Australia vs Nigeria Super Falcons: Lineups and Odds – Women’s World Cup

Australia vs Nigeria Super Falcons: Lineups and Odds – Women’s World Cup
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All eyes will be on the Suncorp Stadium as co-hosts Australia take on the Nigeria Super Falcons in the second round of the FIFA Women's World Cup. With both teams eyeing all three available points, let's take a look at the lineups and odds for today's match. Australia vs Nigeria kicks off on Thursday July 27, at 11:00 BST (GMT+1).

 

Australia vs Nigeria Super Falcons probable lineups

Australia

Goalkeeper: Mackenzie Arnold
Defenders: Ellie Carpenter, Clare Hunt, Alanna Kennedy, Stephanie Catley
Midfielders: Hayley Raso, Katrina Gorry, Kyra Cooney-Cross, Cortnee Vine
Strikers: Caitlin Foord, Mary Fowler

Nigeria Super Falcons

Goalkeeper: Chiamaka Nnadozie
Defenders: Ashleigh Plumptre, Blessing Demehin, Osinachi Ohale, Michelle Alozie
Midfielders: Halimatu Ayinde, Christy Ucheibe, Ifeoma Onumonu, Toni Payne, Francisca Ordega
Strikers: Asisat Oshoala

Tony Gustafsson is expected to field a similar lineup as he did in Australia's opening match against the Republic of Ireland. He adopted a 4-4-2 formation, with Caitlin Foord and Mary Fowler leading the attack.

On the other hand, the Nigeria Super Falcons will likely use the same 4-2-3-1 formation they used in their opening match. While the starting lineup should be mostly unchanged, it's important to point out that Randy Waldrum will not be able to call upon the services of Deborah Abiodun; as the 19 year old was sent off in Nigeria's previous match. Rosengard's Halimatu Ayinde is expected to replace Abiodun on the starting lineup.

Australia vs Nigeria Super Falcons confirmed lineups

Australia Women

Australia Women
4-1-2-3

Nigeria Women

Nigeria Women
4-1-2-3
22
Michelle Alozie
ng
3
Osinachi Ohale
ng
14
Oluwatosin Demehin
ng
2
Ashleigh Plumptre
ng
18
Halimatu Ayinde
ng
7
Toni Payne
ng
12
Uchenna Kanu
ng
15
Rasheedat Ajibade
ng
Substitutes
1
Tochukwu Oluehi
ng
19
Onyi Echegini
ng
23
Yewande Balogun
ng
9
Desire Oparanozie
ng
17
Francisca Ordega
ng
5
Onome Ebi
ng
4
Glory Ogbonna
ng
11
Gift Monday
ng
21
Esther Okoronkwo
ng

*Confirmed lineups will be updated automatically when they're released

Australia vs Nigeria Super Falcons odds today

Having won 10 of their last 11 matches, it's no surprise that the Australians are the clear favourites to win today's match. Tony Gustafsson's girls are currently priced at 1.44 to take all three points when it's all said and done. On the other hand, the draw is valued at 4.50, while the Nigeria Super Falcons can be backed at 8.00 to get their first win of the tournament today.

*The odds in this article were correct at the time of writing, and odds are subject to change. Please check with your bookmaker before placing the bet.

Australia vs Nigeria Super Falcons – Streaming Info

In case you're wondering where you can catch all the action live on TV, look no further. There are streaming options for fans in many countries across the world, and these are some of them:

Nigeria

Nigerians can watch this match on Supersport Maximo and AfroSport TV. This match will also be available on Supersport Gotv Select 1.

Australia

On the other hand, fans in Australia can watch their team live on:

  • Seven Network
  • Optus Sport 1
  • 7plus

USA

There are a few options for people who live in the United States of America, and some of these are:

  • Peacock
  • FOX
  • Foxsports.com
  • VIX
  • FIFA+

United Kingdom and Ireland

Meanwhile, these are the options for fans who live in the UK and the Republic of Ireland:

  • ITVX
  • RTE2
  • ITV
  • FIFA+
  • STV Scotland
  • RTE Player
  • UTV

Canada

With their victory over the Republic of Ireland in the second round, Canadians will be eager to see how this match pans out. These are some streaming options for fans who live in Canada:

  • CTV
  • RDS
  • TSN1
  • TSN4

This article was most recently revised and updated 7 months ago

Kelechi is a huge sports fan with over 10 years of betting experience. He has written thousands of match previews on football, tennis, basketball and American football in the past few years.