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Sweden vs USWNT World Cup predictions: Betting tips, odds & team news

Sweden vs USA Women's World Cup predictions: tips, odds & team news

USA will be hoping to continue the defence of their Women’s World Cup crown when they take on Sweden on Sunday at 10am (UK time).

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Sweden Women vs USA Women odds

Sweden v USA – Women’s World Cup

*Odds correct as of 13:30 on August 4

Who could’ve guessed that we would have been only a post away from USA going out at the group stage at this World Cup? It’s hard to believe but it’s the reality as Vlatko Andonovski’s side were so close to losing to Portugal in their final group stage which would have sealed their elimination. Instead they are in the last 16 and things must turn around quickly if they are to have any chance of winning a third consecutive World Cup. The USA started the group with a 3-0 win over Vietnam but had to come from behind to draw against Netherlands in the game many expected to decide top spot. And it essential did as USA were then held to a goalless draw by Portugal, dropping to second.

The USWNT have made at least the semi-final stage in every single Women’s World Cup tournament to date, but will need to step up their game if they are going to continue their record in 2023.

Sweden, on the other hand, were one of three teams to finish the group stage perfect and they’ll be hoping to make the most of an out-of-character USA side. The European nation, who finished third at the 2019 World Cup, had to come from behind in their first game against South Africa but from then on things were comfortable. First Sweden beat Italy 5-0 to secure qualification and top spot was sealed with a 2-0 win over Argentina, meaning they have now made it to the knockout stages in eight of their nine appearances at the World Cup.

Sweden Women vs USA Women predictions

Sweden Women vs USA Women: Predictions

Bet Prediction Best odds
BTTS? Yes 1/1 with Bet365
Correct Score Sweden 1-1 USA Women 24/5 with Ladbrokes
First Goalscorer Fridolina Rolfo 10/1 with Midnite

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The stats behind our Sweden Women vs USA Women predictions:

  • USA have drawn their past two matches.
  • USA have only faced 11 shots at the 2023 Women’s World Cup, fewer than any other side.
  • There have been 12 draws between USA and Sweden.
  • USA hit the target with just 17 of their 63 shots in the group stage.
  • Only Japan scored more goals than Sweden in the group stage.

Sweden Women vs USA Women match tip

Either team to win on penalties @ 9/2 with Sky Bet

Sweden may have scored nine goals in the group stage but they got over half of those in the 5-0 win over Italy, capitalising on their opponents’ weaknesses at set pieces. At the same time, although USA have struggled they have proven themselves tough to beat with two draws and just one goal conceded. This could go all the way.

Sweden Women vs USA Women Bet-Builder tip

Alex Morgan over 3.5 shots, BTTS, Over 14.5 free kicks with Bet365 

In what may be a surprise to some, both USA and Sweden rank very high for fouls conceded at the 2023 Women’s World Cup. In fact, only France (46) have conceded more fouls than Sweden (43) with USA (40) completing the top three. However, USA have also won 38 fouls with only Argentina (51) winning more. Alex Morgan is yet to score at the World Cup this summer but she has taken 14 shots, with only Alexandra Popp and Jill Roord (both 15) managing more.

Sweden Women vs USA Women team news

Sweden have no concerns for this game, but the likes of Zecira Musovic and Johanna Rytting Kaneryd could find themselves back in the starting XI after being rotated against Argentina.

Sweden Women team news

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Rose Lavelle picked up her second yellow card of the World Cup in the goalless draw with Portugal and will miss this game through suspension.

USA Women team news

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Sweden Women vs USA Women head-to-head record

  • 21 July 2021 – Sweden 3-0 USA – Olympics
  • 7 November 2019 – USA 3-2 Sweden – Friendly
  • 20 June 2019 – Sweden 0-2 USA – Friendly
  • 8 June 2017 – Sweden 0-1 USA – Friendly
  • 12 August 2016 – USA 1-1 Sweden – Olympics

This will be the 42nd meeting between the USA and Sweden, and it’s been a pretty one-sided affair with 23 wins for the four-time world champions, including one at the 2019 World Cup. The USWNT have won four of the six previous meetings at the Women’s World Cup.

Sweden Women vs USA Women Squawka Says