Tokyo Olympics 2021: USA vs Sweden Women's Soccer Match Preview and Prediction
The Tokyo Olympics 2021 will kick-start with an intriguing women’s soccer game between USA and Sweden on Wednesday.
Tokyo Olympics 2021: Match Details
Group G: Sweden vs USA
Date: 21 July 2021
Location: Tokyo Stadium
Kick-off time: 4:30 am (Eastern time, U.S); 1:30 am (Pacific time, U.S); 3:30 am (Central time, U.S)
Tokyo Olympics 2021: USA vs Sweden Women’s Soccer Preview
Sweden's women’s soccer team has a strong defensive line and has shown improvement over the years. However, the Scandinavians have strong fixtures in the group stage, and they have to punch above their weight in order to qualify for the knockout stage.
The USWNT women’s soccer team is once again heading into Tokyo 2021 Olympics as favourites and will be looking to avenge its defeat at Rio Olympics. It holds the upper hand and will have a point to prove in this game.
USA vs Sweden Women Head-to-Head
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Both the teams have shared spoils 14 times, and USA Women's team has a clear advantage with five wins, while Sweden Women's team have managed only three victories against USA.
The last time that both the teams shared the pitch was in April this year, however, the match ended in a stalemate.
USA Women's Soccer Team Form Guide: W-W-W-W-W
Sweden Women's Soccer Team Form Guide: D-W-W-D-W
USA vs Sweden women’s soccer: Predicted XI
Sweden (Predicted XI): Lindahl; Eriksson, Bjorn, Ilestedt; Andersson, Seger, Bennison, Glas; Blackstenius, Rolfo, Jakobsson
USA (Predicted XI): Naeher; Dunn, Sauerbrunn, Dahlkemper, O'Hara; Lavelle, Horan, Sam Mewis; Lloyd, Morgan, Rapinoe
Tokyo Olympics 2021: USA vs Sweden Women’s Soccer Prediction
They are two of the toughest teams in women's soccer, and it will be a thrilling game between these two nations, albeit USA having struggled to score goals against Sweden.
The Scandinavians were the ones who prevented the USA women's soccer team from winning any medal at Rio Olympics and will try to emulate the same performance in the opening match of the women’s soccer game at the Tokyo 2021 Olympics.
However, USA women's soccer team have been regarded as the favourites to win the gold medal in the women’s soccer team at Tokyo 2021 Olympics.
The likes of Lloyd, Morgan, Rapinoe in forward line will be a force to be reckoned with. They can break the toughest of defence and the onus would be on them to carry the USWNT further in Tokyo 2021 Olympics.
With their talent-packed squad, we predict USWNT will emerge victoriously.
Score Prediction: USA 2-1 Sweden