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England vs Austria betting tips: UEFA Women's Euro 2022 preview, predictions and odds

England are currently unbeaten in 14 matches, winning their last eight competitive internationals. This includes a 1-0 victory over Austria at the Stadium of Light during World Cup qualifying last November.  

England to win and over 2.5 goals is 8/13.

England to win, over 2.5 goals and both teams to score NO is 12/5.

Ellen White is 12/5 to break the deadlock and 8/15 to add to her 13 goals at major tournaments. 

Match preview

Hosts England kick off the 13th edition of the Women's European Championship hoping, back by big crowds, it'll end with them lifting the trophy.

The Lionesses have certainly come close to glory in recent tournaments.

They were beaten in semi-finals at the last two World Cups, also falling at that hurdle at Euro 2017, beaten by Netherlands.

Back then, Sarina Wiegman was coaching the Dutch team, leading them to European Championship glory and the World Cup Final two years later.

Now, she's coaching England and, with Wiegman in charge, the Lionesses have probably never had a better chance of claiming major silverware.

In preparation for this tournament, they've played a trio of friendly matches which could hardly have gone better.

First, Belgium and Holland were dispatched, 3-0 and 5-1, before four second half goals saw off Switzerland in Zürich last Thursday.

So, they remain unbeaten under Wiegman, winning 12 of 14 matches, picking up the Arnold Clark Cup on home soil in February.

Now though, the serious business begins, so will a sold-out 75,000 crowd at Old Trafford be celebrating a victory for the host nation?

Austria meanwhile will be looking to play the role of party-poopers.

They appeared at their first-ever major tournament five summers ago but caused a real shock, reaching the semi-finals.

To get there, Das Team topped their group, despite being the lowest-seeds, beat Spain on penalties before falling to Denmark, also in a shootout.

Now managed by Irene Fuhrmann, they'll be hoping for something similar, although Austria are not even expected to make it out of the group.

England and Norway are the heavyweights in this section, meaning Austria's clash with the Norwegians in Brighton a week on Friday could be crucial.

Here, anything other than an emphatic England victory would be a major surprise.

England team news

Sarina Wiegman's side is pretty much settled right now with similar XIs deployed in the three warm-up matches.

One potential doubt is Ellen White who sat out the Netherlands friendly due to a positive Covid-19 test.

Nevertheless, she should be back for this one which is a major boost given White scored six times at World Cup 2019 and last summer's Olympics too.

Elsewhere, captain Leah Williamson is set to anchor midfield, despite the fact she is usually deployed at centre-back by Arsenal.

Given this, Alex Greenwood will partner Millie Bright at centre-back with Rachel Daly starting on the left of defence.

Jill Scott is unlikely to start but will be hoping to earn her 158th cap, chasing down Fara Williams' record of 172.

Austria team news

Goalkeeper Manuela Zinsberger was very bust when Austria played England in World Cup qualifying in November and that's likely to be the same here.

Key defender Carina Wenninger, who's recently joined Roma, sat out their most-recent warm-up game but is hoping to start this one.

Nicole Billa is their main goal threat having scored 43 times for her country, 17 of which came during Euro 2022 and World Cup 2023 qualifying.

In support will be, arguably, their most talented player Sarah Zadrazil of Bayern Munich.

UEFA Women's Euro 2022 Group A table:

Related article: Euro 2022: Everything you need to know ahead of the tournament

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Ben Gray

Ben Gray

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