As part of one of the quarterfinal matches of the Olympic football tournament among women's teams, the players of the national teams of Great Britain and Australia will come face to face. Which of the competitors will get the victory in this confrontation? Our sports portal gives a forecast for this match.
United Kingdom (w)
The British national team has become a kind of guide for the main Olympic team of the British Isles in Tokyo. The team was able to enter the top three best teams in qualifying for the World Cup. 15 Englishwomen, two Scottish women and one Welsh woman were entrusted to protect the honor of British women. In the first meeting at the tournament, the British women were able to defeat the national team of Chile (2: 0). The second meeting brought success in the match with Japan (1: 0), after which there was a draw in the meeting with Canada – 1:1, which helped to reach the decisive stage of the tournament.
The Australian national team was able to easily qualify for the OI, where it was able to defeat the Vietnamese national team in the decisive meeting. In the first round, the team of Tony Gustavsson managed to get a decisive victory, beating the neighbors from New Zealand (2: 1). After losing to Sweden (2: 4), the Australians pulled out a draw in the match with the United States, which brought four points and allowed the team to reach the playoffs, becoming one of the best teams that took third place in their groups.
Statistics and figures:
- Great Britain is the favorite of the meeting;
- The British women have not lost in the last 3 meetings;
- Australia was able to win only 1 match out of 5;
- The rivals have not met each other before
I don't expect any great results from this match. Most likely, the teams will close from the first minutes and sit on the defensive, which is unlikely to bring a large number of goals scored and the passage of the top total.