There are only a few teams that have caused problems for the United States women’s national team over the last five years, and one of the biggest thorns in the squad’s side has been Sweden. The Blue and Yellow squashed Team USA’s hopes for a fourth consecutive Olympic gold medal with a quarterfinals victory at the 2016 Rio ames and ended their 16-game winning streak in April by playing to a 1-1 draw in an international friendly. The USWNT hopes to avoid another disappointing result when it begins play in the group stage of the 2021 Tokyo Olympics against the Swedes on Wednesday. The U.S. carries a 44-match unbeaten streak into the contest, as it has recorded 40 wins and four draws since losing to France on Jan. 19, 2019.
Kickoff from Tokyo Stadium is set for 4:30 a.m. ET. The United States is listed as the -275 favorite (risk ($275 to win $100) on the money line in the latest USWNT vs. Sweden odds at William Hill Sportsbook, while Sweden is the +800 underdog. The over-under for total goals scored is 2.5. Before making any Sweden vs. USWNT picks or 2020 Tokyo Olympics predictions, you have to see what soccer insider Martin Green has to say.
After working in the sports betting industry for several years, Green became a professional sports writer and handicapper, and has covered the game worldwide. Since then, his expert soccer picks have been spot-on. Green has generated nearly $19,000 for $100 bettors since the 2017-18 season. He has his finger on the pulse of the game all over the globe.
Now, Green has taken an in-depth look at USWNT vs. Sweden and locked in his Olympics 2021 picks and predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the picks. Here are the 2021 Olympics odds and betting trends for Sweden vs. USWNT:
United States vs. Sweden spread: U.S. -1.5 (+120)United States vs. Sweden over-under: 2.5 goals United States vs. Sweden money line: USWNT -275, Sweden +800, Draw +300 USA: USWNT has scored 37 goals in their 12 matches this year SWE: Sweden has outscored its opponents 15-4 over six games in 2021
Why you should back the United States
Team USA hasn’t skipped a beat since Vlatko Andonovski replaced Jill Ellis as head coach in October 2019, going 22-0 with one draw in 23 matches. The top-ranked team in the world, the USWNT has scored at least four goals in half of its victories under Andonovski, whose tenure began with a 3-2 triumph over Sweden on Nov. 7, 2019. The squad is coming off back-to-back 4-0 wins over Mexico, with Tobin Heath and Christen Press scoring two goals apiece.
A 32-year-old forward, Press has been an offensive force for the United States, producing 37 tallies in her last 37 matches with the team. Carli Lloyd is hoping to come home with a third gold medal as she participates in the Olympic Games for the fourth and likely final time. The 39-year-old native of New Jersey has scored a total of eight Olympic goals and has excelled on the big stage, producing the only score in Team USA’s 1-0 triumph against Brazil in the 2008 gold-medal game and netting both tallies in a 2-1 victory over Japan for gold four years later.
Why you should back Sweden
The Swedes return nine players from the 2016 squad that captured silver – the nation’s first Olympic medal in women’s soccer. Among that group is Stina Blackstenius, who recorded two goals in that tournament – including one against the United States. The 25-year-old forward has netted 17 tallies in international play and is tied with Lina Hurtig, who scored in the 1-1 draw against the U.S. in April, for the most this year with three.
Caroline Seger, who is Sweden’s all-time leader with 215 international appearances, will be playing in her fourth Olympics. The 36-year-old midfielder has produced 29 goals across all international competitions. Midfielder Kosovare Asllani has netted a team-high 38 tallies and forward Sofia Jakobsson notched one of her 23 in the 2012 Olympics for the Swedes, who are unbeaten in their last eight matches (six wins, two draws).
How to make USWNT vs. Sweden picks
Green has taken a close look at the USWNT vs. Sweden matchup from all angles and is leaning over on the goal total. He also has revealed his in-depth 2021 Tokyo Olympics analysis and two other strong best bets for this matchup. He’s only sharing those picks at SportsLine.
So who wins Sweden vs. USWNT in the 2021 Tokyo Olympics on Wednesday? And where does all the betting value lie? Visit SportsLine now to see the best bets for Wednesday’s United States vs. Sweden match, all from the soccer expert who has his finger on the pulse of the game all over the world, and find out.