Italy vs Argentina Women’s World Cup prediction & betting tips

Italy and Argentina get their 2023 Women’s World Cup campaign underway when they meet in Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand on Monday (7am UK time)

Italy vs Argentina: Betting tips

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Italy vs Argentina: Predictions

Italy vs Argentina: Predictions

Bet Prediction Best odds
BTTS? No 4/5 with Betfair
Correct score Italy 2-0 Argentina 6/1 with Bet365
First Goalscorer Valentina Giacinti 11/2 with Bet365

Italy are stacked with talent across the pitch but they’ve yet to fully realise it. The 2022 UEFA European Championships was one of their most disappointing performances to date, crashing out of the group stages in last place with a single point. They only scored just two goals – one of which was in a 5-1 thumping at the hands of France, the other a second-half equaliser against fellow strugglers Iceland.

Recent history in this competition, though, is positive having reached the quarter-finals in France last time out. Italy topped their World Cup group for the first time in history, finishing above Australia, Brazil and Jamaica. They’ve never reached the knockout stages in back-to-back tournaments. They will, however, be without long-standing captain Sara Gama who was left out of their 23-player squad by head coach Milena Bertolini.

Argentina, meanwhile, seeks to emerge from the group stages, something they’ve never been able to achieve before. They have appeared in the Women’s World Cup on three previous occasions, and while their 2003 and 2007 outings were disappointing, their 2019 appearance showed improvement, picking up two draws and losing narrowly to England. La Albiceleste will no doubt be inspired by the men’s team, who won the coveted men’s trophy in Qatar late last year.

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Italy vs Argentina match stats

Italy comes into this showdown having won three of the last five matches having also secured clean sheets in two of those games. On the opposite end, they’ve scored a total of six goals, with three goals in the first half and three in the second half. On average, Italy has managed to score their first goal around the 26th minute of each game.

Argentina has won four and lost just one of their last five games. They scored 11 goals — with seven of those goals being netted in the second half. The average time for scoring their first goal in these matches was recorded as the 41st minute — and conceded just one across those outings.

Italy vs Argentina: Squawka Says

Scoreline prediction: Italy 2-0 Argentina

Italy vs Argentina head-to-head

4 September 1971 – Italy 4-0 Argentina – FIEFF Women’s World Cup