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England v France: Lionesses must be backed at a silly price

Laura Bassett, Jordan Nobbs and Karen Carney can keep England’s winning streak going
Laura Bassett, Jordan Nobbs and Karen Carney can keep England’s winning streak going

England go into this game as marginal underdogs and Dave Farrar is incredulous! Take a chance on the Lionesses at an inflated price is his recommendation...

"France are without Wendy Renard, who is a massive defensive figure for them, and are struggling to find an identity. The Coach has chopped and changed, there's no service for the brilliant Eugenie Le Sommer, and while there's a chance that they can suddenly find a performance to savour against the old enemy, the chances are that they won't."

England v France
Sunday, 19:45
Live on Channel 4 and British Eurosport 2


I spoke yesterday to an experienced English Coach who feels that this is "England's time". They have a horrible historical record against France, one which is being widely publicised, but as bettors we can only look at the evidence that we have in front of us at any given time. And right now that points overwhelmingly to an England victory.

France have been really poor here, and there is logic to Mark Sampson's criticism of Olivier Echouafni as out of his depth. I don't think that Sampson does himself any favours at all with comments like that, and wish that he had concentrated on his own job, but that doesn't make him a footballing Walter Mitty.

France are without Wendy Renard, who is a massive defensive figure for them, and are struggling to find an identity. The Coach has chopped and changed, there's no service for the brilliant Eugenie Le Sommer, and while there's a chance that they can suddenly find a performance to savour against the old enemy, the chances are that they won't.

England have looked like the best team at this tournament so far, and I've encouraged you all along to back them to win it. If you haven't already, then back them to win this game in 90 minutes. France are a borderline shambles, and England, if they put psychological obstacles behind them, are easily good enough to put them out.

For some reason, France are trading as favourites for the game. Their struggles so far make a mockery of that, and England are a massive price to get the job done.

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