USWNT vs Portugal Game Today: Lineups, Odds, and How to Watch

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Women's World Cup - Eden Park

3rd Round

Let’s analyze the upcoming Group E brawl between the USWNT and Portugal.

High-Flying USWNT Lock Horns with Portugal

The 2015 and 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup winners United States will give Portugal a run for their money on the 1st of August. At least that’s what is expected of Alex Morgan and her teammates. Let’s see if the Portuguese ladies have something else in mind.

Starting Lineups

Portugal Women

Portugal Women
3-4-1-2
1
Ines Pereira
pt
9
Ana Borges
pt
19
Diana Gomes
pt
14
Dolores Silva
pt
11
Tatiana Pinto
pt
8
Andreia Norton
pt
16
Diana Silva
pt
Substitutes
21
Ana Capeta
pt
23
Telma Raquel Velosa Encarnacao
pt
6
Andreia Jacinto
pt
13
Fatima Pinto
pt
5
Joana Marchao
pt
18
Carolina Mendes
pt
12
Patricia Morais
pt
7
Ana Rute
pt

USA Women

USA Women
4-1-2-3
1
Alyssa Naeher
us
4
Naomi Girma
us
8
Julie Ertz
us
19
Crystal Dunn
us
17
Andi Sullivan
us
16
Rose Lavelle
us
6
Lynn Williams
us
13
Alex Morgan
us
11
Sophia Smith
us
Substitutes
21
Aubrey Kingsbury
us
15
Megan Rapinoe
us
22
Kristie Mewis
us
12
Alana Cook
us
20
Trinity Rodman
us
5
Kelley O Hara
us
14
Emily Sonnett
us
3
Sofia Huerta
us
18
Casey Murphy
us
7
Alyssa Thompson
us

*Starting lineups are usually announced 1hr before the kick-off

USA vs Portugal Expectations

  • Winning the World Cup back-to-back is what makes you favorite against anyone. The US side has the three points up for grabs.
  • We believe we’ll see a clean sheet for the USWNT, as Portugal don’t strike us as a team capable of scoring against the top teams.
  • Portugal will be on the defense, feeling the game out and waiting for their time to strike. This is a reason for us to believe we’ll probably see very few goals at Eden Park on Tuesday.

Exclusive USA vs Portugal Odds and Head-to-Head Statistics

Further information regarding this Group E showdown can be found in the next couple of charts, which contain valuable USA vs Portugal head-to-head statistics and match facts. Find out who the underdog is!

Head to Head

11/06/21

Womenu2021s International Womenu2019s

USA Women

USA Women

Portugal Women

Portugal Women

1

0

04/09/19

Womenu2019s International Womenu2019s

USA Women

USA Women

Portugal Women

Portugal Women

3

0

30/08/19

Womenu2019s International Womenu2019s

USA Women

USA Women

Portugal Women

Portugal Women

4

0

08/11/18

Womenu2018s International Womenu2019s

Portugal Women

Portugal Women

USA Women

USA Women

0

1

Last Five - USA Women

06/08/23

Women's World Cup Women's

Sweden Women

Sweden Women

USA Women

USA Women

0 (5)

0 (4)

L

01/08/23

Women's World Cup Women's

Portugal Women

Portugal Women

USA Women

USA Women

0

0

D

27/07/23

Women's World Cup Women's

Netherlands Women

Netherlands Women

USA Women

USA Women

1

1

D

22/07/23

Women's World Cup Women's

Vietnam Women

Vietnam Women

USA Women

USA Women

0

3

W

09/07/23

Womenu2019s International Womenu2019s

Wales Women

Wales Women

USA Women

USA Women

0

2

W

Last Five - Portugal Women

04/06/24

Womens Euro Championships Qual Womens

Northern Ireland Women

Northern Ireland Women

Portugal Women

Portugal Women

1

2

W

31/05/24

Womens Euro Championships Qual Womens

Northern Ireland Women

Northern Ireland Women

Portugal Women

Portugal Women

0

4

W

09/04/24

Womens Euro Championships Qual Womens

Malta Women

Malta Women

Portugal Women

Portugal Women

0

2

W

05/04/24

Womens Euro Championships Qual Womens

Bosnia-Herzegovina Women

Bosnia-Herzegovina Women

Portugal Women

Portugal Women

0

3

W

27/02/24

Womenu2019s International Womenu2019s

South Korea Women

South Korea Women

Portugal Women

Portugal Women

1

5

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USA odds: -344 – 76.0%

Draw odds: +430 – 17.0%

Portugal odds: +1100 – 7.0%

With a measly 7.0% win probability ahead of Tuesday’s brawl, we just can’t see Portugal winning this one. The USWNT has a whopping 76.0% shot at the three points and the team is rightfully considered the expected winners ahead of this match at -344. As we mentioned earlier, we might see very few goals at Eden Park. That’s why Under 2.5 Goals has a likelihood of 51.36% at -105, while Under 0.5 Portugal Goals has a 35.71%.

USA vs Portugal Lineups & Team News

USA

The good news for the US side is that goalkeeper Naeher conceded only one goal in the World Cup tournament thus far. The bad news is that there’s still a tiny chance the US won’t make it to the round of 16. This involves a Portugal win on Tuesday, which is a far-fetched scenario. The USWNT should pick up these three points, advance to the next stage of the campaign, and even make it to the quarter-finals.

Predicted lineup – Naeher (GK), Fox, Ertz, Girma, Dunn, DeMelo, Sullivan, Horan, Rodman, Morgan & Smith

Portugal

The Portuguese side was simply ruthless against Vietnam last week. The match at FMG Stadium Waikato ended only 2-0 in favor of the European side, but Silva and her teammates hammered away 29 shots at target. The result could’ve easily been different on another day, but we doubt the Portuguese team will have as many opportunities against the US.

Predicted lineup – Morais (GK), Borges, Costa, Seica, Alves, Jacinto, Pinto, Marchao, Nazareth, Silva & Encarnacao

Player to Watch: Sophia Smith

22-year-old Sophia Smith is proving to be a key player for the USWNT side in the World Cup this year. The Portland Thorns FC striker put Alex Morgan to shame last week, as she bagged a lovely brace for her country.

At the end of the game, the result on the scoreboard was only 3-0 in favor of USA, so perhaps without Sophia among the starters, Morgan and her teammates might have had a completely different game ahead of them. We believe Sophia Smith is the one to watch on Tuesday, as she’s a candidate for the Golden Boot award.

USA vs Portugal: Where to Watch?

FOX Sports, FOX Sports app, and FOX Sports website are your key options if you want to stream USA vs Portugal on Tuesday. A few more good alternatives include Peacock and Telemundo.

USA vs Portugal Prediction


Zack is a longtime football fan, writer, and bettor. He also has experience playing and coaching the game of football at a local level. His interest in the MLS, Liga MX and the Canadian Premier League adds a new dimension to the content we have at FootballWhispers.