Phil Neville sees his England side take on Norway in an international friendly this evening in Bergen.
Fresh from seeing his Lionesses fall just short at the World Cup in the summer, Neville will be keen to see how his side can respond in this encounter.
The England head coach was able to look at some fresh faces in the 3-3 draw with Belgium at the weekend and is likely to do so again tonight in Bergen.
Read the thoughts of our football betting expert on tonight’s game, and the best bets to look out for.
England eye back-to-back wins over Norway
You don’t have to look back too far to the last time these sides met, with England 3-0 winners in the World Cup quarter-finals in the summer thanks to goals from Ellen White, Jill Scott and the recently crowned FIFA Player of the Year, Lucy Bronze.
A repeat of that scoreline is 16/1 with Grosvenorsport.com, but with both sides giving new faces a chance to impress on the international stage, I would opt away from the same scoreline.
White may be absent from the England squad for this friendly, but there’s still no shortage of firepower for Neville to call upon with the likes of Jodie Taylor and Nikita Parris
Norway are no pushovers though and recently thrashed Norther Ireland 6-0 in a recent European Championship qualifier, so are in good form in front of goal.
England played some fine free-flowing football in the Belgium encounter, but also showed their susceptibility at the back, with errors proving costly as a Nikita Parris penalty salvaged a draw for the Lionesses, who had initially raced into a 2-0 lead.
Neville’s charges have scored in each of their last eight matches, and a bet on England to win, with both teams to score is 11/4. England to score in both halves at 2/1 also looks appealing given that record.
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