Women's World Cup 2023 runners-up England continue their Nations League campaign on Tuesday when they travel to Utrecht to face an out-of-form Netherlands.
England Women to win - 29/20
In their first game since losing the Women's World Cup final 1-0 to Spain, England dug deep last Friday to beat rivals Scotland 2-1 at the Stadium of Light in Sunderland.
First-half goals from Lucy Bronze and Lauren Hemp set the Lionesses on their way and the result is not to be sniffed at, given the visitors were on a four-game winning run beforehand.
The result means England have lost just one of their last 31 competitive games under Sarina Wiegman, and they are worth backing to extend that run against the Netherlands in Utrecht.
The Dutch were surprise 2-1 losers to Belgium in their opener, having been sunk by a 93rd-minute strike from Jassina Blom, even though they dominated the match with 76% possession and 21 shots.
It followed a 2-1 defeat to Spain in the quarter-finals of the Women's World Cup last month.
The Netherlands have also lost home games against Austria and Germany this year and they could struggle to see off the Lionesses, who have been coping well with some key player absences in the last couple of months.
Over 2.5 goals - 4/5
Losing captain Leah Williamson to injury before the Women's World Cup was a major blow for England, but the Lionesses initially defended well, recording clean sheets in three of their first four matches in Australia and New Zealand.
But in the knockouts they were breached by each of Colombia, Australia and Spain before conceding against Scotland last time out.
Despite their excellent run under Wiegman, they are far from impenetrable and the Dutch have managed to score in each of their last eight internationals, with opponents having included the USA and Spain.
Three of the Netherlands' last four games have also featured over 2.5 goals and that looks a worthwhile bet in Utrecht at 4/5.
Star forward Vivianne Miedema remains sidelined for the Dutch, who could again be spearheaded by Lineth Beerensteyn.
Key midfielder Keira Walsh is once again set to miss out, along with long-term absentees Leah Williamson and Beth Mead.
England have lost only one of their 31 competitive internationals under head coach Sarina Wiegman and that sole defeat came in the Women's World Cup final earlier this year.
As for the Netherlands, they have lost each of their last two matches 2-1 against Spain and Belgium.
The Lionesses have conceded at least once in each of their last four competitive fixtures.
The Netherlands are winless in their last six home internationals against England.
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