Lionesses Cut To Roar To World Cup Success
England’s women’s footballers have sunk into their shortest odds yet to lift the World Cup after an eye-catching quarter-final victory over Norway.
Phil Neville’s side booked themselves a place in the last four with an impressive performance in Le Havre capped off by a stunning strike from Lucy Bronze which sealed a 3-0 victory to set up a tense semi-final on Tuesday.
England have only leaked one goal at the tournament so far and while they fell at the semi-final hurdle four years ago in Canada, they have now been backed into 9/2 from 13/2 with BoyleSports to go all the way this time and claim their first World Cup.
Tournament favourites USA or hosts France now lie in wait for the Lionesses in the semi-final with the former now just 13/8 to successfully defend the title they won four years ago. They started their campaign at 7/2 but have been steadily backed after scoring 20 goals to date, while pre-tournament favourites France are out to 4/1 from an initial showing of 10/3.
Punters so far had been reluctant to pile in on England who look to be on the tough side of the draw, but they’re really coming in their droves now after the Norway performance which was surely their best to date.
We’ve had to cut them into 9/2 from 13/2 as a result and we’re wary now that confidence is really growing in their chances.
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