A fortune teller who predicted the Lionesses winning the World Cup using asparagus has revealed this weekend’s final will be decided – on penalties.
Jemima Packington, 66, of Bath, is the world’s only asparamancer and claims she can peer into the future by tossing spears in the air and interpreting how they land.
She has previously correctly predicted Brexit, the Queen’s death, and Harry and Meghan quitting the Royal Family.
At the end of last year, she revealed her top tips for 2023 which included England women’s national team lifting the World Cup in Australia.
Sarina Wiegman’s girls are just one game away from a historic victory when they face Spain on Sunday.
Jemima Packington, of Bath, is Britain’s only fortune teller to use asparagus to see into the future. She says the match will be decided on penalties
And Jemima has now revealed the nation is in for a nail-biting finale as the game will go to penalties – but the Lionesses will prevail.
She says the asparagus has not revealed the scoreline to her but guarantees we’re in for an ‘extremely exciting final.’
Jemima said: ‘The asparagus has told me that we’re in for a tense final and the game will go penalties.
‘But the Lionesses will come out as winners. I am sure of that. The asparagus could not reveal the score in normal time.
‘But I know it’s going to be an extremely exciting final. We are in for a treat and I am confident of the girls bringing the trophy home.
‘I will be glued to the TV myself. I have been watching every game and they have done the nation proud.
‘They are inspiring the next generation. It’s wonderful to see so many children into it too. It was really put women’s sport firmly on the map.’
Ella Toone #10 of England celebrates with team mates after scoring her team’s first goal during the FIFA Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023 Semi Final
In December 2022, Jemima also correctly predicted industrial strikes will cause unrest across the country and Covid continuing under a different strain.
She says she reads the shapes of the asparagus spears as they land and boasts and impressive 70-95 per cent accuracy rate.
Jemima began making predictions aged eight-year-old and said she inherited the gift from her elderly aunt who used to read tea leaves.
She said: ‘My technique has not changed and I still cast the asparagus spears and interpret the patterns in them.
‘Seeing the patterns for me is instantaneous, possibly that is because I’ve had years of practice.
‘I am usually about 75-90 per cent accurate with my predictions.
‘Occasionally I get one slightly off, where I haven’t quite read it correctly, but I’m never far off.’
Jemima uses fresh Worcestershire asparagus grown in the Vale of Evesham – the UK’s main supplier of the vegetable.