China vs England Women’s World Cup: Betting tips, predictions, odds & match preview

China vs England Women’s World Cup: Betting tips, predictions, odds & match preview

England will be looking to secure their spot in the last 16 of the Women’s World Cup when they take on China on Tuesday at 12pm (UK time).

China vs England: Betting tips

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China vs England: Predictions

China vs England: Predictions

Bet Prediction Best odds
BTTS? No 4/9 with BetGoodwin
Correct score China 0-1 England 22/5 with Unibet
First Goalscorer Bethany England 5/1 with Sky Bet

Although they have won both of their games at the Women’s World Cup so far, England still aren’t guaranteed a spot in the last 16, though they are on the brink. With six points from a possible six, England only need one more point to get over the line in Group D, seal top spot and a last 16 clash with Nigeria. But the Lionesses have been far from comfortable at the World Cup this summer.

In their first game against Haiti, England needed a retaken Georgia Stanway penalty to claim all three points while Denmark were dispatched thanks to a moment of magic from Lauren James. The latter victory also came with a sour note as Keira Walsh had to come off with a knee injury, which had fans fearing the worst. Although an ACL injury has been ruled out, Walsh will play no part against China and her status for the rest of the tournament is yet to be confirmed.

After England beat Denmark, they could have secured qualification had China dropped points against Haiti and there were times when that looked possible. Losing to Denmark in their opening game, China realistically needed to win to keep their last 16 hopes alive, knowing defeat would have seen them knocked out.

Wang Shuang scored the only goal for China from the penalty spot and they will have felt aggrieved not to have another spot-kick moments later. However, China were also fortunate not to concede at least one penalty in the closing stages, with one given but taken away after a VAR review. China are currently third in the group, below Denmark on head-to-head record and know even a win may not be enough for a spot in the last 16. If China beat England and Denmark beat Haiti by the same one-goal scoreline, the tiebreaker would go all the way down to Fair Play or even a drawing of lots.

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China vs England match stats

Group D should change its name to Group 1-0, with that being the only result of the four games so far. England have a pair of 1-0 wins while China have both won and lost 1-0 in their matches. In fact, only Group B has seen as few goals scored as Group D at the World Cup this summer (also four).

England have struggled in front of goal of late, seriously missing the likes of Ellen White and Beth Mead, with the latter injured and the former retiring last summer. Despite having 34 shots across their two World Cup games so far, England have hit the target 15 times. Against Denmark last time out, England’s final shot on target came in the 22nd minute.

China vs England: Squawka Says

Scoreline prediction: China 0-1 England

China vs England head-to-head

23 October 2015 – China 2-1 England – Friendly

9 April 2015 – England 2-1 China – Friendly

25 August 2007 – China 1-0 England – Friendly

26 January 2007 – China 2-0 England – Friendly

15 March 2005 – China 0-0 England – Friendly

England have won just one of their past five games against China, with three defeats. When these sides last met in October 2015, a Wang Shuang double did the job for China, with Eni Aluko scoring what proved to be a consolation.


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