Jun 7 2019
England Women v Scotland Women Tips and Betting Offers, Sunday 9th June 2019, Allianz Riviera, Kick off: 5pm
England’s women kick off their World Cup campaign on Saturday evening against a familiar foe. They’re clashing with the Auld Enemy, but this time they’re meeting on the French Riviera. The pair are bound for Nice as they chase success in this summer’s World Cup, with England widely expected to kick things off with a victory as they go off in search of glory.
England Women v Scotland Women Betting Tips
The build up to England’s opening game of the tournament is huge, which stems from the overall growth of the women’s game. However, the main question at hand for England is can they see off Scotland? After all, England are the fourth favourites to go on and win the tournament following their strong showing in 2015.
In Canada four years ago England’s women were making a huge impression. They were beaten in the semi-finals by Japan, before going on to secure third place against Germany. That was an impressive return for the Lionesses at the time, but can they kick on ahead of France 2019?
England come into this clash with some decent form behind them. Earlier this year they won the SheBelieves Cup following a 3-0 hammering of Japan. Beating them should suggest that the English are ready to step up ahead of this tournament, while it also helps to justify the Lionesses’ pre-match betting odds. They head into this one as heavy favourites to get the win, but will they deliver?
England come into this clash priced at 2/9 with Coral to come away with the points. The draw can be found here at 11/2 with Betfair while the Scots are 12/1 outsiders with bet365. The underdogs are getting ready for their first crack at the tournament finals, having qualified for the first time. They reached their first ever major tournament in 2017, while just two years on the Scots are set to play their first ever World Cup clash against England.
One problem England had throughout 2015’s tournament was their defence. They conceded in each game leading up to the third-place playoff. Meanwhile, Scotland come into this clash having scored in their last five games. The visitors have a decent scoring record behind them heading into this game, which has prompted us to back goals in this game.
We’re going with both teams to score as our tip at 6/4 with bet365, with the favourites conceding in three of their four warm-up friendlies. On top of BTTS, we’re backing a 2-1 win for England as they look to get their campaign off to a winning start. That can be found at 17/2 with BetVictor.