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

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06/08/23 - 10:00

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4th Round

In this article, we’ll swiftly go through the key information regarding the USA vs Sweden game on the 6th of August.

USWNT Collide with In-Form Sweden

The round-of-16 battle between USA and Sweden is scheduled to be held on the 6th of August. The game at Melbourne Rectangular Stadium is expected to be a clash between two equals. But is any side given a slight advantage before the kick-off? Let’s see what we can expect from this game.

Starting Lineups

Sweden Women

Sweden Women
4-2-3-1
6
Magdalena Eriksson
se
2
Jonna Andersson
se
23
Elin Rubensson
se
9
Kosovare Asllani
se
11
Stina Blackstenius
se
Substitutes
21
Tove Enblom
se
12
Jennifer Falk
se
17
Caroline Seger
se
22
Olivia Schough
se
8
Lina Hurtig
se
5
Anna Sandberg
se

USA Women

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

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

USA vs Sweden Expectations

  • We should all be fully prepared to see one of the two teams record a clean sheet, as Sweden conceded in only one of their three group-stage games thus far.
  • With defensive lines as solid as these two, we can’t anticipate more than one or maybe two goals in regular time.
  • A draw is to be expected between the two teams. USA won only one of their three games so far, so they’ll surely have issues getting past the European side.

Essential USA vs Sweden Head-to-Head Statistics

Check out the below-mentioned USA vs Sweden odds, as they hint at who the likely winner is.

Head to Head

21/07/21

Olympics 2021 Soccer - Women Olympics

Sweden Women

Sweden Women

USA Women

USA Women

3

0

10/04/21

Womenu2021s International Womenu2019s

Sweden Women

Sweden Women

USA Women

USA Women

1

1

08/11/19

Womenu2019s International Womenu2019s

USA Women

USA Women

Sweden Women

Sweden Women

3

2

20/06/19

Women's World Cup Women's

Sweden Women

Sweden Women

USA Women

USA Women

0

2

08/06/17

Womenu2017s International Womenu2019s

Sweden Women

Sweden 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 - Sweden Women

04/06/24

Womens Euro Championships Qual Womens

Republic of Ireland Women

Republic of Ireland Women

Sweden Women

Sweden Women

0

1

W

31/05/24

Womens Euro Championships Qual Womens

Republic of Ireland Women

Republic of Ireland Women

Sweden Women

Sweden Women

0

3

W

09/04/24

Womens Euro Championships Qual Womens

France Women

France Women

Sweden Women

Sweden Women

1

0

L

05/04/24

Womens Euro Championships Qual Womens

England Women

England Women

Sweden Women

Sweden Women

1

1

D

28/02/24

UEFA Womens Nations League UEFA

Bosnia-Herzegovina Women

Bosnia-Herzegovina Women

Sweden Women

Sweden Women

0

5

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USA odds: +120 – 47.0%

Draw odds: +225 – 27.0%

Sweden odds: +250 – 26.0%

As you can see from the odds above, we have the previous World Cup champions USA down as the expected winners with a 47.0% win probability ahead of Sunday’s game. Meanwhile, the EU side keeps a 26.0% win probability at +250, but a draw seems to be the second most plausible outcome of this clash. Under 2.5 Goals is priced at -133, which means there’s a 57.08% chance we’ll see a dull affair at Melbourne Rectangular Stadium on the 6th of August.

USA vs Sweden Lineups & Team News

USA

As hard as Alex Morgan tried in USA’s previous World Cup game, she just couldn’t get past Portugal’s watertight defense. The game ended in a goalless draw, and we now have the USWNT going two back-to-back games without securing victory. Sure, USA won the last two editions of the FIFA Women’s World Cup, but we do see cracks in the team’s display. It’ll be difficult for the team to get past Sweden on the 6th of August, let alone win the entire event.

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

Sweden

Unlike their Sunday rivals, Sweden are actually impressing everyone with their display. With three consecutive World Cup wins, it’s hard to look past this EU side. Should the team maintain momentum and pipe USA, we just might see Sweden go all the way this year. With goalscorer-in-chief Rebecka Blomqvist leading the charge, everything seems possible for the European ladies.

Predicted lineup – Falk (GK), Sandberg, Eriksson, Ilestedt, Lennartsson, Bennison, Seger, Janogy, Jakobsson & Blomqvist

Player to Watch: Amanda Ilestedt

Amanda is the leading goalscorer for Sweden and one of the best ones in this year’s World Cup event. With three goals to her name already, Ilestedt is proving to be one of the top players in this edition of the FIFA Women’s World Cup.

Amanda Ilestedt opened her goalscoring record with a crucial 90th-minute winner against South Africa on the 23rd of July. Then a tremendous brace against poor Italy followed. Sure, the 30-year-old defender didn’t get the chance to put her name on the score tab in the clash against Argentina, but she did well to nullify La Albiceleste’s attackers by securing a clean sheet for Sweden.

USA vs Sweden: Where to Watch?

If you wish to watch the round-of-16 clash between USA and Sweden, you should know that you have several good options in front of you. Tune into FOX Sports, FOX Sports app, FOX Sports website, Peacock, or Telemundo for live coverage of this event.

USA vs Sweden 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.