Australia vs Republic of Ireland : Preview, Predictions for the Women’s World Cup 2023

The second Match of the opening day kicks-off at 20:00 AEST/6:00 ET with co-hosts Australia start their campaign against Republic Of Ireland at the Sydney Football Stadium, Australia.

Australia vs Republic of Ireland

Match Review :

Australia will be hoping to get off to a positive start at the 2023 Women’s World Cup as co-hosts, when they face the Republic of Ireland in their opening Group B match on Thursday.

The Matildas have been drawn in a tough group, which also includes Canada and Nigeria, but they will be confident of getting the better of the Republic of Ireland, who are making their World Cup debut.

Australia have a good record against the Republic of Ireland, winning their last three meetings, including a 3-0 victory in a friendly match in 2021. The Matildas with their captain, Sam Kerr, on their side for the opening game of the tournament and other attacking talent, including Caitlin Foord, Mary Fowler, and Emily van Egmond.

The Republic of Ireland have a strong defense, but they will need to be at their best to keep out the Matildas, who will be looking to score an early goal and take control of the game.

The Matildas are coming into the tournament on a high, having beaten world champions France 1-0 in a friendly match on the weekend. Mary Fowler scored the winner in the second half, her first goal for the national team in over a year.

Ireland, on the other hand, have lost their last two matches, including a 3-0 defeat to France a fortnight ago. Maelle Lakrar scored a brace either side of Eugenie Le Sommer’s strike to guide the French to victory.


Head to Head : Australia vs Republic Of Ireland

  • This will be the first competitive meeting between the two sides. The only previous meeting between Australia and Ireland was a friendly match in September 2021, which Ireland won 3-2.
  • Australia have won nine of their last 10 games, scoring at least twice on eight occasions. This includes a 1-0 win over world champions France in a friendly match last weekend.
  • Ireland are making their debut at the FIFA Women’s World Cup. They qualified for the tournament by finishing second in their qualifying group, behind Sweden.
  • Australia have made it out of the group stage in the last four World Cups. They reached the quarterfinals in 2019, their best performance at the tournament.
  • Ireland are unbeaten in eight competitive games, winning six. They have not lost since a 2-1 defeat to Sweden in a friendly match in September 2021.
  • Seven of Australia’s last eight games have seen one team fail to score. This includes a 0-0 draw with the Netherlands in a friendly match last month.

Key Players

  • Australia: Sam Kerr, Caitlin Foord, Emily van Egmond
  • Ireland: Katie McCabe, Denise O’Sullivan, Heather Payne

Australia vs Republic of Ireland Women’s World Cup 2023 odds

Australia are the favorites to win the match, with FanDuel giving them odds of -390. This means that if you bet $390 on Australia to win, you would win $100.

Republic of Ireland are the underdogs, with odds of +1000. This means that if you bet $100 on Ireland to win, you would win $1000.

A draw is priced at +440. This means that if you bet $100 on the match to be a draw, you would win $440.

The odds for the over/under 2.5 goals are -136 for over and +108 for under. This means that if you bet $136 on the match to have more than 2.5 goals, you would win $100. If you bet $108 on the match to have 2.5 goals or fewer, you would win $100.


Australia are the favorites to win this match. They have a better record than Ireland and have been in better form in recent months. However, Ireland will be a tough opponent and will not be easy to beat. I predict a 2-1 win for Australia.

Where to watch live broadcast of Australia vs republic of Ireland Match

The match will be broadcast live in Australia on the Seven Network, and in the Republic of Ireland on RTÉ2.

  • In the United States, the match will be broadcast live on FOX/FS1 and the FOX Sports app.
  • In Australia, the match will be broadcast live on the Seven Network.

Here are some additional details about the match:

  • Date: Thursday, July 20, 2023
  • Time: 10:00 a.m. AEST (7:00 a.m. GMT)
  • Venue: Stadium Australia, Sydney, Australia

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