This is where we analyze the upcoming World Cup semi-final between Australia and England. Don’t miss out on our exclusive preview.
Matildas vs England Reach for World Cup Glory
It’s a historic moment for Australia, as the team reached the World Cup semi-finals. Matildas are a step away from a direct game for the gold, but so are the European ladies. The game is scheduled to be held at Stadium Australia and we highly advise you to watch it.
- 1 Matildas vs England Reach for World Cup Glory
- 2 Starting Lineups
- 3 Featured Odds
- 4 Essential Matildas vs England Odds, H2H Record, and More
- 5 Matildas vs England Lineups & Team News
- 6 Player to Watch: Georgia Stanway
- 7 Matildas vs England: Where to Watch?
*Starting lineups are usually announced 1hr before the kick-off
Matildas vs England Expectations
- We should see two goals at most on the 16th of August between Australia and England, as Matilda’s last two matches ended with barely two goals combined.
- It shouldn’t come as a surprise if one of the teams fails to score a goal. After all, Matildas recorded four clean sheets thus far.
Under 2.5 Goals @ 4/9 (1.44) with bet365
BTTS – No @ 8/13 (1.62) with bet365
Essential Matildas vs England Odds, H2H Record, and More
Don’t skip this part of our article, as this is where you’ll get interesting Australia vs England head-to-head statistics ahead of the game.
Australia odds: 5/2 (3.50) – 27.2%
Draw odds: 43/20 (3.15) – 29.8%
England odds: 5/4 (2.25) – 43.0%
In the expectations portion of our article, we mentioned Lauren James’ name. Lauren James to Score Anytime is currently priced at 187/100 (2.87), which means England’s top finisher has about a 34.84% likelihood of finding the net once more. Furthermore, England are the bookmaker’s expected winners at 5/4 (2.25). This gives the visitors a 43.0% win probability, which is definitely preferable to what Australia have at 5/2 (3.50) – 27.2% shot at victory.
Matildas vs England Lineups & Team News
How Australia reached the semi-finals is beyond us. First, the team defeated Denmark 2-0. You’d expect Matildas to have been far better on the pitch, but nothing of the sort happened. The European side deserved the win more. Then, Australia fended off France’s attacks successfully to reach the penalty roulette, where eventually Arnold’s sensational goalkeeping proved decisive as Australia reached the much-desired game against England. However, this is far as Australia can get, according to our preview.
Predicted lineup – Arnold (GK), Carpenter, Hunt, Kennedy, Catley, Raso, Gorry, Cooney-Cross, Foord, Fowler & van Egmond
The Three Lions played with fire in the quarter-finals, where Colombia were close to a massive upset. However, England managed to show composure and eventually defeat their rivals 2-1 after Lauren Hemp and Alessia Russo scored to drag the team to the semi-final against Australia. There’s much to come from the European side. We believe they have what it takes to defeat the hosts and advance to the next stage of World Cup football.
Predicted lineup – Earps (GK), Carter, Bright, Greenwood, Bronze, Stanway, Walsh, Daly, Toone, Russo & Hemp
Player to Watch: Georgia Stanway
Attacking midfielder Georgia Stanway is certainly the player to watch in the Australia vs England World Cup semi-final on Wednesday. The 24-year-old player scored a lovely 29th-minute winner in England’s opening game against Haiti. That was Georgia’s only goal so far, but we believe there’s much to come from the talented midfielder.
Bayern Munich’s player is a constant in England’s starting XI during this World Cup. Georgia Stanway was a starter for the Three Lions in all five games, which only shows just how important she is to her manager. We should see her perform well against Australia on the 16th of August, as her partnership with Keira Walsh in midfield has been sensational.
Matildas vs England: Where to Watch?
The Australia vs England semi-final is a can’t-miss World Cup clash. Thankfully, FOX Sports, FOX Sports app, and FOX Sports website have you covered. For more streaming options, turn your attention to Peacock or Telemundo.