There is less than a month to go until the Women’s Euros 2022 get underway. A total of 16 teams will go head-to-head across England hoping to get their hands on the trophy in time for July 31.
These are our predictions and the latest betting odds for Women’s Euros 2022…
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Stand-Out Teams Ahead of Women’s Euros 2022
Russia have been withdrawn from the competition in response to their state’s invasion of Ukraine earlier this year. It means the 25th-placed nation in Europe will be replaced by Portugal (29).
Leading European side Sweden will hope to win the Women’s Euros for the first time since 1984 after a perfect qualifying campaign; they won all ten of their fixtures to reach the European competition. Swedish international Peter Gerhardsson will be looking to bring the trophy back to Oslo for the first time since the tournament’s launch nearly four decades ago.
Current holders Netherlands will be keen to disappoint the Swedes, however, with Sherida Spitse and Vivianne
Miedema likely to play a key role as they intend to retain their European crown. The pair have scored 19 goals between them in qualification for this summer’s tournament and will be a dangerous threat up-front for the Dutch.
Hosts England, meanwhile, could look to utilise their home advantage. The Lionesses have reached the Women’s Euros final just twice before in their history – in 1984 and 2009 – but will be hoping for strong home support in the aftermath of their male colleagues’ success last summer. Led by the former Dutch boss Sarina Wiegman, the Lionesses will be no pushover this summer.
Previous Women’s Euros Finals
UEFA European Women’s Championship
2017: Netherlands 4-2 Denmark; Enschede, Netherlands
2013: Germany 1-0 Norway; Solna, Sweden
2009: Germany 6-2 England; Helsinki, Finland
2005: Germany 3-1 Norway; Blackburn, England
2001: Germany 1-0 Sweden (aet, golden goal); Ulm, Germany
1997: Germany 2-0 Italy; Oslo, Norway
1995: Germany 3-2 Sweden; Kaiserslautern, Germany
1993: Norway 1-0 Italy; Cesena, Italy
1991: Germany 3-1 Norway (aet); Aalborg, Denmark
UEFA European Competition for Representative Women’s Teams
1989: West Germany 4-1 Norway; Osnabruck, West Germany
1987: Norway 2-1 Sweden; Oslo, Norway
1984: Sweden 1-1 England (4-3 pens); two legs, Gothenburg and Luton
Prediction: Women’s Euros 2022
The Netherlands are one of the most in-form teams heading into this summer’s competition. They won all ten of their qualification games, conceding just three times on their way, and will be a formidable opponent in the competition.
Equally, however, England’s Lionesses are in good form too and could be boosted by the home crowds. Wiegman’s side have not had to compete in the qualification stages thanks to their host status, but they have picked up some big wins against Northern Ireland (0-5) and North Macedonia (0-10) in World Cup presentation as well as results against Germany (3-1), Spain (0-0) and Canada (1-1) in the Arnold Clark Cup.
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There are also plenty of talented squads within the German and Spanish camps. The latter have booked their tickets for the 2023 World Cup and have plenty of players from Barcelona’s treble-winning squad available to them, including 2021 Ballon d’Or winner Alexia Putellas.
When it comes to fixtures against some of the ‘bigger’ nations, the Lionesses seem to just come up short. On that basis, we believe England will reach the knock-out stages and be beaten there.
Women’s Euros 2022 Betting Odds
These are the latest outright title-winning betting odds for Women’s Euros 2022 as per Sky Bet…
Spain Women – 7/2
England Women – 4/1
France Women – 5/1
Netherlands Women – 5/1
Germany Women – 7/1
Sweden Women – 7/1
Norway Women – 14/1
Denmark Women – 28/1
Italy Women – 28/1
Switzerland Women – 50/1