class=”article_teaser__2t5do”>Having consistently found a route to victory at these Olympics, Al Hain-Cole is backing the Blue and Yellow to claim gold ahead of Priestman's side
Sweden and Canada will go head-to-head for Olympic gold when they meet at the International Stadium in Yokohama in Friday’s final.
The Blue and Yellow will be hoping to go one step further than Brazil 2016, when they went home with a silver medal after losing out to Germany in the final.
Sweden vs Canada latest odds
Having won all five of their matches en route to this final, Sweden are 10/11 (1.91) favourites with bet365 to come out on top in Tokyo.
Bev Priestman’s Canada team have collected bronze at each of the last two Olympics but can be backed at 7/2 (4.50) to secure gold with a victory here.
Three of Canada’s five matches at this tournament have resulted in draws after normal time, and you can get odds of 11/5 (3.20) on them taking this final into extra-time after another deadlock.
Sweden vs Canada team news
Peter Gerhardsson has named the same line-up for each of the last two knockout stage matches and is not expecting to make any changes for this clash.
Goalkeeper Stephanie Labbe is yet to concede in the knockout stages, while veteran captain Christine Sinclair will be hoping to add to her world record 187 international goals as she leads the line.
Sweden vs Canada preview
Having ground out goalless draws with the Czech Republic and Brazil in their final pre-tournament warm-up games, it is perhaps not surprising that the Canadians have specialised in shutting opponents down in Japan.
Indeed, they progressed from the group after earning draws against hosts Japan and a star-studded Great Britain team before getting past Brazil on penalties and then edging out neighbours USA 1-0 in the semis.
However, they will be up against it to pull off a similar feat against the Swedes, who have demonstrated an unerring ability to overcome whatever challenge put in front of them – whether it be a convincing 3-0 victory over world champions USA or a narrow 1-0 semi-final win against a stubborn Australian outfit.
Sweden vs Canada tips & predictions
Enjoying a 17-match unbeaten streak and having knocked Canada out of the last World Cup, Sweden certainly look worth those 10/11 (1.91) odds to find a way to victory in the final.
All odds correct at time of writing. Please gamble responsibly.
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