Russia v South Korea Odds & Betting Tips – World Cup 2014 Betting

16th June 2014 | World Cup Betting category: World Cup Previews & Predictions
Russia v South Korea

Russia v South Korea Betting Preview – World Cup 2014

The Russian are favourites for this Group H clash, which is the final match of the first round of group stage games. With Russia and Belgium likely to be clashing in a duel for top spot in the group, it will be important for Fabio Capello’s Russia to get off to a winning start. South Korea may not be in the kind of form to stop them. But just a word to the wise for the Russians, South Korea have won their last three opening World Cup matches.

Still, the Russians are carrying form because they have posted four wins and two draws in their last six matches. You don’t see them giving a lot away in this, it is not in their nature to come out and be all expansive, certainly not with Fabio Capello at the helm. But they will be organised, they will keep things tight and efficient. They have kept three clean sheets in their last four matches, conceding just the one in that sequence. The game after this is against Belgium, so Russia will be wanting a confident and comfortable start to the group.

However, Russia have only won three and lost seven of their last ten World Cup matches, including games played as the Soviet Union. So that isn’t very impressive, but they are being backed to get the job done here. The two sides have only met once before and that was a 2-1 win for Russia back in a friendly last November. They aren’t likely to give up a lot of chances to South Korea, who are probably going to be scrapping with Algeria to avoid the wooden spoon in Group H. Up front, Russia have a potential young star in Aleksandr Kokorin, who is 2/1 in the anytime goalscorer market, with Aleksandr Kerzhakov even money favourite in there.

South Korea may have won their last three opening World Cup fixtures, but they have only managed to win two of their last ten World Cup matches. They suffered back to back defeats in their final warm up matches ahead of Brazil 2014, when they lost against Ghana and Tunisia, and the Asians failed to find the back of the net in either game. So it probably points to this game going under 2.5 goals. This is South Korea’s eighth World Cup finals in a row, but they aren’t carrying the form which suggests that they are going to mount much of a challenge in this group.

Russia v South Korea Odds

Russia even money, Draw 23/10, South Korea 3/1

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Russia v South Korea Betting Tips

Go under 2.5 goals, it has the look of being a low scoring affair

Russia are strong value in the match outright at even money


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