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Australia vs United States Women Olympic Soccer Tips - Matildas bid for bronze medal

  • Australia vs United States tips for Thursday's Women's Olympic soccer bronze medal match
  • The Matildas have a chance for their first ever medal at the Olympics
  • USA will be looking to bounce back from their defeat to Canada
  • Who will win the bronze medal match in Tokyo?
  • Match preview, predictions and latest team news
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Australia's Matildas face United States for the bronze medal (Getty Images)
Fraser Stewart 04 Aug 2021
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Australia vs United States Women's Olympic Soccer Tips


While the Matildas' quest for their first ever gold medal hit a stumbling block with a defeat to Sweden, they are still in the hunt for a medal as they face America in the bronze medal match. 
  • Australia vs United States Women's Olympic Soccer Tips
  • Head-to-Head 
  • Australia Form 
  • Australia Squad and Team News
  • United States Form
  • United States Squad and Team News
  • Australia vs United States FAQs

Both sides would have wanted to meet in the gold medal match, but fell to Sweden and Canada in the semi-finals. They have a chance to get some reward after a long and gruelling Tokyo 2020 campaign, and Australia are tipped to pull off an upset. 

  • Australia are bidding for their first ever medal at the Olympics 
  • United States are searching for their fifth medal in women’s soccer at the Olympics 
  • Last time these two sides ended in a 0-0 draw in the group stages
  • Sam Kerr is the leading goal scorer for Australia with 5 goals 
  • United States have had 5 individual goal scorers through the Olympics campaign

Head-to-Head 


It is a sense of deja vu as this will be the second time these two sides will square off against each other in this tournament. 

They met in the last group game of Group G, which ended in a 0-0 stalemate and saw the two teams finish second and third respectively. 

Australia Form 


It wasn’t to be for the Matildas as they suffered an agonising 1-0 defeat to Sweden to deny them a place in the women’s gold medal match. 

However, it wasn’t without controversy as the Matildas thought they opened the scoring just before half-time.

Sam Kerr got on the end of a Steph Catley free-kick only to be denied by the referee as she saw a potential block in the build-up play. 

After the break, it was all Sweden and they hit the ground running when Fridolina Rolfö received a deflected ball and hit the back of the net to take a 1-0 lead. 

From there, the Matildas threw everything at the Swedes. But, in the end, Sweden were just too strong and held their nerve as they advanced to their second consecutive gold medal match. 

Australia Squad and Team News


Goalkeepers: Lydia Williams, Teagan Micah
Defenders: Alanna Kennedy, Steph Catley, Clare Polkinghorne, Aivi Luik, Ellie Carpenter
Midfielders: Emily van Egmond, Tameka Yallop, Elise Kellond-Knight, Chloe Logarzo, Kyra Cooney-Cross
Forwards: Sam Kerr, Hayley Raso, Caitlin Foord, Emily Gielnik, Kyah Simon, Mary Fowler

There will be one absentee for the Matildas as they will be without Ellie Carpenter as she collected a red card late in the semi-final clash with Sweden. 

United States Form


The Americans quest for their fifth gold medal at the Olympics since 1996 ended in heartbreak when they faced Canada in the semi-finals. 

United States were denied as VAR checked for a potential penalty to the Canadians and awarded them a spotkick in the 74th minute, with Jessie Fleming converting from the spot. 

Fleming’s conversion was enough to send through the Canadians to the gold medal match with a 1-0 win.

United States Squad and Team News


Goalkeepers: Jane Campbell, Adrianna Franch, Alyssa Naeher
Defenders: Abby Dahlkemper, Tierna Davidson, Crystal Dunn, Casey Krueger, Kelley O’Hara, Becky Sauebrun, Emily Sonnett
Midfielders: Julie Ertz, Lindsey Horan, Rose Lavelle, Catarina Macario, Kristie Mewis, Samantha Mewis
Forwards: Tobin Heath, Carli Lloyd, Alex Morgan, Christen Press

The United States will be without goalkeeper Alyssa Naeher, after she suffered a right knee injury in their semi-final defeat to Canada. 

Australia vs United States FAQs

Where can I watch the Australia vs United States live stream?

Check our live streaming calendar to see where to watch the Australia vs United States live stream.

What time does Australia vs United States start?

The match is being played at Kashima Soccer Stadium at 6.00pm AEDT on Thursday, August 5.

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Verdict

Both sides have big name players outAustralia love being in these situations having their backs against the wall, but will need to find something creative in their attacking display.

All eyes will be on the Matildas and I think this is the time for them to get their first ever medal at the Olympics.

Best Bet: Australia Win Full-Time Result @400.00 at Topsport - 2 Units

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