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Women’s World Cup 2023: Australia vs Ireland Prediction, Preview, and Odds (July 20)

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  • Women’s World Cup kicks off on Thursday, July 20, with one of the hosts in action on the opening night
  • Australia are one of the key contenders for success, and they open their campaign against Ireland

The start of the 2023 Women’s World Cup is finally here, and the attention will firmly be on one of the host nations on the opening night of action. Australia could be one of the standout nations to land victory this year, and they will be looking to get off to the best possible start against Ireland at Stadium Australia.


How To Watch

  • When: Thursday, July 20, 2023, at 6:00 a.m ET
  • Where: Stadium Australia, Sydney, Australia
  • How To Watch: FOX

Odds

Match ResultOdds
Australia
Draw
Ireland  

Match Preview

Australia kicks off their 2023 World Cup campaign on Thursday, as they welcome Ireland to Stadium Australia. The hosts are rightly considered to be among the leading contenders this year, having already picked up wins over England, Spain, and France over the past 12 months.

This will be the nation’s eighth appearance at the World Cup, but they have won just once in nine matches at the competition against teams from Ireland. However, Australia has reached the knockout stage in each of the last four editions, and they are a solid bet to better their previous best effort after reaching the round of 16 in the last edition.

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History will be made by Ireland in the tournament this year, as they will be competing at the World Cup for the first time in their history. However, Ireland come onto the tournament in poor recent form, as they have won just once in five previous matches this calendar year.

But, the Irish do boast a victory over Australia in the only previous encounter between the nations. That victory came in the form of a 3-2 success in September 2021, but the odds suggest that a repeat victory in Sydney on Thursday appears unlikely.


Australia vs Ireland Prediction

I have high hopes for Australia in their home tournament this summer, and I expect them to reach at least the final four. Sam Kerr will be their key player, and I could see their all-time leading scorer netting a brace in a comfortable success over Ireland on matchday one.

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Alex Dudley
Contributor Alex has covered huge sporting events for various websites and publications. He has attended football European Championships, Rugby League and Union World Cups, and the Paralympics. Alex is dedicated to giving the most insightful tips for VegasOdds readers and specialises in horse racing, soccer, golf and basketball.

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