Australia Women v Brazil Women Betting Tips & Predictions
Australia Women were among the favourites to win the 2019 World Cup although they suffered a shock defeat at the hands of Italy in their group opener and face the possibility of exiting the tournament if they lose against Brazil.
The two teams meet in Montpellier on Thursday, with the South Americans feeling a lot more confident after breaking their nine-game losing streak to beat Jamaica 3-0 in their World Cup opener.
Although star striker Marta was injured for the clash, Cristiane was able to come in and pilfer a hat-trick for Vadao’s team, with the Selecao now looking to land a victory which would effectively put them into the last sixteen of the competition.
While Brazil had been losing games consistently over the past twelve months, it should be noted that they were largely experiencing slender defeats against decent opponents.
They have also made the knockout stage of the past five World Cups and they’re facing a Matildas team who are under the cosh after losing 2-1 to Italy in their opener despite taking the lead.
Perhaps it shouldn’t have come as a major surprise considering that the Aussies lost 5-3 to the United States in a recent friendly before twice being beaten comprehensively by the Netherlands and there are clearly defensive issues that need to be addressed.
There appears to be mutiny within the ranks considering that coach Alen Stajcic was dismissed as recently as January despite faring well with the national team, with captain Sam Kerr now having to lead her team forward in search of a positive result.
We’re going to plump for Brazil on the Asian Handicap considering that a draw would leave them with four points going into their final game against Italy and qualification would be very much in their hands as a result.
Brazil +0.5 @ 1.70 with bet365