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Women’s World Cup 2023: Sweden vs Italy Prediction, Preview, and Odds (July 29)

By · Updated 11 months ago
  • Sweden landed a comeback 2-1 success against South Africa in their opening match
  • Italy scored late in their first match to secure a 1-0 win over Argentina

The two winning teams from the opening round of matches in Group G will lock horns on the second matchday at the Women’s World Cup. Victory for either Sweden or Italy would likely be enough to secure their place in the next round of the competition.


How To Watch

  • When: Saturday, July 29, 2023, at 3:30 a.m ET
  • Where: Wellington Regional Stadium, Wellington, New Zealand
  • How To Watch: FOX

Odds

Match ResultOdds
Sweden
Draw
Italy

Match Preview

A close matchup is expected in the second round of matches in Group G on Saturday, as Sweden and Italy will both be chasing a second straight win at the Women’s World Cup. Sweden remain the front-runners to top the group, as they have only exited the World Cup at the group stage in one of their previous eight appearances.

However, they needed to stay calm in their opening match, as they fell behind against South Africa early in the second half. But, that opener appeared to spark Sweden into life, as the European nation scored twice in the final 25 minutes to secure victory. The winning goal was netted in the 90th minute, as Amanda Ilestedt scored a dramatic winner.

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Italy currently holds the advantage for the second qualifying spot, as the nation looks to reach the knockout stage for the second straight edition of the tournament. In 2019, they matched their previous best performance at the World Cup, as they reached the quarterfinal stage. Italy eventually secured the win in their opening match against Argentina, with Cristiana Girelli scoring an excellent header with just three minutes remaining.

It was nothing less than Italy deserved, as they had earlier seen two goals ruled out following a VAR intervention. However, Italy has won just three from 23 previous encounters against Sweden, with the Swedes dominating the previous matches, having landed 15 victories.


Sweden vs Italy Prediction

This is a really interesting match at the Women’s World Cup. Sweden looks good value to progress, but a chance is taken on Italy, as they still look to be one of the emerging nations in the women’s game.

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Alex Dudley
Contributor Alex has covered huge sporting events for various websites and publications. He has attended football European Championships, Rugby League and Union World Cups, and the Paralympics. Alex is dedicated to giving the most insightful tips for VegasOdds readers and specialises in horse racing, soccer, golf and basketball.

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