Competition: World Cup Women 2019
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It is the classic at world championships in women’s football. The encounter between Sweden and the USA has been at World Championships five times and thus more often than any other pairing. At the 2011 World Cup Sweden have won all three group matches in the preliminary round for the single time and met at the time in the last match to the United States.
Maybe that’s a good omen for Thursday’s game. But there is not much at stake when it comes to this encounter for the sixth time at a World Cup. After all, it’s still about to become the winner of Group F, which will have an impact on the opponents in the playoffs.
Sweden vs USA Today’s Betting Tips
Maybe the playoffs as a group runner-up are a bit easier – but what does that mean in a knockout round? At the moment, the USA is still at the head of Group F. With six points and 16: 0 goals, the United States is the tournament’s most successful team so far. Only Germany, Canada and the USA are still without a clean sheet at the World Cup. Sweden has been very successful with six points and 7: 1 goals. However, one must also see that Chile and Thailand were previously the opponents. Therefore, one must relativize the achievements of the Swedes and the US girls probably something.
In general, we see the defending champion but a class stronger than the team from Scandinavia. Therefore, before the group finals between Sweden and the USA, we are predicting a victory for the world champion. The question will be whether both teams are still fully in this match kneel. As I said, the draw seems to be even easier as a runner-up.
That would mean that it could be worth it to spare one or the other player, which would mean no loss of quality, especially in the United States. No matter which formation both teams will take, we would place a tip on a US victory in Sweden against the USA.
Sweden – Statistics & Current Form
At a World Cup, it is always very important that the mood in a team is good. If that’s not the case, then you can probably put off the chance for the world title early. The team from Sweden is currently seething behind the scenes. Stina Blackstenius, who has come to the World Cup as the undisputed main player, was only 90 minutes against Thailand on the bench. When asked why that had happened, she answered with icy silence.
We will see to what extent this personality affects the general mood of Scandinavian women. With the recommendation of four wins in a row, the Swedes go into this group finale. Nevertheless, the team of Peter Gerhardsson should be the outsider. After all, it’s against the world champion. Therefore, in the game between Sweden and the US, we would also target odds for a victory for the United States. However, the Swedes have often proved that they can prevail against the United States.
The World Cup has been very good for Sweden so far, even if you can not overstate the two wins against Chile and Thailand. In the 2: 0 against Chile, the Swedes are still somewhat schwergetan. It was a little better against Thailand, with the Asian women must be considered as the worst team in this tournament. So Sweden went through the gates of Linda Sembrandt, Kosovare Asllani, Fridolina Rolfö and Lina Hurtig with 4-0 in the lead before Thailand came in injury time to a consolation goal. Sweden then put down by Elin Rubensson but still the 5: 1.
“It will be a completely different game for us, but of course it is very important. If you go to the round of 16, then best as a group winner. ” – Peter Gerhardsson
However, Peter Gerhardsson made it clear that the match against the USA can not be compared with the previous games. The coach also has the group victory in his sights, because in his opinion, it is an advantage if you cut off in the first round best possible. How it looks like it will have to show itself. There may have been a debate between Stina Blackstenius and the coach. But we would not bet that the attacker will start against the US.
Expected formation of Sweden:
↪ Lindahl – Ericsson, Fischer, Glas, Sembrant – Asllani, Rubensson, Anvegard – Seger, Hurtig, Rolfö
↪ Coach: Gerhardsson
Last matches of Sweden:
⚽️ 16.06.2019 – Sweden vs Thailand 5: 1 (WM 2019)
⚽️ 11.06.2019 – Chile vs. Sweden 0: 2 (WM 2019)
⚽️ 31.05.2019 – Sweden vs. South Korea 1: 0 (friendly)
⚽️ 09.04.2019 – Austria vs Sweden 0: 2 (friendly)
⚽️ 06.04.2019 – Sweden vs. Germany 1: 2 (friendly)
USA – Statistics & Current Form
The US-Americans are the world champion and they have impressively brought this role to life in recent weeks. In the last 40 international matches, the United States has been defeated only once. Most recently, Jillian Ellis’s team celebrated eight consecutive wins, conceding six goals without conceding. For 549 minutes it has not rung in the box of the United States. In addition, this team has been unbeaten for nine World Cup games and has won the last seven all. This is the second longest winning streak in the history of the Women’s World Cup.
