Germany Women's vs Italy Women's - Match Preview

Germany Women’s vs Italy Women’s – Match Preview – Tournament favourites Germany will face Italy in their second group round fixture at the 2017 UEFA Women’s Euros. The Germans were held to a stalemate against Sweden in their curtain raiser, despite dominating for large periods of the match. Italy fell to the feet of the Russians in one of the shock results so far in the tournament. After conceding two first half goals in quick succession, the Italians could only grab a late consolation goal and were unable to get their first points of the tournament.

Germany Women's vs Italy Women's - Match Preview

Anja Mittag has scored 50 international goals in 155 appearances Photo Credit: de.uefa.com

Germany have won the previous six UEFA Women’s Euros and are without a doubt the most dominant force in Europe. With quality, strength and depth in their squad, they remain the team to beat despite failing to win their first fixture. Manager, Steffi Jones, admitted she was disappointed her team was unable to convert their many chances they created, however, no one is doubting their sides quality to find the back of the net against Italy. Striker, Anja Mittag, failed to convert some chances however is one of the most dangerous attackers at the Euros. The striker plays her club football for FC Rosengard and has scored 50 international goals in 155 appearances. Mittag and company will be searching for their first victory of the tournament, can they pull it off?

Skybet Correct Score – Germany to Win 3-0 – 9/2

Germany Women's vs Italy Women's - Match Preview

Melania Gabbiadini will be the key figurehead of Italy’s attack Photo Credit: skysports.com

The Italians were bitterly disappointed with their defeat against Russia. Their sloppy first half performance gave Italy too large a mountain to climb against a defensively organised Russian side. Head coach, Antonio Cabrini, has admitted his side will have to take any chance they can get against the tough and rigid German side. Striker, Melania Gabbiadini, will be key for the Italians’ bid to get their first points of the campaign. Often described as ‘rapid’ and ‘lethal’, Gabbiadini will be hopeful to grab her first goal of the tournament. The attacker is the sister of Southampton striker, Manolo Gabbiadini, and she will be looking to replicate his impressive season in Holland for her nation. Can the Italians upset the Germans?

Skybet Match Result – Italy to Win – 20/1

England Women's vs Scotland Women's - Match Preview

England Women’s vs Scotland Women’s – Match Preview – England will face Scotland in their opening match of their 2017 Women’s Euros campaign as the two nations fierce sporting rivalry continues.

England are entering the tournament as one of the favourites to go the distance, bringing plenty of talent and quality in their 23-woman squad. Scotland are participating in their first major tournament in the nation’s history- a big achievement for these women. England are the favourites to win on Wednesday however any contest involving England and Scotland often provides drama and entertainment.

England Women's vs Scotland Women's - Match Preview

Ellen White can provide a huge threat to the Scotland defence Photo Credit: skysports.com

Mark Sampson’s ladies most recently took to the field in some international friendlies against Switzerland and Denmark. The ‘Lionesses’ easily dispatched of the Swiss before defeating the Danes, 2-1, in a close encounter. A brace from Birmingham City FC striker, Ellen White, was enough for the English to continue their winning momentum and will also give the striker confidence ahead of Wednesday’s opener. White is arguably England’s biggest threat going forward but is in good company with Toni Duggan, Fran Kirby and Jodie Taylor, just to name a few of England’s attackers. Can White and company kickstart their campaign with an expected three points against rivals?

Skybet Correct Score Group Betting – England to Win 1-0, 2-0 or 2-1 – 11/8

England Women's vs Scotland Women's - Match Preview

Jane Ross will come up against many team mates when taking on England Photo Credit: skysports.com

Scotland will be looking to begin their first ever major tournament with a victory over tough opposition. Their very first major tournament will prove to be an uphill battle from the beginning, as they are joined by Portugal and Spain in Group D, however they feel confident they will prove people wrong. Striker, Jane Ross, has had a fantastic season at Manchester City and will be facing off against many of her team-mates, who will understand the threat Ross can cause. Scotland most recently took to the field in an international friendly against Ireland. A late 85th minute winner against Christie Murray grabbed the Scots the win they deserved; after failing to convert many chances. Can Scotland cause an upset on their debut at the Euros?

Skybet Match Result – Scotland to Win – 11/1

Both nations attacks have had no problem finding the back of the net this season. Will this translate into this tournament?

