Banyana Banyana vs Italy: Lineups and odds – Women’s World Cup

Banyana Banyana vs Italy: Lineups and odds – Women’s World Cup
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Get the latest updates on the Banyana Banyana vs. Italy matchup in the Women's World Cup. Stay informed about the confirmed lineups and odds for this thrilling encounter.

In a highly anticipated clash at the Sky Stadium in Wellington on Wednesday, both South Africa Women and Italy Women are set to battle fiercely for a spot in the last-16 of the Women's World Cup 2023.

The South African team, known as Banyana Banyana, finds themselves in a pivotal situation, currently occupying the third position in Group G. Just two points behind second-placed Italy, they are determined to secure a crucial victory and progress to the knockout stage.

Banyana Banyana vs Italy probable lineups

Banyana Banyana

Goalkeeper: Kaylin Swart
Defenders: Sibulele Holweni, Bongeka Gamede, Bambanani Mbane, Lebogang Ramalepe
Midfielders: Hildah Magaia, Jermaine Seoposenwe, Noxolo Cesane, Refiloe Jane
Strikers: Thembi KgatlanaLinda Motlhalo

Banyana Banyana
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Italy

Goalkeeper: Durante
Defenders: Di Guglielmo, Linari, Boattin, Salvai
Midfielders: Caruso, Dragoni, Beccari, Bononsea, Guigliano
Strikers: Giacinti

Despite being taken off on a stretcher during the 2-2 draw with Argentina, South Africa's captain Refiloe Jane is likely to participate in this decisive must-win game. According to the team's medical staff, Jane suffered a minor ankle injury, but it seems she is determined to play. Unfortunately for them, midfielder Kholosa Biyana, who received her second yellow card in two games, will be unavailable due to suspension.

Meanwhile, Italy's Azzurre can find some solace in the fact that they didn't suffer any major injuries after their 5-0 loss against Sweden. Coach Milena Bertolini is expected to have a complete squad at her disposal for the upcoming match.

Banyana Banyana vs Italy confirmed lineups

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

South Africa Women

South Africa Women
3-4-3
1
Kaylin Swart
za
2
Lebogang Ramalepe
za
13
Bambanani Mbane
za
4
Noko Matlou
za
7
Karabo Dhlamini
za
20
Robyn Moodaly
za
3
Bongeka Gamede
za
8
Hildah Magaia
za
10
Linda Motlhalo
za
11
Thembi Kgatlana
za
Substitutes
14
Tiisetso Makhubela
za
5
Fikile Magama
za
22
Nomvula Kgoale
za
18
Sibulele Holweni
za
23
Wendy Shongwe
za
9
Gabriela Salgado
za
21
Kebotseng Moletsane
za
17
Melinda Kgadiete
za
15
Refiloe Jane
za
6
Noxolo Cesane
za
16
Andile Dlamini
za

Italy Women

it
4-2-3-1
22
Francesca Durante
it
3
Benedetta Orsi
it
17
Lisa Boattin
it
18
Arianna Caruso
it
14
Chiara Beccari
it
8
Barbara Bonansea
it
Substitutes
12
Rachele Baldi
it
1
Laura Giuliani
it
2
Emma Severini
it
23
Cecilia Salvai
it
21
Valentina Cernoia
it
19
Martina Lenzini
it
7
Sofia Cantore
it
10
Cristiana Girelli
it

Banyana Banyana vs Italy odds today

In this highly anticipated matchup, Italy enters as the favourite with odds of -160. The Italian team is backed by bookmakers, making them the frontrunners to secure a victory. On the other hand, South Africa face longer odds at +406, suggesting they are the underdogs in this contest.

The draw is also a possibility, sitting at +293. As for the expected goal tally, the over/under has been set at 2.5, indicating that bookmakers anticipate a relatively low-scoring game.

Banyana Banyana vs Italy live streaming options

South Africa

If you reside in South Africa, you can catch the live broadcast of this match on TV through your DStv or Gotv subscription.

  • SABC 1
  • Supersport Gotv Select 1
  • Supersport Football
  • Supersport Variety 3

Nigeria

Viewers in Nigeria will have multiple options to enjoy the match.

  • SS Variety 3 (English)
  • Afrosport TV (English)
  • SS Variety 3 (English)
  • SS FOOTBALL (ENGLISH)
  • SS Laliga (English)

United States

The match will be available for streaming on FuboTV, FOX, and Peacock in Spanish.

United Kingdom

Fans can tune in to BBC 2 to catch the live broadcast of the match.

This article was most recently revised and updated 8 months ago

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