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Great Britain vs Australia prediction: How will Tokyo Olympics quarter-final play out today?

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Great Britain enter the quarter-finals of the Olympic women’s football unbeaten at Tokyo 2020.

Having topped Group E, Australia are their opponents in Kashima.

Team GB coach Hege Riise had the luxury of being able to rest some of her key players for Team GB’s final group game against Canada, but should bring them back in for a crucial game.

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A win would guarantee either side at least a medal match.

Riise remains confident in her side ahead of kick-off: “I believe strongly in this team, a great team always finds a way to come back and we did. Closer to the finish we started to get some momentum, luckily we were good enough to get the goal. It was an important goal (from Weir), we top the group, we’re staying here and have a little bit more rest so we are happy.

“There are always things you want to improve on, we have played three games against three good opponents and have performed better and better. We haven’t been together that long so we’ll improve every game. Overall we looked strong and confident and that will be important going forward.”

Here’s everything you need to know about the clash:

When is the match?

The game kicks off at 10am BST on Friday 30 July, at the Kashima Soccer Stadium in Kashima.

Where can I watch it?

The game may be shown live on BBC 1 or on the Red Button and can be streamed via the BBC iPlayer. It will also be on Eurosport 2 and the Eurosport player, as well as Discovery+.

Predicted line-ups

Great Britain XI - Roebuck; Bronze, Houghton, Williamson, Stokes, Walsh, Weir, Little, Kirby, Hemp, White

Australia XI - Micah; Kennedy, Catley, Polkinghorne, Carpenter, Logarzo, van Egmond, Yallop, Foord, Kerr

Odds

Great Britain 8/11

Draw 12/5

Australia 10/3

Prediction

Team GB to edge out Australia and progress to the semi-finals. Great Britain 2-1 Australia

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