As part of the match of the 1/4 final of the women's Olympic football tournament, the national teams of the Netherlands and the United States will come face to face. On whose side will the victory be in the upcoming confrontation? Our sports portal gives a forecast for this match.
The Dutch national team was able to make it to the OI-2020 after winning the qualification for the European Championship, where it won all the meetings. At the same time, the team scored an average of five goals per one particular match. Before the start of the tournament, the "orange" played six test matches, in which they got four victories. At the start of the group stage, the Orange defeated Zambia with a score of 10:3, after which they drew with Brazil and left no chance for China (8:2).
The medalist of all world championships and 4-time Olympic champion managed to win six matches in a row before the start of the tournament and left for Tokyo in the status of the favorite of the Olympic Games. However, in the first round, the "stars and stripes" literally stunned their fans, losing to the Swedish national team with a score of 0:3. In the game with New Zealand, the Americans were able to pull themselves together and defeated their opponents with a score of 6:1, and in the game against Australia they painted a draw. As a result of their performances, the US national team took second place in its quartet.
Statistics and figures:
- The USA is the favorite of the meeting;
- The Netherlands has a 4-match series without defeats;
- The USA has lost only once in 5 meetings;
- The last face-to-face meeting of the opponents was of a friendly nature;
- It ended with a score of 2: 0 in favor of the United States.
The US national team was able to win all 4 face-to-face meetings against the opponent. There is no doubt that the team will be able to win this time as well. The Netherlands performed well at the tournament, but then the path along the tournament grid may be closed for the team.