Australia Women vs Italy Women Match Info
Date: Sunday June 9th 2019
Kick-off time: 12.00pm BST
Venue: Stade du Hainaut, Valenciennes
Australia Women vs Italy Women Stats
- Australia are unbeaten in their last six competitive games
- Italy haven’t lost in normal time in any of their last nine fixtures
- This is Azzurre’s first World Cup Finals fixture since 1999
Australia Women vs Italy Women Predictions
Australia’s Women have always been a strong team on the international scene and that is shown by their consistency in World Cup results in the past. Having missed out on the first tournament in China in 1999, the Matildas were knocked out in the group stages in each of their first three appearances at the World Cup Finals, but since then have reached the Quarter Final stage on three consecutive occasions.
Coming into this summer’s tournament in France, the Oceania outfit will be hoping to show that they’ve improved since their last Quarter Final defeat in Canada four years ago. Having not lost in their last six competitive fixtures, a run that included winning all three of their matches in March’s FFA Cup of Nations, they come into their opening game of the World Cup as favourites for the victory at 4/7 with William Hill.
Italy on the other hand don’t have such a proud history in the Women’s game. Despite reaching the tournament twice in it’s first three editions, they haven’t managed to reach the World Cup Finals since 1999 until this summer’s tournament and since losing in the final of the European Championships in 1997 they haven’t managed to make it beyond the final eight stage of that tournament either.
For such a proud footballing nation, this underachievement will have hurt in recent years but the Azzure make their return to the World Cup this summer with a point to prove and with some decent form too. Milena Bertolini’s side are unbeaten in normal time in their last nine international fixtures and they will feel they have every capability of upsetting the odds and winning in Valenciennes on Sunday at 5/1 with Bet365.
We’re backing the goals in this one. Australia have shipped eight goals to the USA and Netherlands in their final two warm-up friendlies, but they’ve been strong in front of goals for some time now and over 2.5 goals have been scored in six of their last seven games. Equally, Italy have been involved in some high-scoring games of late and they have the same record with six of their last seven games seeing three or more goals scored so we’re backing over 2.5 goals again here at PaddyPower.
We’re backing the Matildas to do the business here though. They’re the stronger of the two teams on paper and they have more World Cup experience in their squad. The European side haven’t failed to score in any of their last 15 matches though, so we do fancy them to get on the scoresheet here. The Australia win and both teams to score bet is available at 9/4 with Bet365.
Australia Women vs Italy Women Betting Tips
Over 2.5 goals @ 13/20 with PaddyPower
Australia & BTTS @ 9/4 with Bet365
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