Sweden and Canada will face off in the women’s soccer final at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Sweden won silver in Rio 2016, while Canada won bronze. Now, these teams will be looking for gold. Here, check out everything there’s to know about this match such as information, predictions, odds and how to watch it in the US.
For Canada, being in the final is already an improvement of their last run at the last Olympics. However, they will try to go all the way this time. They just got an historic win over the USA to reach the finals, with a goal from Jessie Fleming. They hadn’t won against their North American neighbours in 20 years.
On the other hand, Sweden was a candidate to go far from the beginning, when they stunned the USA 3-0 in the opener. With threats like Real Madrid’s Kosovare Asllani and Barcelona’s Fridolina Rolfo, who scored the winner against Australia in the semifinal, Sweden is ready to fight for gold in Tokyo.
Sweden vs Canada: Match Information
Date: Friday, August 6, 2021.
Time: 08:00 AM (ET).
Location: Olympic Stadium, Tokyo, Japan.
Sweden vs Canada: Time by State in the US
ET: 08:00 AM
CT: 07:00 AM
MT: 06:00 AM
PT: 05:00 AM
Sweden vs Canada: Storylines
Sweden and Canada have met each other 23 times, with Sweden being the stronger side winning 14 matches. Canada has won only five times against the Europeans. They have drawn four times.
The last time Canada won over the Swedes was in April 2017, with 1-0 in an international friendly in Sweden. However, the Europeans are unbeaten in their last three matches, with two wins.
Their last encounter took place in the World Cup 2019 in France. Sweden won with a lone goal from Stina Blackstenius in the second half to reach the quarterfinals. It was a tight match, but Canada got a defensive error that cost them the game.
How to watch or live stream Sweden vs Canada in the US
The game between Sweden and Canada for the gold medal match at the Olympic Games will be broadcasted in the US by NBCOlympics.com, NBC, UNIVERSO NOW, USA Network, UNIVERSO, NBC Sports App, Telemundo Deportes En Vivo.
Sweden vs Canada: Odds and predictions
Oddsmakers in the US have already made their predictions for this match. According to FanDuel, Sweden is favorite to win gold with odds of -125. Meanwhile, Canada have odds of +430. A tie would result in a +210 payout.
*Odds by FanDuel