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Women’s Euro outright odds: Favourites and dark horses for England 2022

By Harry Edwards

Women's Euro outright odds: Favourites and dark horses for England 2022

Published: 8:45, 25 June 2022

England will play host to another major tournament this summer as 16 of Europe’s best teams travel to contest the Women’s European Championships.

Netherlands are the reigning champions, having beaten Denmark 4-2 in the 2017 final as hosts, becoming just the fourth nation to win the Euros and ending Germany’s six-tournament domination.

Below you will find the latest Women’s Euro outright odds for 2022, as well as our top picks and dark horses for the trophy this summer.

The latest Women's Euro 2022 outright odds

Nation 888Sport Paddy Power
Spain 7/2 5/2
England 4/1 4/1
France 5/1 5/1
Netherlands 5/1 5/1
Sweden 7/1 17/2
Germany 7/1 15/2
Norway 14/1 20/1
Denmark 28/1 33/1
Italy 28/1 40/1
Belgium 50/1 75/1
Switzerland 50/1 50/1
Austria 66/1 60/1
Iceland 100/1 75/1
Portugal N/A 90/1
Finland 200/1 225/1
Northern Ireland 250/1 275/1
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Who are the favourites for Euro 2022?

Spain

888Sport Paddy Power
 7/2 5/2
  • Group B opponents: Germany, Denmark, Finland

Spain are about to contest their fourth European Championships and third in a row, having reached the quarter-finals in 2017 and 2013, but they find themselves as favourites for the tournament. That’s because of their Barcelona contingent.

Despite losing the 2021/22 Champions League final, Barcelona are considered to be the best team in Europe and with the likes of Alexia Putellas, Sandra Panos, Irene Paredes and Aitana Bonmati expected to feature heavily for Spain it’s no surprise they are favourites. However, it must be remembered that Spain are not Barcelona and they will also be without Jenni Hermoso who suffered a knee injury and has been replaced in the squad by Claudia Zornoza.

La Roja are still growing as a nation and managed draws against Germany and England at the Arnold Clark Cup in February, what was deemed their first real test against some of Europe’s biggest teams.

England

888Sport Paddy Power
4/1 4/1
  • Group A opponents: Austria, Norway, Northern Ireland

As hosts, England are understandably amongst the favourites but they also do have the quality to take on the best. Sarina Wiegman, who led Netherlands to glory in 2017, is building a squad capable of challenging for the European championships and the attack is particularly frightening.

If everyone remains fit, Lauren Hemp should be the star of England’s front line, terrifying defences and providing the support for the likes of Beth Mead and Ellen White – who is expected to lead the line ahead of Bethany England and Alessia Russo. But then there’s quality further back in the likes of Leah Williamson, Keira Walsh, Alex Greenwood and, of course, Lucy Bronze. And their build up to the tournament hasn’t gone badly, recently beating defending European champions Netherlands 5-1 at Elland Road.


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France

888Sport Paddy Power
5/1 5/1
  • Group D opponents: Italy, Belgium, Iceland

France manager Corinne Diacre named her squad for Euro 2022 early and there are two very notable absentees in Amandine Henry and Eugenie Le Sommer, both of whom recently won the Champions League with Lyon – the latter scoring a rocket to get her side underway. But even without those two, France do have the quality to go all the way.

The star of the France squad is undeniably Marie-Antoinette Katoto, one of the best strikers in world football right now, fresh off the back of her 18 goals in the D1 Feminine and a further seven in the Champions League. France also go into the tournament off the back of a 12-match winning run since losing to the United States back in April 2021.

Netherlands

888Sport Paddy Power
5/1 5/1
  • Group C opponents: Sweden, Switzerland, Portugal

Defending champions Netherlands were perfect in qualifying, winning all 10 of their games, scoring 48 goals and conceding just three, really thriving as a team under new manager Mark Parsons – who replaced Wiegman in September.

Netherlands have quality across the team with the likes of Stefanie van der Gragt and Dominque Janssen expected to help protect Sari van Veenendaal’s goal and Jackie Groenen, Sherida Spitse and Danielle van de Donk in front. Then you have Jill Roord, who has played an advanced role for Wolfsburg and newly-capped Damaris Egurrola providing attacking cover for Vivianne Miedema, Lieke Martens and Lineth Beerensteyn. However, it’ll be interesting to see how they can come back from that heavy defeat to England.

Who are the Euro 2022 dark horses?

Germany

888Sport Paddy Power
7/1 15/2
  • Group B opponents: Denmark, Spain, Finland

It feels weird calling eight-time European champions dark horses but they do go into Euro 2022 as slight outsiders, though not because of a lack of quality in their squad. Germany stormed to qualification for this summer’s tournament, winning all eight of their group games scoring 46 times and conceding just the one.

There is quality in the squad too, with the likes of Tabea Waßmuth, Svenja Huth, Jule Brand, Giulia Gwinn, Sara Doorsoun and Lena Oberdorf all expected to be in their final squad. However, Germany have not had the best of 2022s, ending the Arnold Clark Cup with one draw and two defeats while also losing to Serbia in World Cup qualifying in April.

Sweden

888Sport Paddy Power
7/1 17/2
  • Group C opponents: Netherlands, Switzerland, Portugal

Like Germany, Sweden’s outside chances are more due to the quality of the teams above them than their own lack of stars. Sweden are still one of the top teams in the world, shown by their silver medal at the 2021 Tokyo Olympics, only losing to Canada on penalties.

Sweden are still relying on their older stalwarts rather than breakthrough talent, but that won’t count against them as the experience of Hedvig Lindahl, Linda Sembrant, Caroline Seger and Kosovare Asllani will prove key particularly against Netherlands in their group.

Norway

888Sport Paddy Power
14/1 20/1
  • Group A opponents: England, Austria, Northern Ireland

Norway will be many people’s dark horses and it’s very easy to see why. Despite not being the biggest nation, Norway’s squad is full of quality and they will be boosted by the return to international football of Ada Hegerberg.

The 2018 Ballon d’Or winner recently ended her boycott of the national team due to a dispute with the NFF over their treatment of women’s football and marked her return from a long-term injury in club football by helping Lyon with the league and Champions League. But she’s not the only player opponents will need to worry about, with Caroline Graham Hansen also among the best attackers in the game and the likes of Ingrid Engen, Frida Maanum and Guro Reiten in the midfield.

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