England to be all White on the night
England’s Lioness won the battle against Cameroon to progress to the Quarter-final but can they beat the highly rated Norwegians to reach the last four? Read our preview here:
‘It didn’t feel like football’
For all the controversy that surrounded England’s 3-0 win over Cameroon, one thing remains indisputable and that is the Lionesses roared home despite the difficult circumstances.
The behaviour exhibited in the last 16 match-up bordered on the ridiculous and Phil Neville had every right to fume after the game.
"It didn't feel like football. I know we get these briefs about coming on TV and saying it was a good game, but that wasn't a last-16 tie in terms of behaviour from footballers,” he told the BBC.
"This is going out worldwide. I didn't enjoy it, the players didn't enjoy it. My players kept their concentration, but those images are going out worldwide and young girls are seeing that behaviour and it's not right.
"There has to be a standard of behaviour that you have to do, and my players did that."
England can, therefore, be delighted to have kept such cool heads under the circumstances. This fact could be bigger than people imagine as it demonstrates a maturity and focus that fans of the men’s side will remember, only too well, how costly its absence can be.
Striker on the top of her game
If you are to win international tournaments, then you need to have a player who can get the goals. The Lionesses are fortunate that their strikers are in excellent form and look like they will take some stopping.
Ellen White has scored four goals at the 2019 Women's World Cup - the joint-most by an England player in a single tournament in the competition.
She has also scored in all three of her appearances in France so far becoming the first England player to score in three consecutive games in the competition – a good sign for Phil Neville and his impressive charges.
Impressive Norway downed the Matildas
Beating Australia was never going to be straight forward and that proved to be the case for the Norwegians in their round of 16 tie, but battle through they did. Despite conceding a late equaliser they dominated extra time after the Matildas had Alanna Kennedy sent off.
Caroline Graham Hansen had 11 shot on her own for Norway but they eventually triumphed on spot kicks to seal an intriguing match-up with England.
Norway vs England Women’s World Cup betting tip
Norway have done well to reach the quarter-final but are missing their undoubted star in Ada Hegerberg which, when competing in the latter stages of a World Cup, could be crucial. Therefore, backing England to win at odds of 11/10 is the safest way to go in this one.