Women’s World Cup England vs Canada Betting TipsJake Cooper | 12 Oct 2016
England vs Canada | Sunday 28 June, 2015 | BC Place Stadium | 00.30
England face hosts Canada in the Women’s World Cup quarter-finals on Saturday.
The Lionesses reached the last eight after beating Norway 2-1 in their first-ever knockout phase win at a Women’s World Cup.
After a scoreless first half, a pressing Norway put the ball in the net in the 54th minute – and that’s when England seemingly came alive. Captain Steph Houghton tied the game and full-back Lucy Bronze did the rest to earn the Lionesses the victory.
They now face Canada at home in front of an expected crowd of more than 50,000 fans at BC Place.
“We’ll probably be underdogs, but we’ve already shown in this tournament we can play under pressure,” Houghton said.
“That’s what we did against Norway – we knew we could make history and we’ve done it, now we can do it again on Saturday,” added the 27-year-old.
Canada, who finished top of Group A, reached the quarter-finals with a 1-0 victory over Switzerland on Saturday.
The win was Canada’s first ever over a European side, ending a 0-9-1 run. The Canadians rose to the occasion after an uneven group stage, blanking the 19th-ranked Swiss to advance in the tournament.
However, England will be their toughest test this far, being the first time in this tournament that they face a higher-ranked team.
England is a formidable opponent and, although they beat England in the World Cup warm-up, Canada has lost all three competitive games it has played against England prior to that, going scoreless in those contests.
Canada’s worrisome lack of scoring punch persists. In four World Cup games so far, the home team have just three goals, one of which was on a penalty kick.
Canada may be fit, physical and defensively sound, but they need to step up offensively if they are to beat an in-form England side on Saturday.
Women’s World Cup England vs Canada Betting Tips
The match is bound to be an exciting and competitive affair. Canada will have the support of the crowd and England need to bring their A-game if they are to stand a chance.
England have, however, proved that they have what it takes to play well under pressure and we are confident that they can cause an upset at BC Place this weekend with a 1-0 victory priced at 7/1 with Betway.