The United States women's soccer team will look to put its disappointing 2016 finish behind it when it takes on Canada in a women's soccer semifinal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics on Monday in Kashima, Japan. The Americans had won gold at the 2004, 2008 and 2012 Olympic Games, but finished fifth in 2016. Canada has yet to win gold, but has won the bronze medal at the last two Summer Games. In 2016 at Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, the Canadians were 5-1-0, losing in the semifinals before rebounding to take third.
Kickoff from at Ibaraki Kashima Stadium is scheduled for 4 a.m. ET. William Hill Sportsbook lists the United States as the -150 favorite (risk $150 to win $100) on the 90-minute money line in its latest Canada vs. USWNT odds, while Canada is the +380 underdog. The over-under for total goals scored is set at 2.5. Before finalizing any USWNT vs. Canada 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 USWNT vs. Canada 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 Canada vs. USWNT:
- United States vs. Canada: USA -0.5 (-150)
- United States vs. Canada over-under: 2.5 goals
- United States vs. Canada money line: United States -150, Canada +380, Draw +250
- USWNT: Team USA is 12-1-3 since the start of the year
- CAN: Canada is on a nine-match unbeaten streak
Why you should back the USWNT
The Americans, who have won the last two World Cups, remain the favorites despite showing some vulnerability. The U.S. had its 44-match unbeaten streak snapped by Sweden in their Olympic opener. The Americans rebounded with a 6-1 thrashing of New Zealand, before settling for a 0-0 draw with Australia. In the quarterfinals, Team USA had their hands full against the Netherlands, finishing regulation tied 2-2. But goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher kept her composure and made two big saves to preserve the win as the U.S. posted a 4-2 edge in penalty kicks.
The United States boasts an explosive offense which has seen eight different players score in regulation. Among them is striker Alex Morgan, who in 184 matches, has posted 111 goals. The 32-year-old, who plays for the Orlando Pride of the National Women's Soccer League, has been a member of the national team since 2010. Since the start of the year, Morgan has four goals in 14 matches.
Why you should back Canada
The Canadians are playing in their fourth Olympics since 1996, taking third place at the 2012 London Games and at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games. In this tournament, Canada took second in Group E for the right to face Brazil in the quarterfinals. In that match, goalkeeper Stephanie Labbe saved the last two penalty kicks to secure Canada's spot in the semifinals. She also made six saves in regulation.
Offensively, the Canadians are led by captain Christine Sinclair, a 38-year-old forward. She began her international career in 2000 and has been an offensive threat ever since. She has 187 career international goals in 302 matches, including 33 in Olympic play. She has one goal in six international appearances this year.
How to make Canada vs. USWNT picks
Green has taken a close look at USWNT vs. Canada, and he is going under on the goal total. He has two other strong best bets and complete analysis of this Tokyo 2020 matchup, with one pick providing a plus-money payout. He's only sharing those Olympic soccer picks at SportsLine.
So who wins Canada vs. USWNT? And where does all the betting value lie? Visit SportsLine now to see the best bets for USWNT vs. Canada, all from the soccer expert who has his finger on the pulse of the game all over the world, and find out.