Sweden v South Korea Betting Preview & Predictions – World Cup 2018

18th June 2018 | World Cup Betting category: World Cup 2018 Betting Predictions
Sweden v South Korea-- World Cup 2018

Sweden vs South Korea World Cup 2018 Preview 18th June – 1.00 p.m
(Full time: 1:0 – goals: Granqvist (P) 66′)

Goals may be at a premium in this Group F clash Sweden take on the group underdogs South Korea. It is likely to come down to a battle between Sweden and Mexico for the second qualification spot from this group as Germany are the red-hot favourites to top it. But the Swedes are going to have to come out and push in this one as they look to rediscover their scoring touch which has sorely deserted them recently. Even though Sweden are not in great form our predictions finds it hard to see the South Koreans rattling the Europeans.

Sweden vs South Korea 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 vs South Korea Preview

If the Sweden who turned up at World Cup 2018 qualification arrives at Russia 2018, then they are going to be a good option to back to get through to the knockout phase. Sweden finished second to France in the qualification group and ahead of the Netherlands. So that was a competitive group that they had to find a way to get through and their second-place finish meant that it didn’t stop there. They faced up to Italy in the play-off round. That, of course, created that famous demise of the Italians in failing to make it back to the World Cup as Sweden took a 1-0 aggregate win.

Swedes sees their form drop

There will be a little concern for Sweden though who have seen their form fall away since booking qualification against Italy. Sweden have not collected a victory in any of their last six games, losing two of those. They put together a strong scoring output during their qualifiers but that has deserted them as well. The Swedes have managed to score in just two of their last six games. They do carry a good goalscoring threat in Marcus Berg who was the top goalscorer in the entire qualification group. Because of that for our Sweden v South Korea predictions we are going to consider Berg who is the 5/1 odds first goalscorer favourite at bet365* (betting odds taken on June 14, 2018, at 3:48 AM).

This is the hallmark of being a low scoring game as it is hard to see where the goals are going to come. So that will lead us on to another Sweden v South Korea prediction which is under 2.5 goals at 8/15 odds with bet365* (betting odds taken on June 14, 2018, at 3:48 AM). We will throw a bit of weight at that as well because 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.

Low Scoring Game Expected

The benefit of expecting low scoring game is that it does narrow the field in the correct score market if that this somewhere that you wanted to look. We can actually see a lot of value represented in a Sweden 1-0 option at 9/2 odds with bet365* (betting odds taken on June 14, 2018, at 3:48 AM). It would be something of a considerable setback if Sweden were to fail to collect maximum points in terms of their qualification hopes because this is their easiest looking game.

South Korea are not running in great form either as they have picked up four defeats in their last six games winning just once. To add some more weight to this being a low scoring game South Korea have not found the back of the net in either of their last two games. They do have a touch of star quality in Tottenham’s Heung-Min Son but the quality of the squad around him just isn’t up to par.

South Korea did not even manage to win their qualification group as they finished a long way back in second place behind Iran. They just look very weak at the back at the physicality of the Swedes is going to leave the Asians vulnerable. Our Sweden v South Korea predictions favour the Europeans and it is worth looking at both teams to not score at bet365 for 4/6 odds* (betting odds taken on June 14, 2018, at 3:48 AM) as.

Sweden v South Korea Predictions

If South Korea were in better form themselves then our predictions may have been looking at the potential of an upset in this one. But the truth is South Korea are not in any great form and Sweden have far more potential about them, as we saw when they knocked off Italy in the World Cup qualification play-offs. It has not been great from them since though and a Sweden 1-0 appeals.



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