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2012 Olympics Soccer Odds & Picks: Canada vs. USA Match Preview 8/6/12

Canada vs. United States Match Analysis: Abby Wambach To Score Again, Put US In Finals: There are just four teams that are left in the women’s soccer tournament at the Olympics, and two of those teams are going to battle it out for a spot in the Gold Medal Soccer match, when the US Women’s Soccer Team takes on Canada at Old Trafford. The winner will go on to play for the gold on Thursday, while the loser will play for the bronze medal in the third place game earlier that day. Keep on reading for our Canada vs. United States picks and predictions.

The Canadians really had a poor start to this tournament, losing their first match against Japan, but since that point, they really just continue to improve. Their best match was their most recent one, a 2-0 win over Great Britain, the host nation at the Olympics. The US fell behind 2-0 in its first match against France, but since that point, only good things have happened for it. Hope Solo hasn’t allowed a goal since that point, and she and her American team have outscored their four foes 10-0.

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Canada vs. United States Schedule and Match Information
Canada vs. United States Match Date/Time: Monday, August 6th, 2:45 p.m. (ET)
Canada vs. United States Stadium: Old Trafford
Canada vs. United States on TV: NBC Soccer Channel, NBC Sports Network
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Canada vs. United States Match Odds: USA -1 (-115)
Canada vs. United States Betting Line Total: 2.5 (Over -110)

Team Canada knows that it can beat any team in the world, but it hasn’t had all that much success against the Americans in their history. In fact, it has been beaten a whopping 43 times in 51 matches against them. The Canadians have scored eight goals in this tournament, and seven of those have come from two sources. Melissa Tancredi is a big time defender, and she is tied for the tournament lead with four goals in three matches. Right behind her though, is the woman who is clearly the biggest legend in the history of Canadian soccer, Christine Sinclair. Sinclair played an absolutely remarkable game against the Brits, as she took over in the final third of the field, scoring once in the first half. From that point forward though, the defense did the rest. Remember that no one had scored against Great Britain in the first round of this tournament, so that makes the accomplishment all the more notable.

And then there’s the US National Soccer Team, which just continues to storm through the rest of the world. It certainly looks like this team, that came up just shy in the World Cup Final last year, is en route to something special here in the Olympics, and perhaps that means a third straight set of Gold Medals for the nation. Abby Wambach is inching closer to the record for the most goals in the history of women’s soccer, and the argument could be made that when she retires, she is going to be the most accomplished player that this sport has ever seen. She has four goals in this tournament, one goal for each game that the US has played. Carli Lloyd has a pair of goals, and Alex Morgan does as well. Morgan also has set up her share of goals in this tournament as well, and she and Wambach have a remarkable bond with one another up front in the American attack.

Canada vs. United States Match Preview & Analysis: With 43 losses already to the Americans in their history, we just don’t see how the Canadians are going to be able to at least force this match to extra time. The United States is simply the best team in the world at this point, and though the win against New Zealand wasn’t the most impressive match ever, it was still a match that was won by two goals. That’s about the same result that we think we are going to be seeing this time around as well.

Canada vs. United States Punting Tip: United States -1 (-115) @ BetOnline Sportsbook

Canada vs. United States Score Prediction: Canada 0 – United States 2

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