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Australia vs Republic of Ireland Women’s World Cup: Betting tips, predictions, odds & match preview

Australia Women vs Republic of Ireland Women- Betting tips, predictions, odds & match preview

The 2023 Women’s World Cup finally commences on Thursday, with co-hosts Australia welcoming Republic of Ireland to Sydney (11am kick-off, UK time). 

Australia Women vs Republic of Ireland Women: Betting tips

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Australia Women vs Republic of Ireland Women: Predictions

Australia Women vs Republic of Ireland Women: Predictions

Bet Prediction Best odds
BTTS? Yes 27/20 with Midnite
Correct score 3-1 21/2 with Bet UK
First Goalscorer Sam Kerr 11/4 with Sky Bet

The wait for the ninth edition of the Women’s World Cup is nearly over, with Thursday marking the start of the tournament as co-hosts New Zealand and Australia get the action underway against Norway and the Republic of Ireland respectively.

Australia have been drawn into an interesting Group A, containing Ireland, Nigeria and Canada and will be aiming to make it into the knockouts for the fifth tournament in a row, having last failed to progress beyond the initial phase in 2003.

Tony Gustavsson will feel he has a squad capable of reaching the latter stages of this competition, with Sam Kerr, Hayley Raso, Caitlin Foord, Mary Fowler, Steph Catley and Ellie Carpenter all players upon whom he can call on.

Vera Pauw’s Girls in Green meanwhile made history in the qualifiers by becoming the first Irish team to make a Women’s World Cup. This will be the country’s debut in the tournament, and Pauw will be determined to make it a memorable bow.

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Australia Women vs Republic of Ireland Women match stats

Sam Kerr is Australia Women’s all-time top scorer with 63 international goals, sitting some 16 strikes ahead of her closest challenger, the now-retired Lisa De Vanna (47). She also has the nation’s second-most goals at World Cups with five strikes, all of which came in the last tournament in 2019.

For the Republic of Ireland, Denise O’Sullivan and Katie McCabe share the most goals in the current squad with 18 apiece, which also places them joint-second in the all-time charts, behind only Olivia O’Toole (54). It was also the latter who scored Ireland’s most goals in the qualifiers with seven strikes.

Australia Women vs Republic of Ireland Women: Squawka Says

Scoreline prediction: Australia Women 3-1 Republic of Ireland Women

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