After finishing the last World Cup on the podium, England comes into this European Championship with the intention of winning it, and they started off in the better possible way.
They arrive here at the quarter-final after a flawless group stage where they were even able to perform some squad rotation.
They started off with a 6-0 mauling over Scotland, then they beat Spain 2-0 and they ended the group stage with a 2-1 victory over Portugal, in a match where they rested their key players.
On the other hand, France arrives at this quarter-finals after a tricky group stage. Sure, they didn’t lose any match, but they have only beaten Iceland 1-0. On the other 2 matches they have drawn and they were losing in both of them.
On the decisive match against Switzerland they managed to snatch a draw near the end after having played with 10 players for over 70 minutes. For this match they can’t count on Perisset who was sent off in the last game.
England vs. France Pick:
If this was at the beginning of the Euro Championship, I would say that this was a 50/50 match. But after the group stage, I think the Englishwomen have the advantage.
This has been a pretty rough tournament on physical levels, with matches every 3 days, so England also have the advantage here, since they were able to rest their key players on the final match of the group stage, unlike the French, who had to fight for qualification until the end.
Besides that, England have been performing much more convincingly and consistently than France so far.
With that said, I think England will win this match.