England vs Scotland Women’s World Cup 2019 Betting Tip

England vs Scotland Women’s World Cup 2019 Betting Tip

England vs ScotlandNeighbours England and Scotland meet at the 2019 Women’s World Cup, with both nations looking to kick-start their campaign with a win at the famous Allianz Riviera. 2019 SheBelieves Cup winners England are among the dark horses to lift the trophy in France this summer, however rivals Scotland will be hugely motivated to cause an upset on the opening weekend of the competition.

England vs Scotland

  • Women’s World Cup
  • Allianz Riviera, Nice
  • Sunday 9th June
  • 17:00 UK Time

England vs Scotland Match Preview

Action in Group D at the 2019 Women’s World Cup gets underway with England and Scotland going head-to-head at the home of OGC Nice. Phil Neville and his Lionesses travel to France quietly confident of reaching the latter stages, having lost just two of their last 14 matches in all competitions. However, with many of the players who are set to be involved at the Allianz Riviera are more than familiar with each other, meaning that there could well be fireworks during the tie. A large number of bets are expected to be placed on the match, so let’s take a closer look at the two teams, including their player availability and recent form, starting with England.

England Team News & Form

England topped their respective qualifying group in order to reach their fourth consecutive World Cup Finals, with the Lionesses coming into the tournament full of confidence following their success at this year’s SheBelieves Cup. England defeated both Brazil and Japan, as well as recording a draw with reigning world champions the United States, in order to come top of the pile, with Phil Neville having done well since his appointment as manager last year. England undoubtedly have one of the most talented playing squads in the entire tournament, with the majority of players coming from the Women’s Super League.

Toni Duggan
Toni Duggan

The likes of Toni Duggan, Beth Mead and Chelsea’s Fran Kirby provide excellent options in attack for England, while the experience of Lucy Bronze and Captain Steph Haughton at the back should also make the Lionesses difficult to beat over the coming weeks. England come into the tournament off the back of a narrow comeback victory over Spain, having previously been beaten by 2015 World Cup hosts Canada. England were cruelly denied a first ever appearance in a World Cup Final four years ago, when Japan scored a stoppage time winner in the semi-finals, however Neville and his side certainly have the ability to go deep into the tournament once again this time around.

Beth Mead in action
Beth Mead in action

Scotland Team News & Form

Scotland will make their World Cup Finals debut in France this summer, having seen off the threat from Switzerland in topping their qualifying group, winning seven out of eight matches in the process. Coming into the tournament at 20 in the world rankings, Scotland are certainly in with a chance of making it out of Group D, especially if they can earn something from their opening clash with England. Coach Shelley Kerr will be looking to the likes of Kim Little and Jane Ross to provide inspiration for the Scots, with the duo being more than familiar to their opponents, as the duo represent Arsenal and West Ham United at club level respectively.

Scotland come into the tournament having gone their last four matches unbeaten, a run which includes an impressive 1-0 win over former World Cup runner’s up Brazil back in April.

England vs Scotland Head to Head

The two teams have met just twice in the past, with England being unbeaten from such encounters. England registered a convincing 6-0 victory over Scotland during the 2017 European Championships, with striker Toni Duggan scoring the final goal of the game in injury time. Meanwhile, an entertaining 4-4 draw was recorded during the 2013 Cyprus Cup. However, with the duo having now not met in over two years, Scotland will be hoping that their record against England does not count for too much in France this summer.

England vs Scotland Betting Odds and Predictions

Given their recent success under manager Neville and host of top-class players, it comes as little surprise that it is England who are the firm favourites for victory when they take on rivals Scotland. The Lionesses can be backed for the three points at best odds of 2/9 with bookmaker Ladbrokes, whilst those looking to back a surprise success for Scotland can take advantage of an appealing price of 13/1 on the same platform. Meanwhile, a draw is also worth considering, with this market coming with best odds of 6/1 at 22Bet ahead of kick-off.

Top England vs Scotland Betting Tip

Having taken all of the relevant information and statistics into account, our top betting tip for the Women’s World Cup Group D clash between England and Scotland is to bet on both teams scoring during the match, a market which is available at odds of 4/7 with 888Sport.

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