In the clash of the third round of the Women’s World Cup 2023, Canada, and Australia will face each other at Melbourne Rectangular Stadium in Australia. Our sportsbook offers the best markets and live betting in the Women’s World Cup.
The reigning Olympic champions are coming off a 2-1 victory against Ireland, their first win since February 19 when they defeated Brazil by the same scoreline. The runners-up in the CONCACAF only need a draw to advance to the next round. However, they cannot afford to become complacent, as they will be facing a theoretically superior opponent.
The Canadian National Team has a history of participation in the Women’s World Cup, having competed in the tournament eight times. Their best performance came in 2003 when they reached the semifinals. However, in the previous edition of the tournament in 2019, Canada was eliminated early in the Round of 16.
Canada’s success wouldn’t be possible without its individual talents. Adriana Leon, forward for Manchester United, showcased her quality by scoring the winning goal against Ireland. Putting the ball in the back of the net will be crucial and Canada will rely on its superb defending but scoring will be significant. It’s risky to back Canada here so if you’re betting online you should focus on the goals market.
Australia: Must-win situation
Australia will be playing Canada with a tenacious desperation to remain in the tournament. Viewership has been at a historic high for many of the matches and Australia can’t afford not to qualify further in the competitions with so many fans cheering for them.
The Matildas are coming off an unexpected setback against Nigeria that left them on the edge of the abyss in their own home. With no margin for error, they will try to earn three points against Canada to stay alive for at least another week.
They will only have to improve their finishing, having hit the target in only eight of their 28 attempts on goal against Nigeria. The same thing had happened against Ireland, where after 13 shots they barely found the target on two occasions.
Caitlin Foord is yet to find her best form at this World Cup but could be inspired after scoring in her last two internationals at this venue. Australia’s last 14 matches across all competitions all produced a winner so you might take a shot with the host nation and include them in your soccer picks and parlays. They desperately need to avoid being dumped out of the group stage of a World Cup for the first time since 2003.
Canada vs Australia Head-to-Head
Before the defeat to Nigeria, Australia’s only loss in 2023 came at the hands of Scotland on April 7th, with eight victories in nine matches. It’s also worth noting that many of those wins were against top-notch opponents like France, Sweden, and Spain. The last two head-to-head matches between these two teams ended with defeats for the World Cup co-hosts, with the first one being a 1-0 victory in March 2022 and the second one ending 2-1 just three months later. Adriana Leon’s match-winning goal against Ireland was her 29th for Canada, which also includes all three goals the team scored in the two September wins over Australia.
Canada vs Australia Match Information
- Match: Canada (1-1-0) vs Australia (1-0-1)
- Location: Melbourne Rectangular Stadium, Melbourne, Australia
- Day/Time: Monday, July 31, 6 a.m. ET
- Canada vs Australia Live Stream: fubo.tv
Canada vs Australia Betting Lines
Canada vs Australia Picks and Prediction
Australia enter this clash as slight favorites being priced at +130 on the three-way moneyline according to the latest soccer odds while the goal line is set at 2½.
It’s do or die for Australia and they will be forced to enter this clash all guns blazing. On the side, Canada will be happy with a draw but they can’t risk and play for a draw against one of the most talented teams in the competition. Canada has the upper hand after winning their previous two mutual encounters against Australia but the World Cup co-hosts will have the fans behind them. It’s risky to back one of the two teams but we expect a high-scoring affair so we will take the overs.