England Women vs Sweden Women, KO: 20:00 Jul 26, 2022, Bramall Lane
ENGLAND WOMEN will aim to move one step closer to Euro 2022 glory when they welcome Sweden to Bramall Lane for Tuesday's first semi-final.
Football fever has well and truly gripped the English nation after the Lionesses' came from behind to defeat Spain 2-1 in extra-time at the quarter-final stage last midweek.
That stirring comeback, coupled with results elsewhere means that Sarina Wiegman's side have been trimmed into general 6/4 favourites to lift the trophy.
Next up for England, amid soaring expectations, is a semi-final showdown with a Sweden side who ousted Belgium in the quarter-finals.
That last-gasp victory saw the Swedes secure their passage to the semi-finals of the European Championships for the sixth time across the last eight tournaments.
Peter Gerhardsson's team are the highest ranked side at Euro 2022 and should provide tournament favourites England with a stern test in the Steel City.
England Women, who are bidding to reach a major tournament final for the first time since 2009, head into this showdown as 8/9 favourites with SBK.
Despite avoiding defeat in each of their four outings at Euro 2022 so far, Sweden enter this contest as 15/4 (Bet 365) outsiders while a stalemate after 90 minutes is also deemed unlikely at 5/2 with UniBet.
England are worthy favourites here but I suspect this semi-final clash could be a bit tighter than the odds suggest so I'll head to the Bet Builder feature where I have found an alternative angle that makes appeal.
Combining England to qualify, over zero England goals and over three England corners will bring about an enticing 21/20 (Bet 365) play.
While Sweden have European Championship pedigree that merits massive respect, I suspect Sarina Wiegman's nous and tactical ability will count for plenty here, and that England ultimately do enough to get over the line.
The Lionesses are now undefeated across each of their 17 matches under Wiegman's watch, claiming maximum honours in a whopping 15 of those contests.
What's more, England Women have not failed to score in a meaningful match since losing to Spain in a SheBelieves Cup tie way back in March 2020.
With this in mind, as well as the fact that the host nation have banged in 15 goals across their four Euro 2022 outings in normal time thus far, I'm more than happy to back England to make the net bulge at least once at Bramall Lane.
To round off the Bet Builder I'm going with over three England corners on a night where the Lionesses will be roared on by a raucous home crowd.
Wiegman's side have clocked up four or more corners in 11 of their last 12 competitive contests and I see no reason to oppose a repeat here given that England are almost standing on the brink of glory.
This match between England Women and Sweden Women will be played on Jul 26, 2022 and kick off at 20:00. Check below for our tipsters best England Women vs Sweden Women prediction. You may also visit our dedicated betting previews section for the most up to date previews.