Japan vs Sweden: Women’s World Cup 2023 Quarter-Final Preview, Predictions, and Odds

Japan will face Sweden in a quarter final clash at the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup at Eden Park on Friday.

Japan vs Sweden Quarter-Final Preview, Predictions, and Odds
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As the 2023 edition of the Women’s World Cup draws to a close, Japan will take on Sweden in the quarter-final match on Friday. The match will be held at Eden Park and kick-off will be at 3.30 a.m. ET/ 8:30 a.m. BST / 5:30 p.m. AEST on Friday. Japan currently sits in 11th place on the FIFA Women’s Ranking, while Sweden is currently in 3rd place on the World Ranking.

Japan vs Sweden Match Preview

Japan’s run to the top of Group B has raised expectations for their chances of winning the title. The 2011 champions beat Norway 3-1 on Thursday to stretch their winning streak at the World Cup to four games as they look ahead to Australia and New Zealand in the second half of the tournament.

Japan will face familiar opposition, who have fought hard in the tournament to make it to the top of the rankings. Sweden has beaten Japan in their last two meetings, 3-0 and 3-1, but the Asians have a better overall record against them. Both have been strong at the back, with only one goal conceded in each of their last four games.

Sweden are bidding to win their first Women’s World Cup title. The Swedes have triumphed in bronze three times and finished runners-up to the United States in 2003. They eliminated the Americans a few days ago. Sweden also beat Italy 5-0, South Africa 2-1 and Argentina 2-0 to book their place in the final.

Blagult will be up against a team with a lot of endurance. Japan have proven their endurance at this tournament as well as in previous tournaments. They will certainly take full advantage of this opportunity. However, Sweden’s performance against the USA proved their resilience to survive in a difficult situation.

Japan vs Sweden Head to Head

Japan have triumphed twice, lost once and drawn twice in the last five meetings against Sweden.
Japan has scored 19 goals and conceded 19 goals in the last five games.
Japan have played 36 matches in the World Cup, winning 18 of them, while Sweden have played 44 World Cup matches and won 26 of them.
Japan has conceded 12 goals and scored four in the last five matches, while Sweden have conceded 12 goals and won four matches and lost one.

Japan vs Sweden Prediction

Hinata Miyazawa (Japan) will be eager to improve on her five goals to maintain her top spot on the tournament goalscoring list. Mina Tanaka (Japan) is another bright spot with two goals and 3 assists.

Amanda Ilestedt
Despite playing in the back-half, Arsenal defender Ilestedt has three goals to her name, leading Sweden’s scoring charts. She is quickly becoming one of football’s most feared attacking players.

Ilestedt is also a threat from set pieces, as her aerial game continues to cause havoc for opposition defenses.

We predict Japan 1-2 Sweden

Japan vs Sweden odds

Moneyline lean: Japan (+125)
Score prediction: Japan 2-1 Sweden

Japan vs Sweden Match Details

Date: Friday, August 11
Kickoff Time: 3:30 a.m. ET / 8:30 a.m. BST / 5:30 p.m. AEST
Location: Eden Park (Auckland, New Zealand)
Official: Esther Staubili (SWI)
Last meeting: Sweden 3-1 Japan (July 30, 2021 | Olympics QF)

How to watch Japan vs Sweden Match Live

  • USA : FOX, Telemundo Fubo, Fox Sports site/app, Peacock (Spanish),Telemundo Deportes site/app
  • UK : BBC Two BBC iPlayer, BBC website
  • Australia : Optus Sport
  • Canada : TSN2 TSN+, TSN site/app, RDS site/app
  • India : DD Sports FanCode
  • New Zealand : Sky Sport 1 NZ Prime TV, Sky Sport NOW
  • Singapore : FIFA WWC CH01 StarHub TV+, meWATCH
  • Hong Kong : Now TV Viu TV
  • Malaysia : FIFA+

Women’s World Cup live streaming is available on FIFA+, and is available in select regions around the world, including Japan, Brazil and Indonesia, as well as Thailand.

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