elimination on Wednesday night. The Scandinavians nevertheless made a solid and consistent match but conceded the defeat after a closed and committed match that had to end with extra time (1-0 AP). Before that, the Swedes had almost achieved a no-fault, easily dominating Chile (0-2) then Thailand (5-1) in the group stage concluded with a defeat encouraging against the United States (0-2). Then they outdid themselves to eliminate Canada (1-0) and Germany in the quarterfinals, one of the candidates for the title (1-2). Nevertheless, it was not enough to reach the final.
The staff for England vs Sweden
England can always count on Lyonnaise Lucy Bronze and Nikkita Parris. Against the United States, leading striker Ellen White scored her 6th goal of the tournament and was denied another for an offside of a few inches. In the semi-finals, center defender Hougthon missed the equalizer penalty just minutes before the end of regulation time.
Several Swedes are boarders of the championship of France. Starting with Montpellier Sembrant and Jakobsson and Parisienne Glas. On the other hand, the ex-PSG player Kosovare Asllanni, who is the mistress to play this team, has left on stretcher at the end of the match against the Netherlands and should miss this game. Suspended against Holland, the attacker holder Röflo (1 goal on this World) will be back.
The probable composition of England:
Bardsley – Bronze, Houghton, Bright, Stokes – Walsh – Parris, Scott, Kirby, Daly – White.
The tactical provision provided (4-1-4-1):
Bronze – Hougthon – Bright – Stokes
Parris – Scott – Kirby – Daly
The likely composition of Sweden:
Lindahl – Glas, Fischer, Sembrant, Eriksson – Rubensson, Jakobsson, Seger – Hurtig, Blackstenius, Roflo.
Uncertain: Asllani (injured)
The tactical provision provided (4-3-3):
Glas – Fischer – Sembrant – Eriksson
Rubensson – Jakobsson – Seger
Hurtig – Blackstenius – Roflo
The history of confrontations England vs Sweden
The two teams met 8 times. Sweden won 3 of these matches against one for England while both teams were neutralized 4 times.
Key points of the match England vs Sweden
– England has the co-top scorer of the tournament, Ellen White (6 goals).
– England seemed to be one of the strongest teams in this World Cup.
– Sweden could be deprived of its centerpiece Asllani, injured.
– England will try to do as well as in 2015 when she finished 3rd.
– The Swedes had a day off less and played overtime on Wednesday night.
Our Best Soccer Prediction England vs Sweden
A priori stronger, England could win in this small final. Victory of England
Betting Prediction: Victory of England