Summer Olympics Women's Soccer: USA vs. Australia odds, picks and prediction
The bronze medal match of the Summer Olympics Women's Soccer Tournament will be played Thursday at 4 a.m. ET between the USA and Australia at Ibaraki Kashima Stadium. Below, we analyze the USA vs. Australia odds and lines, and make our best Summer Olympics bets, picks and predictions.
Both USA and Australia were dealt a 1-0 loss in their semifinals matches. The Americans fell to Canada and Australia was topped by Sweden. Canada and Sweden play for gold Thursday night in Tokyo.
The US Women's National Team (USWNT), including stars Alex Morgan and Megan Rapinoe, was disappointed to be dropped into the third-place match after winning the 2019 Women's World Cup. Australia lost in the Round of 16 in that tournament. The nations entered this tournament ranked first and ninth, respectively, in the FIFA Women's Ranking.
USA vs. Australia: Odds, picks and predictions
- Money line: USA -140 (bet $140 to win $100) | Australia +370 (bet $100 to win $370) | Draw +260
- Over/Under: 2.5 (O: -120 | U: -110)
USA 3, Australia 1
Money line (ML)
The USA (-140) will look to take out some frustration over a disappointing tournament against Australia and will leave Tokyo with at least a bronze medal.
Without GK Alyssa Naeher (knee) Thursday, USWNT veterans Morgan and Rapinoe will lead the way in a more spirited offensive effort. The Americans outscored the opposition 6-4, finishing second in Group G while the Aussies were outscored 5-4 in a third-place finish in the Group Stage.
USA responded well from its previous letdown in this tournament by trouncing New Zealand 6-1 after a 3-0 loss to Sweden in its tournament opener.
Take the OVER 2.5 (-120).
The two sides played to a 0-0 draw in the Group Stage, but the Americans, led by an angry Rapinoe, will look to load up on offense without Naeher.
The Aussies should be able to score at least one goal against inexperienced American backup GK Adrianna Franch.
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