Sweden – Golden Generation
The Swedish women’s soccer team is in its golden generation. The Swedish women’s soccer team has shown great strength in this year’s Olympic Games and is expected to take the first ever Olympic gold medal in the games.
Sweden is the only team that has won all the group matches of this tournament, and the team has performed very strongly, scoring more than two goals on average.
In the first round, Sweden faced the world’s top-ranked U.S. women’s soccer team and won a surprising 3-0 victory. In the whole game, Sweden was on par with the U.S. women’s soccer team in all statistics, and the ability to grasp chances was obviously stronger than the U.S. team. After that, they faced the weaker Australia and New Zealand women’s soccer team, both of which were easily defeated.
Japan – A tortuous road to qualify
Japan was actually the team that everyone was optimistic about for medals before the start of the Olympics. Before the Olympics, the Japanese women’s soccer team won all three of their warm-up matches.
However, in the group stage of the Olympics, the Japanese women’s soccer team played extremely hard against the strong teams from Europe and the United States that focused on physical confrontation, especially in the offensive end.
Although Japan had the advantage of home field, the road to the group was tough.
3 group games, 1 win, 1 draw, 1 loss, 2 goals scored, 1 goal conceded. Squeezed into the knockout stage as the third in the group with the better record.
The team’s defense was not bad, but the offensive end was a bit tough due to the physical quality of the team’s players. Even in the last round against Chile, the weakest team in the group, the Japanese women scored a goal only after 70 minutes. These three group games consumed too much physical energy of the Japanese women’s soccer team, which may affect the performances in this game.
In terms of strength, Sweden is stronger than Japan, especially in the offensive end. In the group stage, Sweden scored 9 goals in three games, with an average of 3 goals per game. The Japanese women’s soccer team was weak in the front line, scoring only two goals in three games, with an average of less than one goal.
It is worth noting that the Swedish women’s soccer team is arguably the most restrained Japanese women’s soccer team. In this year’s tournament, the Japanese women’s soccer team is the shortest team in terms of average height, with an average height of only 1m61, which predestines them to have shortcomings in defense. The average height of Sweden is 1m71m, and the team has scored 4 headers in the group stage.
Naturally, we support Sweden to win this match and advance.
From the current data shown by 1XBET, it is also Sweden that is more favorable.