Women’s Olympics betting tips: Canada eye USA scalp
Women’s Olympics betting tips and odds
Ellen White’s hat-trick proved in vain as Great Britain missed out on the chance of an Olympic medal with Friday’s 4-3 extra-time defeat by Australia who will take on Sweden in the second of Monday’s semi-finals.
United States have won the gold medal in four of the six women’s tournaments and are 11/10 favourites to add a fifth to their list of honours ahead of their clash with Canada.
The world champions are 4/6 to beat the Canadians but let’s examine some of the other markets and odds for both of Monday’s semi-finals in our women’s Olympics betting tips.
USA v Canada (Mon, 09:00)
Both teams squeezed into the last four courtesy of penalty shoot-outs on Friday, with Canada pulling through against Brazil before USA scored all their spot-kicks in their quarter-final clash with European champions Netherlands.
Despite being overwhelming favourites to win the tournament, it has not been plain sailing for USA who started their group campaign with a 3-0 defeat by Sweden and ended it with a goalless draw with Australia.
That said, they have an excellent recent record against Canada, winning the last three without conceding, the latest a 1-0 victory at the SheBelieves Cup less than six months ago.
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Canada have drawn three of their four matches at the tournament, so we go 27/10 on the game to finish all square at the end of 90 minutes and it’s 19/5 with goals in that outcome.
The Canadians scored the first goal in all three group games, including the 1-1 draw with Great Britain, and are priced at 2/1 to bag the opener and 17/4 to win the match in our women’s Olympics betting tips.
Australia v Sweden (Mon, 12:00)
Sweden, the silver medallists in Rio five years ago, are the only team to have won all four games and yet they are 7/4 second favourites to win gold.
The Swedes ended the hopes of hosts Japan in the quarter-finals with a 3-1 victory during which Stina Blackstenius scored her fourth goal of the tournament and having already beaten the Matildas in the group stage, it’s understandable they are 4/6 to reach the final once again.
However, they were trailing 2-1 in the early stages of the second half only for Lina Hurtig, Fridolina Rolfo and Blackstenius to score in a 4-2 victory.
Peter Gerhardsson’s side are 2/1 to win and both teams to score again or 13/10 to win and over 2.5 goals which has been the case in three of their four games.
The Aussies look very dangerous from crosses, though, scoring a couple of headers in the win against Great Britain and they are 3/1 to draw or 4/1 to win inside 90 minutes while Sweden are 15/2 to win from behind as they did more than a week ago.
All odds and markets correct as of date of publication