Kick-off: 1300, 06/08/2021
Stadium: International Stadium Yokohama
Sweden have claimed five straight wins in the women’s Olympics tournament and can make it six of the best when facing Canada in the final.
The Cannucks will be buoyed by having upset USA in the semis but we feel this is an even stiffer test on current form.
Let’s stick with the Scandinavians to prevail in normal time at 8/11 for our first Sweden women vs Canada women prediction.
A Look At Sweden’s Betting Odds
Sweden made a statement of intent when crushing USA 3-0 in their opening group-stage game and went on to beat Australia 4-2 and New Zealand 2-0.
Peter Gerhardsson’s side enjoyed an entertaining 3-1 triumph over Japan in the quarter-finals to maintain that momentum.
Things naturally tightened up in the semis but Australia were edged out 1-0, with recent Barcelona recruit Fridolina Rolfo hitting the bar before grabbing the deciding goal.
Sweden were runners-up behind Germany in Rio and finished third at the 2019 women’s World Cup, so have been knocking on the door for a major success.
This looks their time to shine and 7/5 for a win to nil appeals from the Sweden women vs Canada women odds.
A Look At Canada’s Betting Odds
Canada were less convincing in their pool, drawing with Japan and Great Britain either side of a 2-1 defeat of Chile to finish second.
The Cannucks then battled past Brazil via a penalty shoot-out following a goalless stalemate at the last-eight stage.
English coach Bev Priestman again set her side up to be hard to beat in the semis and they managed to stifle old rivals USA.
The crucial moment came when Deanne Rose was fouled by Tierna Davidson inside the box and Jessie Fleming fired in a fine penalty on 75 minutes.
That was Canada’s only shot on target, as they beat their neighbours for the first time in just over 20 years.
More of the same will no doubt be the gameplan here, so this could be tight for a while.
However, we like 17/5 for Draw HT/Sweden FT in our Sweden women vs Canada women betting tips, plus 17/4 for the Scandinavians to oblige 1-0.
United States 0-1 CANADA – Fleming (pen)
Australia 0-1 SWEDEN – Rolfo
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