The US women’s national team will face Australia in the bronze medal match at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. The Americans are looking for their sixth Olympic medal overall. Here, check out everything there’s to know about this soccer match such as information, predictions, odds and how to watch it in the US.
The USA will be playing in its first bronze medal match in Olympic history. They already faced Australia in these Games in the final match of the group stage, which ended up in a goalless draw which was enough for both teams to go through the knockout stage.
The USWNT lost in the semifinals against Canada thanks to a 75th-minute penalty kick from midfielder Jessie Fleming. Meanwhile, Australia was defeated by Sweden in the other semifinal 1-0, with a goal from new Barcelona player Fridolina Rolfo.
Australia vs USA: Match Information
Date: Thursday, August 5, 2021.
Time: 4:00 AM (ET).
Location: Ibaraki Kashima Stadium, Kashima, Japan.
Australia vs USA: Time by State in the US
ET: 4:00 AM
CT: 3:00 AM
MT: 2:00 AM
PT: 1:00 AM
Australia vs USA: Storylines
Australia and the United States have faced each other 31 times overall. The USA leads the series with 26 victories and only one loss. They have drawn four times, including two at the Olympics. In the World Cup, the USA have won the two times they have met.
Prior to the Olympics, their most recent meeting was a 5-3 triumph on April 4, 2019, in Colorado for the USA. Alex Morgan scored her 100th international goal. Over their last four meetings, the USA have a record of one victory, two draws and one loss to Australia.
Both teams will have absences for this game. While Australia won’t have Ellie Carpenter, as she received a straight red card in the semifinals. Meanwhile, US goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher suffered a hyperextension of her right knee and a bone contusion, and won’t be able for this match.
How to watch or live stream Australia vs USA in the US
The game between USA and Australia for the bronze medal match at the Olympic Games will be broadcasted in the US by the USA Network and Telemundo. The stream will be available through NBCOlympics.com and the Telemundo Deportes App.
Australia vs USA: Odds and predictions
Oddsmakers in the US have already made their predictions for this match. The USA have the odds in their favor with -140, meanwhile Australia have odds of +390. A tie would result in a +260 payout.
*Odds by FanDuel