England Women vs Scotland Women Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions

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The Lionesses ran out 6-0 winners last time these teams went head-to-head but our tipster believes Shelley Kerr's side can make their mark in Nice

England come into the 2019 Women's World Cup as one of the more fancied contenders.

Having finished third in Canada four years ago, 888Sport are 7/1 (8.0) about the Lionesses being crowned champions this summer.

By contrast, Scotland are 66/1 (67.0) outsiders in their maiden campaign on this stage and will likely be more focused on progressing from Group D which also includes Japan and Argentina.

Latest Odds

At just 11/50 (1.22), 888Sport believe Phil Neville's side are set to dominate proceedings on Sunday.

It's 14/1 (15.0) that the underdogs win their first World Cup match and 5/1 (6.0) that Scotland claim a share of the spoils.

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Team News

Midfielder Jordan Nobbs will be a big miss for England. The 26-year-old has been ruled out through injury.

In the build up to the tournament Neville has experimented with his myriad of attacking options but Jodie Taylor is expected to lead the line.

Scotland vice-captain Kim Little will hope to make an impact on the world stage having missed Euro 2017 through injury. The Arsenal midfielder netted eight times in 14 league appearances for the WSL champions this season.

Preview

These neighbours met on the first matchday of Euro 2017, with England romping to a 6-0 victory. Scotland were dealing with several key injuries at that stage though, and their progress in the two years since that result suggests they'll be more competitive, especially having won four of their last five matches.

England Women vs Scotland Women Betting Preview

Despite winning the SheBelieves Cup in March, the Lionesses' preparations have been far from straightforward. Friendly defeats to New Zealand and Canada on home soil will be a concern ahead of their tournament opener.

Predictions

The defences are expected to dominate proceedings with under 2.5 goals priced at just 3/4 (1.75) in Nice, but there could be some value in going against that perception.

While England are clear favourites, their recent performances have suggested Scotland could find some joy in the final third. At 8/5 (2.60), both teams to score looks overpriced with 888Sport.

Having found the net in six of their last seven games, including against Brazil and Norway, the underdogs can contribute to the goal tally at the Allianz Riviera.

Betting Banner - Best Bet Both teams to score at 8/5 (2.60) for a 2pt stake with 888Sport

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