Australia vs England Women’s World Cup predictions: tips, odds & team news
Co-hosts Australia face England for a spot in the 2023 Women’s World Cup final on Wednesday at 11am (UK time).
Australia Women vs England Women odds
*Odds correct as of 12:45 on August 14
We’re in the final week of the 2023 Women’s World Cup and co-hosts Australia are dreaming of a fairytale final. In the Women’s World Cup for the eighth consecutive tournament, Australia have already done better than ever before, with their previous best being three quarter-final exits between 2007 and 2015. But there was a real worry that they wouldn’t even make it out of the group stage, going into their final game needed a win. Australia did indeed win, beating Canada 4-0, and there have been two more victories against Denmark and France, the latter coming via a thrilling penalty shootout with 20 spot-kicks — more than any other shootout in World Cup history.
England, meanwhile, are still in with a chance of fulfilling their own dream of adding the World Cup to the European Championships they won last year. This is the third consecutive World Cup in which England have reached the semi-finals but they are still awaiting their first appearance in the final, losing to United States in 2019 and Japan in 2015. While England were impressive at their home tournament last year, things have been much less convincing and the Lionesses were lucky to make it through to the quarter-finals, needing penalties to beat Nigeria having been outplayed. Colombia were beaten last time out, with England having to come from behind, and they’ll really need to up their game if they were to make it past the home side.
Australia Women vs England Women predictions
Australia Women vs England Women: Predictions
|BTTS?||Yes||11/10 with BoyleSports|
|Correct Score||Australia Women 2-1 England Women||11/1 with BetUK|
|First Goalscorer||Hayley Raso||11/1 with Betfair|
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The stats behind our Australia Women vs England Women predictions:
- Australia Women are the only team to have beaten Sarina Wiegman’s England.
- Hayley Raso is Australia’s top scorer at the 2023 Women’s World Cup, with three goals.
- Sam Kerr has scored 9 goals in 9 games for club and country against Mary Earps.
- Alessia Russo has had more shots on target than any other player at the 2023 Women’s World Cup.
- Mackenzie Arnold has prevented 2.4 goals at the 2023 Women’s World Cup.
Australia Women vs England Women match tip
Sam Kerr scored the opening goal against England in Australia’s 2-0 victory in April, adding to her collection of goals against Mary Earps. In nine games across all competitions for Chelsea and Australia, Kerr has put nine goals past Earps including the winner in the 2023 FA Cup final. She may not start, but she’ll come on and cause problems.
Australia Women vs England Women Bet-Builder tip
The arrival of the semi-finals means that yellow cards have effectively been wiped from the tournament, so only a straight red would see someone from this game miss the final (or third-placed play-off). Katrina Gorry and Georgia Stanway were just two of a handful of players on a tightrope in the quarter-finals, and they both needed to calm things down to make sure they were in this game. Not only were both on one yellow card for the tournament, but Gorry and Stanway are also level on eight fouls conceded for the tournament.
Katrina Gorry has conceded eight fouls at the 2023 Women's World Cup, receiving one yellow card.
Georgia Stanway has conceded eight fouls at the 2023 Women's World Cup, receiving one yellow card.
Australia Women vs England Women team news
The main question for Australia will once again be whether Sam Kerr is fit to start. The Australian captain missed the group stage through injury but came off the bench in the victories over Denmark and France, playing 65 minutes against the latter as it went all the way to penalties.
Australia Women team news
Lauren James will serve the second and final game of her suspension following her red card in the penalty-shootout victory over Nigeria. Sarina Wiegman doesn’t like making changes, so is likely to stick with the same XI that started the win over Colombia.
England Women team news
Australia Women vs England Women head-to-head record
- 11 April 2023 – England 0-2 Australia – Friendly
- 9 October 2018 – England 1-1 Australia – Friendly
- 27 October 2015 – England 1-0 Australia – Friendly
- 6 March 2015 – Australia 0-3 England – Friendly
- 23 June 2011 – Australia 2-0 England – Friendly
Australia remain the only side to beat England since Sarina Wiegman took charge of the Lionesses in September 2021, ending the Dutchwoman’s unbeaten start in her 31st match. The Matildas have now taken two of the past five meetings with England, losing two with one draw.
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