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Women’s World Cup 2023: Sweden vs USWNT Prediction, Preview, and Odds (Aug 6)

By · Updated 10 months ago
  • USWNT struggled through the group stage and settled for second
  • Sweden won all three group games to set up this clash with the United States

The USWNT will return to action on Sunday, as they look to keep alive their hopes of a third straight Women’s World Cup success. However, they will face a huge match-up against Sweden, who won all three of their matches during the group stage.


How To Watch

  • When: Sunday, August 6, 2023, at 5:00 a.m ET
  • Where: Melbourne Rectangular Stadium, Melbourne, Australia
  • How To Watch: FOX

Odds

Match ResultOdds
Sweden
Draw
USWNT

Match Preview

The pressure will be on the USWNT as they return to action at the Women’s World Cup this weekend. They may have won the last two editions of the competition, but they looked anything other than world champions in their final two matches in Group E. In fact, they were fortunate to make it through to the round of 16 altogether, as Portugal came within inches of securing the most remarkable win in World Cup history.

However, the USWNT have a chance to rectify their poor performances on Sunday, as they look to book their spot in the quarterfinal stage. But, they will need to be less nervy, and stronger in the final third, as they have scored just four goals in the three matches that they have played to this point.

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Sweden was one of the standout nations in the group stage, as they finished top of the standings in Group G. The Swedes scored nine goals, and conceded just once in matches against South Africa, Italy, and Argentina. But, this is a considerable step-up in opposition, as they are yet to take on one of the leading nations at the competition this year.

Still, Sweden’s record at the World Cup deserves respect, as they have reached at least the quarterfinal stage in six of their eight appearances. That includes the previous edition, as they finished third in 2019. But, Sweden has won just eight times in 43 encounters against the USWNT, with the Americans landing 23 wins.


Sweden vs USWNT Prediction

The USWNT will need to raise their game in the knockout stage at the World Cup. Sweden will face their biggest test to date, but we wouldn’t be surprised to see them overcome the challenge against a nervy and inexperienced American outfit.

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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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