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Sweden vs. Australia: 2020 Tokyo Olympics live stream, TV channel, how to watch online, time, odds

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Sweden and Australia will square off in Olympic semifinal action on Monday at International Stadium Yokohama in Japan. This will be the second meeting during the the Tokyo Olympics after the two sides met in Group G competition, where Sweden defeated Australia 4-2. The winner of the match will go on to face either Team USA or Canada in the gold medal match taking place on Aug 5.

Here’s how to watch the match and what else to know:

Viewing information

  • Date: Monday, Aug. 2 | Time: 7:00 a.m. ET
  • Location: International Stadium Yokohama — Yokohama, Japan
  • TV channel: USA network | Live stream: fuboTV (try for free)
  • Odds: Sweden -154, Draw +270, Australia +360 (all odds via Caesars Sportsbook)

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Storylines

Australia: The team is coming off an impressive quarterfinal win against Great Britain where the Matildas walked away with a 4-3 victory from extra time. The extended minutes on the body is likely considered a disadvantage for the team heading into the semifinal against Sweden, but the Aussies could be motivated as they are the only side to score on Sweden during the group stage of the Tokyo Games. The team has been relying on star striker Sam Kerr, though the defense will need to be a far more organized unit against Sweden after conceding nine goals over four matches this tournament. 

Sweden: Sweedn are the heavy favorites heading in to this semifinal. The team is undefeated during the Games and is currently on a four-game win streak after winning their group and eliminating host country Japan 3-1 during the quarterfinals. The team has had multiple players on the scoresheet, but Stina Blackstenius leads the team with four goals and is in top form ahead of the semifinal.

Australia vs. Sweden prediction

Sweden may concede a goal, but they have the talent and the tactics to pull off another win against the Matildas. Pick: Sweden 3, Australia 1.



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