Sweden vs Australia: Third-Place Play-Off Preview, Prediction, and Odds

Sweden will take on Australia at the Suncorp Stadium in Sydney in the 2023 Women’s World Cup third-place play-off game on Sunday, August 19, at 4:00 PM ET (11:00 a.m. local time), Sweden lost to Spain in the semifinal match, while Australia lost to England.

Sweden vs Australia: Third-Place Play-Off Preview, Prediction, and Odds

This match is a chance for both teams to end the tournament on a positive note and claim the bronze medal. It is also a chance for both teams to build momentum ahead of the next Women’s World Cup, which will be held in 2027

Match Preview

Sweden have been the third-placed team in two of the past three World Cups and they’re back in the competition again after Spain knocked them out in the semi-finals last time out with 2-1 win! Olga Carmona scored a dramatic late winner (90th minute) to put Spain through to their first-ever World Cup final and Sweden have to fight for bronze.

Sweden also has a 100 percent record in third place games, winning bronze at the 1991 World Cup, 2011 World Cup and 2019 World Cup.

Australia, co-hosts of the tournament, lost their semi-final match by 1-3 to England, after a dominant performance by England in Sydney. Matildas striker Sam Kerr scored an equalizing goal in the second half of the match, but the result was not enough.

Australia hasn’t made it past the quarter-finals before, and they’ll be looking to finish off a great tournament on and off the field with a bang.

Sweden vs Australia Head to Head

  • Sweden have appeared in 46 World Cup games, winning 27 matches, while Australia has appeared in 32 matches, winning 10,
  • Sweden have only lost once in the current World Cup.
  • In the last five matches, Sweden has scored 10 goals, while Australia has scored 11 goals and conceded 6 goals.
  • In the last five, Sweden have won 4 times, while Australia has won 3 times and lost 2 times.

Sweden vs Australia Prediction

For the encounter on Saturday, both sides will need to raise up their game, but for Australia, who will have home advantage and we believe they will take advantage of it to clinch a narrow win, that may be easier said than done.

Our Prediction : Sweden 1-2 Australia

Australia vs Sweden odds

Moneyline lean: Australia (2.85)

To advance: Australia (1.92)

Sweden vs Australia Starting Lineup

Sweden Women possible starting lineup:
Musovic; Bjorn, Ilestedt, Eriksson, Andersson; Angeldal, Rubensson; Rytting Kaneryd, Asllani, Rolfo; Blackstenius

Australia Women possible starting lineup:
Arnold; Carpenter, Hunt, Polkinghorne, Catley; Raso, Gorry, Cooney-Cross Foord; Kerr, Fowler

Team News

Sweden vs Australia Match Details

Match Day: Saturday, August 19, 2023
Match Time: 4am ET/ 11am AEST/ 9am UK
Venue: Suncorp Stadium in Brisbane, Australia
Official: Cheryl Foster (Wales)
Last meeting: Australia 4-0 Sweden (November 12, 2022 | Friendly)

How to Watch Sweden vs Australia 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+

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