Germany will be looking to continue their winning start to the 2023 Women’s World Cup when they take on Colombia on Sunday morning (10.30) at the Allianz Stadium.

After losing in the final of the European Championships against England last summer, Germany headed into this Women’s World Cup as one of the pre-tournament favourites and they started in emphatic fashion, beating Morocco 6-0.

Colombia also made a winning start to their campaign with a 2-0 victory over South Korea.

Germany Women vs Colombia Women

  • Germany win both halves @ 6/4
  • Alexandra Popp to score in 90 minutes @ 21/20

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Germany manager Martina Voss-Tecklenburg may opt for an unchanged lineup after their 6-0 thrashing of Morocco, meaning that Merle Frohms will start between the sticks, and captain Alexandra Popp will lead the line.

As for Colombia, striker Linda Caicedo collapsed during a training session on Thursday, and despite Colombian medical staff declaring she is well now, she could be given a rest this game.

Germany to win both halves @ 6/4

Germany have won four and drawn one of their previous five Women’s World Cup matches against South American opposition, and I’m expecting them to have too much quality for Colombia here.

DFB-Frauenteam were outstanding in their World Cup opener, and will be full of confidence coming into this encounter, and they have won 20 and drawn four of their 25 Women’s World Cup group stage matches – an incredible record.

Meanwhile, Colombia are aiming to win two successive World Cup matches for the first time, and although they may put up some resilience, I can’t see them being able to stop Germany from scoring.

Two of Germany’s six goals against Morocco came in the opening 45 minutes, so I’m backing the Germans to win both halves on Sunday.

Alexandra Popp to score in 90 minutes @ 21/20

The Germany captain bagged a brace against Morocco, taking her World Cup total tally to five goals. She will hope to build on that on Sunday against Colombia and potentially secure a place in the knockout stages.

Her efforts against Morocco mean she has now bagged 64 goals in 129 appearances for the national team, demonstrating her ability to regularly find the net at this level.

Popp has already demonstrated her importance to this Germany side – the 32-year-old is playing in her fourth World Cup and provides invaluable tournament knowhow. She was also a vital cog of the Germany squad at last year’s European Championship and her absence against England in the final was certainly felt.

I’m backing her to score anytime on Sunday and once again show her significance to her national team.

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