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Sweden v South Korea Prediction & Betting Tips – World Cup 2018

18th June 2018 / lee
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Sweden v South Korea-- World Cup 2018

Sweden v South Korea World Cup 2018, 18th June – 1.00 p.m

(Full time: 1:0 – goals: Granqvist (P) 66′)

Sweden will be looking to get their knockout phase qualification campaign up and running as they go into what is looking like their easiest game in Group F. Tougher challenges against Germany and Mexico will follow. With the Germans expected to win this group then it looks as if it will boil down to a closely ran thing between the Swedes and the Mexicans so Sweden will be in search of confident start. Here are our Sweden v South Korea betting tips.

Sweden v South Korea Betting Odds*

Sweden 21/20
Draw 9/4
South Korea 10/3
* (Betting Odds were taken from bet365 on June 14th, 2018 at 5:54 p.m.)

Sweden v South Korea Betting Tips

Sweden finished second in their qualification group behind France and edging out the Netherlands. Their finish put them into the play-off round where they edged Italy to book their place at Russia 2018. But while they did have a good campaign in qualification, they have gone off the boil without question since and they are now winless in six games, drawing for those. They were solidly proficient in front of goal during World Cup qualifiers, but they have failed to score now in four of their last six games which is a huge concern for them. Is not as if they don’t have the scoring threats in their ranks they do because they have Marcus Berg as the 5/1 odds first goalscorer favourite at bet365* (betting odds taken on June 14, 2018, at 3:48 AM) and he was the top goalscorer in Sweden’s World Cup qualification group with eight goals.

But it is clearly not clicking for them at the moment and under 2.5 goals is at 8/15 odds with bet365* (betting odds taken on June 14, 2018, at 3:48 AM) and that is one of our top betting tips for Sweden v South Korea. It is a fair assumption to make in calling on the prediction that this is going to be no scoring affair. But in some ways that can help because if you’re expecting this to be tight it can narrow down some options in the correct score market. So starting on the assumption it is not going to produce many goals and that the Swedes are the better of the two sides, a Sweden 1-0 is a 9/2 odds option with bet365* (betting odds taken on June 14, 2018, at 3:48 AM).


South Korea’s great hope and their star player is Tottenham’s Heung-Min Son and they are going to rely heavily on his ability to try and get something out of this game. Much like Sweden, South Korea are not in any kind of rampant form as they have lost four of their last six winning just once in that sequence. They have failed to score in their last two fixtures and in their World Cup 2018 qualification group they could only finish second place to Iran, seven points adrift of the group winners. As a whole South Korea are likely to struggle defensively and they look far worse in that department and Sweden and that is why in our betting tips we are leaning towards the Europeans. We can help but see the appeal in both teams to not score at bet365 for 4/6 odds* (betting odds taken on June 14, 2018, at 3:48 AM) as both teams have scored in just one of Sweden’s last six games, and both teams have scored in just one of South Korea’s last four games. The respective keepers in this one may not have to busy of an afternoon.

Sweden v South Korea Head to Head

These two have met twice before and both previous fixtures which were both in 2005 incidentally, ended in drawn matches. So that’s just another indicator that this may be a tight game but realistically the draw in this fixture suits nobody.

Who will win – Sweden v South Korea Predictions

Sweden should be able to put themselves in the picture for a place in the round of 16 and they are good enough to go and get a win on the board in this. They really shouldn’t be too troubled at the back. Neither are exactly in great form and goals have badly dried up. However our betting tip is to see them edge the game by one goal margin.





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* All mentioned odds were valid at the time of writing. Betting odds are subject to fluctuations. Please check the current odds with the respective bookmaker!




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