England Women vs Germany Women. Prediction and Preview. Probable Lineups, Team News, Stats and more￼
On 31 August, all football fans are excited about the final of the UEFA European Women’s Championship. England and Germany will clash in London in the decisive match of the tournament.
We are expecting a full house as 90,000 tickets have been sold – and that’s a mind-blowing number. Only the women’s Barcelona gather a bigger crowd – do you remember their game against Wolfsburg at Camp Nou this spring? 91,648 fans came to enjoy the match in live. And yet the Euro final will set an attendance record for both the women’s and men’s European championships. Just imagine the atmosphere at Wembley this Sunday.
The two national teams have been showing solid football throughout the tournament, there is every reason to expect a football of the highest quality. But who will lift the trophy after all?
Parimatchnews will tell you everything you need to know ahead of the upcoming match.
England Women News & Current Form:
The England team has improved significantly in recent years. Much of the credit goes to new coach Sarina Wiegman, who took charge of the team last year. She has solid experience at international level – in 2017, with her on the coaching staff, the Dutch team halted the Bundestim’s hegemony at the Euros by winning the final. Wiegman has brought not only a winning mentality but also tactical flexibility. Now she intends to continue the trend and bring the long-awaited trophy to England, thereby finally destroying the German dominance in the modern history of continental football.
The Lionesses look flawless in the distance: they have long been unbeaten in all tournaments. In the group stage, England destroyed their opponents with an impressive overall record of 14-0. In the quarterfinals, they had to abandon their dominant style of play as the Spaniards took control of the middle of the pitch and kept the British team at bay. The situation was made even more difficult by the fact that the Red Fury scored first. Nevertheless, England managed to tactically adjust, withstood the psychological blow, and snatched the victory in extra time.
And in the semi-final, Wiegman’s team got back to their aggressive football and crushed the impoverished Swedes with a stunning 4-0 triumph. The team’ star performer is worth mentioning – super creative winger Beth Mead is in serious contention for the tournament’s Golden Boot. Arsenal striker managed to score 6 goals and give 5 assists in 5 matches of the tournament. Mead became the fourth English player to manage six goals in a single international tournament.
Alessia Russo impressed as well, scoring a masterpiece backheel goal in the last match in Sheffield – in the best tradition of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Thierry Henry. After that goal, the fans began to call the player ‘Lessi’ – something in between her name and the world-famous Lionel Messi. And many journalists are already calling it the best goal of the tournament and believe that she should be awarded the Puskas Award for this masterpiece. So far, the lady has scored 4 goals in 200 minutes on the pitch.
The support for the English team is absolutely crazy. The whole country is watching the women’s team’s journey with great trepidation. Britain’s most popular personalities are no exception. For example, David Beckham has congratulated the English team after the semi-final and said that their victories inspire his 11-year old daughter Harper.
And Prince William himself actively follows the matches and is going to attend the final one.
Germany Women News & Current Form:
If England are on their way to their first tournament success in history, for the Die Mannschaft winning the Euros is mundane. They are going to feature in the 9th final out of 11 tournaments’s campaignes. In total, they saw eight successes in the tournament, including five straight triumphs from 1995 to 2013 (the competition was held every four years from 1997). The Bundestim have already won the UEFA EURO in England in 2005, and in 2009, in the tournament in Finland, the Germans got a 3-1 win against the team from Albion.
But this time Germany are approaching the decider not as favourites. There was little discussion about the German national team before the start of Euro 2022. The reason is that there are no big names on the squad, and the team did not receive the media attention it deserved before the group stage began. The Germans had a relaxed attitude to it – goalkeeper Ann-Katrin Berger said her team were ‘more comfortable being the underdogs’ in this case. The Germans have proved everything by deeds – they asserted themselves, leaving the much discussed Spain, France, Sweden and the Netherlands behind. And here are the underdogs in the final! England are next in line.
The irony is that, before the tournament, experts had highlighted a poor defensive performance as the team’s main weakness. This “weakness” first became apparent in the semi-finals, when the Germans conceded the first goal of current campaign – even though it was an own goal. The French have managed to take only two shots on target in the entire match.
In essence, the new generation of DFB Eleven are overconfident defensively. This also applies to a low-block defence in their own half of the pitch. But the trademark German pressing is vital as well, and it also serves as a tool to create chances in transition phases. In front, veteran Alexandra Popp, 31, has already scored six goals in the tournament. Popp has scored four of them with her head.
Now, she is on a par with Beth Mead and the upcoming match could be the deciding one in the race for the Golden Boot.
Talking about support, it is also all right, for example German Federal Chancellor Olaf Scholz himself will be at the match:
“To see a victory in person? It would be a great achievement for us. I’m looking forward to going to London and supporting the German team in the final against the hosts of the tournament, England, at Wembley,”Scholz wrote on Twitter.
England Women season form guide: W-W-W-W-W-W
Germany Women season form guide: W-W-W-W-W-W
England Women vs Germany Women Head-To-Head Record:
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The last face-off was a friendly on 23 February 2022, with England winning 3-1 at home.
England Women vs Germany Women Predicted XI:
England Women possible lineup (4-2-3-1): Mary Earps (GK); Rachel Daly, Leah Williamson, Millie Bright, Lucy Bronze; Keira Walsh, Georgia Stanway; Beth Mead, Fran Kirby, Lauren Hemp; Ellen White.
Germany Women possible lineup (4-3-3): Merle Frohms (GK); Giulia Gwinn, Sara Doorsoun, Felicitas Rauch, Kathrin-Julia Hendrich; Sara Daebritz, Lena Oberdorf, Linda Dallmann; Svenja Huth, Alexandra Popp, Lina Magull.
Statistical preview of the match England Women vs Germany Women:
- England’s unbeaten streak in all competitions now stands at 19 matches in a row.
- Germany have won in each of their last 5 EC Women away games.
- England have won in 6 of their last 7 home matches.
- Germany have scored more than 1.5 goals (in regular time) in 7 of their last 8 away matches in the European Women’s Championship.
- England have scored more than 1.5 goals in 7 of their last 8 home matches.
- England are unbeaten at home in 9 of their last 10 matches in the European Women’s Championship.
- Germany are unbeaten away in 11 of their last 12 matches in the European Women’s Championship.
What has been said before the match:
Martina Voss-Tecklenburg, Germany coach:
“It will be an incredible final. We will be playing at Wembley in front of 80 or 90,000 people and most of them for England and against us, but we understand that and we accept the challenge. England have been incredible in this tournament every single game for dynamism, lots of goals, and they are so incredibly confident. It will be a great football feast.”
Sarina Wiegman, England coach:
“I think we have already made a difference and been an inspiration for the country and that’s really nice but we want more. You know when you win a major tournament that it would really make a difference, that would make me really proud. I don’t think further than that because I’m just really focused on the game. Most of the time you don’t realise the impact until probably 15 years later.”
“We approach this game exactly the same as every other game we have played. You know when it’s a final you are going to play against the best opponent you can imagine. And that’s Germany. We don’t talk about the rivalry between England and Germany, we want to show badly how good we are and play our best game.”
England Women vs Germany Women Prediction:
Both women’s teams are in excellent form and have easily reached this year’s Euro finals. Germany have a great history of winning the tournament, but England enjoy a familiar home ground and will have a massive and loud support from the stands. That, combined with their coach’s experience and courage, will help ladies of England claim their first ever continental trophy.
Parimatch News staff prediction:
We say: England to win – Yes.