Tuesday, June 18, 2024

Where to watch Australia vs Nigeria in Women's World Cup 2023: Live stream, TV channel, lineups and odds – Sporting News


Australia head into their second group match against Nigeria knowing a win would almost guarantee them a spot in the Round of 16 at the Women’s World Cup.
However, they have been struck by an injury crisis, with superstar captain Sam Kerr out for the match, and her replacement Mary Fowler also missing due to concussion.
There are still strong expectations on the Matildas as they gear up for the game in front of a sold-out crowd at Brisbane Stadium.
Nigeria will be hoping to cause an upset after they held Canada to a 0-0 draw in their opening match of the tournament.
The Australia vs. Nigeria Group B clash begins at 8:00 p.m. local time at Brisbane Stadium.
The match will kick off at 7:30 p.m. in Adelaide, and 6:00 p.m. in Perth.
Like all of the Matildas’ matches at the tournament, the game will be available on free-to-air television on Channel 7 and its streaming platform 7Plus in Australia.
It will also be broadcast around the world through multiple TV and streaming options.
Australia will once again be without Sam Kerr but will also have to replace Mary Fowler; this could see a change in shape where Caitlin Foord plays as the lone striker, with either Emily van Egmond or Alex Chidiac playing just behind her.
Australia projected starting lineup (4-4-1-1): Arnold (GK) — Carpenter, Kennedy, Hunt, Catley — Raso, Gorry, Cooney-Cross, Vine — Van Egmond — Foord.
Nigeria will have to face Australia without midfielder Deborah Abiodun, who was sent off for a strong tackle in the Canada match, with Onyi Echegini looking the most likely to replace her.
Nigeria projected starting lineup (4-2-3-1): Nnadozie (GK) — Alozie, Ohale, Demehin, Plumptre — Uchiebe, Echegini — Ordega, Payne, Onumonu — Oshoala
Despite Australia’s injury list, the co-hosts are still expected to come away with victory in Brisbane.
The attacking players missing for the Matildas does mean bookmakers are predicting a low-scoring affair, with short-priced odds for the match to have fewer than 2.5 goals.
Odds as of July 26
Patrick is a freelance journalist who is currently based in Sydney, and primarily covers football for The Sporting News.


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