Women’s Euro 2022 Final Odds: England And Germany Battle For Glory At Wembley
England will bid for their first major trophy when they lock horns with Germany in the Women’s Euros final at Wembley on Sunday.
Betting sites make the Lionesses the favourites to lift the trophy after they secured thrilling victories over Spain and Sweden in the knockout stage.
However, Germany are the most successful team in this tournament’s history. They have won it eight times, with a record of 44 wins, eight draws and just three defeats in 55 matches at the Euros.
It promises to be an intriguing game between two teams that are surging with momentum right now, and there is a great deal of value with football betting sites on offer for punters.
Here, we have recapped how each team made it through to the final, highlighted key team news and provided tips on how it could unfold.
England’s Route To The Final
England went into this tournament as the second favourites on betting apps. They breezed through the group stage, with 14 goals scored and zero conceded.
They faced pre-tournament favourites Spain in the quarter-finals. It was a tough test of their mettle, as the Spaniards dominated possession.
England were staring down the barrel of elimination, as they trailed 1-0 with seven minutes left on the clock, but Ella Toone sparked pandemonium at the Amex by volleying in an equaliser. Georgia Stanway slammed in a long-range winner in extra-time to put Spain to the sword.
That teed up a semi-final showdown with Sweden. The Swedes are second in the FIFA world rankings, after the USA, but they were no match for the Lionesses.
Beth Mead, Lucy Bronze, Alessia Russo and Fran Kirby were all on target in a 4-0 rout at Bramall Lane. England are unbeaten in 15 months, which bodes well ahead of the final.
Germany’s Route To The Final
The Germans were considered outsiders on the eve of the tournament, but they made a mockery of those projections.
They thrashed Denmark in their opener and then picked up a 2-0 victory over Spain, which established them as leading contenders. Germany swept Finland aside to ease into the quarter-finals, where Austria awaited.
It was a one-sided affair. Germany had 62% of the possession and 20 shots on goal. Lina Magull and the prolific Alexandra Popp ultimately handed them a 2-0 win.
Popp opened the scoring with a stunning volley on 40 minutes in their semi-final clash at Stadium MK with France.
A Merle Frohms own-goal restored parity on the stroke of half-time, but Popp fired in the winner with 14 minutes remaining.
She has scored in all five of Germany’s games at the Euros, which is a new record at this tournament.
Women's Euro Final Team News
England have been fortunate on the injury front at this tournament. The Lionesses have a clean bill of health in the squad, allowing manager Sarina Wiegman to name a settled team.
Goalkeeper Mary Earps has conceded just once in five games, and a back-four of Lucy Bronze, Millie Bright, Laura Williamson and Rachel Daly looks solid.
Keira Walsh anchors the midfield, giving Beth Mead, Stanway, Kirby and Lauren Hemp free rein to wreak havoc.
Ellen White leads the line, but Wiegman also has a Plan B. When England struggle to find a breakthrough, as they did against Spain in the quarter-finals, she can throw on Russo and Toone for a more direct approach.
Germany have also conceded only one goal in five games. They have been similarly prolific in front of goal too.
That is largely down to the attacking triumvirate of Popp, Klara Bühl and Svenja Huth, but Klara Bühl was ruled out of the semi-final against France after testing positive for Covid-19.
Hoffenheim’s Jule Brand replaced her for that game. Bühl is unlikely to return a negative test in time for the final, which could hand England an advantage.
Women’s Euros Final Betting
England are the 7/5 favourites with bet365 to win this game, which looks tempting when you consider they are playing on home soil in front of a partisan crowd at Wembley.
However, you can alternatively go for England to lift the trophy at 7/10 if you want to play it more cautiously.
That option takes extra-time and penalties into account. The Lionesses needed extra-time to get past Spain in the quarters, and this could be another tight clash.
Mead and Popp are the top scorers in the tournament with five apiece, so they both offer excellent value in the goalscorer markets on this game.
The 9/5 available on Popp to score at any time within the 90 minutes with William Hill looks particularly appealing.
Both teams to score is another interesting option at 4/5 with Paddy Power. England are on a 19-game unbeaten run, they have been on fire in front of goal, and they can turn to Russo and Toone if they struggle to cut through Germany’s defence.
The Lionesses have looked vulnerable at the back at times in the knockout stage, and they may struggle to shackle Popp for 90 minutes.
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