It’s the Ferns against the Philippines at the Wellington Regional Stadium! Keep up with the latest happenings in the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup series by checking out our New Zealand-Philippines odds, predictions, picks and how-to guide.
Ferns surprised the Grasshoppers by winning 1–0 thanks to a Hannah Wilkinson blast in the 48th minute. New Zealand will look to register another win against Malditas whom they beat 2-1 in the previous match.
The Filipinas almost took an early lead against La Nati but a goal by Katarina Guillou was ruled offside. The Swiss won 2–0 thanks to goals in both halves from Ramona Bachmann and Serena Puibel. Pinez will look to trouble the hosts in their second match.
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FIFA Women’s World Cup odds: New Zealand–Philippines odds
New Zealand: -300
Goals over 2.5: +108
Goals under 2.5: -136
How to watch New Zealand Vs. Philippines
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Time: 1:30AM ET/10:30PM PT
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Why will New Zealand beat Philippines?
Co-hosts New Zealand created history by registering their first World Cup victory with an unexpected 1–0 victory over former champions Norway. Melbourne City forward Hannah Wilkinson broke the deadlock three minutes into the second half as the Football Ferns secured a historic victory despite missing a late penalty.
New Zealand are confident after winning their opening game and will be counting on the support of their home crowd to inch closer to sealing a place in the knockout stages once again. The New Zealand women’s national team, which is participating in the World Cup for the sixth time, has been trying to establish itself in the tournament since its debut in 1991. Despite showing progress over the years, they are yet to make it past the knockout stage.
Competing in Group A in this edition of the Women’s World Cup, New Zealand have already secured three points in a tightly contested match. Another win in the next game could secure them a coveted spot in the knockout stage, depending on the outcome of the second game. In a friendly match held in 2022, New Zealand faced the Philippines and won 2–1. The match marked the first and only meeting between the two national teams in history to date, setting an important record in the international sporting scene.
Kiwi boss Jitka Klimkova is likely to name an unchanged starting XI after the Ferns’ sensational win against Norway. Melbourne City forward Hannah Wilkinson has proved to be a key player for the team, scoring 29 goals in 116 appearances for the national team. His contribution went beyond the historical record, as he scored in the opening match of the tournament. Another standout player is Jackie Hand, a forward for Åland United, who provided the assist for the goal in the first round. Rhea Percival, Annalee Longo and Betsy Hassett will also be looking to make an impact in this match.
Why would the Philippines beat New Zealand?
The Philippines suffered a hard-fought 2-0 defeat against Switzerland last Friday. As a result, the Filipino team currently sits fourth in their group and will need to recover quickly to avoid an early exit.
Participating in the Women’s World Cup is a historic moment for the Philippines, as it is the first time that their team has qualified for the tournament. The achievement marks a significant progress for women’s football in the country as they had never reached the final of the AFC Asian Cup before.
Expectations were not very high for the Philippines. Now they have the least chance of making it to the next stage and if they lose to New Zealand in this round, that chance will end. Despite the 2-0 loss against Switzerland, head coach Alen Stajic is likely to stick with the same starting XI.
Estrella Vermela midfielder Quinley Quezada has demonstrated his offensive prowess, scoring 22 goals in 48 games for the Philippine national team. Another standout player is Western Sydney Wanderers forward Sarina Bolden, who has scored 22 goals in just 36 appearances for the national team. Carle Frills, Katrina Guillou, Anika Castaneda, Hallie Long and captain Tahnai Ennis will all be expected to make an impact in this match.
Final New Zealand-Philippines Predictions & Selections
The Ferns and the Filipinas are expected to be a low-scoring contest. New Zealand’s dominance at home will certainly inspire confidence, but they haven’t had a good run in recent games. Both the teams will play it cautiously here, but the Philippines can still pull off an upset and win this game.
Final New Zealand-Philippines Predictions & Selections: Philippines (+1000), Under 2.5 Goals (-136)