Canada Women to attempt first win

Canada Women to attempt first win

Canada Women and Ireland Women will be looking to attempt for their first win in the World Cup, after their openers did not end well. While Canada is from a goalless draw against Nigeria, Ireland suffered a 1-0 loss against Australia. Canada at least have one point to escape the rock-bottom of the group standings. However, it is different for Ireland, as they do not have a single point in the group standings, making them sit at the bottom of their group. Moreover, this is not the first time that these two teams meet each other. They already met during the Cyprus Women’s Cup in 2014, where Canada bagged a 2-1 win, making them secure a fifth-place finish in the contest. This game will be on July 26, 2023, at 8:00 PM (GMT+8).

Canada Women

Women's World Cup: Canada Women
Photo courtesy of AP Photo

Canada is a team who are unfortunate as they were not able to start their campaign positively, when they went against Nigeria. It was a goalless draw that brings Canada a one-point, despite being the favorites to win that match. In fact, Canada had their chances on that match, as their captain, Christine Sinclair had the chance in the second half. Unfortunately though, Nigeria’s defender, Chiamaka Nnadozie defended well, as Sinclair’s kick did not go past through her. Canada’s advantage coming into this game is their experience, as they were able to enter all the pasts even World Cups. However, they are winless in their last three matches, winning only one in their last six games across all contests. For them to have a chance for the next round, they need to stop this run and earn as many wins possible.

Jessie Fleming, who missed Canada’s first game would finally return in this match, as she already participated with their training. Kadiesha Buchanan, and Vanessa Gilles are both resuming their central defense, while Jayde Riviere, and Ashley Lawrence are both operating as Canada’s full-backs.

Ireland Women

Women's World Cup: Ireland

Ireland on the other hand is a team who lost their opening match against Australia, which is why they do not have any points here. It was a 1-0 loss for Ireland, courtesy of a second-half penalty kick, which is unfortunate for them. In fact, they only have one shot throughout the game, which speaks what is lacking with them. Now that they lost their opening match, they are without a single point, putting them at the bottom of their group. In fact, Ireland are without a clean sheet in their last five matches across all contest, an area that needs improvement. They are now on a run of back-to-back losses, winning just one of their last six games. Ireland can no longer afford neither a draw or a loss in this match, as they need all the maximum points they could get.

Despite losing their opening match, there might be no changes to happen for the squad of Ireland coming into this match.

Prediction:

Canada Women (2.0)
Odds: -0.85

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