A Look at: Women’s friendly, England v Germany
England women’s football team have a mouth-watering friendly match scheduled and followers are looking forward to what promises to be another tense encounter between England and Germany.
The programme notes this match as a friendly, but if you know anything about sport, you’ll know that word doesn’t count for much when these old rivals are involved. This will be a hard-fought contest from the first whistle to the last kick of the ball and we can’t wait.
The game will kick-off at 5.30pm GMT on Saturday 9 November at Wembley Stadium and promises to be a sell-out. Women’s football in the UK is enjoying a real spike in popularity following recent tournaments and this match will serve as another opportunity for the game to boost its standing, winning a host of new fans in the process.
England Women Have a Masterplan
Several affordable tickets have been made available to children, some available at £1, and that’s a masterplan to pull in a new generation. Adult tickets start at £10 and if England women’s team can continue to pull in younger fans and their parents, they will be on the right road to being where they believe women’s football in England and the United Kingdom deserves to be. If you can’t make it along to the match in person, you can always follow the live coverage.
A number of major television stations will be in attendance and top bookmakers will also be running coverage through a live streaming service that’s available at no extra charge, as long as you have a bet on the outcome of the match or have funds in your account balance to get involved in-play. The ability to watch live football on your desktop or mobile app and bet at the same time sums up everything that’s great and good about modern gambling. We are spoiled for choice and the signs are things will only get better from here as the technology advances.
Watching live sport for free really is something special but it doesn’t quite compare to profiting from your love of football while you cheer on your favourite team. Armchair fans are well looked after thanks to the live coverage and now punters can get involved thanks to the great work done by bookmakers. You can bet on the women’s friendly, England v Germany at all major bookmakers, either in-store, on your home desktop computer or through the mobile app which can be accessed using a mobile phone or iPad.
Make Your Opinions Count
Who will come out on top of the women’s friendly, England v Germany? Put your money where your mouth is and take advantage of the many betting markets available. You can back the winner of the match or have your cash on the draw, which is a real possibility in what promises to be a competitive contest from the start. You can also push your luck a little further and go in search of a bigger price by playing one of the exciting specials markets.
These include both teams to score, handicap, half time/full time, winning margin, total goals, first goalscorer, last goalscorer, anytime goalscorer, score and win, both teams to score and result, corners, cards, a penalty to be awarded and plenty more besides. Many of the options mean you don’t even have to predict a winner to give yourself an interest in the game. Ramp up your excitement and target a profit in the process.
You’ll find dozens of betting markets attached to women’s friendly, England v Germany all with different prices attached, so there’s something to suit everyone. When the match gets underway backers will be delighted to learn the majority of options remain live throughout the course of the 90 minutes thanks to in-play betting. That means a wager is as exciting in the final few minutes as it was before the start. The prices and handicap lines move to keep pace with the game. For example, first goalscorer will become next goal scorer after the opener and -1 goal on the handicap will shift to -2 goals on the handicap when one team opens up a lead. In-play betting works particularly well with live sports. The more attention you pay, the more chance there is of you profiting from the game.
Neville Will Take a Closer Look
Phil Neville will see this as a chance to have a closer look at his squad. He will be eager to give youth and fringe players a chance to impress him, but he’ll want to ensure he does it without risking defeat against a very capable opponent in Germany. This match doubles as preparation for the upcoming championships but fans won’t forgive a sloppy performance against a rival. If the locals pay good money to pack the venue, only to sit through a contest disrupted by injuries, tactical changes and even defeat, it could do serious harm to the good work done by England women’s over the last couple of years.
It’s not exactly fair but the reality is these players will get just one chance to win over an army of potential new followers. Even those who are England women diehards won’t be happy conceding ground to Germany. A win here for either side won’t just boost confidence it will lay down a marker for the championships, send out a statement of intent to the watching world and knock their opponents down a peg or two, sending them back to the drawing board. Having their preparations ruined at this stage could prove costly. Both teams will be desperate to avoid defeat, but they’ll go to any lengths to avoid a painful heavy defeat.
Strong Squad Named
Manager Phil Neville has gone for experience in his latest squad and he will want the trust he has placed in his players to be rewarded. This has been labelled a momentous match against the Germans and, seemingly knowing the dangers of defeat, has gone with the women he knows can deliver at the top level. Fail to do so and they could find themselves dropped out and replaced by youth well before the championships.
It is a case of continuity for the boss who included 17 of the squad that reached the semi-final of the women’s World Cup back in the summer. He saw first-hand these players have what it takes to hold their nerve under pressure but will also know there’s an improvement in them and that last four appearance can be improved upon. He’ll tell the girls pre-match they are all here on merit but can take nothing for granted as there’s a number of talented players knocking on the door, trying to force their way into the line-up.
Getting a vote of confidence from the gaffer will do those 17 players the world of good when it comes to confidence and we expect to see them put their bodies on the line in an attempt to repay that faith. England will meet Germany head-on and fight fire with fire in front of a huge audience who will expect them to win every challenge and every second ball. Germany is a talented team with fantastic individual talent but second best in any area of the field won’t be an option and it certainly won’t be forgiven by those in the stands. Neville will be quick to react if he sees any of his players failing to measure up to the challenge.
Home Squad Announced
The home squad for this women’s friendly England v Germany has been announced and reads…
Millie Bright (Chelsea), Lucy Bronze (Lyon), Rachel Daly (Houston Dash), Toni Duggan (Atletico Madrid), Mary Earps (Manchester United), Beth England (Chelsea), Alex Greenwood (Lyon), Lauren Hemp (Manchester City), Steph Houghton (Manchester City), Abbie McManus (Manchester United), Beth Mead (Arsenal), Jordan Nobbs (Arsenal), Nikita Parris (Lyon), Ellie Roebuck (Manchester City), Jill Scott (Manchester City), Lucy Staniforth (Birmingham City), Demi Stokes (Manchester City), Jodie Taylor (Reign FC), Carly Telford (Chelsea), Keira Walsh (Manchester City), Leah Williamson (Arsenal).
Having read our preview in full it’s now time to turn your attention to the betting and decide where to invest your hard-earned cash for the best chance at landing a profit. Who will get the win at Wembley on Saturday? Correctly answering that question could boost your weekend betting profits. You can back the winner of this match as a single or add your pick to weekend multiples, including football accumulators. The latter gives players the chance to earn a big return for small stakes.
The current match betting prices have England as favourites claim the friendly win over Germany at the national stadium. Prefer the upset? Germany is certainly good enough to win this and make plenty of appeal at 6/4 with 888sport. If you just can’t split them, the draw is always an option and we wouldn’t put anyone off an interest on that one, given how tight this is expected to be.