Women’s World Cup 2023: New Zealand vs Philippines Prediction, Preview, and Odds (July 25)
- New Zealand could book spot in the knockout round with a victory on Tuesday morning
- Philippines looking to bounce back after opening day defeat
The second round of matches in the group stage at the Women’s World Cup get underway on Tuesday. New Zealand were one of the shock winners in the opening round of matches, and they could effectively secure progression to the next round with a win over Philippines.
How To Watch
- When: Tuesday, July 25, 2023, at 2:30 a.m ET
- Where: Wellington Regional Stadium, Wellington, New Zealand
- How To Watch: FOX
A huge moment in the history of New Zealand women’s soccer finally arrived on Thursday, as the nation kicked off their World Cup campaign at Eden Park. It’s fair to say that there was trepidation going into that opening match, as they came up against one of the highest-ranked sides in Group A. However, New Zealand produced one of their best performances in recent history to land a shock 1-0 win.
The match-winning moment came early in the second half, as Hannah Wilkinson scored just three minutes after the break. However, the most credit should be given to the defensive players for the team, as they held out a strong Norwegian attack in the closing stages. Victory on Tuesday would put New Zealand on the brink of progression.
It was always likely to be a tall order for the Philippines in the group stage at the World Cup this year, as they are making their debut appearance at the competition. Their hopes of a famous run through to the knockout stage already appear in danger, as they were soundly beaten in the opening round of matches on Friday morning by Switzerland.
The Asian nation conceded twice in their opening match against the Swiss, but they offered little in the way of trying to get back into the game. Philippines managed just three shots, and didn’t register a single effort on target. This will be another tough assignment in the second round of matches in Group A.
New Zealand vs Philippines Prediction
The confidence in the New Zealand camp will be sky-high coming into this second match in Group A. It should be a slightly easier challenge than the one they came through against Norway, meaning that the preference is for the host nation.