The United States women’s national soccer team (USA-W) will begin their Women’s Football World Cup 2023 campaign against Vietnam at Eden Park in Auckland, New Zealand. The Group E fixture will start at 6:30 AM IST on Saturday, July 22.
USA-W vs VIE-W Dream11 prediction for Women’s Football World Cup 2023
Two-time defending champions United States will start as one of the favourites to clinch an unprecedented third consecutive FIFA Women's World Cup. The four-time winners have a star-studded squad with the likes of Lindsey Horan, Megan Rapinoe, Trinity Rodman and Alex Morgan in their ranks.
On the other hand, the Vietnam women's national football team will make their debut at the FIFA Women's World Cup. Ranked 32nd in the FIFA women’s rankings, Vietnam will be led by head coach Mai Duc Chung.
The United States and Vietnam will clash for the first time in women’s international football.
Going by overall experience, the United States will start as overwhelming favourites against Vietnam in the Asian team’s first-ever FIFA Women's World Cup clash.
USA-W vs VIE-W Dream11 team tips for Women’s Football World Cup 2023
Top tip: Best forward
United States co-captain Alex Morgan will be an overwhelming forward choice at 9 credits. Considered to be one of the greatest women’s footballers of all time, Alex Morgan will be featuring in her fourth Women’s Football World Cup. Morgan will head into the World Cup in great form, having scored five goals and provided four assists for San Diego Wave in the National Women’s Soccer League 2023.
Top tip: Best midfielder
Among the midfielders on display, Lindsey Horan of the United States will be a preferred choice at 8.5 credits. The 29-year-old attacking midfielder will play a key role for the United States at FIFA Women's World Cup 2023. Known for her athleticism, and technical quality, Horan has netted 27 goals for the national team since making her senior debut in 2013. She will most probably be the official penalty taker for the United States in the Women’s Football World Cup.
Top tip: Best defender and goalkeeper
Selected by 94.12 per cent of fantasy users, Vietnam defender Hoang Thi Loan could be a great fantasy pick at just 8 credits. Hoang Thi Loan has already represented Vietnam in 41 matches so far. She will play a vital role at the heart of defence for Vietnam.
For the goalkeeper spot, United States Casey Murphy will be a quality investment at 8 credits. The 27-year-old plays for North Carolina Courage in the National Women's Soccer League. She has also featured in 14 international matches for the United States and makes for a safe pair of hands in between the posts.
USA-W vs VIE-W Women’s Football World Cup 2023 squads
Goalkeepers: Aubrey Kingsbury, Casey Murphy, Alyssa Naeher
Defenders: Alana Cook, Crystal Dunn, Emily Fox, Naomi Girma, Sofia Huerta , Kelley O'Hara, Emily Sonnett
Midfielders: Savannah DeMelo, Julie Ertz, Lindsey Horan, Rose Lavelle, Kristie Mewis, Ashley Sanchez, Andi Sullivan
Forwards: Alex Morgan, Megan Rapinoe, Trinity Rodman, Sophia Smith, Alyssa Thompson, Lynn Williams
Goalkeepers: Tran Thi Kim Thanh, Khong Thi Hang, Dao Thi Kieu Oanh
Defenders: Chuong Thi Kieu, Tran Thi Thu Thao, Hoang Thi Loan, Tran Thi Thu, Luong Thi Thu Thuong, Nguyen Thi My Anh, Le Thi Diem My, Tran Thi Hai Linh, Tran Thi Thuy Nga
Midfielders: Nguyen Thi Tuyet Dung, Duong Thi Van, Nguyen Thi Bich Thuy, Tran Thi Thuy Trang, Thai Thi Thao, Nguyen Thi Thanh Nha, Ngan Thi Van Su
Forwards: Huynh Nhu, Pham Hai Yen, Nguyen Thi Thuy Hang, Vu Thi Hoa
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