Women’s World Cup Round of 16: England vs NorwayPublished June 22, 2015 by Sol FH
England’s women’s World Cup team has a chance to make the Quarter Finals but need a big win against Norway tonight at 22:00 GMT.
The Women’s World Cup is now in the Round of 16 with many teams already sealing their spots in the Quarter Finals. One of the last matches to be played kicks-off tonight between England and Norway and the winner will face the host nation, Canada, in the Quarter Finals. Both England and Norway are mentally prepared to win this match but it takes a lot more than mental preparation to win World Cup Knockout Matches.
England have not been able to make it to the Semi-Finals at any Women’s World Cup. Head Coach Mark Samson knows that his team this year look better than at past World Cup’s, and he feels like they have a chance to make history. "The staff have worked really hard to make sure this group are the most together unit in the tournament and be in a position to sense the pressure," he related.
Norway are ranked six places below England at this tournament in 11th. Norway did show that they can play with the best teams in the world after tying Germany in the Group Stages. In January 2014, the Brits tied Norway 1-1, which was the last time they played. The Norwegian’s are an incredible team led by Even Pellerud, the legendary 61 year old coach. He took the team to World Cup glory in 1995 and so far this year they are unbeaten.
There will be many fans for both teams at Lansdowne Stadium in Canada’s capitol city Ottawa, as there are many British and Norwegian’s living therein. It is sure to be a fast-paced game but there can ultimately only be one winner.
Norway will beat England 2-1
The odds at bet365 Sports are too close to really have a favorite or an underdog but, as the famed UK sportsbook has it, Norway are at 2.80, while England are at 2.60. There are a ton of props available prior to the match including Asian Lines, Cards, Score, Corners, Half, Full time and Specials.