Women’s World Cup 2023: Sweden vs Australia Prediction, Preview, and Odds (Aug 19)
- Australia’s World Cup dream was ended by England on Wednesday
- Sweden’s run was brought to an end by Spain in the first semi-final
The match that no nation wants to be involved in at the Women’s World Cup takes place on Saturday, as Sweden and Australia clash for the match for third. Both teams were beaten in their semi-final clashes, but which team will end their campaign on a high?
How To Watch
- When: Saturday, August 19, 2023, at 4:00 a.m ET
- Where: Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane, Australia
- How To Watch: FOX
The penultimate match at the Women’s World Cup will take place on Saturday, as Sweden and Australia clash to determine the nation that will finish third overall. Australia would have been slightly disappointed by their performance in their semi-final clash against England, as the Aussies had enough chances to at least force extra time.
The key moment came with just ten minutes remaining, as Sam Kerr fired wide with the goal at her mercy from six yards. Their defeat against England was just the second loss that Australia have suffered in nine matches at the Women’s World Cup, and there will still be positives to take from the fact that regardless of the result on Saturday they will achieve their best-ever finish at the competition.
Sweden are no stranger to the third-place playoff, as they have competed in this match in two of the previous three editions. However, they have finished third on both occasions, and have finished the competition in the same position on three occasions since 1991.
The Swedes were involved in a semi-final thriller against Spain on Tuesday, with all three goals being scored in the final ten minutes. After going behind, Sweden would have thought that they were heading to extra time after netting the equalizer with two minutes remaining. However, Spain snatched the victory just a minute later.
Sweden vs Australia Prediction
Both of these nations will be looking to end their campaign on a high. However, Sweden have had longer to recover from their setback, and they have a fine record in this match at the Women’s World Cup. Therefore, we will be siding with the Swedes.