Australia will look to get their 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup campaign back on track when they meet Brazil in Group C at Montpellier's Stade de la Mosson on Thursday.
Italy caused an upset by beating the Matildas 2-1 in their tournament opener, and Australia now need a win against Brazil to avoid putting their World Cup hopes in serious jeopardy.
The Selecao, meanwhile, won their opener 3-0 against Jamaica thanks to Cristiane's record-breaking hat-trick:
Australia are favourites to claim all three points, but they are now under huge pressure following their opening defeat.
Date: Thursday, June 13
Time: 6 p.m. local, 5 p.m. BST, midday ET
TV Info: Fox Network (U.S.), BBC Two (UK)
Match Odds (via Oddschecker): Australia 15-13, Brazil 12-5, Draw 27-10
Australia are the sixth-ranked side in the world, and they boast one of the biggest stars of the women’s game in Sam Kerr.
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On Sunday against Italy, though, they looked lost. Kerr put the Matildas ahead in the 22nd minute when she pounced on the rebound after seeing her penalty saved.
But Barbara Bonansea equalised shortly before the hour and provided the knockout blow deep into stoppage time:
Australia go into Thursday's clash with Brazil on the back of three consecutive defeats after they lost their last two World Cup warm-up matches against the United States and the Netherlands.
That is hardly confidence-making form, and the South Americans will likely be smelling blood ahead of the Montpellier clash.
They looked good against Jamaica and could welcome back star player Marta to face the Matildas:
Brazil have their own problems, though. They are the 10th-ranked side in the world, but before the start of France 2019, they had lost nine games in a row—and 10 in 11 since their 2018 Copa America Femenina triumph last April.
On paper, however, Australia are the better side and should get a win on Thursday to get their campaign back on course.
They must get the Italy defeat out of their minds, though, or risk another poor result against a Brazil side with plenty of quality.