Betting Tips: Australia – Italy
Statistics, Prediction and Betting Tip with the best odds for the Women's World Cup 2019 game between Australia and Italy. In-depth analysis with head-to-head comparison and current performance from the football expert.
Australia vs Italy | Prediction, Betting Tips & Odds
Australia and Italy face each other at Stade du Hainaut in Group C in what is expected to be one of the most entertaining games of Sunday’s program. The Matildas have been scoring goals for fun in 2019 and they are likely to stick to their attacking style of play against Italy. The Azzurre aim to spoil Australia’s party in Valenciennes, but they will have to be at their sharpest in the opening match of their 2019 Women’s World Cup campaign if they are to give fans some cheer.
Match Preview Australia vs Italy
Australia impressed at the FFA Cup of Nations earlier in 2019 and that is certainly giving fans a reason for optimism ahead of the World Cup opener against Italy. Milena Bertolini’s troops did well to qualify for the major tournament for the first time since 1999, but they will have a mountain to climb in Group C if they are to advance to the last 16.
Australia played an important role at the 2015 Women’s World Cup in Canada, with the team advancing to the quarter-finals for the third consecutive time. The Matildas aim to cross at least one hurdle more at the 2019 tournament and we are positive that they will go all guns blazing at Italy in their opener. Ante Milicic’s women were producing thrilling displays at the FFA Cup of Nations, with the team rolling over the likes of New Zealand, Korea Republic and Argentina, but they experienced all sorts of problems at the back in a 5-3 loss to USA. Anyhow, the Australians look sharp in front of goal and we are positive that they are going to find the net against Italy. Sam Kerr is undisputedly the team’s biggest star, meaning that the opposition back-line should have the Chicago Red Stars striker at bay.
Italy, on the other hand, booked their place at the World Cup finals for the first time since 1999 and, no doubt, they are hungry for success. The Azzurre impressed in the qualifiers, with the team recording seven wins, whilst suffering only one loss in Group F. Coach Milena Bertolini is doing a great job with the Italian national team, but her women face a difficult task in the 2019 World Cup opener against Australia. The likes of Sara Gama, Laura Giuliani and Barbara Bonansea are considered the team’s key players and all eyes will be on the trio when the Azzurre face the Matildas at Stade du Hainaut on Sunday afternoon. It has to be noted, though, that Italy recorded only one win in previous five games at the World Cup finals.
Australia vs Italy | Latest Team News
The likes of Katrina Gorry, Chloe Logarzo and Amy Harrison made the cut for Australia despite the lack of football of late, but veteran Kyah Simon was left out of the squad. Both Kyah Simon and Kyra Cooney-Cross will be kept on standby for the upcoming tournament. Italy coach Milena Bertolini has no fresh injury worries ahead of the Australia game and she is likely to field the best possible side.
Head to Head Australia vs Italy
Italy and Australia faced each other at the 2014 Cyprus Women’s Cup, with the Matildas rolling over the Azzurre 5-2. The two teams meet for the first time ever at the World Cup finals on Sunday.
Australia vs Italy | Odds and Predictions
As previously mentioned, Australia have been in a splendid form in 2019. Ante Milicic’s charges are 1.57 to emerge triumphant in the opening match of their 2019 Women’s World Cup campaign. Italy, though, should not be underestimated as they impressed in the qualifiers. You should bear in mind that bookies offer odds of 6.00 for away win.
Expert Betting Tip
Given the attacking potential of the two teams, a lively contest is on the cards in Valenciennes. Both Australia and Italy are likely to go for a win in Sunday’s clash and we predict that fans will see a real football festival at Stade du Hainaut. In their first and only meeting the Matildas outplayed the Azzurre 5-2, which is yet another reason why we believe that there is a big value in betting on both teams to score in the first half.