Spain vs Zambia Copper Queens: Lineups and Odds – Women’s World Cup

Spain vs Zambia Copper Queens: Lineups and Odds – Women’s World Cup
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Three points will be up for grabs as the Zambia Copper Queens and Spain draw swords in a FIFA Women's World Cup 2023 Group C fixture on Wednesday morning. As these teams go toe-to-toe with each other for the first time, let's take a look at the lineups and odds for today's game.

Spain vs Zambia kicks off on Wednesday July 26, at 08:30 BST (GMT +1). These teams will clash at Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand.

Spain vs Zambia Copper Queens probable lineups – Women's World Cup

Spain

Goalkeeper: Misa Rodriguez
Defenders: Ona Batlle, Irene Paredes, Ivana Andrés, Olga Carmona
Midfielders: Aitana Bonmati, Jennifer Hermoso, Teresa Abelleira
Strikers: Athenea del Castillo, Esther Gonzalez, Salma Paralluelo

Copper Queens (Zambia)

Goalkeeper: Nali Hazel
Defenders: Margaret Belemu, Agness Musase, Lushomo Mweemba, Martha Tembo
Midfielders: Susan Banda, Racheal Kundananji, Ireen Lungu, Evarine Katongo, Siomala Mapepa
Strikers: Barbra Banda

Jorge Vilda is expected to field a similar lineup as he did in Spain's 3-0 victory over Costa Rica. He utilized a 4-2-3-1 formation in their Women's World Cup opener, with Real Madrid's Esther Gonzalez leading the attack.

On the other hand, the Copper Queens will not be able to call upon the services of first choice goalkeeper Catherine Musonda; as the 25 year old shot-stopper was sent off in their humiliating 5-0 loss at the hands of Japan. That said, Nali Hazel should replace Musonda on the starting lineup; she started all of the Copper Queens Zambia's matches at the Summer Olympics two years ago.

Spain vs Zambia Copper Queens confirmed lineups – Women's World Cup

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

Spain Women

Spain Women
4-1-2-3
10
Jennifer Hermoso Fuentes
es
Substitutes
7
Irene Guerrero
es
13
Enith Salon Marcuello
es
12
Oihane Hernandez
es
17
Alba Maria Redondo Ferrer
es

Zambia Women

zm
4-1-2-3
18
Eunice Sakala
zm
8
Margaret Belemu
zm
15
Agness Musesa
zm
3
Lushomo Mweemba
zm
13
Martha Tembo
zm
4
Susan Banda
zm
14
Ireen Lungu
zm
12
Evarine Katongo
zm
17
Racheal Kundananji
zm
11
Barbra Banda
zm
19
Xiomara Mapepa
zm
Substitutes
22
Esther Banda
zm
2
Judith Soko
zm
10
Comfort Selemani
zm
21
Avell Chitundu
zm
5
Mary Mulenga
zm
9
Hellen Mubanga
zm
7
Ochumba Lubandji
zm
20
Hellen Chanda
zm
23
Vast Phiri
zm
6
Mary Wilombe
zm
16
Letisha Lungu
zm

Spain vs Zambia Copper Queens odds today

It's important to point out that the Spaniards are coming into this match on the back of a seven-match winning streak. In contrast, the Copper Queens Zambia suffered a 5-0 loss in their opening match. Bearing that in mind, it's no surprise that Spain are the overwhelming favourites to win today's game.

Jorge Vilda's girls can be backed at 1.01 to win today's match. On the other hand, the draw is valued at 17.50 while the Copper Queens Zambia are currently priced at a massive 31.00 to win today's match.

*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.

Spain vs Zambia Copper Queens – Streaming options

You may be wondering if it's possible to watch the Spain vs Copper Queens Zambia match live on TV. Not to worry, we've got you covered. There are a fair few live streaming options for fans in many countries across the world, and some of these are:

Zambia

If you live in Zambia, you can catch all the action live on Supersport Football, and also on AfroSport TV.

Spain

This match will be available on RTVE.es, FIFA+, ZDF and TVE La 2 for fans who live in Spain.

United States

Meanwhile, these are the streaming options for fans in the United States.

  • FIFA+
  • Telemundo
  • Peacock
  • Fox Sports 1
  • ViX
  • Foxsports.com

United Kingdom

On the other hand, those who live in the UK can watch this game on:

  • BBC iPlayer
  • BBC Two
  • RTE Player
  • FIFA+
  • BBC Sport Web

Canada

Finally, the Spain vs Copper Queens Zambia game will also be available on TSN5, TSN1 and TSN4 for fans in Canada.

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.