England Vs. Spain Plus Copa América Group A Contests On Wednesday

Written By Antonio Maza on July 20, 2022

Three vital matches are on Wednesday’s schedule for both the 2022 CONMEBOL Copa América Femenina and the 2022 UEFA Women’s European Championship. The last two Group A contests in the Copa América will define who will qualify for the semifinals while one Euros team will see its time in this year’s tournament end.

Legal Canadian and US sportsbooks are all over it Wednesday, with 3-way moneylines, goal totals, and Asian spreads. As these tournaments progress toward their ends, however, the opportunities to bet them are only growing fewer.

How to watch, schedule, and the lines for Wednesday

All times below are Eastern Daylight Savings. The 3-way moneylines are from DraftKings. All lines are valid as of 7 a.m. EDT on Wednesday.

  • Euros: England (+105) vs. Spain (+250), 3 p.m., ESPN (Draw +260)
  • Copa América: Colombia (-175) vs. Chile (+380), 8 p.m., FS1 (Draw +295)
  • Copa América: Paraguay (-200) vs. Ecuador (+390), 8 p.m., FS2 (Draw +340)

Interesting trends for both England and Spain

England and Spain have faced each other on 15 previous occasions with the Lionesses winning twice as many games as La Roja across all their meetings. Spain is unbeaten in its last two meetings with England, though, beating them in the SheBelieves Cup in 2020 and drawing against them in the Arnold Clark Cup in February. Only once previously have they gone three or more matches in a row without defeat against England, doing so between 1993 and 1996.

England has never lost against Spain when facing the Spanish on UK soil, however. Overall, Sarina Wiegman’s side is on a nine-match winning streak. At the same time, Spain is the only side that England has failed to score against in their 17 appearances under Wiegman.

The Lionesses have netted more goals at this year’s Euros than they have in any previous edition of the competition. England has won both of their previous UEFA Women’s European Championship matches at the quarterfinal stage. Spain, meanwhile, has lost both of its matches at this stage of the competition.

Chile desperately needs win Wednesday night

Colombia faces Chile in a vital test for La Roja since Colombia’s place in the next round is secure. Colombia and Chile have drawn in their three most recent meetings in the Copa América. The balance between the two in the tournament is one win per side and three draws.

Colombia has three straight wins in the Copa América. The only time it won four in a row in the same tournament was in 2014 when it qualified for the World Cup and the Olympics. Chile won its last two Copa América matches and is looking to string together three wins in the tournament for the first time in its history.

Colombia’s Linda Caicedo is one of two players to complete the most dribbles in this tournament. Leicy Santos (Colombia), with 15, and Francisca Lara (Chile), with 13, lead this Copa América in assists so far.

Count on goals in Ecuador-Paraguay

Ecuador and Paraguay will meet for only the second time in the history of the Copa América Wednesday. The only previous meeting between the two in the tournament dates back to 1998 when La Tri won 3-0.

Ecuador has scored in all three of its matches in this year’s tournament, its best scoring streak in a single edition of the Copa América since 2010. Meanwhile, Paraguay won its two most recent matches. On only one previous occasion did La Albirroja manage to string together three wins in the competition.

Ecuador has scored 38% of its goals in the last 15 minutes of the match, the highest proportion of the tournament so far. Overall, the attacking skills of both of these teams are far superior to their defensive efforts.

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