England vs Spain
2023-08-19 06:00:00 EDT
The Line: Betting Odds: Spain +165 / England +185 -- Over/Under: 2.5
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Spain and England face off on Sunday morning for the Women’s FIFA World Cup Championship at Stadium Australia.
Spain vs England Betting Odds
Spain is the favorite sitting at +165 while England is the underdog sitting at +185. The total sits at 2.5 goals with the over paying out at +150.
Spain Betting Preview
Spain’s defense hasn’t been exactly elite during the tournament, but they have done what they have needed to and advanced to the championship game. Each of the last two games for Spain have been victories by a final score of 2-1. In the last game against Sweden, Spain only had two shots on target, but both shots found the back of the net. Olga Carmona scored in the 89th minute and that was the game winner. The big question for Spain heading into this game is how will they use Paralluelo. She has been used as a substitute for three straight games but many are wondering if they are going to move her into the starting lineup. She has been such a big impact off the bench, Spain should use her off that.
England Betting Preview
On the other side of this matchup is England who have also had some issues with their defense, but they have still done enough to secure the win. Two games ago against Colombia, England secured the 2-1 victory and in the last game against Australia, they were able to secure a 3-1 victory. It was the two goals after the 71st minute that was the difference in the victory. Toone or Lauren James is going to start here, but the big question is who. James is back after serving a two game suspension, but it’s not a guarantee that she’s going to move back into the starting squad here.
Shane’s Free Pick
England is playing their second championship in as many years and that experience is going to really help them here. This is a talented England offense, and they are going to find the success pushing the numbers forward here. England is going to score at least two goals here, and that is going to be enough for them to win the championship. They are going to get that win done in 90 minutes. Back England to win in regulation.