While a pair of 1-0 wins, against Haiti and Denmark, have not set the tournament Down Under alight England look good to make the knockouts in their quest to claim the trophy for the first time.
However, they will be without key midfielder Keira Walsh due to injury having already seen a number of their star players denied a World Cup outing.
China left it late to beat Haiti last time out having suffered a tough defeat to Denmark to open their tournament.
Never before have they failed to get out the group stage at a Women’s World Cup.
Date, kick-off time and venue
China vs England is scheduled for a 12pm BST kick-off on Tuesday, August 1, 2023.
The match will take place at Hindmarsh Stadium in Adelaide.
Where to watch China vs England
TV channel: In the UK, the game will be televised live on ITV1, with coverage beginning at 11.15am.
Live stream: Subscribers can also catch the contest live online via the ITVX app and website.
Live blog: You can follow all the action on matchday via Standard Sport’s live blog, with expert analysis from Simon Collings at the ground.
China vs England team news
China are without attacking midfielder Rui Zhang after her red card in the win over Haiti.
England should bring Laura Coombs into their midfield in Walsh’s absence, with Georgia Stanway to perform the Barcelona star’s role in their 4-2-3-1 set-up.
Lauren James’ winner against Denmark will keep her in the line-up ahead of Lauren Hemp while Rachel Daly is set to be on the bench behind first-choice striker Alessia Russo.
China vs England prediction
The Lionesses are yet to concede a goal at this tournament while not yet clicking into top gear up front. A sensible draw will see them through as group winners.
A 0-0 draw.
Head to head (h2h) history and results
China wins: 2
England wins: 1
China vs England match odds
Odds via Betfair (subject to change).