Sweden vs South Korea Prediction, Betting Tips and Preview
This Monday, Sweden and South Korea will face off and start their 2018 World Cup campaign at the Nizhny Novgorod Stadium. Judging by their form and the way that they’ve played in the recent past, we can say that the fans are in for a real treat full of exciting football and great betting chances.
Sweden is back at the World cup after twelve years and they are a strong candidate to progress to the knock-out phase. They have proven themselves to be able to play without their biggest star, Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The Swedes pulled off one of the biggest surprises of the last year when they managed to one-up Italy in the playoffs and secure their place at the Cup, leaving Italy behind. As part of their preparation for the competition, they played two friendly matches in June and drew both. First, they played against Denmark and after that they faced Peru. They demonstrated their defensive abilities and composure, something that is more than needed in games like these. One of the players to look out for could be Oscar Hiljemar who plays as a central midfielder and has proven his quality in the past. In 2015, he won the European Championship with Sweden and it hasn’t taken him too long to leave a mark in the senior squad. Sweden will have to improve their performance in order to progress further. Currently, they remain on a four-game winless streak and their attack seems to be lacking, having failed to score in the previous three matches.
South Korea has established themselves as one of the best Asian teams and now they have a tough task to prove that. They played their first World Cup in 1954 and since then have had mediocre results at it. Their form has not been the best in the recent weeks. In June, they played three friendly games out of which they managed to lose two and draw one. They lost to Bosnia by the score of 1-3 and Senegal by the score of 0-2. They drew with Bolivia by the score of 0-0. The qualifying process that they had was average at best. Korea’s coach Shin Tae-yong made some interesting additions to the final squad of 23. The Crystal Palace midfielder Lee Chung-yong is one of the major causalities alongside the experienced striker Lee Keun-ho and defender Kim Kee-hee who plays his trade with Seattle Sounders in the MLS. The player to watch is RB Salzburg striker Hwang Hee-chan, who will partner with Spur’s attacker Son Heung-min.
The teams have met on two occasions in the past, both in friendly matches. The games were played in 2005. The first one ended with the score of 1-1 and the second by the score of 2-2. It is hard to say that one side is the favorite over the other and as we know in the early stages of the cup everything can happen. The thing that we can count on is that both nations will give their best and try to provide joy to the fans back home.
Sweden vs South Korea Stats
Stats are based on the last 10 games (including friendly matches)
|SHOTS ON TARGET||35||43|
|SHOTS OFF TARGET||40||36|
|OVER 1.5 GOALS||4||7|
|OVER 2.5 GOALS||2||5|
|OVER 3.5 GOALS||1||4|
|UNDER 1.5 GOALS||6||3|
|UNDER 2.5 GOALS||8||5|
|BOTH TEAMS TO SCORE||2||5|
Sweden don’t have missing players for Monday’s clash with South Korea. They are likely to start with exactly the same XI that drew 0-0 with Peru last week and all players are eager to play aggressive from the first minute.
On the other side South Korea also do not have doubtful players for this game. Almost all players are fully fit and ready for their opening game at the World Cup 2018.
Possible starting lineups
Sweden: Olsen; Augustinsson, Granqvist, Lindelof, Lustig; Claesson, Larsson, Ekdal, Forsberg; Berg, Toivonen
South Korea: S C Kim; J H Park, H S Jang, M W Kim, Y Lee; J S Lee, W Y Jung, S Y Ki, S W Lee; H M Son, H C Hwang
Sweden vs South Korea Prediction
What a great football game to place our bet on Monday and win more cash from betting on World Cup 2018. Match Sweden vs South Korea at Nizhny Novgorod Stadium brings us very good betting opportunity and you shouldn’t miss to bet on. Two teams are placed in tough Group F with Germany and Mexico, and this clash is very important for both sides and both of them are eager to collect all three points here to have a chance for Round of 16. The opening game is crucial for both teams with defending champion Germany and Mexico and we expect from them to focus on strong playing in defense.
Our prediction and betting tips for the match Sweden vs South Korea Prediction: Sweden to win. We expect from Sweden to score a winning goal in second half time, so you can win more money with placing bet on Sweden to win to nil or X/1.
Sweden vs South Korea Goals Prediction
We don’t expect lots of scoring chances on this match and our prediction for total goals on this match is Under 2.5 goals. If you want to take a risk then can try with bet on Under 1.5 goals.
Sweden vs South Korea Correct Score Prediction
Our prediction for Correct score is Sweden to win 1-0.
Sweden vs South Korea Goalscorer Prediction
Star player Emil Forsberg will be one to watch for Sweden and we expect from him to score a winning goal against South Korea. So you can try to win some cash with bet on Forsberg to score. We expect to see just one goal on this match, so bet on Forsberg to score first brings us more money. Have a nice betting day and good luck in earning money with our football prediction and betting tips.