Sweden – South Korea : Preview & Prediction
Whether Sweden or South Korea, the two teams did not really convince during the preparation. A few months after eliminating Italy at the play-offs, the Swedes had two consecutive draws against Denmark (0-0) and Peru (0-0). For its part, the Asian nation recorded two losses against Senegal (2-0) and Bosnia-Herzegovina (3-1) and a parity against Bolivia (0-0). Fell in the same group as Germany and Mexico, they will have to quickly attack to start this World Cup. Outsider behind the Germans, Sweden hopes to join the knockout stages. For this, the men of Janne Andersson will have to get the three points against their first opponent in the pool. Before two meetings that may be much more complicated, a misstep on the first day could already condemn teammates Jimmy Durmaz.
South Korea have lost their last two games against a European nation.
With 26 goals in qualifying, Sweden finished with the sixth best European qualifiers.
Sweden recorded two draws in their preparation (0-0 against Denmark and then against Peru).
South Korea had two defeats in their three preparation matches (2-0 against Senegal and 3-1 against Bosnia and Herzegovina) and a draw (0-0 against Bolivia).
The two nations met twice for two draws in 2005.
Despite a series of four games without a win, Sweden may well have the last word on the first day. In the face of South Korea, who have won just one of their last six meetings, the Swedes will have arguments to get by with the win. To hope to qualify for the next round, the men of Janne Andersson will not have the right to make mistakes during this meeting. With a fiery attack on qualifying, the European nation may be able to get the better of its opponent of the day.
Sweden – South Korea : Betting Tips
Sweden – Win Odds: 2.25
Both teams to score / YES – Odds: 1.70
Over 2.5 Goals – Odds: 1.70