Women’s World Cup Group Stage
On Tuesday, July 25, in their second Group A encounter of the 2023 Women’s World Cup, the teams of the Philippines and New Zealand will go head-to-head. The venue for this match is the Wellington ASB Stadium in Wellington, New Zealand.
New Zealand enters the match as the clear favorites, with a world ranking of 26th, while the Philippines holds the 46th position. Moreover, New Zealand has a superior recent record against the Philippines, having secured victories in their last two meetings.
Nevertheless, the Philippines shouldn’t be underestimated, as they are a physically strong team with a solid defensive game. They possess some skilled players in their forward line-up, including Sarina Bolden and Tahnai Annis, who can pose a threat to the New Zealand defense.
The match between New Zealand and the Philippines is a must-win for both teams. New Zealand need a win to keep their hopes of reaching the knockout stages alive, while the Philippines need a win to boost their confidence and build momentum for their remaining matches.
- Date: Tuesday, July 25
- Time: 1:30 a.m. ET
- Location: Wellington ASB Stadium, Wellington, New Zealand
- TV: Fox Sports 1
- Streaming: fuboTV, FOX Sports App
The Philippines and New Zealand have met four times in the past. New Zealand have won all four meetings, including a 2-1 victory in their most recent meeting in 2022.
The Philippines are making their first appearance at the Women’s World Cup. They are the lowest-ranked team in Group A, but they have shown that they are capable of competing at this level. They drew with Sweden in their opening match of the tournament.
New Zealand are looking to improve on their performance at the 2019 Women’s World Cup, where they were eliminated in the group stage. They have a good squad with a mix of experienced players and young talent.
Starting Line Up
New Zealand Women starting lineup:
Esson; Bott, Stott, Bowen, A. Riley; Hassett, Percival, Steinmetz; I. Riley, Hand, Wilkinson
Philippines Women starting lineup:
McDaniel; Barker, Long, Cowart, Beard, Harrison; Quezada, Sawicki, Annis; Bolden, Guillou
The match is likely to be a close affair. However, New Zealand should have enough quality to win.
Prediction: New Zealand to win
Our Expert Tipster prediction:
Over 2.5 goals
Philippines (W) +1
New Zealand will utilise home advantage to claim a narrow victory over Philippines
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