Australia will be out for revenge when they face Canada for a second time in less than a week on Tuesday night.
The Matildas were beaten 1-0 by Canada in Brisbane on Saturday in the first of two friendlies and will be hoping for a better result in Sydney at the new Allianz Stadium.
Tony Gustavsson’s side are now winless across their past three games and have scored just one goal during that span.
Both teams spurned good chances in front of goal on Saturday and will be eager to deliver more clinical displays in the final third with a big crowd expected.
How to watch Australia vs. Canada
|Date||Tuesday, September 6||Tuesday, September 6|
|Time||19:40 AEST||05:40 ET|
|TV channel||10 Bold||Optik TV (Ch. 980)|
|Streaming||10Play, Paramount+||fuboTV Canada, OneSoccer|
Australia: This friendly will be televised on 10 Bold and streamed for free via 10Play. Paramount+, which requires a subscription, is also expected to show the match.
Canada: Optik TV will broadcast this match on television in Canada, while fuboTV and OneSoccer will both provide live streams.
Australia vs. Canada projected lineups & team news
The Matildas will likely be without Alanna Kennedy for this match after she was forced off in the 39th minute on Saturday.
Cortnee Vine impressed off the bench last time out and may be rewarded with a start on Tuesday.
Chloe Logarzo is back in the Australia squad following an ACL injury and will be hoping to play her first minutes back against Canada in Sydney.
Projected Australia line-up (4-4-2): Williams – Grant, Luik, Polkinghorne, Nevin – Vine, Gorry, Yallop, Chidiac – Fowler, Kerr.
Canada seemed to escape the first friendly without picking up any injuries, though goalkeeper Kailen Sheridan may have hurt her shoulder late on.
Clarissa Larisey and Simi Awujo made their senior debuts as substitutes in the 1-0 win and did their chances of earning a starting spot no harm with strong showings.
Projected Canada line-up (4-2-3-1): Sheridan – St-Georges, Yekka, Zadorsky, Beckie – Grosso, Fleming – Leon, Awujo, Prince – Larisey.
Australia vs. Canada preview and prediction
Both the Matildas and Canada were left to rue some missed chances in front of goal when they met on Saturday.
Sam Kerr was denied multiple times by Sheridan throughout the match, while Canada themselves should’ve finished the game off in the second-half but got just five of their 13 shots on target.
Each team is missing a few key players for these friendlies and that showed in Brisbane with both sides lacking sharpness at times.
Canada deserved to win on Saturday but Australia showed enough to suggest they are capable of bouncing back in Sydney.
If Kerr can find a way past Sheridan and Gustavsson freshens up the Matildas side by starting the likes of Vine, Australia is more than capable of getting some revenge.
Prediction: Australia to win 2-1