After suffering a shock 3-0 defeat to Sweden on opening day of the women’s Olympic football tournament, the United States are attempting to claw their way back up Group G’s standings. The Yanks followed up the defeat to Sweden with a 6-1 hammering of New Zealand as the team looked more like the No. 1 ranked team in the world.

USA Women vs Australia Women Match Preview

On Tuesday, the United States will play Australia with second place in the group on the line. Both national teams should qualify for the quarterfinals as second-place Group G finishers and one of the best third-place teams. However, which side finishes second and third is up for debate.

Australia defeated New Zealand on opening day of the women’s Olympic football tournament 2-1. A 4-2 loss to Sweden followed on matchday 2. The Aussies were up 2-1 after the hour-mark but allowed Sweden to score three times without reply. Australia cannot let the United States run wild in attack, which is what occurred when the Yanks thrashed New Zealand.

The United States and Australia can still catch Sweden and win Group G. However, for that to happen, not only would the United States or Australia need to win, but Sweden would need to lose and goal difference to be overturned.

USA Women vs Australia Women Betting Odds

 

 

Despite the United States being thoroughly beaten on matchday 1 of the women’s Olympic football tournament, they are still bookies’ favourites to win the tournament. The best betting odds for the Americans to win the women’s Olympic football tournament are 5/4. The Americans have won gold in four of six Olympic football tournaments.

 

However, at the 2016 Olympics in Brazil, they managed a fifth-place end to the tournament. It was their lowest finish to an Olympic football tournament in history. There is an argument to be made that women’s teams around the globe are improving thanks to better domestic leagues in Europe. These leagues are better than the one in the United States and allowing for better player development.

Sportsbooks’ best betting odds on the Americans to win versus Australia are at 29/100. The United States are heavy favourites to claim a victory and move onto the quarterfinals. Australia’s betting odds for the match on Tuesday are at 19/2. In 14 international matches in 2021, the United States have posted a record of 12W-1D-1L. Which team took a draw and win from the United States? Sweden managed a draw and win versus the Americans this year.

USA Women vs Australia Women Team News

The United States smashed a poor New Zealand side thanks to goals from Rose Lavelle, Lindsey Horan, Christine Press, and Alex Morgan. There were also two own goals from New Zealand’s players. New Zealand are the weakest team in Group G, so the Americans’ win was not a shock or surprise.

Australia have one of the world’s best strikers in Chelsea’s Samantha Kerr. The forward is head and shoulders better than anything New Zealand had to offer in attack. Kerr has bagged three goals in two games at the Olympics already. If the United States play as flat as they did versus Sweden, Australia can certainly get something from the fixture.

United States coach Vlatko Andonovski made several changes to the team for the New Zealand game. Unlike other managers at the women’s football tournament, Andonovski can chop and change players and still get a high-level performance. Veterans Carli Lloyd and Megan Rapinoe were drafted into the starting XI and Julie Ertz was added to bolster the midfield. Ertz will need to be monitored by the coach due to an MCL injury she suffered in May. After scoring versus New Zealand, Press could start once more.

Tony Gustavsson doesn’t have much reason to change the team for the game on Tuesday. Gustavsson will hope Kerr can continue her blistering international form.

USA Women vs Australia Women H2H

The last three matches between the United States and Australia all ended without the Americans tasting defeat. The United States posted a record of 2W-1D-0L against Australia in their last three meetings. The Americans have outscored Australia 9-5 over the course of those three matches. The teams averaged over 4.5 goals per match when meeting. Their last match was played in 2019 in an international friendly as the United States won 5-3.

USA Women vs Australia Women Prediction

Both teams to score @ 4/7 - BET NOW

 

 

Australia have had a poor 2021. They have posted a mere one win in seven matches. Five of their seven games ended in losses. Our prediction is Tuesday’s game will be a competitive match between the United States and Australia with both sides finding the back of the net. Both of Australia’s games at the Olympics finished with both teams scoring while the United States’ win over New Zealand saw both teams score.

 

Samantha Kerr to score anytime @ 11/5 - BET NOW

 

 

Our betting tips experts are high on Samantha Kerr. She is in great form going into the game having scored three times at the women’s Olympic football tournament. Kerr plays in one of the world’s most competitive women’s football leagues, the WSL, and is a former NWSL player in the United States. She has played with and/or against several of these American players before. If Australia get a point from this game, it will be due to Kerr playing well and getting a goal.

 

Over 3.5 goals scored @ 3/4 - BET NOW

 

 

Goals have been a common occurrence in the women’s Olympic football tournament. Nineteen goals have been scored by the teams in Group G. That is good for an average of 4.75 goals per game scored by these teams.

 

Australia saw over 3.5 goals in their loss to Sweden as the defence could not hold a lead. The United States also saw over 3.5 goals in their 6-1 win over New Zealand. Our betting tips experts expect goals to continue to flow despite the United States playing a more difficult team on matchday 3. The Americans should win and finish the group stage in second place