The Dutch have made a perfect championship, since until now have managed to have a triumphant campaign. In the first phase of this competition, they were in the first place of group E, winning the three games played with New Zealand (1-0), Cameroon (3-1) and Canada (2-1). In the round of 16, they beat the Japanese by 2-1, then in the quarter-finals, they defeated Italy 2-0. With this sequence of consecutive victories, the Dutch team takes nine without losing in all the competitions.
The Netherlands are enjoying a memorable moment, and after having done a nice performance in the last match, the European champions will want to qualify for the final, despite having to face a Swedish team, which is also doing a great competition.
Sarina Wiegman-Glotzbach’s pupils are in good shape and morale is high, which allows them to have the chance to continue. The Netherlands will have much work to do in this game and may need to improve, as Sweden is going to be a tough nut to crack. After a good display against Italy, no changes are expected in the Netherlands squad.
Sweden has reached this stage after beating Germany in their best league game so far. After being at a disadvantage, they were able to turn around and win 2-1. Sweden won two tough matches with Canada and Germany, which was considered one of the favourites to win this competition.
Now, in this game and given their recent matches against the Netherlands, a victory seems very difficult, but not impossible. After beating Germany, the Swedes have shown they have what it takes to fight against the best squads, so they are more confident than ever to try to beat the Dutch.
We can say that Peter Gerhardsson’s team seems to be tactically very organized. Besides, Sweden on the defensive has also done an excellent job, and proof of this was that it managed to nullify the German attack. It is hoped that Sweden in this game will keep the same or at least similar line-up, which played against Germany.
As current European champions, the Netherlands enter this match as a favourite, although we can agree that Sweden is an excellent team. I think it’s going to be a very disputed game but bet on the Dutch side.