Kick-off: 1200, 02/08/2021
Stadium: International Stadium Yokohama
Australia showed great spirit to edge out Great Britain but Sweden have been the stand-out team at the Tokyo Olympics.
The Scandinavians prevailed 4-2 when these sides met during the group stage and are fancied to come out on top in another high-tempo semi-final clash.
We’re snapping up 13/10 for the favourites to oblige and over 2.5 goals in the game for our first Australia women vs Sweden women prediction.
A Look At Australia’s Betting Odds
Australia kicked off with a 2-1 triumph over neighbours New Zealand and then gave Sweden a real scare in Saitama.
Barcelona forward Fridolina Rolfo put the Swedes ahead on 20 minutes but Chelsea’s Sam Kerr replied with a brace either side of half-time.
However, Juventus striker Lina Hurtig, Rolfo and Stina Blackstenius of Hacken went on to turn things around.
The Matildas still managed to advance as one of the best third-placed teams following a goalless stalemate with USA.
In the quarter-finals, Alanna Kennedy put them ahead but two goals from Ellen White looked set to give Team GB victory.
Kerr snatched a late equaliser, though, and then both she and Montpellier’s Mary Fowler were on target in extra-time.
White pulled one back to complete her hat-trick but Australia had already done enough to reach their first Olympics semi-final
The Matildas can again be relied upon to give it a go and should have their moments going forward.
Even so, we like 11/5 for the Swedes to win and both teams to score from the Australia women vs Sweden women odds.
A Look At Sweden’s Betting Odds
Sweden were runners-up behind Germany in Rio and finished third at the 2019 women’s World Cup, so they are very much on an upward curve.
They kicked off this competition by making a real statement of intent when hammering ante-post favourites USA 3-0.
The thrilling 4-2 triumph over Australia was then followed by a smooth 2-0 success versus New Zealand.
Chelsea defender Magdalena Eriksson put them in front early on against Japan in the quarter-finals, but the hosts responded through Mina Tanaka.
However, Blackstenius restored the advantage and a penalty from Kosovare Asllani of Real Madrid made sure of victory.
Peter Gerhardsson’s side have a lovely blend of pace, power and skill, plus they are playing with great confidence and self-belief.
We’re hoping they stay positive and 11/1 for a 3-1 win completes our Australia women vs Sweden women betting tips.
Great Britain 3-4 AUSTRALIA (AET) – Kennedy, Kerr (2), Fowler
SWEDEN 3-1 Japan – Eriksson, Blackstenius, Asllani (pen)
Head-to-head: Sweden 4-2 Australia, Sweden 0-0 Australia, Australia 0-1 Sweden, Australia 1-1 Sweden
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