Perth Rectangular Stadium will be the stage on Saturday as Denmark and China get their Women’s World Cup campaigns underway on Australia’s West Coast.

With just one place separating these two nations in the FIFA World Rankings, there is very little to choose between these two sides going into this clash.

Denmark are the favourites at 4/5 to kick off their World Cup campaign with three points in Perth, while China are available at 16/5 to claim the win. A draw on the night is 23/10.

Denmark Women vs China Women Tips

  • Match Result – Draw @ 23/10
  • Pernille Harder to score anytime @ 13/10

Team News

Denmark head into this clash without striker Stone Larsen, who was ruled out of the major tournament after she suffered an anterior cruciate ligament injury back in April.

Pernille Harder will have even more responsibility up front as a result, with Janni Thomsen and Nicoline Sorensen likely to partner her in a front three.

In defence, Stine Ballisager is expected to line up alongside Simone Boye in the heart of the backline, with Rikke Sevecke and Katrine Veje likely to feature as the two full-backs.

As for China, Dou Jiaxing and Yao Wei are being tipped to start in defence in front of keeper Xu Huan, who is expected to be handed a starting role between the sticks.

With over 50 goals for China, skipper Wang Shanshan will lead the line for her country once again, while Wang Shuang and Zhang Linyan will be looking to provide the crosses as the two wingers expected to start on the night in Perth.

Match Result – Draw @ 23/10

Of course, neither side will want to lose their opening game of the campaign and risk-taking might well be limited at this very early stage of the competition Down Under.

The FIFA World Rankings show just how closely-matched these two sides are and this encounter might well end up in a stalemate in Perth.

A draw to be the result when the full-time whistle goes at the Rectangular Stadium is available at 23/10.

Pernille Harder to score anytime @ 13/10

Harder is a talisman for Denmark and, with over 140 appearances for her country, she will be an important figure for the Scandinavian outfit at this tournament.

The 30-year-old, who was named UEFA Women’s Player of the Year for the 2017-18 season, has scored 70 goals for her country and looks more than capable of adding to her impressive tally for Denmark here.

Having just made a high-profile switch from Chelsea to Bayern Munich, Harder is available at 13/10 to score anytime in this encounter with China.

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