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Netherlands vs Sweden betting tips: UEFA Women's Euro 2022 preview, predictions and odds

Netherlands won 1-0 after extra time when these two last met, coming in the World Cup semi-finals no less three years ago. Two years earlier, they met at the quarter-final stage of the Euros with Holland prevailed 2-0.  

Both teams to score is 10/11.

Both teams to score and over 2.5 goals is 13/8.

Sweden to win and over 2.5 goals is 4/1.

Vivianne Miedema is 4/1 to break the deadlock and 7/5 to score anytime.

Stina Blackstenius is 11/2 to open the scoring and 2/1 to net in 90 minutes. 

Match preview

Two of the favourites to win this entire tournament kick off against each-other at Bramall Lane.

Netherlands come into this competition as reigning champions, beating Denmark 4-2 in the final on home soil five summers ago.

Then, two years later, Oranje reached a first World Cup Final, overcoming Sweden en route again, this time falling short against USA.

At last summer's Olympic Games, despite scoring a ridiculous 23 goals in four matches, they were ousted by the U.S. again, this time in the quarter-finals.

All of this unparalleled success came under the stewardship of Sarina Wiegman who's since left to become England Head Coach.

Since Mark Parsons took over as her replacement, Holland haven't quite been as all conquering.

They still have work to do to qualify for next year's World Cup and have recently lost high-profile friendlies to France and England.

Nevertheless, Netherlands still boast a very talented squad, and are likely to make a deep run that this tournament.

The same can be said of Sweden, who are hoping to win their first trophy since the inaugural staging of this competition way back in 1984.

Subsequently, the Blågult have lost in three Euro finals (1987, 1995 and 2001) and the World Cup Final of 2003, beaten 2-1 by Germany in Carson.

They've also lost in the last two Olympic Finals, against defeated by Germany in 2016, before a penalty shootout defeat to Canada last summer.

In all, this means Sweden have lost in eight semi-finals and six finals since they were last crowned winners of a competition.

Now though, Peter Gerhardsson's side are in great form, truly believing that this will finally be their year.

With Switzerland and minnows Portugal completing Group C, these two nations are fully expected to reach the quarter-finals.

Will the reigning European Champions or back-to-back Olympic Silver Medalists lay down an early marker in Sheffield?

Netherlands team news

Vivianne Miedema, as always, is the player to watch for Netherlands, given that she's scored 94 international goals in just 111 appearances.

The Arsenal striker scored ten goals in four Olympic appearances to go with her three at World Cup 2019 and four at Euro 2017.

Lieke Martens will also lead Oranje's attack; the PSG winger also scored as Holland knocked Sweden out of the last Euros.

Miedema's former Arsenal teammates Daniëlle van de Donk and Jill Roord will be looking to hold it all together in midfield.

Sweden team news

Stina Blackstenius, Fridolina Rolfö and Kosovare Asllani could lead Sweden's attack, although Peter Gerhardsson does boast an embarrassment of attacking riches.

Given that, star defender Magdalena Eriksson of Chelsea will be key at the other end of the field.

In goal, Hedvig Lindahl, who made her international debut 20 years ago, will win her 189th cap.

Amazingly, three Swedish women have more than this with Caroline Seger the record-holder with 229.

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

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Ben Gray

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