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Women’s World Cup: Italy vs Argentina Prediction, Match Preview, Live Stream, Odds and Picks

Italy aims to surpass its best result of reaching the quarterfinals in 1991 and 2019, while Argentina seeks to advance past the group stage for the first time in its history. Our sportsbook offers the best markets and live betting in the Women’s World Cup.

Italy: Fully packed with talented players

Italy reached the quarterfinals of the last World Cup, in 2019, and was eliminated by the Netherlands. They enter the tournament loaded with talent across the field and are making a second consecutive appearance in the World Cup for the first time ever.

This will be just their fourth time participating with their first three berths coming in 1991, 1999, and 2019. They qualified for the World Cup by winning Group G ahead of Switzerland, thanks to a late goal scored by Cristiana Girelli in Thun and aided by a draw between the Swiss and Romania.

Italy are in the middle of a generational transition. The coach, Milena Bertolini, sprung several surprises with an unpredictable World Cup squad. Bertolini excluded midfielder Aurora Galli, one of the pillars of the team that reached the quarter-finals of the 2019 World Cup.

Ranked at No. 16 in the world, they’ll be led by the likes of Cristiana Girelli in the attack. She currently plays for Juventus, having scored 61 goals through just 74 appearances since 2018. She’s also scored a staggering 53 goals through 102 caps for the Italian women’s national team, already coming in third on her side’s all-time top scorers list so if you’re betting online you should expect her to find the back of the net.

Argentina: Never been past the group stage

Argentina is making its fourth appearance in the Women’s World Cup and will be looking to advance past the group stage for the first time ever. Although, in 2019 they lost just once after losing each of their previous six matches in the history of the competition, and were the only team that managed to avoid defeat in a game that saw them trail by three or more goals, coming back from 3-0 down to draw 3-3 with Scotland.

The squad has a blend of youth and experience, with established players such as Estefania Banini, Florencia Bonsegundo, Vanina Correa and Aldana Cometti joined by younger teammates who are based domestically and are, most likely, ones for the future. Their objective is to win at least one game but given their progress under German Portanova, there is a possibility of qualifying for the knockout stage for the first time.

Ranked No. 28, they’ll be led in the attack by Palmeiras striker Yamila Rodriguez, who finished as the top scorer in the 2022 Copa America with six goals. Despite their progress, it’s dangerous to include them in our soccer picks and parlays.

Italy vs Argentina Head-to-Head

Argentina have conceded on average 4.1 goals per match at the Women’s World Cup (37 goals in nine games), the highest ratio among teams to have taken part in at least three tournaments. Italy finished top of their qualifying group, winning nine and losing only one of their 10 games, keeping nine clean sheets. The hosts are unbeaten in their opening games at the World Cup.

Italy’s most recent match against a fellow 2023 Women’s World Cup team was a 0-0 draw with Morocco on July 1. So far this year, Argentina won both games against fellow 2023 Women’s World Cup squads. This is the first match between the two teams. None of Argentina’s last 19 fixtures saw both teams on the scoresheet before half-time.

Italy vs Argentina Match Information

  • Match: Italy (0-0-0) vs Argentina (0-0-0)
  • Location: Eden Park, Auckland, New Zealand
  • Day/Time: Monday, July 24, 2:00 a.m. ET
  • Italy vs Argentina Live Stream: fubo.tv

Italy vs Argentina Betting Lines

Italy vs Argentina Picks and Prediction

Italy enter this clash as favorites being priced at -190 on the three-way moneyline according to the latest soccer odds while the goal line is set at 2½.

Getting three points on the board as early as possible is essential for everyone at a World Cup. In this particular encounter, we expect Italy to come out shining against Argentina. Argentina scored 20 goals in their previous 10 matches and they might find the back of the net. Calling up teenagers suggests the two-time European Championship runners-up are now hoping a new generation can end their long trophy drought but this might be risky at this level.

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