Sweden and the United States will battle it out to finish top of Group F at the FIFA Women’s World Cup on Thursday.
Both countries have just secured a spot in the knockout stages after progressive wins in their initial two matches. In any case, they will each be quick to secure the best spot in the last-16 bracket, with the side in second set to confront an all the more challenging run to the final.
The United States are yet to yield a goal in France and followed up their 13-0 battering of Thailand with an professional 3-0 win against Chile on Sunday. Sweden had the option to drift to a 5-1 win over Thailand on the same day.
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Sweden delighted in an agreeable 5-1 triumph against Thailand on Sunday to make it two wins from two games and secure their place in the knockout stages however because of the USA’s prevalent goal distinction, they have to win this match to guarantee top spot in the group.
They took the opportunity to rotate and rest players against Thailand and were able to conserve energy during the second half with the match already won and an eye on this fixture.
Sweden broadly stunned the USA at the 2016 Olympics with a win in the quarter-finals with the Swedes being 4-3 winners in the first since forever shootout in Olympic women’s ‘ soccer, with the scores 1-1 after additional time in an acutely challenged quarter-final in Brasilia and they will want to take some motivation from that triumph.
USA have booked their place in the knockout stages with two successive successes, they followed up their huge triumph against Thailand by winning their second match of the tournament 3-0 against Chile, with a debilitated group as players, for example, Alex Morgan, Megan Rapinoe and Crystal Dunn were on the bench.
Even with all of the changes, USA were far too good for Chile and were it not for the Chilean goalkeeper Christiane Endler the Americans’ would likely have scored five or six goals.
Coach Jill Ellis has utilized a substantial squad turn in the tournament so far implying that each outfield player in the American squad has now included in this World Cup so further changes are normal here despite the fact that they will name something near their most grounded team.
Here are the most latest odds for what should be a competitive encounter, as well as the key viewing details.
Sweden win (11-1)
United States (1-3)
Odds are courtesy of Oddschecker.
When is Sweden vs USA taking place?
Thursday 20th June 2019 – 20:00 (UK)
Where is Sweden vs USA taking place?
Stade Océane, Le Havre
What television channel is Sweden vs USA on?
BBC Four, BBC (UK), Fox Sports 1 (U.S.)
Where can I stream Sweden vs USA?
Sweden and the USA meet in a table-topping conflict to choose who will complete first in Group F. USA have not been tried therefore yet in the tournament with two entirely agreeable successes and this is certain to be an a lot greater examination of their accreditations. The defence of USA is viewed as a potential weakness and Sweden will test this theory much more than either Thailand or Chile did but it would still be a shock if they managed to topple the reigning World Cup champions so expect USA to make it three wins from three and to move into the knockout stages as a group winner.