The United States Women's National Team tries to remain unbeaten for its 36th straight match when it faces Brazil on Sunday afternoon in its second game of the 2021 SheBelieves Cup. The Americans secured a 1-0 victory against Canada on Thursday night, while the Brazlians eased to a 4-1 victory against Argentina. The USA women haven't lost a game since January 2019, while the South American side has scored 18 goals in its last three games.
Kickoff from Exploria Stadium is set for 3 p.m. ET on Sunday. The USWNT is listed as the -300 money line favorite in the latest USA vs. Brazil odds, while the over-under for total goals scored is 3.5. Before you lock in any Brazil vs. USA picks, check out the 2021 SheBelieves Cup predictions from women's soccer expert Sandra Herrera.
Herrera is CBS Sports' women's soccer analyst and has been reporting on the game for more than five years. Providing insight both internationally and domestically, she has covered local markets, NWSL drafts and NWSL championship finals. She knows the women's game inside and out.
Before Thursday's tournament opener, she called for a 2-0 score, but her analysis was spot-on. "It's likely there won't be pretty soccer, but there will be a win for USA," Herrera said. And that's exactly the way it played out in the Americans' 1-0 victory.
Now, Herrera has analyzed USWNT vs. Brazil from every possible angle. You can visit SportsLine now to see the picks. Here are several odds and trends for Brazil vs. USWNT:
- USA vs. Brazil spread: USA -1
- USA vs. Brazil over-under: 3.5 goals
- USA vs. Brazil money line: USA -300, Brazil +700
- USA: The Americans are 57-1-6 in their last 64 games (since July 2017).
- BRA: Marta has been named FIFA World Player of the Year six times.
Why you should back the United States
The Americans remain the clear No. 1 team in women's international soccer, and they still have the stars in Megan Rapinoe, Carli Lloyd and Alex Morgan. They face a Brazil squad that dominated Argentina and a pair of friendlies against Ecuador, but prior to that it was 0-2-1 in last year's Tournoi de France. The Americans, meanwhile, have outscored opponents 53-3 since October 2019.
That is when Vlatko Andonovski took over, and the two-time NWSL Coach of the Year is getting the most out of his players. The U.S. has allowed just one goal since the beginning of 2020, and Becky Sauerbrun and Abby Dahlkemper are part of the stout defense in front of goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher, who has 38 career shutouts and has a clean sheet in eight straight outings.
Why you should back Brazil
The Brazilians come in with plenty of confidence and women's legend Marta on their side. The 35-year-old plays her home games in this stadium with the Orlando Pride, and she scored on a penalty kick in Thursday's rout of Argentina for her 108th international goal. The USA had to fight for a 1-0 win in the last meeting, and Brazil scored four goals over the previous two losses to the USA.
Debinha also scored Thursday night, and it was her 30th goal in 86 games for the national team. She was named MVP of the last NWSL championship game in 2019 as her North Carolina Courage won its second straight title. Former U.S. women's coach Pia Sundhage is now leading Brazil and should be familiar with the weaknesses of many of the top American players.
How to make SheBelieves Cup picks for USA vs. Brazil
Herrera has analyzed this matchup from all sides, and while she's leaning under on the total, she has revealed her two best bets for Sunday's showdown, including a prop bet that pays out 7-1. You can only see her best bets here.
So who wins USA vs. Brazil in the 2021 SheBelieves Cup? And which huge prop bet is Herrera backing on Sunday? Visit SportsLine now to find out which side of the USA vs. Brazil money line has all the value, all from women's soccer expert who knows the game inside and out.