Australia's Sam Kerr (L) celebrates her goal against Brazil with teammates during their women's friendly football match at Newcastle on September 19, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / SAEED KHAN / --IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE-- (Photo credit should read SAEED KHAN/AFP/Getty Images)

It is no secret that the Matildas have had a unsuccessful run coming into the Olympics.

The team are yet to secure a win under new coach Tony Gustavsson's lead, losing four of their last five matches.

Yet despite this, a number of factors show that the team should not be ruled out of olympic dominance.

The Matildas will start their Tokyo campaign tomorrow night against New Zealand.

After missing out on the 2016 Rio Olympics the 'football ferns' are  eager to show the progress they have made throughout the past five years.

However the Matildas dominance against the side should not be ignored with the side winning an impressive 30 times and losing only seven throughout their playing history.

The Aussies were also able to secure a comfortable 2-0 win over the side the last time the two teams met in 2019.

The Matildas are also heading to Tokyo with their most experienced team to date.

14 Members have Olympic experience under their belts. The team also notably share a combined 1200 international caps and 160 goals between them.

This will be a massive disadvantage for New Zealand who's team consists of a number of young first time olympians such as twenty-one year old Claudia Bunge.

However, despite having three of the world's top nine teams in their pool, optimism remains high for the Football Ferns captain Ali Riley.

"I think if there's any team that could take the conditions we've been thrown into and the pressure of being in a group like this and come out of it successful, it's this team," Says Riley.

"Obviously hosting a World Cup in two years, this is really important for our preparation and building into something really major for New Zealand."

Yet with the class leadership of superstar Sam Kerr, the Aussies continue to lead as favourites.

However Gustavsson continues to dismiss the potential of progression into the competition and instead continues to instil a one match mindset among his team.

“We’re only focused right now on that opening game, because that’s what we need to do then once that’s finished, we then focus on Sweden and then when that’s finished we focus on the US."

With both teams set to co-host the 2023 FIFA Womens world cup, both teams are keen to impress at Tokyo.

The Matildas take on New Zealand tomorrow night at 8:30pm est, in one of the first sports to kick of the 2021 Tokyo games.