Sweden vs South Korea
Monday 18/06/2018 | 13:00 GMT | Nizhny Novgorod Stadium
After failing to qualify for the 2016 European champions, Zlatan Ibrahimovic retired from international football and whole of Sweden wondered ‘how on Earth they were to qualify for major tournaments again in the near future?’ They were right to question their future in international football, after all, Ibrahimović had been a talisman for Swedish football for over a decade.
Fast forward a couple of years and Sweden are in the World Cup finals thanks to great qualifying campaign that saw them beat the hot favourites Italy in a playoff.
South Korea are a regular feature in World Cup finals by now and they have made great progress in the last 20 years but since reaching the semi-finals in their joint-home World Cup cup they have stagnated somewhat. South Korea will hope they can improve on their recent campaigns and at least progress out of the group stages. This group however is dominated by Germany and its safe to say every other nation will be playing for the second spot.
This game is almost a must win if either of these have any real ambitions of qualifying, the games against Germany and Mexico are bound to be harder task for both teams. Sweden are the slight favourites to take the 3 points and its probably a good indicator of where both teams are. Neither teams have any truly world class players, but both teams play well as a collective. I’m expecting this game to be a close one with few chances or goals but ultimately, I think Sweden are probably the better organised team and carry slightly more threat in offensive areas.
Sweden vs South Korea Betting Tips
|Sweden vs South Korea||Match Result-Sweden to Win||2.05|
|Sweden vs South Korea||Total Asian Corners Over 9||1.82|
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