Sweden vs Japan: betting on the favourite
On July 30, Sweden goes against Japan in the quarterfinal of the Olympic women's football tournament. Can the hosts of the Olympics get to the semifinal? Our answer is in the prediction below.
Sweden national women's team successfully qualified for the European Championship, where they scored 40 goals and defeated Hungary, Slovakia, and Latvia, which brought them a ticket to the Olympics.
In the first game, Sweden beat the US national team (3:0), which showed them as one of the main contenders for the Olympic gold. In the second game, the Yellow-blues defeated Australia (4:2), and then New Zealand in the last game of the group stage (2:0). With the maximum number of points, Sweden advanced to the playoffs.
Japan national women's team played five test matches before the start of the tournament, in which they scored 28 goals against their rivals.
In Tokyo, the 2012 Olympic silver medalist drew with Canada in the first round of the group stage (1:1), but then lost to the British team (0:1). In the last group game, Nadeshiko Japan defeated Chile with a score of 1:0.
Sweden won 4 out of the last 5 games.
In 4 of the last 5 games of Sweden, goals were scored in both halves.
This bet played in 4 of the last 6 games of Japan.
Japan will try to withhold the onslaught of the Scandinavian team, but the Swedish team is just too good at this tournament. We think that Sweden will leave no chance for the hosts of the Olympics.
Our prediction - Asian handicap (-1) to Sweden.
Prediction: Handicap (-1) to Sweden
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Japan has a great attacking potential, which they haven't really used, playing very carefully at the Olympic tournament. We expect that in this game the opponents won't sit back in the defense and score more than 2 goals.
Second bet - total over 2,5 goals.