New Zealand vs Norway : Match Preview And Predictions | Women’s World Cup Australia & New Zealand 2023

The Women’s World 2023 kicks off at 19:00 NZST/3:00 ET on Thursday with the first match between co-host New Zealand and Group A favorite Norway at Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand.

New Zealand vs Norway

New Zealand are making their Six Women’s World Cup appearance, while Norway have never missed a Women’s World Cup appearance.

Match Review

New Zealand will be hoping to end their woeful record at the Women’s World Cup when they host Norway in the opening match of the tournament on July 20.

The Kiwis have never won a game at the World Cup and have never progressed beyond the group stages in their five previous appearances (1991, 2007, 2011, 2015, 2019). They will need to start well against Norway, who have won on matchday one in each of their last seven World Cups.

Norway are not expected to challenge for the title in 2023, but they are still a strong side and will be looking to make a statement in their opening game. New Zealand will need to be at their best if they are to avoid another disappointing start to the tournament. Norway are the top contender to win Group A ahead of Switzerland, Philippines and co-host New Zealand.

New Zealand has played in 15 Women’s World Cup matches without winning a single game. They are the only team to have made five appearances in the tournament without reaching the knockout stages.

Head to Head

New Zealand and Norway have met twice before 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup and only once in the FIFA Women’s World Cup

  • In the 1991 tournament, Norway won 4-0 in their second match of the group stage. The current Norway head coach, Hege Riise, scored her first of nine Women’s World Cup goals in this match.
  • In their most recent meeting, Norway won 2-0 in a friendly match in June 2022. Ada Hegerberg and Guro Bergsvand scored the goals for Norway.

New Zealand will be hoping to improve on their record against Norway when they meet again at the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

New Zealand vs Norway Possible Line-up

New Zealand Women’s possible starting lineup for their World Cup opener against Norway is as follows:

  • Goalkeeper: Victoria Esson
  • Defenders: Ali Riley, Rebekah Stott, Katie Bowen, Brooke Halliday
  • Midfielders: Annalie Longo, Olivia Chance, Ria Percival
  • Forwards: Hannah Wilkinson, Betsy Hassett, Amelia Kerr

Norway Women’s possible starting lineup for the same match is as follows:

  • Goalkeeper: Guro Pettersen
  • Defenders: Maren Mjelde, Ingrid Moe Wold, Caroline Graham Hansen, Guro Reiten
  • Midfielders: Frida Maanum, Vilde Boe Risa, Julie Blakstad
  • Forwards: Ada Hegerberg, Caroline Hansen

New Zealand vs Norway Prediction

We predict a 0-2 win for Norway against New Zealand. New Zealand will be eager to impress their home fans, but Norway have the upper hand due to their bench strength and quality of their players to perform under pressure So, we predict that Norway will get their World Cup campaign off to a winning start.

New Zealand vs Norway ODDS

Here are the FIFA Women’s World Cup odds for the match between New Zealand and Norway, courtesy of FanDuel.

New Zealand

  • Odds to win: +950
  • Odds to draw: +480
  • Odds to lose: -410


  • Odds to win: -410
  • Odds to draw: +480
  • Odds to lose: +950

Over/Under 2.5 Goals

  • Odds for over 2.5 goals: -168
  • Odds for under 2.5 goals: +130

New Zealand vs Norway Match Details

  • Date: Thursday, July 20, 2023
  • Kickoff time: 3 a.m. ET (8 a.m. BST / 5 p.m. AEST / 7 p.m. NZST)
  • Location: Eden Park, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Referee: Yoshimi Yamashita (Japan)

New Zealand vs Norway live stream, TV channel

CountryTV channelStreaming
United StatesFox, TelemundoFubo, Peacock, Telemundo Deportes site/app, Fox Sports site/app
CanadaTSN1, TSN4, TSN5TSN+, RDS site/app
United KingdomBBC OneBBC iPlayer, BBC website
AustraliaSevenOptus Sport, 7plus
New ZealandSky Sport 1Prime TV, Sky Go, Sky Sport NOW
IndiaDD Sports ChannelFancode
Hong KongNow TVViu
SingaporeSingtel TVStarHub TV+, Singtel TV GO, CAST, mewatch


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