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Australia vs. Brazil: Odds, Live Stream, TV Info for Women's World Cup 2019

Rory Marsden@@roomarsdenFeatured ColumnistJune 12, 2019

VALENCIENNES, FRANCE - JUNE 09: Sam Kerr of Australia gestures during the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup France group C match between Australia and Italy at Stade du Hainaut on June 9, 2019 in Valenciennes, France. (Photo by TF-Images/Getty Images)
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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:

OptaJohan @OptaJohan

34 - Oldest player to score a World Cup hat-trick: Women's WC - Cristiane (34y 25d) Men's WC - Cristiano Ronaldo (33y 130d). Record. #FIFAWWC https://t.co/edAbkyOwAY

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)

Live Stream: Fox Sports GoBBC iPlayer

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.

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:

OptaJoe @OptaJoe

94:39 - Barbara Bonansea's match-winning goal for Italy against Australia was timed at 94:39 & was the latest winning goal scored in normal time of a FIFA Women's World Cup match in the history of the competition. Drama. #FIFAWWC19 https://t.co/5sGbuWRmvu

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:

Ben Dinnery @BenDinnery

Marta (thigh) is back on the training pitches and could be in contention for #BRA second Group C game against Australia on Thursday. #FIFAWWC #WWCFantasy

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 rowand 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. 

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