Australia vs Sweden: who is the favourite?
On August 2, the Matildas face Sweden in the semifinal of the Tokyo Olympics. Who will fight for the Olympic gold? Our answer is in the prediction below.
Australia easily made it to the Olympics in Tokyo, defeating Vietnam in a decisive match. In the first game of the Tokyo Olympics, Tony Gustavsson's charges defeated their neighbours, New Zealand (2:1), after which they were defeated by their today's opponents with a score of 2:4.
In the third round, the Matildas got a goalless draw with the USA and advanced to the playoffs from third place as a team with a higher rating. In the quarterfinals, the Australians equalized in the 89th minute, and in the dramatic overtime defeated Great Britain with a final score of 4:3.
Sweden also easily qualified for the Olympics and immediately became the tournament favourites when they crushed the US national team in the first round (3:0). In the second game, the Yellow-blues effortlessly dealt with the Matildas, and then in the final games of the group stage, they defeated the strong team from New Zealand (2:0).
In the first playoff game, Sweden faced the hosts of the Olympics. They conceded one goal and scored three, advancing to the semifinal.
In 4 of Sweden's last 5 games, the goals were scored in both halves.
This bet played in 4 of the last 6 games in Japan
Sweden won 4 of the last 5 games.
There is always a chance of a feat of the underdog, but today we are expecting Sweden's victory. They have had a fantastic tournament, showing beautiful football, and surely Sweden are the main contenders for the Olympic gold.
Our prediction - Sweden to win.
Despite high stakes, we do not think that the opponents will sit back. There should be many scoring chances and a large number of goals.
Second bet - total over 2.5 goals.