Sweden vs South Africa predictions & tips for the WWC match

Our football expert has three bets for the Women’s World Cup match between Sweden and South Africa. 

Sweden are as short as 16/1 to win the competition with some bookmakers and they are the clear favourite ahead of their opening match against South Africa. The Swedish players are hopeful of a successful campaign but a positive start is crucial.

Sweden vs South Africa Predictions and Betting Tips

  • South Africa handicap +3 (home +3) @ 4/6 Bet9ja
  • GG – Goal/Goal (both teams to score) @ 2/1 Bet9ja
  • Fridolina Rolfo to score anytime @ 1/1 Bet9ja

South Africa to put up a fight

The first of my predictions for Sweden vs South Africa is Sweden to win by no more than a two-goal margin.

Sweden have played in every single Women’s World Cup and they regularly feature in the knockout stages. However, they have had a mixed bag of results in the lead up to this tournament so they will need to improve as the competition roars on.

South Africa have won only two of their last five matches but Australia are the only team to have beaten them by a three-goal margin

South Africa earned a 0-0 draw the last time they faced the Swedes but that game took place in 2019 so we can’t read too much into that fixture. Nonetheless, Sweden have won just one of their five matches in 2023 so the handicap looks too high for this one.

Sweden vs South Africa Bet 1: South Africa handicap +3 (home +3) @ 4/6 Bet9ja

South Africa to cause problems for the Swedes

The second of our Sweden vs South Africa Women’s World Cup tips is for both teams to score in the match.

The Swedish players have been bullish in the lead-up to this tournament and have reiterated their confidence that the team can go all the way. We are backing South Africa to come out on top with a three goals head start in our first bet, but Sweden should still dominate the match.

South Africa are competing in just their second Women’s World Cup so it’s easy to see why the bookmakers have them at such big odds. However, they were the highest-scoring side in the Women’s AFCON in 2022.

South Africa have found the net in all three of their matches in 2023. They also scored in their most recent match against a side ranked inside FIFA’s top 10.

Sweden vs South Africa Bet 2: GG – Goal/Goal (both teams to score) @ 2/1 Bet9ja

Rolfo to rediscover her best from 

Fridolina Rolfo plays her football for Barcelona; the side at the top of the women’s game at the moment. They lifted the Champions League this season along with winning their domestic league.

Rolfo scored six goals in her five appearances for Barcelona prior to picking up an injury at the end of April. She returned to full fitness and scored the decisive goal in the Champions League final to help her side come from two goals behind and win 3-2.

Rolfo also scored in Sweden’s last game; a 3-3 draw against Norway. She comes into this tournament in fine form and she should start as a left winger for her country. The Swedes will have the lion’s share of possession against South Africa so let’s hope some chances fall Fridolina’s way. 

Sweden vs South Africa Bet 3: Fridolina Rolfo to score anytime @ 1/1 Bet9ja

Sweden vs South Africa Odds

  • Sweden to win @  1/10 Bet9ja
  • Draw @ 15/2 Bet9ja
  • South Africa to win @ 22/1 Bet9ja

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