The Netherlands meet Sweden in the second of the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2019 semi-finals at the Groupama Stadium (Décines-Charpieu) in Lyon on Wednesday evening (local time).
The Dutch come into this game as the marginal betting favourites to progress to a final against either England or the USA. The current European champions have a 100% record at this year’s tournament, with five straight wins to date.
The only blemish on Sweden’s record at the finals this year was a 2-0 defeat in their group decider against the USA. That was no disgrace against the defending World Cup holders and current top-ranked international team in women’s soccer. They also rallied from a goal down to beat a powerful Germany team 2-1 in the quarter-finals.
Netherlands Women vs Sweden Women Betting Lines & Pick
This looks a difficult game for making any Women’s World Cup predictions.
The Dutch have the pedigree as European champions and an excellent strike duo in duo Vivanne Miedema and Lieke Martens (both of whom scored in the 2-0 win against Sweden in the quarter-finals of the aforementioned European Championship in 2017), but the Swedes have faced some stiff competition already and that might prove to their benefit.
The best bet here could be for the game to finish as a draw in the 90 minutes regulation time.
In the Match Result (90 minutes) betting lines, the Netherlands are +130 (2.30) with Betway Sports, with the line on the draw at +230 (3.30) with Sports Interaction and Sweden available at odds of +230 (3.30) with Betway.
With regards to Correct Score betting odds, a 1-1 draw is on offer at +500 (6.00) with bet365. In the Anytime Goalscorer market, Vivanne Miedema looks like she could be worth backing to score at +130 (2.30) with bet365.
Betting Pick: Match Result (90 minutes) – Draw @ +230 (3.30) with Sports Interaction