Canada and Australia Face Off in Crucial Group B Match

Canada and Australia Face Off in Crucial Group B Match

The 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup is heating up, and Group B is shaping up to be one of the most competitive groups in the tournament. With two teams still vying for the top spot, Canada and Australia will face off in a crucial match on Monday at Melbourne Rectangular Stadium, better know to locals at AAMI Park, kicks off at 8 p.m. local time (8 a.m. ET in Canada).

Canada currently sits in second place in the group, with one win and one draw. Australia is one point behind in third place, but they have a game in hand. A win for either team would secure their place in the knockout round, while a draw would leave both teams in a good position to advance.

Both Canada and Australia have strong teams, but they also have different strengths. Canada is known for their solid defense, while Australia is a more attacking team. The match is likely to be a close one, and it could go either way.

Canada vs Australia Head to Head

In September 2022, Canada beat Australia 2-1 and 1-0 in a span of four days, both international friendlies, with both goals coming from reliable Canadian striker Adrian Leon. This will be the second time Canada and Australia will meet in the FIFA Women’s World Cup, after the two teams met in the 2007 tournament’s final group stage match, which they drew 2-2. Australia has not beaten Canada in all competitions since May 2008 when they won at home by 2-1.

Canada and Australia Team News

In the run-up to the must-win game against Canada, Gustavsson was quizzed on the availability of players, with striker Sam Kerr confirming throughout the week that she will be available for selection in the last group stage game.

Gustavsson said at the pre-match media conference “We’ve been clear from the first day – that we knew that she was going to miss the first two games and then be assessed for this game,” he said. “And that was going to go down to the wire – a new expression for me that I learned yesterday.

“We’re going to have a meeting tonight with the medical team and Sam and discuss what the possibilities are for her to play tomorrow. And then we’re going to do some tests tomorrow and see what it looks like.” 

Canada vs Australia Prediction

Both Canada and Australia were favorites to make it out of the group. This game was expected to decide who would finish first and second in the tournament, but things have not gone as expected.

Canada will need to draw in order to qualify for the knockouts. Australia will need to win in order to get out of the group stage.

The co-hosted team will be bolstered by Sam Kerr’s return, but if they repeat their defensive mistakes against Nigeria, they will be eliminated before their eyes.

The Matildas have lost to the Canuck women in four games in a row.

The result could be a 1-1 draw.

Here are some of the key Players to watch in the match:

  • For Canada, keep an eye on Jessie Fleming, Christine Sinclair, and Adriana Leon. Fleming is a creative midfielder who can create chances for her teammates, while Sinclair is the all-time leading scorer in international women’s soccer. Leon is a clinical finisher who has scored three goals in her last two games against Australia.
  • For Australia, look for Sam Kerr, Caitlin Foord, and Kyah Simon. Kerr is one of the best strikers in the world, and she has scored 10 goals in her last 10 games for Australia. Foord is a dangerous winger who can create chances for her teammates, while Simon is a clinical finisher who has scored 15 goals in her last 20 games for Australia.

The match is sure to be a exciting one, and it could have a big impact on the outcome of Group B. Be sure to tune in on Monday to see who comes out on top.

Canada vs Australia Betting Tips

Tip 1 – Result: Draw

Tip 2 – Both teams to score

Tip 3 – Under 2.5 goals

Canada vs Australia match Details :
Date: Monday, July 31, 2023
Kickoff Time: 6 a.m. ET / 11 a.m. BST / 8 p.m. AEST
Location: AAMI Park (Melbourne, Australia)
Official: Stephanie Frappart (FRA)
Last meeting: Canada 2-0 Australia (Aug. 3, 2016 | Olympics)

How to watch Canada vs Australia Match live : Live Stream and Tv Channels

  • USA : FOX, Telemundo Fubo, Fox Sports site/app, Peacock (Spanish),Telemundo Deportes site/app
  • UK : BBC Two BBC iPlayer, BBC website
  • Australia : Optus Sport
  • Canada : TSN2 TSN+, TSN site/app, RDS site/app
  • India : DD Sports FanCode
  • New Zealand : Sky Sport 1 NZ Prime TV, Sky Sport NOW
  • Singapore : FIFA WWC CH01 StarHub TV+, meWATCH
  • Hong Kong : Now TV Viu TV
  • Malaysia : FIFA+
  • Fans in select regions of the world can stream the Women’s World Cup live on FIFA+, including in Japan, Brazil, Indonesia and Thailand

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