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


England have actually knocked Norway out at both of the last two World Cups, winning 2-1 in Ottawa in 2015 and 3-0 in Le Havre four summers later. The Lionesses are unbeaten in 35 competitive home games, dating back to Euro 2005. 

Both teams to score is 4/5.

Both teams to score and over 2.5 goals is 6/5.

England to win and over 2.5 goals is 8/5.

Ellen White is 4/1 to break the deadlock and 11/8 to add to her 14 major tournament goals.

Ada Hegerberg is 7/1 to open the scoring and 12/5 to add to her 42 international goals. 

Match preview

The host nation's Euro 2022 campaign is up and running, but this'll firmly be their toughest test of the group stages.

On Wednesday night, in front of a record-breaking 68,871 crowd at Old Trafford, the 13th Women's European Championship belatedly got underway.

Hosts England actually started nervously but, just over a quarter of an hour in, found that all-important breakthrough.

Fran Kirby's through-ball picked out Beth Mead, she dinked it over the goalkeeper and the ball, just about, snuck over the line.

Both Ellen White and Lauren Hemp went close to doubling the Lionesses' lead, but that all-important second goal was not forthcoming.

Late on, Mary Earps was forced into a smart save, but, relatively comfortably, England saw out the opening night 1-0 win.

The Lionesses have never won a major trophy before, falling at the semi-final stage at the last three major tournaments.

However, there is genuine belief they can go all the way, not least because Euro 2017 winning manager Sarina Wiegman is now in charge.

Here, roared on by a home crowd in Brighton, will England overcome a fellow-serious contender and make it two wins out of two?

After one match, it's Norway who are sitting pretty at the top of Group A having demolished minnows Northern Ireland on Thursday.

Julie Blakstad lashed her side in front with just nine minutes gone, followed by Frida Maanum slotting home a second mere moments later.

Caroline Graham Hansen then converted a penalty, with Guro Reiten's beautiful second half free-kick killing off any hope of a comeback.

Martin Sjögren's side therefore claiming a 4-1 victory in Southampton, which is Norway's joint-biggest tournament win over European opposition.

The Grasshoppers boast plenty of pedigree, winning the Euros in 1987 and 1993, as well as the World Cup in 1995 and Olympic Gold in 2000.

More recently though, they exited the last European Championships with zero points and zero goals scored.

So, since losing to Germany in the Euro 2013 final, their only knockout phase victory was a shootout win over Australia three summers ago.

Nevertheless, Norway do boast some of the best players on the planet, and are more than capable of making a deep run in this tournament.

Will England's party continue or will Norway silence the Falmer Stadium?

England team news

Leah Williamson's position will continue to be a major talking point at this tournament.

The captain partnered Millie Bright at centre-back on Wednesday, but could be moved into midfield if Sarina Wiegman feels more solidity is required..

If this is the case, Alex Greenwood would return to the back-line, alongside Lucy Bronze who loves playing against Norway.

The right-back scored long-range strikes against them at each of the last two World Cups, 2015 and 2019, so would love a repeat of that.

Further forward, despite missing a long period of the FAWSL season due to illness, Fran Kirby started and shone as the number ten against Austria.

Ellen White, who scored six times at World Cup 2019 and then again at last summer's Olympics, will continue to lead the line.

Although, Ella Toone, Chloe Kelly and Alessia Russo, who all came off the bench at Old Trafford, are all viable attacking options.

Norway team news

Ada Hegerberg, who didn't play international football for almost five years due to a dispute with the NFF, is back for this tournament.

Having not netted on Thursday, the Olympique Lyonnais striker is still searching for her first tournament goal since World Cup 2015 against Côte d'Ivoire.

Norway's other superstar attacker Caroline Graham Hansen, did convert a penalty against Northern Ireland, her 44th goal for her country.

Captain Maren Mjelde of Chelsea, Man City's Julie Blakstad and Frida Maanum of Arsenal are key player who will be familiar to FAWSL fans.

UEFA Women's Euro 2022 Group A table:

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Ben Gray

Ben Gray

Arsenal fan – follow them over land and sea (and Leicester); sofa Celtic supporter; a bit of a football '"encyclopedia".



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