The final of the 2022 Women’s Euros takes place at Wembley on Sunday 31st July. Germany, the most successful team in the competition’s history, face an England team who thrashed Sweden 4-0 in the semi-finals.
England are in just their second European Championship final, with their most recent appearance resulting in a 6-2 loss to Germany in 2009.
A lot has changed in women’s football since that meeting. England come into this final as slight favourites after their demolition of the Swedes, having conceded just one goal in five tournament matches thus far.
Germany have an identical defensive record, but they have the disadvantage of this fixture taking place in front of a full house at Wembley.
Riding a wave of momentum, England are the value pick to win the final in 90 minutes.
Anytime Goalscorer: Alexandra Popp
Alexandra Popp is tied with Beth Mead at the top of the goalscoring charts with six goals each. Surprisingly, Popp is behind Ellen White in the anytime goalscorer market.
The Wolfsburg striker powered Germany into the final with a brace against France on Wednesday night.
Even with England favoured to lift the trophy, Popp is a good bet to get on the scoresheet for a fourth time in the knockout rounds.
Total Goals: Over 2.5
England and Germany were the two highest-scoring teams in the group stage, combining for 25 goals across six matches. The Lionesses again exhibited potent attacking form in midweek, finding the net four times against Sweden.
Both defences have been solid, but there’s sufficient firepower to expect goals on Sunday.
It’s not going to be a repeat of Germany’s 6-2 win from 13 years ago, yet history tells us a high-scoring match is likely here, with an average of 4.75 total goals across the last four Euro finals.
Odds subject to change