USA-W vs AUS-W: United States Women will share the field with Australian Women at the Ibaraki Kashima Stadium on Tuesday.
The dominant United States side is walking into this encounter with a thumping 6-1 win over New Zealand in their second group stage match. After the humiliating 3-0 loss against Sweden, this was a blessing for the USA.
Midfielder Rose Lavelle gave the U.S. team the lead with her first Olympic goal in the ninth minute, and Lindsey Horan’s header just before half-time helped extend her team’s advantage. Things became worse after New Zealand scored two own goals.
In the end, the scoreline read 6-1. Luckily enough for them, four goals in the first half were disallowed after being adjudged offside.
On the other hand, Australia Women played Sweden, and the result didn’t help the Kangaroos in any way. Sweden, who’d just won against the U.S. were on the verge of securing another win after Rolfo scored on a cross from Sofia Jakobsson to give Sweden the early lead.
However, Australia tied it on Sam Kerr’s header, following which came a second goal at the start of the second half. Lina Hurtig then scored the equaliser for Sweden, and Rolfo’s second put them back in front. After all efforts, the scoreline read 4-2.
Both teams would be aiming for a crucial win on Tuesday.
Match: USA Women vs Australia Women
Date & Time: 27th July 2021, 1:30 PM IST
Venue: Ibaraki Kashima Stadium
USA-W vs AUS-W Predicted Playing XI
United States of America Women
Abby Dahlkemper, Kelley O’Hara, Tierna Davidson, Becky Sauerbrunn, Sam Mewis, Rose Lavelle, Julie Ertz, Alex Morgan, Christen Press, Megan Rapinoe, Naeher (GK)
Ellie Carpenter, Tameka Yallop, Stephanie Catley, Clare Polkinghorne, Emily Van Egmond, Elise Kellond-Knight, Hayley Raso, Kyah Simon, Caitlin Foord, Samantha Kerr, Lydia Williams(GK)
USA-W vs AUS-W Dream11 Team Prediction
Goalkeeper: Lydia Williams
Defenders: Ellie Carpenter, Becky Sauerbrunn, Tierna Davidson, Stephanie Catley
Midfielders: Sam Mewis, Rose Lavelle, Emily Van Egmond, Tameka Yallop
Striker: Alex Morgan (captain), Samantha Kerr (vice-captain)