England to lift first ever Euro trophy
Sunday afternoon at Wembley sees the conclusion of Euro 2022, pitting hosts England against Germany in the final of the tournament. Both sides have been head and shoulders above the rest of the competitors, and the Lionesses are on the brink of making history. Read our preview here:
From Bronze to gold
Under Sarina Wiegman's tutelage, the home side have gone from strength to strength, only really being tested by Spain in the quarters before sweeping aside Sweden 4-0 in the semis. The head coach, despite the form of Alessia Russo off the bench, is certain to stick with the same unchanged XI for a sixth game in a row, and she'll have seen how effective their opponents in the showpiece were in wide areas. The group will look to experienced heads like Lucy Bronze to ensure the shape of the back four keeps the numerous threats as far away from good areas as possible whilst allowing the likes of Beth Mead and her cohort up top to put the visitors under the kind of sustained pressure they've not really had in the tournament.
Ober and out
DFB-Frauen were worthy victors over France in their semi despite star striker and skipper Alex Popp often cutting a lone figure up front. The Wolfsburg forward showed her predatory instinct twice from the limited opportunities she did receive to see off Les Bleues, though the win owed as much to an all-action display in defensive midfield by Lena Oberdorf. Still only 20, both her performance and stamina levels have been phenomenal in a side where relentless pressing is the norm.
England have more numerous goal threats in their arsenal than Germany, though the outcome will hinge on whether that press can be bypassed. betway have odds of 2.50 for the Lionesses to achieve the win in 90 minutes and lift the trophy in front of their own supporters.