What games should I watch?
The highest quality clash in the first round of fixtures is expected to be the Netherlands vs Sweden. The key player matchup will be Vivianne Miedema vs Magdalena Eriksson: the two have come up against each other frequently for their domestic clubs Arsenal and Chelsea.
Both teams are expected to qualify for the knockouts however, and so the game that looks to have the most jeopardy in the first round of fixtures is Germany vs Denmark. Germany are the favourites with an almost 50% chance of winning, but if they lose then their knockout chances will drop to 22% while Denmark’s will jump to 84%.
Group B also features tournament favourites Spain. The clash between Germany and Spain in the second round of fixtures is our pick of the group stage games and features the highest quality combination of teams. Both sides line up with strong midfields, and the game may hinge on whether Oberdorf, Magull and Däbritz can limit the influence of women’s Ballon d’Or holder Alexia Putellas.