Tokyo Olympics: USA vs Australia Women’s Soccer Bronze Medal Match Preview
USA and Australia Women's soccer teams will have another chance to win a medal when they compete for the bronze medal in the women's soccer event at Ibaraki Kashima Stadium on Thursday.
Tokyo Olympics: Match Details
Event: Women's Soccer Bronze Medal 🥉
USA Women vs Australia Women
Date: 5 August 2021
Location: Ibaraki Kashima Stadium
Kick-off time: 3 am (Chicago time, USA) | 1 am (L.A time, USA) | 4 am (New York time, USA) | 6 pm (Sydney time, Australia )
USA's women's team suffered heartbreak at the hands of the Canadian Women’s team which shattered their dream of winning an Olympics gold medal.
Nonetheless, they will have a chance to win a bronze when they play Australian women at Ibaraki Kashima Stadium.
Australian women have thrived coming into this tournament but suffered an expected defeat against tournament favorites, Sweden, in their semi-final game. However, they still have a chance to return home with a medal and will play out of their skin against the USA's women's team.
USA vs Australia: Women's Team H2H Record
Both the teams have gone head-to-head in four games, where USA women have won two out of four. Australian women have a poor record in their h2h games and want to change that when competing for the bronze medal.
USWNT form guide 2021 Olympics: L-W-D-W-L
Australia Women form guide at 2021 Olympics: L-W-D-L-W
USA vs Australia Women's Soccer Bronze: Predicted Lineup
USWNT Predicted XI (4-3-3): Adrianna Franch; Crystal Dunn, Becky Sauerbrunn, Abby Dahlkemper, Kelley O'Hara; Lindsey Horan, Kristie Mewis, Samantha Mewis; Megan Rapinoe, Carli Lloyd, Alex Morgan
Australia Women Predicted XI (3-4-3): Lydia Williams; Stephanie Catley, Alanna Kennedy, Aivi Luik; Tameka Yallop, Emily Van Egmond, Elise Kellond-Knight, Hayley Raso; Kyah Simon, Samantha Kerr, Caitlin Foord
USA vs Australia Women's Soccer Bronze 🥉: Prediction
USA's women's team had an underwhelming tournament despite being optimistic for qualifying in the finals, although Canadian women stunted USA in the semi-final with a 1-0 narrow victory. USA's women's team still has a chance to bag a medal.
Australian women's team has been inspirational in the tournament and put up a praiseworthy performance against the Swedish women's team. However, odds favored Sweden. Australia will still have a chance to secure a medal against the USA in the bronze medal competition.
Sportco predicts USA women's national team has an experienced women's squad and can overcome a stubborn Australia women's team to clinch the bronze medal in the women's soccer event at the Tokyo Olympics.