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Scotland Women v England Women: Odds, predictions, team news and stats

England's pursuit of a place in the Women's Nations League finals next February is set to go down to the wire as they take on Scotland in a must-win game at Hampden Park on Tuesday.

A win for the Lionesses could see them through to the last four of the competition and, as the nominated nation to qualify on behalf of Team GB for the Olympics, it would also keep alive their hopes of featuring in Paris next year.

There is somewhat of a conflict of interest given a number of Scotland players could benefit from an England win and Team GB's potential involvement in the Olympics, but the hosts will nonetheless be determined to finish their campaign on a high by beating their old rivals.

Scotland Women v England Women Odds

Scotland Women - 12/1
Draw - 6/1
England Women - 1/7

Scotland Women v England Women information

  • Where is Scotland Women v England Women? Hampden Park, Glasgow
  • When is Scotland Women v England Women? 19:45 GMT, Tuesday 5th December
  • Where can I watch Scotland Women v England Women? BBC One/BBC Two Wales

Scotland Women v England Women Predictions

England Women to win & both teams to score - 10/3

England made life tough for themselves last time out, recovering from 2-0 down to beat the Netherlands 3-2 in their penultimate Women's Nations League group contest.

That result means they are level on points with the Dutch heading into the final games, but the Lionesses trail by three on goal difference.

That means that if the Dutch were to beat Belgium 1-0 in their final group game, England would need to beat Scotland by four goals or more to advance to the finals.

And a disastrous night at Hampden Park could even result in England slipping into the relegation play-off positions in their group.

That is, however, unlikely and England are strongly fancied to get over the line.

Their first half against the Dutch was questionable and the absences of Millie Bright and Leah Williamson have had a clear effect on the team.

Indeed, since the Women's World Cup final loss to Spain, England have kept just one clean sheet in their last five games and have shipped five goals across their two away contests.

And, while Scotland lack the quality going forwards to secure a win in this game, they should have enough to get on the scoresheet.

Mary Earps is low on confidence between the sticks after a major blunder against the Dutch and England are not at fall strength at the back.

That said, Beth Mead is back in attack and, with the likes of Alessia Russo and Ella Toone able to inflict damage, England can win a high-scoring encounter.

Lauren Hemp to score at anytime - 6/5

From Mead to Russo, there are plenty of appealing options in the England goalscorer markets, but Lauren Hemp is the standout selection in this market.

Sarina Wiegman was largely criticised for deploying Hemp through the middle instead of Russo last time out, but she is still a dangerous operator and could cause problems for Scotland down the flank.

Hemp has scored in two of England's last three Women's Nations League encounters, netting the team's equaliser against the Netherlands on Friday and scoring the only goal in the 1-0 win in Belgium.

And Hemp also bagged the decisive goal in her side's 2-1 win over Scotland in the reverse fixture at the Stadium of Light back in September, so she is worth a bet to make her mark again.

Scotland Women Team News

Erin Cuthbert suffered a knock late in the game against Belgium on Friday and her availability remains uncertain, while Sandy MacIver looks set to keep her place in goal ahead of Lee Gibson.

England Women Team News

Beth Mead's return to the Lionesses squad is a major boost but Millie Bright and captain Leah Williamson remain out, leaving England vulnerable at the back.

Wiegman raised a few eyebrows with her decision to start Lauren Hemp through the middle last time out and she could be shifted out wide to bring Alessia Russo into the starting line-up.

Scotland Women v England Women Stats

Scotland have found the net in nine of their last 11 matches in all competitions.

England had lost just one of their first 30 games under Wiegman, but have picked up only three wins in their last six games.


Scotland Women wins1
England Women wins5

This article was written by a partner sports writer via Spotlight Sports Group. All odds displayed on this page were correct at the time of writing and are subject to withdrawal or change at any time.


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