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Olympic Women’s Soccer: Netherlands vs United States Prediction and Betting Pick

by Allyson ParkJuly 29, 2021

The next match on the Women’s soccer Olympics schedule is: Netherlands vs United States!

It has been a strange Olympics for the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team so far. Their mission for redemption and revenge has not unfolded the way they thought it would. After a devastating loss to Sweden in the Olympic opening match, they bounced back with a 6-1 win against New Zealand on Saturday, bumping them to second place in Group G.

On Tuesday, the U.S. tied with Australia 0-0, sending the U.S. to the quarterfinals, where they will take on the Netherlands in a rematch of the 2019 World Cup Final. The U.S. emerged victorious in that match with two goals to Netherlands’ one. On Friday, the U.S. has a chance to redeem themselves and their sub-par performances so far by starting off the knockout round strong.

Predicted Lineup

USA: Alyssa Naeher, Crystal Dunn, Becky Sauerbrunn, Abby Dahlkemper, Kelley O’Hara, Samantha Mewis, Julie Ertz, Rose Lavelle, Christen Press, Alex Morgan, Lynn Williams

NETHERLANDS: Sari van Veenendaal; Merel van Dongen, Aniek Nouwen, Stefanie van der Gragt, Dominique Bloodworth; Jackie Groenen, Danielle van de Donk, Jill Roord; Lieke Martens, Shanice van de Sanden, Vivianne Miedema

The USWNT: Can They Turn the Tables on the Netherlands?

Olympic Women's Soccer: Netherlands vs United States Prediction and Betting Pick

The U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team has had trouble getting their momentum started in these Olympics, which is extremely rare for this team. With a star-studded and experienced roster, they usually dominate all the tournaments they participate in, but they certainly have not performed at the level they were initially expected to. With an exception of their second match against New Zealand, this U.S. team has not played well at all, with no goals scored in their first and third matches.

During their game against Australia, the U.S. struggled with jump-starting their offensive game. Even with veterans like Megan Rapinoe, Christen Press, and Alex Morgan leading the charge, two of their three matches have ended with zero goals scored. 

If they hope to remain gold medal contenders, the U.S. must figure out what has been preventing them from exploding offensively and scoring much-needed goals. Not only do they need to locate the problem, but they must also immediately, quickly, and permanently find a solution to this problem. The Netherlands has been the highest-scoring team in these Olympic Games, scoring 21 goals, and if they hope to emerge victoriously, the U.S. absolutely has to put a few in the back of the net.

Netherlands vs United States Prediction – Betting Odds

According to CBS Sports, William Hill Sportsbook lists the United States as the +130 favorite on the 90-minute Moneyline for this first knockout match for the U.S. The Netherlands is the +163 underdog. The over-under for total goals scored is set at 3.5. The U.S. is predicted to win 1-0  according to SportSkeeda.com, with Christen Press predicted to score.

How to Watch?

You can watch the USWNT take on the Netherlands on Friday at 7 am on NBCSN, on the NBC Olympics website, and via FuboTV and YouTubeTV. Make sure to tune in on Friday to cheer on the USWNT!

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About The Author
Allyson Park
Allyson Park is a sports writer and media content creator at Knup Solutions. She covers a variety of sports, including football, soccer, basketball, and baseball. She is currently a student at Virginia Tech majoring in multimedia journalism and minoring in creative writing. Her favorite sports to watch are NFL football and women's soccer. After graduating, she hopes to enter the sports journalism industry and provide a unique angle and perspective on sports as a woman of color.