Euro Final Preview
The finals of the Womens Euros takes place at Wembley Stadium on Sunday July 31st. Both teams will be looking to cap off a brilliant Euros tournament by lifting the trophy. Germany has the chance to win their ninth Euro in eleven years. Both Germany and England won all their matches in the group stage.
Outlook of form from England and Germany
Germany and England have won also won all their matches without having to go penalties. England scored an outstanding number of 20 goals in 5 matches. Despite nearly suffering a scare against Spain in the last eight they still managed to win the game. England was minutes away from going out but thanks to goals from Toone and Stanway they overcame the Spaniards. The Three Lions also went two consecutive matches with scoring over four goals. Whereas Germany has scored 11 goals in 5 matches. England has eight different goal scorers in the Euros. Whereas Germany has seven different goal scorers
History between England and Germany
Germany got the better of England in 2001 3-0 in the group stage. Then the last time Germany and England faced off was in a Euros final was 2009. Germany got the better of England by 6 goals to 2. In that game both Inka Grings and Birgit Prinz got a brace.
Golden Boot Race: Mead vs Popp
Alexandra Popp and Beth Mead lead the golden boot race with six goals each. Both players will be hoping to drive their teams towards Euros success. Mead and Popp will also be hoping to outscore one another to get their hands on the golden boot. Popp has scored in every game and will be hoping to add England to her list of victims. Whereas Mead failed to get on the scoresheet once against Spain.
History is in Germany’s favor considering they won the last two games against England 3-0 and 6-2. However England’s current form in Euros is better than considering they scored 20 and conceded only once. Whereas Germany scored 11 and also conceded only one. Furthermore England have scored more than three goals in three different games. Based off this England could finally edge Germany after losing out to them in the last two matches. Another advantage is England is on home soil which could boost their chances of winning the final. However Alexandra Popp is still expected to have a say in this match regardless of which way it goes.