Netherlands-W vs Sweden-W Semi Final FIFA Women’s World Cup Prediction

World Cup: Netherlands vs Sweden
Fifa Women's World Cup 2019: Semi-final
  • Venue: Parc Olympique Lyonnais, Lyon, France
  • Date: Wednesday, July 3, 2019
  • Kick-off time: 8pm BST

Netherlands Women:

  • Sarina Wiegman is expected to name the same starting XI for the fourth game running.
  • In fact, nine of this side have started all of Netherlands’ games at this tournament.
  • Sari van Veenendaal will once again be in goal.
  • In defence, Kika van Es and Anouk Dekker started the first two games at left-back and centre-back respectively.
  • Dominique Bloodworth of Wolfsburg and Freiburg’s Desiree van Lunteren make up the defence.
  • The rest of the team has been the same throughout the competition.
  • Sherida Spitse and Jackie Groenen anchor the midfield behind Arsenal’s Daniëlle van de Donk.

Sweden Women:

  • As for Sweden, they’re expected to name the same side that took on Chile, Canada and Germany.
  • Peter Gerhardsson did rotate for the meetings with USA and Thailand but, apart from that, it’s been the same XI.
  • Hedvig Lindahl, now 36 years old, will win her 164th cap in goal.
  • It’s a very settled defence including Linda Sembrant of Montpellier who has 115 caps to her name.
  • Their midfield also never changes. Kosovare Asllani of Linköpings is their main creative outlet.
  • Serger is on the verge of becoming the second Swede to reach 200 caps and is chasing Therese Sjögran’s record of 214.


Netherlands Women vs Sweden Women Lineup:

Netherlands Women:

  • Goalkeeper:van Veenendaal
  • Defenders:van Lunteren, van der Gragt, Bloodworth, van Dongen
  • Midfielders:Groenen, Spitse, van de Donk
  • Forwards:van de Sanden, Martens, Miedema

Sweden Women:

  • Goalkeeper:Lindahl
  • Defenders:Glas, Fischer, Sembrant, Ericsson
  • Defensive Midfielders:Rubensson, Seger
  • Attacking Midfielders:Jakobsson, Asllani, Rolfo
  • Forwards:Blackstenius

Summary :

Netherlands made light work of Italy in the quarters, and with both goals in the 2-0 win coming from headers, the Dutch will fancy their chances from a set-piece if this turns into another tight contest.

Sweden shocked Germany with a 2-1 comeback with in the last eight, and the manner in which they held on to withstand a late onslaught may give them momentum in terms of mentality heading into this semi-final.

Still, the presence of Lieke Mertens and in-form Vivianne Miedema should be enough to see the Oranje into the final.

 

Key Players:  Updating Soon

Netherlands Women

Top Goalscorers: Miedema, L.Martens

Top Assists: Sanden, Beerensteyn, Spitse, Lunteren,

X factor star –Vivana Miedema

Sweden Women

Top Goalscorers: Asllani, Janogy, Sembrant, Rolfo, Hurtig, Rubensson

Top Assists: Asllani, Ericsson, Rubensson, Anvegard

X factor star – Sofia Jakobsson

Head to Head Record:

In 19 meetings between them, Sweden have largely dominated, taking ten wins and five draws against the Netherlands.

Here’s a look at the last five results:

Jul 29, 2017: Netherlands 2-0 Sweden (UWC)
Mar 6, 2017: Sweden 0-1 Netherlands (ALC)
Mar 9, 2016: Netherlands 1-1 Sweden (WOQ)
May 30, 2015: Sweden 2-1 Netherlands (FRI)
Sep 15, 2012: Sweden 2-1 Netherlands (FRI)

Stats & Facts :

Current FIFA Ranking

Netherlands : 8
Sweden : 9

Netherlands-W vs Sweden-W
There is no question that the winner of this semi is going to be the underdog in the Final, but that is something to worry about for another day.  The Dutch figure out a way to bring their total football to the Final with another composed victory, their sixth of the tournament. Sweden’s defence has been solid, but they may struggle to contain a Dutch attack that has shown plenty of cutting edge, even in the dying minutes of matches.

Bet On Netherlands.

 

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