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Sweden v United States Match Preview, 20/06/2019

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Sweden Women vs USA Women Betting Preview: Latest odds, team news, preview and predictions
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Despite both teams racking up the goals in the World Cup so far, we're opposing a high-scoring affair between these Group F rivals in Le Havre

Sweden and USA meet in Le Havre to decide who will top Group F at the Women's World Cup.

Both teams have a 100 per cent winning recording heading into matchday three, but the Americans boast a vastly superior goal difference thanks to a record-breaking 13-0 win over Thailand.

Latest Odds

Unsurprisingly the reigning world champions are just 1/4 (1.25) to complete a hat-trick of victories to start the tournament.

Sweden are 10/1 (11.0) to upset the form book and inflict a first defeat on the USA since January. The sides are 19/4 (5.75) to share the spoils.

Team News

Alex Morgan plundered five goals against Thailand but was rested for the win over Chile last time out. The 29-year-old striker should return to the starting line-up for this one though.

Fridolina Rolfo scored on matchday two but was withdrawn at half-time. That was the Bayern Munich striker's first goal for the national side since a double against Russia in March 2018.


Jill Ellis' side deserve their position as red-hot favourites but are too short for most punters to consider as a single selection. While Sweden have got six points to show from two games, they've looked a little laboured at times.

That may encourage punters to take a chance on a big USA win with a victory by three or more goals priced at 15/8 (2.88) with bet365.

The recent head-to-head meetings between the pair have been tight, low-scoring affairs though and that could be the best approach here.

The sides have played on five occasions since 2013 with every instance featuring no more than two goals.


With top spot in the group on the line, opposing goals seems a logical option given how tightly contested recent meetings between this pair have been.

Such is the USA's expected dominance, "No" on both teams to score is just 8/15 (1.53) with bet365 but under 2.5 goals is a more tempting prospect at 43/40 (2.08).

These teams are significantly better than the other Group F contenders. As such, this may turn into a more tactical contest as has been the case with their recent clashes.

Odds correct at the time of publish. Please gamble responsibly.