Women’s World Cup 2023: Italy vs Argentina Prediction, Preview, and Odds (July 24)
- Italy open their World Cup campaign on Monday, as they take on Argentina in Auckland
- Both sides looking to kick off with a win in a competitive group
It will be a fascinating battle for points in Group G at the Women’s World Cup, as all four nations could feasibly make it through to the knockout round. Therefore, there will be pressure on both Italy and Argentina to get their campaigns underway with maximum points in Auckland on Monday.
How To Watch
- When: Monday, July 24, 2023, at 2:00 a.m ET
- Where: Eden Park, Auckland, New Zealand
- How To Watch: FOX
The race for qualification in Group G at the Women’s World Cup promises to be fascinating. However, Italy and Argentina appear to be the biggest threats to Sweden for top spot, and the winner of this opening night match up could put themselves into a strong position for a place in the next round of the tournament.
Italy appear to be back on track in the women’s game, as they ended a 20-year absence from the World Cup in 2019. The nation enjoyed an excellent run in France, as they made it through to the quarterfinals, winning three of their five matches. However, they were unable to build on that display at the EUROs last year, as they were knocked out in the group stage.
Argentina will be playing at their second straight World Cup this summer, but they are still searching for a first victory at the competition. So far, they have played nine matches at the tournament, and have lost on seven occasions. That includes going three matches without a win at the 2019 World Cup in France.
However, they could be a nation worth considering this summer, as they come into the tournament in fine recent form. Argentina has won five of their previous six internationals in 2023, which includes wins over New Zealand, Chile, and Peru.
Italy vs Argentina Prediction
Both of these nations have struggled against the women’s elite, which does mean that it will be at least a tight showdown. The preference is for Argentina, who we could see escaping the group stage for the first time in the nation’s history at the World Cup.