Sweden Women closer to the goal

Sweden Women closer to the goal

Sweden Women are aiming to finally book a spot in the finals of the 2023 World Cup, as they go against Spain Women, who eyes to reach the finals for the first time. From these two teams, it was Sweden who has better experience as opposed to Spain. In fact, Sweden already qualified in the finals once, but failed to win the title. As for Spain, they are currently on their best finish in the contest, as their best finish previously is a round-of-16 finish. While Spain sealed their spot in the semis with a win against Netherlands, Sweden edged Japan in the quarterfinals. Moreover, in the World Cup, Spain won five of their 12 World Cup matches. Meanwhile, Sweden had 27 wins in their 45 matches in the contest. This meeting will be on August 15, 2023, at 4:00 PM (GMT+8).

Sweden Women

Women's World Cup: Sweden Women

Many believes that this is already the time for Sweden to get the glory they are aiming for, following their impressive run. This is already the fifth time that Sweden entered the semi-finals, so going here works for their advantage. They have the better experience here, considering their previous campaigns in the contest. Additionally, Sweden were once hailed as runners-up, which is the best finish for them, but they have yet to win the title. However, considering their run in the World Cup, it seems like the title is getting near for them. They currently have the momentum, which will surely work for their advantage. Moreover, their manager, Peter Gerhardsson, is confident that they have what it takes to win the title. In fact, they were able to defeat two former champions, USA, and Japan, which is a proof of their might.

Sweden might use the same line-up coming into this match, as they are looking for consistency in this important match. Ilestedt is looking to lead their defense, while Stina Blackstenius will continue leading their attacks.

Spain Women

Women's World Cup: Spain Women
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Spain on the other hand is an impressive team, considering their past campaigns in the contest over the years. In fact, entering the quarterfinals is already their best finish in the contest, as their best finish is the round-of-16. Coming into this game, Spain no longer have anything to lose, but they want to try entering the finals. In fact, they already made history when they reached the semi-finals for the first time ever in their history. However, Spain’s campaign have been through ups and downs with their results. They fell against Japan, in a 4-0 result, but defeated the 2019 runners-up, Netherlands, in the quarterfinals. Fortunately, they are doing well across all contests, a they suffered only one loss in their last 10 matches. Additionally, they scored 15 goals, and conceded six in the contest, which speaks for their talent.

Laia Codina is a doubt in this match, after she was being forced off during the second half of their match against the Netherlands. Moreover, Aitana Bonmati picked up a knock on that match, but fortunately, she is expected to be fit here.

Prediction:

Sweden Women (2.0)
Odds: -0.83

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