Skybet Under/Over Goals – Over 2.5 Goals in 90 mins – 4/6

 

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France Women's vs Iceland Women's - Match Preview

France Women’s vs Iceland Women’s – Match Preview – France face Iceland in their opening fixture at the 2017 UEFA Women’s Euros. The two nations have a history in the tournament, having met eight years ago when Iceland kicked off their debut campaign at the European Championships; where France were victorious, 3-1. This was one of France’s seven victories over Iceland in a total of nine competitive encounters that has seen the small Scandinavian nation win once. With form, quality and history, it would suggest an easy three points for the French, however, Iceland will be looking to establish themselves amongst Europe’s elite by providing a monumental shock in their curtain raiser.

France recently took the field on two occasions for friendly internationals against Belgium and Norway. A dominant 2-0 victory over the Belgians showcased the class that the French women possessed, however, were held to a 1-1 draw with the Norwegians most recently after taking an early lead in the third minute. Defensive insecurities were capitalised on by Norway as they equalised late on to stop the French in their tracks. France’s world class attack is their best asset, however they will have to keep defensive mistakes to a minimum if they are to go all the way in this tournament; a milestone that manager, Olivier Echouafni, believes is a realistic achievement. Can the French kickstart their campaign with an expected victory?

Skybet Correct Score Group Betting – France to Win 1-0, 2-0 or 2-1 – 11/8

Margrét Lára Viðarsdóttir will spearhead the Iceland attack Photo Credit: visir.is

Iceland have failed to impress in their recent showings; their most recent match ending in a 1-0 loss to Brazil in an international friendly. The small, proud nation also drew with Ireland in a recent friendly and have failed to show much attacking prowess in their bouts. Manager, Freyr Alexandersson, will understand the mammoth task ahead of his rather inexperienced side and may play for a draw; a result that would be fantastic for Iceland and terrible for France. Going toe to toe with one of the world’s strongest nations should prove too difficult for the Icelandic outfit, however, with the magical feeling surrounding this tournament, anything could be possible. Icelandic legend, Margrét Lára Viðarsdóttir, will be her nation’s biggest threat, spearheading the Scandinavian attack. The striker is the women’s side all-time top scorer and will be looking to add to her already impressive career tally. Can Viðarsdóttir and company provide a huge shock?

Skybet Match Result – Iceland to Win – 18/1

 

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Netherlands Women's vs Norway Women's - Match Preview

Netherlands Women’s vs Norway Women’s – Match Preview – After much anticipation and build-up, the 2017 UEFA Women’s European Championships kick off with the hosts, Netherlands, facing two-time winners of the tournament, Norway. The streets of Utrecht will be filled with orange and red as both sets of fans will be hoping their sides can begin their campaigns with a victory. Record breaking attendances are to be expected throughout the tournament as the 12th official UEFA Women’s Euros kicks off this Sunday.

Vivianne Miedema plays her club football for Arsenal Ladies Photo Credit: fifa.com

Netherlands have been preparing for their opener with some friendly matches against Japan, Austria and Wales. The tournament hosts most recently dispatched of the Welsh in a 5-0 thrashing that saw Arsenal Ladies striker, Vivianne Miedema, score two second half goals to silence the Welsh Women. The friendlies left the Dutch in good spirits heading into the tournament with a 3-0 win over Austria prior to the Wales match; proving they are having no problem finding the back of the net. Dutch manager and legend, Sarina Weigman, appears to be in a motivated mood ahead of their curtain raiser; believing she can lead her side all the way to lifting the trophy for the first time in history.  It’s very common at the Women’s Euros for the hosts to win their opener, can Netherlands continue the trend?

Skybet Match Result – Netherlands to Win – 6/5

Norway Women are the second most successful nation in the history of the UEFA Women’s Euros behind the ever-dominant, Germany. Norway beat the Netherlands when they met in the group stage at the last Euros, 1-0, and went on to top the group whilst Netherlands finished bottom. Norway most recently took to the field for a friendly against France where they drew 1-1 thanks to a late equaliser by Maren Mjelde. Norway have a great history against the Dutch; having won 11 of their 14 competitive meetings. All these factors will give the Norwegians a mental boost heading into the tournament opener where the bookmakers have them as outsiders.

Skybet Match Result – Norway to Win – 21/10

Netherlands and Norway are in Group A with Belgium and Denmark who will be kicking off their campaigns after this match on Sunday.

This match is the first #BetalystGameOfDay for the UEFA 2017 Women’s Euros and is sure to be a tight and tense affair. Expect goals from these two sides as their attackers are some of the most dangerous in the tournament.

Skybet Under/Over 2.5 Goals – Over 2.5 Goals in 90 mins – 10/11