Sweden will look to continue to flex its offensive muscle when it takes on Australia for the second time in a little over a week in a women's soccer semifinal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on Monday. Sweden has scored no fewer than two goals in each of its matches in the tournament, outscoring foes 12-3. Australia, however, has two of those goals after falling 4-2 in a group stage match on July 24. The Aussies have already secured their best Olympic finish since 1996.
Kickoff is set for 7 a.m. ET. William Hill Sportsbook lists the Sweden as the -162 favorite (risk $162 to win $100) on the 90-minute money line in its latest Australia vs. Sweden odds, while Australia is the +380 underdog. The over-under for total goals scored is set at 2.5. Before finalizing any Sweden vs. Australia picks or Tokyo 2020 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 Sweden vs. Australia and locked in his 2020 Tokyo Olympics soccer picks and predictions. You can head to SportsLine now to see the picks. Here are the 2020 Tokyo Olympics soccer odds and betting trends for Australia vs. Sweden:
- Australia vs. Sweden: Sweden -0.5 (-143)
- Australia vs. Sweden over-under: 2.5 goals
- Australia vs. Sweden money line: Sweden -162, Australia +380, Draw +275
- AUS: Since 1996, the Australians had never finished higher than fifth at the Olympics
- SWE: Since the start of the year, the Swedes are 8-0-2 in 10 matches
Why you should back Sweden
The Swedes are coming off a 3-1 win over Japan in the quarterfinals. In that match, Sweden broke a 1-1 halftime tie with goals by Emma Blackstenius and Kosovare Asllani. Blackstenius, 25, has scored four goals in the tournament, including two against the United States in the Olympic opener. Blackstenius has 21 goals in 68 international appearances for her country.
Asllani, 32, has been a big part of Sweden's offense as well with one goal in the Olympics and two this calendar year. In 152 career matches for Sweden, she has 39 goals. The striker plays professionally for Real Madrid of the Spanish Primera Division. This past year, she had one of her best seasons, scoring 16 goals in 29 appearances.
Why you should back Australia
The Australians are 2-1-1 in the tournament, including an impressive 0-0 tie against the United States in the group stage. Captain Samantha Kerr, 27, is a big part of the offense. In 97 career international appearances, she has scored 47 goals, including five in this Olympics. She scored what proved to be the winning goal in a 2-1 victory over New Zealand, scored twice in the loss to Sweden and two in the win over Great Britain.
Also giving Australia a spark has been midfielder Tameka Yallop, 30. She opened the scoring against New Zealand and has 11 goals in 94 matches in her international career. She joined West Ham of the FA Women's Super League in May after playing for Melbourne City and the Brisbane Roar in Australia. In 20 matches for those clubs, she scored six goals.
How to make Australia vs. Sweden picks
Green has taken a close look at Sweden vs. Australia, and he is leaning over on the goal total. He has three other strong best bets and complete analysis of this Tokyo 2020 matchup. He's only sharing those Olympic soccer picks at SportsLine.
So who wins Sweden vs. Australia? And where does all the betting value lie? Visit SportsLine now to see the best bets for Australia vs. Sweden, all from the soccer expert who has his finger on the pulse of the game all over the world, and find out.