Women’s World Cup 2023: Sweden vs South Africa Prediction, Preview, and Odds (July 23)
- Sweden kick off the action in Group G on Sunday
- South Africa will be looking to upset the odds in a competitive group
The Women’s World Cup action continues on Sunday, as the competition in Group G gets underway. Sweden could be one of the live dark horses to win the tournament, and they will be looking to get off to the best possible start against South Africa in Wellington.
How To Watch
- When: Sunday, July 23, 2023, at 2:00 a.m ET
- Where: Wellington Regional Stadium, New Zealand
- How To Watch: FOX
One of the most consistent teams in women’s soccer will open their World Cup campaign on Sunday, as Sweden chase a first major honor. Despite often competing in the latter stages, Sweden’s best performance at the World Cup came back in 2003, as they were beaten in the final by Germany. However, the nation has finished third in two of the previous three editions of the tournament.
Sweden comes into the tournament in decent form, as they have registered big wins over China and the Philippines already this year. However, there are clear limitations when it comes to their chances of winning the tournament, as they have suffered big defeats against England and Australia over the last 12 months.
South Africa will be making only their second appearance at the World Cup, having previously been knocked out in the group stage at the 2019 tournament. They failed to pick up a single point throughout the tournament in France, as they lost all three matches that they played, and conceded eight goals.
The big target for the nation will be to reach the knockout stage this year, but that appears challenging with Argentina and Italy also lining up in Group G. However, they should come into this opening game in good form after registering a professional 2-0 win over Costa Rica on July 15.
Sweden vs South Africa Prediction
Sweden may struggle against the elite in the world of women’s soccer, but they often pick up big wins when coming up against sides from outside the top ten. Therefore, we will be taking Sweden on the spread in this Group G opener.