In addition, they celebrated on the first matchday with the 13: 0 over Thailand even the highest victory ever at World Championships. If this team is not favored, then we do not know it either. Therefore, even in the duel between Sweden and the US only a prediction for a victory of the US girls left. However, we already expect that there will be much more resistance against the Swedes than last.
Against Thailand, it was only a single show of the US girls to the World Cup opener. With 13: 0 the opponent was swept out of the stadium. It was probably a mixture of the strength of the American women and the inadequacies of the Thai women. The World Champion was challenged a bit more on Matchday 2 against Chile. That it was at the end by the goals of Carli Lloyd (2) and Julie Ertz only went 3: 0, was also due to an outstanding performance of the Chilean keeper.
“Even if the way as a group winner supposedly heavier, it is our claim to win against Sweden.” – Jillian Ellis
Even if Carli Lloyd missed a penalty, she is the first player to have scored in six consecutive World Cup games. Another record of the USA. Rumors that the match against Sweden may not be taken quite so seriously, gives coach Jillian Ellis a clear rejection. It is the claim of the world champion to win every game, regardless of whether the way as a group second would supposedly be easier. This is a clear statement that the US will play for victory. Personnelly, we expect a rotation again, so that the Americans will compete against Sweden with the best possible team.
Expected lineup of USA:
↪ Naeher – Dahlkemper, Dunn, O’Hara – Ertz, Heath, Horan, Mewis – Rapinoe, Morgan, Lavelle
↪ Trainer: Ellis
Last matches from USA:
⚽️ 14.06.2019 – USA vs Chile 3: 0 (WM 2019)
⚽️ 11.06.2019 – USA vs Thailand 13: 0 (WM 2019)
⚽️ 26.05.2019 – USA vs Mexico 3: 0 (friendly)
⚽️ 17.05.2019 – USA vs New Zealand 5: 0 (friendly)
⚽️ 12.05.2019 – USA vs South Africa 3: 0 (friendly)
Sweden vs USA Direct Comparison
A total of 24 times, Sweden and the United States have now faced each other in an international match. In direct comparison, the United States with 13: 4 victories are clearly ahead. Six games ended in a draw. Only at World Championships, there was this encounter five times. Still, the US girls will not have fully digested the loss on penalties in the quarterfinals of the Rio Olympics, although there was already a possibility of revenge in June 2017. In Gothenburg, the USA won by a goal from Rose Lavalle 1-0.
Sweden vs USA Our Best Betting Tips Analzyed
The US is still on a record hunt. For 40 games only one defeat, highest World Cup victory, player with the most World Cup games in a row with goal, and so on. The World Champion proves to be more than worthy of this title and has also made it clear that it is the claim to win despite the already secure move into the knockout stages and the last group match.
And if the US girls want to win, then it usually works. We would therefore in the game between Sweden and the United States tip on a success of the world champion. But Sweden have a good team and could be dangerous to the Americans. We therefore do not expect a runaway victory.
Key facts – Sweden vs USA tips
⭐️ Sweden has recently run four wins in a row
⭐️ The USA has suffered only one defeat in the last 40 international matches
⭐️ For 549 minutes, ie more than six games, there was no goal conceded
The US girls started in their first games like the fire department. Therefore, we can imagine that the US already leads against the Swedes in the first section. Therefore, we are planning to play in the game between Sweden and the USA, the betting odds on a half-time lead and a victory of the world champion. At least odds of up to 1.83 are offered for this game outcome. Compared to the betting odds of a normal US victory, we recognize value here.