UEFA Women’s Euro 2017 - Preview, Betting Tips and Predictions

By: Marius Hrebenciuc

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The UEFA Women’s Euro 2017 will be the 12th edition of this quadrennial International football championship for the women’s national teams of Europe. The previous edition of the tournament included just 12 teams, but UEFA expanded it to 16 countries. Seven countries were interested in hosting the tournament, but eventually, the Netherlands were chosen, and this will be the first time this tournament will be staged in Holland. You can get all our football betting tips here and all our accumulator tips and predictions here.

Format

47 countries entered the qualifying stages of the competition, including the hosts Netherlands and the debutants Andorra. However, the Netherlands received an automatic qualification spot, while the other 46 teams competed in the qualifying to determine the last 15 spots in the final tournament.

The final draw was held on 8 November 2016 in Rotterdam, and the 16 sides were drawn into four groups of four teams. Each group contained one team from each of the four seeding pots.

Group A Betting Tips and Predictions

Group A is composed by Norway, Denmark, Belgium and the hosts, the Netherlands. Feel free to check our bet of the day page and our best betting football accumulators which will include UEFA Women’s Euro 2017 games.

Norway
Denmark
Belgium
Netherlands

The Netherlands are favourites to win the group, but the truth is that the group is wide open. They will definitely have a difficult game against Norway, as the Norwegians finished the runners up four years ago and are close to both Belgium and Denmark in terms of rankings. Denmark also had a good Euro 2013 as they reached the Semi-finals and conceded just once in eight qualifiers for Euro 2017. Belgium are the lowest ranked side in the group and they will probably take the wooden spoon.

Back Netherlands to win the trophy at odds 10/1

Prediction: Netherlands to reach the quarter-finals

Back Norway to win the trophy at odds 14/1

Prediction: Norway to reach the Semi-finals

Back Denmark to win the trophy at odds 25/1

Prediction: Denmark to be eliminated from the group stage

Back Belgium to win the trophy at odds 50/1

Prediction: Belgium to finish at the bottom of the group table

Group B Betting Tips and Odds

Germany
Sweden
Italy
Russia

Germany should have no problems in finishing at the top of the group B table, as they have lifted the trophy at each of the last six tournaments. They will have a difficult game against Sweden, although they beat the Swedes 4-1 at last year’s World Cup. Italy have improved a little bit over the past few years, but they stand no chance against Germany and Sweden. Russia also looked good throughout the qualifying phase as their only two defeats came at the hands of Germany. Feel free to check our bet of the day page and our best betting football accumulators which will include UEFA Women’s Euro 2017 games.

Back Germany to win the trophy at odds 2/1

Prediction: Germany to win the trophy

Back Sweden to win the trophy at odds 10/1

Prediction: Sweden to reach the Semi-finals

Back Italy to win the trophy at odds 50/1

Prediction: Italy to finish at the bottom of the group table

Back Russia to win the trophy at odds 250/1

Prediction: Russia to be eliminated from the group stage

Group C Tips, Predictions and Odds

France
Iceland
Austria
Switzerland

France are having an easier group than Germany and they should be able to finish at the top of the group table. The French are ranked 3rd in the World behind USA and Germany, and are the second favourites to win the tournament. Iceland looked good throughout the qualifiers, while Switzerland made their World Cup debut last year and Austria are making their debut at the Euros this year. Feel free to check our bet of the day page and our best betting football accumulators which will include UEFA Women’s Euro 2017 games.

Back France to win the trophy at odds 11/4

Prediction: France to reach the Final

Back Iceland to win the trophy at odds 40/1

Prediction: Iceland to reach the quarter-finals

Back Switzerland to win the trophy at odds 33/1

Prediction: Switzerland to be eliminated from the group stage

Back Austria to win the trophy at odds 66/1

Prediction: Austria to finish at the bottom of the group table

Group D Betting predictions and Tips

England
Scotland
Spain
Portugal

Mark Sampson’s England are favourite to win this group and definitely have enough firepower within their squad to beat Spain, Scotland or Portugal. They will face eternal rivals Scotland in the first game of the group, and they must put some good groundwork in, as if they manage to top the group they will have an easy run in the knockout stages. Feel free to check our bet of the day page and our best betting football accumulators which will include UEFA Women’s Euro 2017 games.

Back England to win the trophy at odds 7/1

Prediction: England to reach the quarter-finals

Back Scotland to win the trophy at odds 80/1

Prediction: Scotland to be eliminated from the group stage

Back Spain to win the trophy at odds 14/1

Prediction: Spain to reach the quarter-finals

Back Portugal to win the trophy at odds 250/1

Prediction: Portugal to finish at the bottom of the group table

Previous winners and Prize money

Germany are eight times champions of Europe and they also won the Olympic Gold last summer. The Germans have won each of the last six editions of the tournament and their recent form has been perfect. They have scored 35 goals without reply in the qualifying phase and they boast the star striker Anja Mittag.

A total prize money of €8m will be available, an increase from €2.2m in 2013.

About Marius Hrebenciuc

Content editor with good knowledge on football and tennis. Actually, a tennis addict who can watch games 24/7