Group F of the World Cup is one of the more balanced ones. There are two teams (Sweden and Mexico) which are directly competing for second place – since first spot is probably accounted for by Germany. In their direct competition, results against the other teams in the group will also be important: how few goals they concede against Germany, and how many they can score against South Korea, arguably the weakest team in the group.
South Korea Team News & Short Analysis
South Korea Under 0.5 Goals @ 11/10
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In the memory of most football fans, South Korea is remembered as the team which won fourth place in 2002, at the World Cup which they hosted together with Japan.
Consequently, we all remember how they got there – with several questionable decisions by referees, especially in their games against Italy and Spain. Since then, they managed to qualify for every World Cup edition, but only exited their group once, in 2010.
Last time around, they failed to win a single game and left the competition quite early – which is exactly what we believe will happen this time around, too. Their squad is a little weaker than that of 2014, but their opponents are much tougher.
Sweden Team News & Short Analysis
Sweden Win To Zero @ 37/20
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One of these tougher opponents is Sweden, a team which won second place in a group with France and the Netherlands and dramatically beat Italy in the playoffs for the World Cup.
Their squad lack a bit of drama and flair without Ibrahimovic, since the coach opted to not call him for the World Cup, but they’re still a force to be reckoned with.
Their recent form isn’t great by any means: friendlies against Peru and Denmark all ended with the same 0-0 score, and they have shown a certain lack of quality up front in their recent games. In spite of all this, they know they have to produce a good result against South Korea.
Sweden vs South Korea Betting Tips
From a betting perspective, we believe they will do just that. Sweden should be able to gear up their engines and win the game, possibly by 2 or 3 goals. They simply have more quality and are a better team, and South Korea haven’t managed to win against good teams for a while now.
Additionally, we also back the Swedes to enjoy the lion’s share of possession, which will probably be over 55%. Another interesting bet is that South Korea will fail to score – Sweden has quite a good defense, which hasn’t caved against far better attackers than what the Koreans have.
Sweden Win & Over 2.5 Goals @ 3/1
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