England Women v Scotland Women Betting Tips & Predictions
Scotland Women have qualified for a World Cup for the first time and they’re determined to make the most of their opportunity in France.
Shelley Kerr left no stone unturned when it came to selecting the 23-player squad that would compete in the tournament, with the Scots handed a tricky opener against the Auld Enemy although the match could be closer than the odds suggest.
Kerr will consider England to be the team’s toughest group opponents, with Argentina and Japan lying in wait and we’re happy to back the outsiders to give a good account of themselves against a Lionesses team who might be showing a few nerves in their opening match.
Make no mistake about it, the pressure is on England to win this game considering that their target is to actually lift the trophy in 2019 and Phil Neville might see a few nerves from his team as they look to settle and play to their optimum.
It’s worth noting that the English team have experienced a few wobbles in recent months, losing 2-0 against Sweden in a November friendly, while they were also turned over by a single goal against Canada in April.
Scotland recently overcame Brazil in a recent friendly and appear to be building up a head of steam coming into this tournament, with West Ham striker Jane Ross having scored 58 goals for her country and looking to cause a few problems up top.
Captain Rachel Corsie offers a commanding presence at the back and operates for US team Utah Royals, while Jennifer Beattie, Caroline Weir and Claire Emslie are on the books at Manchester City and will know several of their opponents first-hand.
Kim Little is vice captain and she’s an experienced campaigner for Arsenal, with the Scots looking to make themselves hard to beat and we can’t see England running away with this one.
Scotland Women +2 @ 1.57 with bet365