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England Women vs France Women Predictions, Tips and Odds: Lionesses looking to take control of Euro 2025 qualifying group

England Women vs France Women Predictions, Tips and Odds: Lionesses looking to take control of Euro 2025 qualifying group

England Women continue their qualification campaign for Euro 2025 when they host France Women on Friday. Both sides are unbeaten after two games.

England Women vs France Women predictions

England Women vs France Women: Predictions

Bet Prediction Bookmaker odds
BTTS? Yes 8/11 with Star Sports
Correct Score England 2-1 France 7/1 with Unibet
First Goalscorer Lauren James 7/1 with Bet365

The stats behind our England Women vs France Women predictions:

  • England have conceded in seven of their past 10 games since the 2023 World Cup Final.
  • England are unbeaten in their past seven home games.
  • England have scored the opening goal in each of their past five games.

A battle for control

Qualifying for the European Championships have taken a big step up in difficulty. There are just four teams per qualifying group with France and England joined by Sweden and Ireland.

After two games, France have the lead in the group with maximum points available. England are second with four points. The defending European champions started their qualifying campaign with an underwhelming 1-1 draw against Sweden. Although Sweden are one of the top teams in the world, England were disappointing at Wembley, not making the most of their first-half lead.

It was a similar showing in their second game against Ireland. After Lauren James opened the scoring, England doubled the lead from the penalty spot through Alex Greenwood. Greenwood then missed another spot-kick, awarded in controversial circumstances. But England allowed Ireland to get at them in the second half, not really making their two-goal advantage count.

France, on the other hand, have been rolling along despite Herve Renard constantly flirting with other teams. Since their penalty shootout defeat in the quarter-finals of the World Cup, France have won eight of their 10 games.

That run saw France reach the final of the UEFA Nations League, eventually losing 2-0 to world champions Spain. Since then it’s been a pair of 1-0 wins to start Euro 2025 qualifying.

England Women vs France Women match tip

Over 1.5 first-half goals @ 9/5 by BetUK

England aren’t as free-flowing as they were at the start of Wiegman’s reign and the opponents are tough. However, they have been striking early. All three of the Lionesses’ goals in Euro 2025 qualifying so far have come in the first half of their matches. France, meanwhile, have scored one goal before half time and one goal after the break.

England Women vs France Women odds


*Odds correct as of 17:45 on May 29. 18+ only. GambleAware.

England are favourites for this game but the odds are very tight. Home advantage and patriotism will mostly be behind England getting the nod, given how close these two sides are in quality. France were the top seeds of the group, though England sit higher in the world rankings (second vs third).

England Women vs France Women team news

Niamh Charles had to pull out of the England squad due to injury, with Maya Le Tissier coming in to replace her. Lotte Wubben-Moy and Kayla Rendell have also pulled out, but Millie Bright is back after injury. Rachel Daly has retired following the April internationals, adding pressure on Alessia Russo to lead the line.

France have three uncapped players in their squad, but there won’t be too many surprises in Herve Renard’s team. Griedge Mbock Bathy, Jade Le Guilly and Eugenie Le Sommer haven’t been called up.

How to watch England Women vs France Women Live

England Women host France Women at St James’ Park on Friday 31st May at 8pm. The game will be broadcast live on ITV4.

England Women vs France Women head-to-head

  • 9 April 2021 – France 3-1 England – Friendly
  • 1 March 2018 – England 4-1 France – SheBelieves Cup
  • 20 October 2017 – France 1-0 England – Friendly
  • 30 July 2017 – England 1-0 France – Euro 2017
  • 1 March 2017 – England 1-2 France – SheBelieves Cup

France have won three of their past five games against England, including the most recent meeting in 2021. However, England did beat France when they last met in competitive action, with a 1-0 win in the Euro 2017 quarter-finals.

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