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Netherlands Women vs Sweden Women Betting Tips: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions
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Vivianne Miedema Netherlands 2019
Peter Gerhardsson's side shocked Germany in the quarter finals and they're underdogs against the reigning European champions in Lyon too

Netherlands are looking to add a World Cup title to their 2017 European championship victory.

Having knocked out Italy, more European opposition await Sarina Wiegman's side in Lyon in the shape of Sweden.

Latest Odds

888Sport make Netherlands their 5/4 (2.25) favourites to win their sixth straight World Cup match.

Sweden were underdogs last time out too, fighting back from 1-0 down to get the better of a two-time champions Germany in Rennes on Saturday night.

They're 9/4 (3.25) to win this game in normal time and a draw after 90 minutes is also 9/4 (3.25).

Team News

Neither team have any injury or suspension worries coming into this semi-final clash.

Vivianne Miedema has now scored an impressive 61 goals in just 80 appearances for the national team. At 7/4 (2.75) the talented 22-year-old is a tempting goalscorer selection.


Sweden's victory over Germany was the first time in 20 years that a team had come from behind to win a Women's World Cup quarter-final.

Both teams have scored 10 goals in the tournament to date, although five Sweden's strikes came against a hapless Thailand and they’ve relied on a relatively tight defensive line to progress to the final four of this competition.

Backing goals at both ends in this one pays 5/6 (1.83) while at least one team to draw a blank trades at 10/11 (1.91).

It's tough to make a convincing case for either wager but there's a goals-based bet elsewhere that appeals.


The Dutch have often made late in-roads against stubborn opposition defences. Weigman's side have scored after half time in each of their five World Cup games this summer.

Three of those goals were winning ones but even when they're already ahead the Oranje have rarely taken their foot off the gas.

888Sport are 27/25 (2.08) on Netherlands scoring a second half goal in this semi-final and that looks like a great bet for punters looking to get involved.

Sweden's defence has been solid, but they may struggle to contain a Dutch attack that has shown plenty of cutting edge, even in the dying minutes of matches.

Netherlands to score in the second half at 27/25 (2.08) for a 2.5pt stake with 888Sport