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England take on USA in the Women's World Cup semi-final
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England's toughest test of the Women's World Cup sees them come up against USA on Tuesday night. Tom Carnduff previews the match.


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England v USA (Women's World Cup semi-final, 2000 BST, BBC One)

Undoubtedly England's toughest test of the Women's World Cup so far, but one in which they can go toe-to-toe with tournament favourites USA.

With Alex Morgan and Megan Rapinoe leading the goal-scoring for the odds-on United States, the value is in backing Ellen White to strike at a price of 3/1.

The 30-year-old forward has carried her great form for Birmingham into the World Cup with five goals putting her level with the US pair at the top of the goalscorer charts.

England's eleven goals in France highlights their offensive power, and while one goal against is also a stat to boast, Phil Neville's side can count themselves lucky they didn't concede in the quarter-final against Norway.

USA also have serious firepower and both teams to score looks a great bet at even money. If England play like they did last time out, they have every chance of progression, such was the convincing nature of their win.

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White's presence is known throughout the tournament, so much so that it's hardly a surprise to see USA goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher say "White is in great form and scoring goals and we’ll move on to shift our focus and figure out a gameplan to stop that."

It's one thing working on a gameplan, but it's another managing to carry it out successfully. With Nikita Parris and Toni Duggan keeping the full-backs occupied, it's up to Becky Sauerbrunn and Abby Dahlkemper to try and deny a striker in great form.

USA are the team to beat, but we saw enough from England in what should have been a tough encounter against Norway to suggest that this game can go beyond 90 minutes.

In terms of the outright, 13/5 on the draw should be considered, but White striking anytime is the bet here.

Score prediction: England 1-1 USA (Sky Bet odds: 11/2)

Best bet: Ellen White to score anytime in 90 minutes at 3/1


The Sporting Life Price Boost for England's World Cup semi-final against USA
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