Sweden and Australia meet on Monday in the Olympic semi-final action at International Stadium Yokohama in January. This will be the second meeting during the Olympics in Tokyo, after the two sides met in Group G competition, where Sweden defeated Australia 4-2. The winner of the match will face either Team USA or Canada in the gold medal match, which takes place on 5 August.
How to watch the match and what else you need to know:
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- Date: Monday, August 2 | Time: 7:00 ET
- Location: International Stadium Yokohama – Yokohama, jan
- TV channel: USA network | Live stream: fuboTV (try for free)
- Odds: Sweden -154, Draw +270, Australia +360 (all odds via Caesars Sportsbook)
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Australia: The team comes from an impressive quarter-final victory against Great Britain, where the Matildas went away with a 4-3 victory from extra time. The extended minutes on the body are probably considered a disadvantage for the team heading into the semi-final against Sweden, but the Aussies could be motivated as they are the only side to score on Sweden during the group stage of the Tokyo Games. The team has relied on star striker Sam Kerr, though the defense should be a far more organized unit against Sweden after conceding nine goals in over four matches in this tournament.
Sweden: Sweedn are the heavy favorites heading into this semifinal. The team is undefeated during the games and is currently on a winning streak with four matches after winning their group and eliminating the host country 3-1. January in the quarterfinals. The team has had several players on the scoring, but Stina Blackstenius leads the team with four goals and is in top form ahead of the semifinals.
Australia vs Sweden prediction
Sweden can concede a goal, but they have the talent and tactics to pull off another win against Matildas. Pick: Sweden 3, Australia 1.