Inform your Women's European Championship 2022 predictions ahead of next month's tournament.
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The women’s European Championship gets underway next month and it promises to be a very closely fought contest with several teams believing they have what it takes to lift the trophy.
The first match will take place at Old Trafford as hosts England welcome Austria, with Sarina Wiegman’s side looking to realise their potential and win a major trophy.
However, there are a number of realistic contenders in the outright betting with Spain, France, Germany, and Sweden all expecting to make deep runs into the tournament, while the Netherlands will be looking to defend the title they won in 2017.
Women’s Euros 2022 schedule
The first match takes place on July 6 with four groups of four competing for a place in the quarter-finals. The group stage will end on July 18 before the knockout stage begins on July 20, with the last of the quarter-finals taking place on July 23. There will be some rest days ahead of the semi-finals on July 26-27, before the last two teams left standing face off at Wembley on July 31 to determine who will lift the trophy.
- Group stage – July 6-18
- Quarter-finals – July 20-23
- Semi-finals – July 26-27
- Final – July 31
Women’s Euros 2022 teams
Sixteen teams have qualified and have been split into four groups lettered A, B, C, and D with the top two sides in each group qualifying for the quarter-finals. The winner of group A will face the runner up of group B and vice versa, while the same format is applied to groups C and D.
All knockout stage matches will be determined by extra time and penalties if required.
- Group A: England, Norway, Austria, Northern Ireland
- Group B: Germany, Spain, Denmark, Finland
- Group C: Netherlands, Sweden, Switzerland, Portugal
- Group D: France, Italy, Belgium, Iceland
Women’s Euros 2022 venues
England is the host country with 10 stadia being used throughout. Wembley is being reserved solely for the final, with Old Trafford, St Mary’s Stadium, the Brentford Community Stadium, and the Amex the Premier League arenas that will be hosting games.
EFL venues Bramall Lane, Stadium MK, and the New York Stadium are also being used while Leigh Sports Village and Manchester’s Academy Stadium complete the list.
Who will win the Women’s Euro 2022?
The betting suggests that Spain are the team to beat as they are favourites at 4.500*. La Roja may be ranked seventh in the world but they are currently enjoying a 22-match unbeaten run and have real star quality in their squad, including Ballon d’Or winner Alexia Putellas.
Despite losing the Champions League final, Barcelona are considered by many to be the best club side in the women’s game and the Spain squad is full of players from the Catalan outfit. Spain reached the quarter-finals of Euro 2013 and 2017, and are expected to fare better this time around.
The betting suggests that Spain are the team to beat as they are favourites at 4.500*.
Hosts England are well-fancied too at 5.500* and will be hoping to go one better after recent World Cup heartbreaks, losing in the semi-finals in both 2015 and 2019.
Sarina Wiegman’s side look to be in good shape and have a manager in charge who has experience of winning this title after leading the Netherlands to glory in 2017.
England have a great mix of experience and youth. Ellen White and Lucy Bronze provide big-game experience with the younger generation, including the like of Lauren Hemp, capable of that bit of magic that may be needed to win the crucial games.
Sweden (8.000*) are the highest-ranked side coming into the tournament at world number two and are capable of going all the way as evidenced by their silver medal at last year’s Olympics, having finished third at the 2019 World Cup. However, they will largely be relying on their older stars to bring them through and may find the schedule tough going.
France (6.000*) are another team highly thought of as they enter the tournament on the back of a 12-match unbeaten run, while they did not concede a single goal in qualifying.
The fact they have left out Lyon’s Champions League-winning stars Amandine Henry and Eugenie Le Sommer speaks volumes about their strength in depth and in Marie-Antoinette Katoto, they have one of the most in-form forwards in world football after her 25-goal haul last season.
Who could be a dark horse?
Norway could prove to be a surprise package at 13.000* as they welcome back Ada Hegerberg to the squad following the conclusion of her long-running dispute with the Norwegian FA. The 2018 Ballon d’Or winner helped fire Lyon to Champions League glory and looks ready to shine after getting over a long-term injury.
Germany's record of eight previous title victories might have seen their odds a little shorter than 8.000*. Their 2022 has not gone according to plan though, having ended the Arnold Clark Cup with one draw and two losses while they were also beaten by Serbia. They do have a quality squad though and came through qualifying with a perfect record of eight wins from eight games, scoring 46 goals and conceding just one.