On Wednesday, Australia will play England in the FIFA Women’s World Cup semi-finals. The Stadium Australia in Sydney will be the venue for their match.
Both teams enter the game looking to make the final for the first time. Australia, as the tournament co-hosts, boast the home advantage. They’ve never made it so far before now, while England will make their third straight semi-final appearance.
The victor from the Australia-Engand game will join either Spain or Sweden in the World Cup final.
Team form: Australia vs England
In their last three matches, Australia won 0-4 and 2-0 against first Canada then Denmark, before beating France on penalties after a 0-0 draw. Australia won seven of the their past 10 international matches, while drawing one of those games. Unfortunately, they experienced defeat in two matches.
Australia boast a scoring average of 1.8 goals per game, having scored nine goals in five World Cup matches. They’ve conceded three goals and kept four clean sheets.
England look in good shape before their upcoming match as they seek to remain unbeaten. In their last three matches, they first beat China by 1-6, before besting Nigeria on penalties after a 0-0 draw. They were back as winners last time out, when they took out Colombia by a 2-1 scoreline. England achieved a win at full-time in six of their last 10 internationals, while drawing three and and losing once.
In their five World Cup matches, England have scored 10 goals, an average of 2.0 goals a game. They’ve kept three clean sheets and conceded two goals.
Australia vs England Stats
- Australia have kept a clean sheet in 4 of their 5 World Cup games.
- Australia have been level at half-time in 3 of their 5 World Cup games.
- Australia have seen Under 3.5 yellow cards in all 5 of their World Cup games.
- England scored the first goal in their last 13 games as the away team.
- England have seen Under 3.5 yellow cards in all 5 of their World Cup games.
- England have finished level at half-time in their last 2 World Cup games.
Line-Ups: Australia vs England
Australia vs England H2H
When the two countries last played each other, Australia bagged a 2-0 win in a friendly in April 2023. It was their first win in four games against England, having drawn once and lost twice before then.
There are a few players in each team who currently draws attention to their name in the goal-scoring department. With Lauren James suspended, England may turn to Lauren Hemp, who now has three goals in her five World Cup games. Australia will rely on Hayley Raso, who has found the target three times in five World Cup games.
WIN – DRAW – WIN
OVER – UNDER
Australia saw Under 2.5 goals in three of their five World Cup matches, which produced an average total of 2.4 goals per game. Under 2.5 goals appeared in three of England’s five World Cup outings as well. The total averaged 2.4 goals per game.
BTTS & FIRST TO SCORE
Australia have scored the first goal in four of their five World Cup games. BTTS occured just once in this run. In contrast, England broke the deadlock three times. Both teams scored in two of their five World Cup matches.