AUS-W vs JM-W Dream 11 prediction: Australia will play Jamaica in the Round 3 of group stages
Stade des Alpes are ready to host Australia and Jamaica in the Women’s World Cup third round. Australia are the obvious front runners in this game having won one of their two games against strong oppositions. Jamaica, on the other hand, have lost both their games, sit last with a -8 goal difference. They’ve also conceded two hattricks from two different players. Based on both team’s performance, I’ve chosen players in the 7:4 ratio in favour of Australia.
Australian goalkeeper Lydia Williams is my preference at this position. Williams doesn’t have any clean sheet in the tournament but will get her fair share against Jamaica, just like her group-mates. The veteran keeper hasn’t looked in the best form, but is obviously the better call for this game.
Out of my 3 selected defenders, two are Australian, namely Stephanie Catley and Ellie Carpenter. I’ve selected Carpenter because firstly, she’s the more attacking fullback of the two, and can create many to score. She’s also the long ball expert of the team and this comes in handy with fast, smart forwards like Samantha Kerr and Caitlin Foord. Carpenter is on the assist tally often, and has been in good form for Australia in the tournament and otherwise.
Catley, on the other hand gives the Australian defence balance. She’s started one game as an LB and the other as a CB. She’s an expert tackler who can ping in long balls and crosses. Catley’s better position is at LB, and has performed better there, too.
Jamaican captain, Konya Plummer completes my trio. She’s been one of the only positives in a shaky Jamaican defence. Her vocal command on the pitch is extremely necessary if they want to pull off an extremely unlikely upset. At 21, she is already organising her defence like a veteran and could make the move to a big club this summer.
Chloe Logarzo is my first pick in midfield. The 24-year-old has a goal to her name in the tournament and has been consistently amazing. Logarzo also assisted Foord in the same game for a goal.
She’s played in central midfield and on the wing for Australia and has been the difference maker in the middle of the park. She’s my bet for their best player of the tournament if she keeps starting games, especially at LM. I’ve given the Vice Captain responsibilities to Logarzo for the game.
For my second choice, I’ve gone for the aforementioned Foord. She started both games, one on the wing and one in midfield and has absolutely bosses both. She created most goalscoring chances of all players vs Italy but was unfortunate to be on the scoring end. Caitlin is a great shooter of the ball, too, and can score from distance.
Chinyelu Asher and Havan Solaun complete my quartet. I’ve selected Asher because as a natural wide player, she has more chance of being among the scorer/assist givers. As for Solaun, she plays in the heart of midfield for Jamaica and is their best midfielder. There’s no particular reason for selected either of them, but they are the most likely players who will be among the goal contributions.
My first choice and captain for this game is Samantha Kerr. She scored for Australia in the first round of the tournament against Italy, which sadly wasn’t enough. Kerr captains her side and likes shooting the ball from distance. She’s unlucky to have only registered the one goal. Australia need a leader in attack if they want to put come away with a dominant victory with a big margin, and that leader is Kerr. The 25-year-old is usually at the right place at the right time and is an excellent poacher when in the box.
My second pick is Emily Glenick. She had a marvellous performance on the right wing against Brazil, creating several opportunities through crosses. Glenick and Kerr have a very understanding partnership where former’s through balls somehow always find the feet of the latters. This duo will have to combine to give Australia some goals so they safely qualify.
I have Trudi Carter to top off my amazing Australian duo. Carter has only played a few minutes at the World Cup but is the only Jamaican forward to register some points in the Dream11 team apart from Khadija Shaw. Compromising on Shaw gave me the chance to select the best players from the Australian side, which are favourites.
Disclaimer: This team is made on the basis of our research for the game. This XI is what we think would work – you’re free to choose your own XI.