2021 Tokyo Olympics: Sweden Favored Over Canada to Win Women's Soccer Gold Medal Following USA Loss

Sweden is favored over Canada to take home the Gold Medal in women's soccer final.
Sweden is favored over Canada to take home the Gold Medal in women's soccer final. / Zhizhao Wu/Getty Images

The women's soccer Gold Medal match is all set as Sweden is set to take on Canada on Thursday, August 5 at 10 p.m. EST. This will be the first time Canada will compete for a Gold Medal in women’s soccer, while it is Sweden's second after taking home the Silver Medal at the 2016 Summer Olympics.

Sweden is currently a -295 favorite to earn the Gold Medal, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

Olympics Women's Soccer

It was heartbreak for the USA as they went down 1-0 to the Canadians in the 75th minute and were not able to battle back. Canada’s Jessie Fleming converted on a penalty shot for the match's only goal. It marks the first time that the USWNT has lost two matches in a single Olympics.

On the other side, the Swedish continued their dominance in the Olympics taking down Australia by a score of 1-0. Fridolina Rolfo banged one home in the 47th minute to give her squad the lead and they never looked back. Sweden remains perfect with a 5-0-0 (W-D-L) record in these Olympic Games.

The USA will still have a shot to make it onto the podium as they will take on Australia in the Bronze Medal match on Thursday, August 5 at 4:00 a.m. EST. The Americans are -135 moneyline favorites in that one with an over/under set at 2.5 for total goals, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

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