Olympics 2020 Women’s Soccer USA vs Australia Predictions and Betting Tips
After failing to progress to the finals, the US women’s soccer team and Australia’s women’s soccer team will face off to fight for a bronze medal in the 2020 Olympics. The USA vs Australia bronze medal game will take place on August 5,2021.
Who is going to win the bronze medal in the women’s soccer tournament in the 2020 Olympics? Find out in our predictions for the USA women vs Australia Women bronze medal game in the Women’s soccer tournament of the 2020 Summer Olympics in Tokyo.
USA Women’s Soccer Team Performance
The US women’s soccer team didn’t have a great time at the Olympics. Expectations were high at home considering the USWNT has won 5 medals in the past 6 women’s soccer tournaments which included, 4 golds and a silver.
The US women’s soccer team also won the last women’s soccer world cup in 2019.Coming into the Olympics this team was unbeaten in 44 games.
This winning streak ended after they were defeated by Sweden’s women’s soccer team 3-0.
They went on to dominate New Zealand and win 6-1 but their final group stage game against Australia ended up in a disappointing 0-0 draw.
Team USA qualified for the quarter finals as runners up in their group with 4 points, the same as Australia but team USA finished above Australia due to a superior goal difference.
The quarter finals game against Netherlands was a riveting one with chances coming in from both sides. Netherlands were very dangerous throughout the game and the game was decided on penalties as the US won, to reach the semi finals.
The US faced Canada in the semi finals and were expected to win and were dominant in the first half as Canada sat back. There were no shots on goal in the first half but Canada kicked it up a notch in the 2nd and the space that they left behind created more chances for the US women’s soccer team to attack.
Canada won a penalty in the 75th minute and converted it to take the lead. The US kept attacking but failed to break Canada’s defence and the US lost the game 0-1.
Going into this bronze medal game, the US women’s soccer team is going through a rough patch. The US has won just 1 one of their last 5 games, lost 2 and drew 2.
The US women’s soccer team has scored 9 goals in 5 games for an average of 1.8 goals per game and conceded 7 goals in 5 games for an average of 1.2 goals per game.
Australia Women’s Soccer Team Performance
Australia women’s soccer team is currently ranked as the 9th best team by FIFA. Just like team USA, this team has won just 1 of its last 5 games, lost 2 and drew 2. Unlike the US though, Australia doesn’t have a great record in the women’s soccer tournament at the Olympics.
This team failed to qualify for the olympics in 2008 and 2012 and so far has never played in a semi-final at the women’s soccer tournament at the Olympics.
Australia weren’t in great form coming into the tournament. In their last 5 games prior to the Olympics, Australia lost 4 games and drew 1 game and didn’t win a single game.They conceded 14 goals during these 5 games and scored just 4.
During the Olympics though this team has managed to score 9 goals in 5 games for an average of 1.8 goals per game and conceded conceded the same number of goals
Australia qualified for the quarter finals by finishing 3rd in their group behind the USA and Sweden. In the quarter finals they faced Great Britain. Australia managed to equalize 1 minute before the end of the game to take the game into extra time. The score was 2-2 at this time and Australia struck first at the 103rd minute and followed it up with another goal 3 minutes later to make the score 4-2.
Great Britain struck one back with 15 minutes left on the clock but Australia managed to maintain its lead and win the game 4-3 to set up a semi final face off against Sweden, the only team that won each and every game in the tournament.
Sweden defeated Australia 1-0.
USA vs Australia Women’s Soccer Olympics Bronze Medal Game Odds
Bookmakers are offering the following odds for the USA vs Australia soccer game at the Olympics:
- USA 1.73 (-132)
- Draw 3.50 (+250)
- Australia 4.60 (+360)
Based on these odds we can see that USA are the clear favorites to win this game and have a probability of 57.8% and Australia has win probability of 21.7%
USA vs Australia Women’s Soccer Olympics Bronze Medal Game Predictions
USA’s goalkeeper and arguably their MVP during the Olympics, Alyssa Naeher was injured in the game against Canada. She was instrumental in helping the US women’s soccer team win against the Netherlands. This puts team USA at a disadvantage in defence.
Both teams have the same average in goals scored per game (1.8) but the US women’s soccer team has a better defensive record with 1.2 goals conceded per game compared to Australia’s 1.8.
We expect the US women’s soccer team to go in hard as they have a lot to prove and believe they’ll score 2 goals. Naeher will be missed and we expect Australia to capitalize on that and strike 1 back.
Our prediction for the USA vs Australia game in the bronze medal game in the women’s soccer tournament in the 2020 Olympics is that the USA will win 2-1.
USA vs Australia Women’s Soccer Betting Tips
If you have checked out our article on Soccer betting tips you would know why this is not a good game to put a moneyline bet on the US women’s soccer team to win. That’s because the odds are below +100 (2.0) which doesn’t make it a profitable bet.
If you want to get a bang for a buck we recommend you to make some parlays (combo bets).
Based on the data we believe these are some low-medium risk/ high return bets to build a parlay:
- USA to win
- Over 2.5 total goals to be scored during the game
- Both teams to score.
- USA to win by a 1 goal margin
- USA to score over 1.5 goals.
- Handicap 1:0 to Australia. Result draw
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