Are you looking for Australia vs. Brazil match preview, then you have come to the right place. We at Knupsports did the analysis of both teams, investigating some of the most important details of both teams. Stay with us, and read our preview for the second match in group C between Australia and Brazil.
The team from Australia is currently sixth-ranked team on FIFA Women’s world ranking, four places better ranked than their opponent in this match, Brazil. In their last five matches, they have two wins and three losses, including the last one against Italy 2-1 on Sunday in the first match in group C, where they were the strong favorites to win. The thing that should concern them is the fact that they have three losses in a row (op.a. Italy, Netherland, and the USA) and only the USA was the team who’s ranked better on world ranking than Australia.
If we look at the recent World Cups, in last six, they qualified to the knock-out stage, and six times their road ended in the quarterfinals. In these last five matches, Kangaroos scored 11 goals, and exactly the same amount of goals they received. We come to the conclusion that they play very attacking football, scoring over two goals in average per game, and also, they have a little bit a problem in defense, while receiving over two goals in average is a little bit too much.
As we mentioned before, the team from Brazil is currently the 10th-ranked team on FIFA Women’s world ranking. They are not as successful as the men’s team, who are ranked 3rd in the world. Anyway, in the last five games, Brazil only achieved one win, and it was on Sunday against Jamaica on World Cup with 3-0. A hat trick was scored by Brazil’s veteran Christiane, who’s holding the first place of top goalscorers after the first round.
Before that, they have four losses, and if we look at the score, we could say they were pretty even matches. They scored five goals in the last five matches, while in the same amount of matches they received seven goals.
We should keep in mind that this team played in every single World Cup, and their biggest success is the second place from 2007 after they lost against Germany 2-0. Brazil comes at this tournament with the best women’s player in the world in Marta. This was her sixth time that she won that award, and this is her fifth World Cup. She has scored 110 goals in 133 matches for Brazil.
Head to head
These two teams have played a lot of matches in the last two decades, so we will base on the last five. If we look at these five matches, Australia has four wins, and there is just one draw. Australia scores 14 goals while receiving five. The bookkeepers put Australia as a slight favorite here, but there’s no doubt that this is going to be an attractive match to watch.